World’s Oldest Casinos and Why Do You Need to Visit Them

Live casinos and gambling as hobbies are as old as time.

Their roots date all the way to the ancient kingdoms and there was only one thing that drove the people crazy over an activity like this one; money.

The situation is the same even today, but the only difference is that the players have a choice; they can play online or in a land-based casino, and that’s a very big relief.

But, in the past, our ancestors were really into gambling and they started building all of these big casino rooms and hotels, just so they can have fun and earn money at the same time.

Here are some of the oldest casinos and how did they manage to survive after all this time.

Casino de Monte Carlo 

Monte Carlo is a city that’s famous for its luxury and glamorous buildings, and this casino is representing that.

It dates all the way to 1863 when the princess Caroline wanted to save the town from bankruptcy and build this casino as a solution.

Since then, this casino grew more and more popular, and today, both casino players and tourists are waiting in lines in order to get inside the building and admire the witness of the past that still stands proud and tall. 

Casino di Venezia

Located in Italy, historians claim that the Venice casino is the oldest in the world. And they’re not wrong.

Dating all the way back to the 17th century, this casino is a combination of modern casino elements and historic buildings.

It’s a really modest casino with formal and good-mannered stuff, despite its historical value.

If you ever want to visit it, be sure that you won’t regret it. 

Casino de Spa

Located in Belgium, this casino is a couple of centuries-old as well.

Built in 1763, this building went through a lot of damage in World War I, and many parts of the building were burned and destroyed.

But, in the 1980s, the casino was finally fully renovated and is still an amazing place to visit.

It offers classic live casino games such as roulette, blackjack and poker, and even slot machines!

Many people go for the spins because they’re colorful and there are over a hundred machines! 

Kurhaus of Baden-Baden

This casino is a complex of casino, hotel, spa resort, and conference room.

Dating all the way back to 1834, the classic literature is what makes this casino experience more special than usual.

There is a dress code, the staff is very polite and the best part is that there’s a legend saying that no other than Fyodor Dostoevsky, was a regular member here.

He probably even wrote his famous book ‘The Gambler’ based on the experience here! 

There is a lot of evidence that shows the casino world existing since the ancient times of Egyptians and Romans, but nothing was left as a piece of actual physical evidence.

These buildings are the only proof of what was actually happening in the past, and the experience is unforgettable.


Ben Williams

Content Writer

Ben grew up in a small beach town on the Coromandel Peninsula. He spent most of his childhood surfing and playing rugby. After graduating from university in Auckland, he moved to Australia to work for a startup. He returned to New Zealand a few years later and started working in the iGaming industry.

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