Casino Di Venezia Ca’ Vendramin Calergi - Italy

This is where it all started. The world’s first casino – the Casino di Venezia - opened in Venice in 1638. In 1950, it moved to its current location - the Ca’Vendramin Calergi, on the Grand Canal - where it still welcomes players today.

The casino is housed in a grand renaissance style building. It overlooks the canal and was the last dwelling place of Richard Wagner. There is a museum dedicated to the man and his music here.

There is a strict jackets only dress code. Underdressed punters can borrow one from the cloakroom. Admission to the casino is €10 and includes €10 worth of chips. If you are staying at a Venice hotel, ask for a free entry coupon.

As well as the latest slots, the casino hosts some very traditional tables games. This is old school gaming, with the likes of Trente et Quarante – a 17th century French card game, Fair Roulette – different table layout, and Chemin de Fer - a variant of Baccarat.

The casino overlooks Venice’s remarkable Grand Canal. Players with an appetite can take advantage of the casino’s highly regarded Wagner Restaurant which occupies the Palazzo, the Functions Room and the garden.

If you want elegance and class with your casino – all bundled up in history – located in the planet’s most remarkable city, it has to be the Casino Di Venezia. This is where it all began and a bucket list essential for any global casino collector.

Casino Details

  • Established 1638 – oldest casino in the world
  • Open all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day
  • Slots open from 11am to 2.45am (3.15am weekends)
  • Table games in play from 3.30pm to 2.45am (3.15am weekends)
  • Great range of table games, including French Roulette, Chemin de Fer, Trente et Quarante, Punto Banco and Fair Roulette
  • More than 600 slots (across two venues)
  • Jacket essential in gaming rooms – can be hired free of charge from cloakroom
  • Slot machine rooms dress code smart casual

Nearby Hotels

  • Palazzo Giovanelli Hotel
  • Hotel Eden
  • La Forcola Hotel
  • Hotel Leonardo
  • Hotel Cadoro
  • Hotel Tintoretto
  • Hotel Ca Vendramin

Nearby Attractions

  • Venice – walk and wonder. It’s breathtaking.
  • The Wagner Museum – it’s in the same building as the casino
  • Grab a gondola – not cheap but no trip to Venice is complete without one
  • Piazza San Marco – time has stood still here
  • Art – Titian, Tintoretto, and Canaletto sit alongside the Peggy Guggenheim modern art collection
  • Listen to some Vivaldi and eat a gelato

Transport Information

There are frequent free ‘Venice Casino’ boat services from Piazzale Roma every day. The casino is a 10 minute walk from the railway station and a 50 minute ferry ride from the Venice Marco Polo Airport.

Casino Contact Information

Address: Ca’ Vendramin Calergi - Cannaregio 2040, 30121 Venezia
Telephone: 041 5297111