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From Las Vegas to Europe: Top casinos to visit

Europe doesn’t just have casinos on offer either, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Colosseum in Italy, you can combine your casino trip with sightseeing.

When finding your perfect casino destination, whether it’s for a stag do, a girl’s weekend, or a business trip away, more often than not, Las Vegas will be the place that springs to mind. Yet, if you want to venture away from the norm and take a trip to a popular spot in Europe, there is a wide variety of options to choose from to ensure you get the casino night you’re looking for. Europe doesn’t just have casinos on offer either, from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Colosseum in Italy, you can combine your casino trip with sightseeing. 

Opening the world’s first casino in 1638 in Venice, Italy is known as the founder of the gambling institution, which comes as quite a surprise when you compare it to the gambling landscape in Las Vegas, which is much more established. One popular Italian casino is the Casino Lido which sits right by the beach – perfect if you want to enjoy a spot of sun!

In Europe, France steals the top spot for the number of casinos it has on offer, which means you can travel around the country and not be short of a casino stop-off. Just north of Paris is perhaps the country’s most popular casino, Casino Barrière, which was first created in 1901 and offers a range of tabletop and slot machine games.

Often mistaken as France, Monaco is situated on the French Riviera and boasts one of Europe’s most popular casinos in Monte Carlo. As the second smallest country in the world, it sure is packed with potential.

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Contrary to France, Sweden claims its place as a European country that offers just under five casinos. But it’s certainly worth a visit, since Sweden is one of the favorite places to visit in Europe. Its capital city, Stockholm, is home to Casino Cosmopol which comprises a poker room, sports bar, and restaurant. There are also a host of online casinos in Sweden where you can benefit from free spins. You can even find review sites which compare online Swedish casinos for their welcome bonuses and seasonal offers. This means that you can take advantage of both land-based and online casinos when travelling around the country, so there won’t be a slot machine that you can’t find. 

Venturing to the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is home to one of the largest casinos in Europe, Casino Estoril. With over 1,200 table games available, as well as a host of slot machines, Lisbon is definitely one to add to your list.

Residing in the capital of the UK, London, is Casino at the Empire which sits in the heart of the West End. Dating back to 1884, the building is a converted music hall so it has a lot of character. A bonus to this casino is that is located in extremely close proximity to other UK landmarks like the London Eye and Trafalgar Square.

Each of these five destinations aren’t just top places to visit for their casino scene, but for their ability to provide a getaway full of adventure, entertainment, sightseeing, and relaxation. What’s more, you can take the casino online with you on your holidays, which means you can play on your favorite slot machine while relaxing on the beach.

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