We’re a modern casino, offering all your favorite slots and table games through the magic of the Internet. But that doesn’t mean we don’t respect traditional gambling emporiums. We’re fans of casinos from another era and love taking a trip down memory lane. Today, we’re taking a look at the world’s oldest casino, plus a couple of United States properties that have historic claims to fame.
Casino Di Venezia
Opened in 1638, this property is the oldest gambling property on the planet. Assuming there aren’t any other casinos in the galaxy, Casino Di Venezia probably holds the intergalactic title too. While the property has all the modern slots you crave, you might want to dress like you’re from the 1600s. OK, you don’t have to go that far, but shorts and sandals won’t get you in. You’ll need to sport a jacket if in the gaming room. You can get away with a nice shirt in the slot machine parlor, but casualwear is not permitted.
Golden Gate Casino
The big-name casinos on Las Vegas Boulevard seem to always steel the spotlight. New York, New York….Bellagio….Wynn….Encore…Venetian….Planet Hollywood…these are the hotels you think of when you think Sin City. But if you’re a fan of all things old-school, you’ll love Golden Gate Casino. Located on Fremont Street, the property opened its doors and is still standing. The property has been renovated since, so if you want to feel like you’ve entered a time warp, this might not be the property for you. The rooms are actually modern and chic. And this could very well be the property where you’ll get lucky. Golden Gate Casino is the site of the biggest roulette bet in Vegas history. It happened on October 11, 2010. Watch how it all played out.
Resorts Casino Hotel – New Jersey
OK, so Resorts isn’t exactly the world’s oldest casino. But it was the very first casino to open outside of Nevada in the United States. Up until the ’70s, only Nevada offered legalized casino gambling. But that changed in the late ’70s and Resorts was first to market in the Garden State. The casino doesn’t feel like it’s from the ’70s though. The property underwent a multi-million dollar transformation a few years ago. Sitting right on the boardwalk, it’s got gorgeous Atlantic Ocean views that will blow you away.