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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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  • Hi all, I write this review to express my bad opinion about what was a mess. I am/was a regular visitor (player) for years at this casino and today I can say (and I challenge anybody to bring me evidence that would prove otherwise) that: there's nothing casino, has become a place for people of dubious taste and a shelter for elderly people who do not know where to go to pass the time, there is no control of people entering , let people of the worst social and stack characters in a tank top and flip flops (seen it with my own disbelieving eyes), people who don't wash themselves, people who go there to watch the big screens and pick up the pennies from residues slots, people who come to be in the mail to a few serious players who still are there to check how much money they spend on the slot to then take over without the casino staff do something , let people screaming and screeching disturbing who is playing, some people obviously drunk wandering disturbing ladies without anyone to do anything, and the icing on the cake, the 80% of the chairs of the slot are dirty to make sense. Where did you go casino once with your peace and your private people and especially EDUCATED? Not to mention the dislike of staff ... but this I will write in the next review. Meditate gente, meditate ...
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  • The casino of Campione d'Italia, Italy is overlooking Lake Lugano and is a tourist destination for that increasingly is shifting from green tables at slots, honestly to spend a few hours is a nice place but with so many people.
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  • We stayed for the first time in late February for 3 days, frankly we expected something better to be the biggest casino of Europe (paradoxically is much more beautiful and elegant the Admiral in Mendrisio). The place is not very elegant, but nothing to brag about, the first two floors with only slot machines and third floor with card games (here the situation is slightly different and you can find people dressed smartly and without the expression of "asleep" in front of the machines). The dealers are very professional and all in all most of them she's funny, minimum bet at blackjack table of 10 euro/CHF, bugging me that take away the 5 cards from the deck, while the cutting card is put at more than 75%. Interesting speech "free bets" always for the BJ with possibility of dubbing and split without paying them, the minimum bet is 20 euro/CHF. Bar staff friendly and helpful, a steal for the speech of water (a small bottle of Evian 3.80 euros! it seems absurd). All in all we had fun but I doubt I will be going back again, from the biggest of Europe expect more!
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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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