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Casinò Campione d'Italia, Campione d'Italia
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The Casinò di Campione is the largest employer in the municipality of Campione d'Italia, an Italian exclave within Switzerland's Canton of Ticino, on the shores of Lake Lugano. The casino was founded in 1917 as a site to gather information from foreign diplomats during the First World War. Today it is owned by the Italian government, and operated by the municipality. The income from the casino is sufficient for the operation of Campione without the imposition of taxes, or obtaining of other revenue. It is Europe’s largest casino.In 2007, the casino moved into new premises, designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. The new premises provide a floor space of more than on 9 floors with 3 further levels of underground parking, giving the casino space for 56 tables and 500 slot machines. The new casino was built alongside the old one, which dated from 1933 and has since been demolished.The casino is illuminated by night, and is clearly visible across the lake from the city waterfront of Lugano. It offers roulette, chemin de fer, baccarat, black jack, poker, and slot machines.The casino became prominent in the news in 2006 when the son of the last king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia, was accused of procuring girls for prostitution to be sent to clients of the casino.
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  • The casino should be one of the largest (or largest) Europe. It is also the main source of income this Italian enclave. External concrete inside worth seeing.
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  • The casino di campione is the biggest casino in Europe and indeed they have plenty of slot machines and tables. Also the variety of table games provided is very nice, here you can still play games lik...  more »
  • Structure always open with attentive and punctual. Popular beautiful location overlooking the Lake Ceresio
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  • nice park for an evening stroll or to take your dog for a walk.
  • The win rate is low, but if you play only the coupon it's okay. The craps table sucks and the staff is rude.
  • Casino di Campione is an amazing Casino. It is not so much it's size. If one wants size and space and intimidation, one is better off to Las Vegas. I enjoyed the style, the atmosphere and the culture that surrounded the games. You will find many French roulette tables, that are much more enjoyable to play on than the American counterparts (2 croupiers instead of 1). Last but not least they are open til 5 am which gives you a lot of flexibility to schedule a visit and play long sessions.
  • I have NEVER seen such awful customer service! No effort in any way making foreign guests at ease what so ever! No effort at all trying to speak english or speak slower so we can try to understand. At least the Poker dealers kindly translated at the tables. Rules seem to be according to who's playing as we had no right to speak during a play but when a regukar customer sests down and speaks with the dealer FOREVER it's fine... I will definitely not recommend what has been my worst casino experience... And i have been to a bunch of casinos all around the world!
  • An interesting place to spend an evening different from usual. As always the euros are welcome, too bad that winnings are paid in Swiss francs, and Oh well. WiFi available for customers, dealer friendly and willing to explain the rules of some games if they are not full of people.
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