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.
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.
|Address:||Ca’ Vendramin Calergi - Cannaregio 2040, 30121 Venezia|