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Casino Barrière Montreux, Montreux

Categories: Casinos & Gambling, Fun & Games
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3.2/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Montreux Casino is a casino located in Montreux, Switzerland, on the shoreline of Lake Geneva. It has served as the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival and was rebuilt following a 1971 fire memorialized in the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water". It is a property of Groupe Lucien Barrière.HistoryMontreux Casino was built in 1881 and had modifications made to it in 1903. Throughout the twentieth century, the site played host to many great symphony orchestras and well-known conductors. By the late 1960s, jazz, blues and rock artists began to perform there.In 1967 the Casino became the venue for the Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. The festival was held there annually and lasted for three days. The highlights of this era were Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. Originally featuring almost exclusively jazz artists, in the 1970s the festival began broadening its scope, including blues, soul, and rock artists. Some notable rock acts which performed at Montreux Casino in these years include Led Zeppelin (although they never performed at the festival itself), Pink Floyd and Deep Purple.
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  • The great casino in Montreux a worth visiting is real. In the Restsurant or the games, all very polite and well maintained
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  • We enjoyed our visit to the Casino which was filled with all manner of colourful and amazing ways to try and beat the odds. We did have a small win as the screen on our machine filled up with rows of ...  read more »
  • Easy to get to. The casino is in the heart of the strip. Make sure to remember your I.D card/ Passport as they check everyone to go in. I would go back. 
  • Average casino. Good to pass the time.
  • banned for winning less than 5000, lol! boycott places like this, please
  • Food quality was just OK and the staff tried to do a lot of upselling.
  • Greek friends who travelled throughout Europe with their valid identity cards, were not admitted at the Montreux Casino with these same identity cards. No prohibition from other countries or other Casinos against them, only a format of identification according to them "not compliant". How can we travel throughout Europe, accessing any Casino and not being able to return to Montreux? Conclusion, we left at Divonne where we were welcomed with open arms. Discrimination? Racism? Incompetence or just stupidity?
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  • Many slot machines Casino. A place to hang out, but if anything it serves my advice, take advantage of time to explore the city or to enter the Queen Experience that is within this Casino
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