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Casino Lugano, Lugano

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Casinò Lugano is a casino and theatre designed by Italian architect Achille Sfondrini in 1804. It is located in the city of Lugano, Switzerland. A restaurant and café called La Perla Ristorante is located within the building. The theatre was the host venue of the first Eurovision Song Contest in.HistoryDesigned by the Italian architect Achille Sfondrini in 1804, Teatro Kursaal was the first games room with a café to open in Lugano. Biriba, Basset, and dice games were played in the establishment during the autumn fair. Upon the establishment of the Lugano Theatre Society in 1885, which consisted of 177 shareholders, discussions were held to modify the building for the intended purpose of theatrical and musical performances, ballroom dance and other shows. Plans were made to accommodate a café and restaurant adjacent to the main theatre.In 1912, the theatre acquired a gambling license.The society changed its name to Società del Teatro e Casinò Kursaal di Lugano in 1922. The Kursaal continued to increase its revenue after the Great Depression.In 1946 the Kursaal broke its own financial record, accumulating 641,777 Swiss francs after staging operas, plays, concerts and films.On 24 May 1956, Kursaal was the host venue of the very first Eurovision Song Contest.
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  • I was more than once the Casino with friends! Not my favorite because I prefer the Casino of campione in Italy! However in my opinion is the one that is just after the Casino of campione in Italy because I think it is very smart strategically-located directly along the Lake of Lugano and is very central! Cosy and elegant rooms inside!
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  • If it were an attraction would make sense to review it but this is a business. The lights are nice? OK but what does with tourism? BOH. As Casino is small but cute.
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  • A way to spend an evening different from usual. Clean environment and friendly staff overall formally. Soft drinks available at the bar and cloakroom service included with the card.
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  • Very good casino with all the facilities but it's expensive.
  • Nichts spezielles
  • Very nice, also the parking is really comfortable.
  • went about a decade ago, it was beautiful. won some coin too ;)
  • Piccolo e brutto.