Casino Du Liban, Jounieh

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Casino du Liban is a casino located in Maameltein, in Lebanon and is 22 km north of Beirut.

With an area of about 35,000 square meters, the casino has around 400 slot machines and 60 gaming tables. It has a showroom, night club, theater, banquet facility and five restaurants. The casino was first opened in 1959. It closed in 1989 during the Lebanese Civil War and reopened in 1996 after a $50 million reconstruction and refurbishment project.
The Casino du Liban is majority-owned by Intra Investment Company, a Lebanese government-controlled company which is the remainder of the former Intra Bank, with the remainder of the shares held by private companies and individuals. The casino is managed by London Clubs International, a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Performers at the Casino's night club included Duke Ellington, Danny Thomas, Jacques Brel, and Julio Iglesias. Visitors at the casino included King Hussein of Jordan, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, the Shah of Iran, Aristotle Onassis, Omar Sharif, and Osama bin Laden
In his memoir of the international hotel business, Shadow of the Sun: Travels And Adventures in the World of Hotels, Peter J. Venison wrote that the Casino du Liban "was elegant, yet the cabaret was spectacular and rivaled anything that Las Vegas could offer". He also described it as a backdrop of a James Bond novel where clientele from the richest elite of European and Arabian societies ventured into the casino in formal black-tie attire.
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  • Casino du Liban is the only casino in the whole country that has in addition to the Casino, many ballrooms hosting all sorts of concerts, theater, and also weddings The parking area is huge however.....  more »
  • We went to Casino du Liban for dinner the one night, there was a slight mix up, however the way it was handled was amazing. The staff were so fantastic. Thank you for the wonderful experience we...  more »
  • we spend few times over the casino it is nice and cozy . evert time during our trip to Lebanon we make one day on our agenda to go to.  more »
  • It was a pleasant experience. All the restaurants are neat and well decorated. The food quality and the service is really good . On the lower floor, they have a big area for gambling with many slots machines and other gambling games. They have also a big and nice theater. It the only and the best casino in the whole Middle is a must visit for any tourist.
  • Visited the Casino to have dinner. The restaurants offer very good quality of food and service. Did not have the chance to visit the Casino. It is a good destination to visit but it is slightly overrated.
  • Always have been a great place and good fun, gambling, the food it's a great place, it shouldn't stay close for too longtime, thanks for all the staff and the administration. All the best.
  • Great place to have distinguished events. As for the gambling tables, I shall not comment on as I am not one to play.
  • The location is beautiful but only the casino and the theater are the only things you can see.The other area is under construction.Maybe it will be better in the future.

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