Monte Carlo Casinos
Although the Monte Carlo Casino – or “Le Casino” – is the best known casino in Monte Carlo, there are three other casinos in the principality, each with a distinctive character.
Le Café de Paris: Stylish and Upmarket
Le Café de Paris, on the Place du Casino, is reminiscent of Monte Carlo at the end of the nineteenth century, with a Belle Époque style for which both the casino and the famous café itself are famous. The casino’s decor is inspired by the various historic Grand Prix.
Le Café de Paris has 1,200 slot machines and offers a total of 15 table games, including American roulette, baccarat, blackjack, chemin de fer, craps, electronic roulette, and punto banco. Slot machines are available for play from 10:00 AM and table games start after 5:00 PM. Players must be at least 21 years old.
Le Sun Casino: Las Vegas-style
Of the Monte Carlo casinos, the circus-themed Sun Casino is most similar in look and feel to a Las Vegas casino. Located within the Monte-Carlo Grand Hotel on 27 Avenue de Spelugues, it features 450 slot machines and 27 table games, including baccarat, American roulette, blackjack, chemin de fer, craps and punto banco. There is no admission fee, and players must be 18 years or older. Smart casual dress is appreciated, but no strict dress code is enforced.
Blackjack, craps and American roulette are offered after 5:00 PM on weekdays and after 4:00 PM on weekends. The slot machines are available for play every day after 11:00 AM.
Le Sporting Monte-Carlo: Futuristic and Summery
Monte Carlo Sporting Club & Casino on the Avenue Princess Grace is open only in the summer months, from June to September. It has a futuristic, airy design and features 62 slot machines, 24 table games – including roulette, baccarat, banque a tout va, blackjack, chemin de fer, craps, English roulette, French roulette and punto banco, and a private salon for high-rolling gambling. Gaming begins each day in summer at 10:00 PM. Players must be 21 years or older, and a tie and jacket dress code is enforced.
In addition to its gaming facilities, Le Sporting Monte-Carlo hosts concerts and live performances in its Salle d’Etoile. It also has a Cuban smoking parlour, restaurants and a nightclub.