A few not-to-be-missed opportunities for those who love gambling and betting. Here are some of the most interesting locations both in Milan and “out of town”… good luck!
WINCITY—Set within the heart of Milan, the new Wincity concept offers not only some hundred different games, including the latest generation slot machines, video lotteries and an automatic roulette system, but also tasting events with live music. This entertainment venue houses a restaurant serving typical Italian cuisine and a lounge bar. An innovative touch is the presence of a Personal Player to assist customers and outline play procedures and methods. Smokers’ area available. Open daily 8am-2am.Torre Martini, piazza A. Diaz, 7. T: 02 99297302. M1-M3 Duomo. www.sisalwincity.it
CASINÒ DI VENEZIA—This magical lagoon city hosts one of the oldest gaming houses in the world. Inaugurated in 1638, since its inception, the Casinò di Venezia has always drawn an international crowd. Check out the unmatched luxury, sumptuous ambience, live entertainment and non-stop gaming experience against the spectacular backdrop of one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. Open daily 11am-3am. Ca’ Vendramin Calergi – Cannaregio 2040. T: 041 5297111. www.casinovenezia.it
CASINÒ DI SANREMO—Built way back in 1905, the building housing the casino is a magnificent example of Sanremo’s famed Belle Epoque style. Its elegant interiors and décor offer visitors a unique ambience in which to spend unforgettable moments thanks to the wide array of gaming options on offer including French and American games and slot machines. Aside from the casino, guests can also relax at the Roof Garden restaurant featuring a romantic panoramic terrace. Open Sun-Thurs 10am- 2.30am; Fri-10am-3am; Sat 10am-3.30am. Corso degli Inglesi, 18. T: 0184 5951. www.casinosanremo.it
CASINO DELLA VALÉE—The small town of Saint Vincent, home to the famous casino since 1947, is set within the magnificent mountainous region of the Valle d’Aosta, a well-known tourist destination for weekends and holiday breaks. In addition to all the main games, it also offers a rich events calendar. Open Sun-Fri 10.30am-3am; Sat 10.30am-4am. Via I. Mus, 1 – Saint-Vincent (Aosta). T: 0166 5221. www.casinodelavallee.it
CASINO DI LUGANO—The third largest Swiss financial market and an important tourist hub, Lugano is home to the famous casino nestling on the banks of Lake Lugano, which, this year, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Defined as a “play boutique” on account of its stylish, alluring atmosphere, it operates an all-games casino for an unlimited number of tables and slot machines. Restaurant with panoramic terrace, offering a special business lunch menu during the day. Open Sun-Thurs 12am-4am. Fri-Sat 12am–5am. Via Stauffacher, 1 – Lugano (Switzerland). About 70km from Milan. T:+41 919737111. www.casinolugano.ch
CASINO MUNICIPALE DI CAMPIONE D’ITALIA— Though existing outside of its fatherland, this tiny piece of Italian soil, located in Switzerland, is home to Europe’s largest Casino and can be reached in just under an hour from the centre of Milan. Its beautiful new headquarters, designed by architect Mario Botta, are set within an elegant, international ambience. The casino offers roulette, chemin de fer, baccarat, black jack, poker and slot machines. It also has two in-house restaurants. Open Sun 10.30pm- 5am; Mon-Thurs 11.30pm-5am; Fri 11.30pm-6am; Sat 10.30pm-6am. Piazzale Milano, 2 – Campione d’Italia (CO). T: +41 916401111 (free phone). About 70 km from Milan. www.casinocampione.it