Across the globe, some of the most luxurious travel destinations have casinos amongst their attractions. In France, Monte Carlo is synonymous with opulence, glitz, glamour, Formula One and its historic casino. Neighboring Switzerland too has similarities, St Moritz has a true heritage in Winter sports with the stunning backdrop of the Alps and is home to the highest casino in the country.
Such natural beauty attracts a different type of clientele and for some visitors, it couldn’t be further from the norm. Whilst the casinos of Vegas for example do of course attract some high-end gambling, they have a completely different feel, dress code and more to these mentioned above. So, it would definitely be an advantage and certainly make your experience even better if you were familiar with what to expect, should you be thinking of heading over to one of these stunning destinations with their high-end casinos.
Of course, there is much more to the casino experience than the gaming, but we’ll start there. The high-end casino players are more experienced, they’re there to win and certainly know what they’re doing. With that in mind, knowing how to calculate the odds in poker to try to keep the game in your favour would certainly go a long way to swinging the game your way. Do a little research, see what games are on offer before you get there to put the ball firmly in your court.
It’s a night out like no other, so you need to dress to impress and these casinos are places with strict dress codes. You wouldn’t want to arrive only to be turned back around! That does happen too. So it really pays dividends to look at the dress code of the casino before heading out. As visitors enter there will be women wearing elegant cocktail dresses, and men will be looking sharp in designer suits. Or if it’s an event organized by the casino then expect a host of long evening dresses and bow ties and three-piece suits, something like you’d see in a scene from a classic James Bond movie. Imagine the embarrassment if you looked like the odd one out.
It’s somewhere to really show off and in doing so it also conveys an attitude of confidence, expertise and authority. Something which could give you the edge over your opponent at the poker table.
To go along with the opulence, the beauty and the excitement of the casino floor are some of the world’s finest restaurants. The Robuchon au Dôme which is at the Grand Lisboa Hotel in Casino in Macau for example has received three stars from Michelin for its outstanding food. Then there’s the Buddha Bar and Le Train Bleu in Monte Carlo and in the UK you can experience fine dining at the Ritz Hotel’s restaurant in London.
Remember that dress code? That’s going to be needed in some of these restaurants too with the Ritz in particular listing ties and jackets as a requirement for gentlemen to visit.
All in all, the experience you receive when visiting high-end casinos is like no other. To get the best out of your visit it’s about getting into the act almost. It’s another world and one which doesn’t have to be so daunting if you just take the time to plan ahead.