MagazineMay 19, 2014
The Monte Carlo Casino In Monaco
Las Vegas might be the most famous casino town i the world, but the most famous and prestigious casino is the Monte Carlo in Monaco. The luxurious Casino de Monte Carlo welcomes thousands of visitors every year to try their luck in its grand Belle Epoque gaming rooms. The casino was inaugurated in 1863 and its late nineteenth century architecture inspired novelist Ian Fleming's casino in his first James Bond spy novel, "Casino Royale". The casino and Monte Carlo were featured in the James Bond movies "Never Say Never Again" and "GoldenEye". Perched above the Mediterranean and bounded by the French and Italian coastlines on either side, Monaco is the world's smallest independent state after the Vatican City. And one of the richest.