Poker play with style in Monte Carlo

The Monte-Carlo casino

The casino is located in the heart of Monte Carlo, a district of the principality and city-state of Monaco on the French Mediterranean coast. The mild climate, perfect Mediterranean location and picturesque cityscape make Monaco a popular vacation destination and the domicile of the rich and famous. The casino opened its doors as early as the middle of the 19th century. The plant was built in the middle of the nineteenth century and was an important source of income for the principality.

Casino Monte Carlo | Photo: by Fruitpunchline (Own work) [by Fruitpunchline (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons]

The Monte-Carlo casino is world famous and has an eventful history behind it. The building and its interior are an experience. Anyone who has ever been there feels transported back to the Baroque era and believes that Casanova will be the next to cross his path. Unsurprisingly, the casino was the model for the James Bond movie Casino Royale.

Casino in Monaco at night | Photo: via Wikimedia, public domain

If you don’t have the money or time to go to Monte Carlo, you can always play slot machines for free and maybe win the money for a trip to Monte Carlo.

In Monte Carlo you play Texas Hold’em

More specifically, you play Ultimate Texas Hold’em, which means you play against the bank. Up to 7 players can play against the bank at one table. As usual in Texas Hold’em 5 cards are played face up and 2 cards face down. The 5 face up cards are the common cards of all players and only the two face down cards are played individually. This makes Ultimate Texas Hold’em not a typical poker game, as you can’t bluff and the game follows a rigid pattern. It’s more of an alternative to blackjack for poker fans.

Poker play with style in Monte Carlo

Roulette table | Photo: ThomasWolter,, CC0 Public Domain

Where to find the poker tables?

In the Monte Carlo casino you play poker in the Salle Blanche and on the terrace of the Salle Blanche. Originally, the room was designed as a lounge by the famous architect Herni Schmit. The walls of the room are decorated with paintings and the hall is opulently furnished with arches and porticoes. The Salle Blanche is the most famous gambling hall of the casino. In summer, the terrace invites you to play and the view of the sea and the sunset is breathtaking.

Poker tables | Photo: Linda72,, CC0 Public Domain

Those who like it a bit more intimate should visit the Salle Touzet Nord & Visit Sud. Both are part of the private rooms of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The rooms was designed by the architect Jules Touzet and built at the end of the 19th century. Casino opened at the beginning of the twentieth century. The halls are famous for their ceiling made of anti-reflective stained glass.

Roulette player | Photo: stux,, CC0 Public Domain

If you like it a bit more modern and American, you’ll feel right at home at the Sun Casino. The Sun Casino is set up like a saloon and features big screens that broadcast sporting events around the clock.