Summer vacation is the best time to have fun, explore new places and entertain yourself. For sure, traveling includes all these components but it is not easy to choose places to visit. So, we would like to help you and introduce the best casinos in Europe. And believe us, there are many amazing places all around Europe that are not featured often, so don’t expect us to be boring: you won’t find places as Monte Carlo or Dragonara on this list.
We have prepared an amazing collection of Europe’s best casinos. Let’s start our trip in North Europe.
Before visiting a Casino
If you are planning to visit a casino during your vacation, there are a few things you have to keep in mind:
- Familiarize yourself with the national gaming regulations. Be sure that you are old enough to gamble and don’t forget to bring your passport or ID card with you. Otherwise, you can be asked to stay outside.
- Check the internal rules of every casino before going there. Usually, there is an entrance fee, a special dress code is required, and it is not allowed to take photos inside. You don’t want to have any issues with security, do you?
- Don’t be surprised that the same services in a land-based casino are more expensive than online, and don’t forget to leave some tips, it is a matter of etiquette.
1. Baden-Baden Casino, Baden-Baden, Germany
A well-known German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich described this place as the most beautiful casino in the world. Probably, she was right. It is just stunning! The French-style chateau is an architectural pearl, the interior was designed by Parisian designers and the area is surrounded by the idyllic Black Forest. Honestly, this place is outstanding.
Even if it feels like the time has stopped here, the Casino is pretty modern inside. You will find all the newest slot machines here and there are over 140 of them. The classical American and French Roulettes or Blackjack will be waiting for your attention as well. If you are poker lover, then choose the room of Texas Hold’em Poker or participate in one of Poker Tournaments. They are held every Friday and Saturday.
Naturally, you cannot wear a sports suit in such fancy place. The semi-formal dress code is required, and the visitors, who are younger than 21 years old, are not allowed to play. Despite the gaming possibilities, there are many other ways of entertainment like bars, restaurants, spa, excursions and a picturesque park. You will fall in love with the Kurhaus and Casino of Baden-Baden for sure.
2. Casino Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
As the weather in Denmark is unpredictable, the Danes love gaming and, of course, there is a great casino in the capital city Copenhagen. The casino is based in the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, so it is easy to find, and you can reach it by public transportation or taxi.
It is not a big casino, but many entertaining activities are put under that roof. You can choose between the classic games such as poker, Blackjack, and Roulette or just spend some quality time playing slots.
There is no dress code in this casino, but keep in mind that flip-flops and full-caps are not a proper outfit. The entrance fee is required, but an exact price depends on the season and weekday. The World Happiness Report of 2018 ranked Denmark one of the top three happiest countries in the world again so gaming might be unquestionable in this happy place.
3. King’s Casino, Rozvadov, Czech Republic
The small village of Rozvadov, located near the German border, may not be the first choice but once you’ve tried this casino, you will be surprised how good it is. The first thing that will earn your sympathy is an excellent service and good prices.
Opened in 2003 by Czech poker player Leon Tsoukernik, the focus of King’s Casino is poker. This is one of the main spots for poker tournaments in Europe. Almost every weekend there are tournaments organized by different online poker operators. In 2017, TonyBet has sponsored Poker News Cup, that took place in Rozvadov.
In case you are not a poker fan, you can play Roulette, 5-card Caribbean poker, Blackjack, Punto Banco or choose from more than 100 slot machines. If you are not impressed by these options, then order a dinner and enjoy the fresh air of the countryside or spend some relaxing time in the SPA.
4. Hippodrome, London, UK
Hippodrome is one of the most popular casinos in London. It was awarded as the best land-based Casino at the Totally Gaming Awards in 2013, but this is just the first reason why this place is a must visit spot on your vacation list.
This casino is open 24/7, the required dress code is smart casual and there is no entrance fee, so it is a perfect option for tourists. Hippodrome offers all the classic table games such as Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and Punto Banco. Gaming fans can play on slots and electronic machines as there are over 100 of them. Poker enthusiasts might choose from a great variety of cash table games such as Omaha Poker or Texas Hold’em.
There are three floors of gaming space, an amazing restaurant, and a popular cocktail bar. As Hippodrome casino is located in the Westminster, it is easy to reach. So, even if you are not a gaming enthusiast, you have to visit this vibrant place of entertainment, because London is not just Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
All these places will amaze you with possibilities of entertainment and atmosphere for sure. However, if you are looking for casinos and beach parties, then stay tuned, because next week will present you another top 5 casinos of southern Europe. To be continued…