It might surprise you to learn there have been casinos on this Earth for almost 400 years! Yes, you can forget the Vegas strip, because it is young compared to some on this list…
The Top 10 Oldest Casinos in the World and Their Founding Year
10 – Circus Circus, USA (Founding Year: 1968)
Wiki Info: Circus Circus Las Vegas is a hotel and RV park located on the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Circus Circus features circus acts and carnival type games daily on the Midway and of course a ton of casino games to play
9 – Caesars Palace, USA (Founding Year: 1966)
Wiki Info: Caesars Palace is a AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel and casino in Paradise, Nevada, United States. The hotel is situated on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip between Bellagio and The Mirage. It is one of the most prestigious casino hotels in the world and one of Las Vegas’s largest and best known landmarks.
8 – Tropicana, USA (Founding Year: 1957)
Wiki Info: In January 2007, Columbia Sussex acquired Aztar Corporation, owner of the Tropicana casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and three other casinos, for $2.1 billion. A new subsidiary, Tropicana Entertainment LLC, was created to hold the combined company’s casinos.
7 – Casino de Wiesbaden, Germany (Founding Year: 1949)
Wiki Info: The Kurhaus is the spa house in Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, Germany. It serves as the city’s convention centre, and is the social center of the spa town with many events throughout the year. In addition to a large and a smaller hall, it houses a dining restaurant and the Wiesbaden Casino, or Spielbank, which is notable for allowing the “highest roulette stakes in Germany”
6 – Flamingo Casino, USA (Founding Year: 1946)
Wiki Info: Flamingo Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
5 – Crockfords Club, UK (Founding Year: 1928)
Wiki Info: One of London’s older clubs, it was centred on gambling and maintained a somewhat raffish and raucous reputation. It was founded by William Crockford who employed Benjamin Wyatt and Philip Wyatt to construct the city’s most opulent palace of gentlemanly pleasure.
4 – Golden Gate Casino, USA (Founding Year: 1906)
Wiki Info: John F. Miller was among the first to come to Las Vegas in 1905. An auction for property in the city’s future downtown area was held in May 1905. Miller purchased a $1,750 parcel at the southeast corner of Main Street and Fremont Street. On the property shortly thereafter, Miller established the Miller Hotel, a temporary tent hotel that was also known as the Hotel Nevada.
3 – Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco (Founding Year: 1856)
Wiki Info: Officially named “Casino de Monte-Carlo”, the Monte Carlo Casino is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monaco. It includes a casino, the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.
2 – Kurhaus of Baden-Baden, Germany (Founding Year: 1834)
Wiki Info: The main structure was designed in 1824 by Friedrich Weinbrenner, who is responsible for the Corinthian columns and paired-griffins frieze of the grand entrance and the neo-classical interiors. Although a casino was incorporated from the inception of the Kurhaus, it only began to achieve international fame in the mid-1830s, when gambling was forbidden in France.
1 – Casino de Venecia, Italy (Founding Year: 1638)
Wiki Info: The idea of opening a gambling casino in Monaco belongs to Princess Caroline, a shrewd, business-minded spouse of Prince Florestan I. Revenues from the proposed venture were supposed to save the House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy.