In Western Europe, Italy has a thriving gambling industry. Here is a description of the best casinos in Venice. Expect to enjoy culture as well as gambling in Venice.

Venice Casinos

Venice was the site of the first ever casino in the world. In 1638 the first gambling establishment was opened, and currently, the gambling activities are spread throughout the city on three different sites. This was because new buildings are not readily available in Venice so if a building came up at the other end of the city it had to be utilised. Here are the three sites.

Casino Lido

The Lido branch of Venice casino opened in the 20th century and features 1930s architecture in the style of a 1930s hotel. Although this was a casino until 2000, it is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment and is expected to open soon. This was popularly the summer home of Venice gamblers. It will reopen soon.

Ca Vendramini Calergi

The composer Richard Wagner used to live in this hotel. This casino is considered to be the central casino location in Venice, and it is on the main waterway in the city. Here you can experience a great gaming experience, but this casino also features popular cultural activities, which include concerts, gala dinners in the garden and events such as art and ballet shows. Fish specialities and Italian gourmet delicacies are available in Ca’ Vendramin’s restaurant. The Wagner Restaurant offers refined dining and the hotel has 150 rooms splendidly decorated by Gian Battista Crosato and Palma il Giovane frescoes. A new Grill Bar has opened in the Lounge Bar area on the second floor.

Games available include fair roulette, French roulette, blackjack, Caribbean poker, chemin de fer, slot machines and punto banco.

Ca Nogherea

This casino opened to the general public in 1999, and It features more than 600 of the latest generation of slot machines. Games available are French roulette, fair roulette, blackjack, chemin de fer, Texas Hold ’em poker, punto banco and Caribbean poker.

An entertainment arena features concerts, fashion shows, theatrical plays, and three restaurants. Restaurant Il Milione di Marco Polo offers a cuisine featuring Venetian and Mediterranean dishes, a pizzeria bakes delicious pizzas from the wood oven, and a prosciutteria provides the highest quality of wines, ham and cheeses etc.