Passionate about gambling? Passionate about European history? When in holiday in The Principality of Monaco, you should definitely not miss The Monte Carlo Casino.For sure you saw the building in most of the James Bond movies and you were amazed by it’s beauty and style. The architect of Monte Carlo Casino is Charles Garnier and he also created the opera house in Paris. Today the building hosts a gambling and entertaining complex, The Grand Theatre of Monte Carlo and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
The gambling business is operated by a public company called “Societe des baines de mer de Monaco” and the ruling family and the government have the majority interest. The same company holds most of the nightclubs, restaurants and hotels in the country. Until recently, Monte Carlo Casino has been a primary source of income for the economy of Monaco.
An interesting fact about the casino is that locals are not allowed to gamble, access in the building is based on id. Also, some random sampling algorithms were named after the casino –“The Monte Carlo Methods” and the European Poker Tour Grand Final is usually hosted there.
Even if you are not the gambling kind, if you find yourself on holiday in Monaco you can just enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the royal atmosphere of the casino.