The best casinos are larger than life, and that’s just one of the many reasons we love them. Some of the crazy casino facts we’ve dug up here at Gaming Club go far beyond any amount of razzle-dazzle you could ever dream of.
Feast your eyes on some of the best of them. If this could happen, anything could happen, so remember that next time you play real money games at our online casino.
Top Crazy Facts
The Casino de Monte-Carlo generates so much revenue for the tiny principality of Monaco, its residents do not pay income tax. Its reputation as a tax haven and playground of the who’s who is legendary.
Rivers Casino in Illinois, USA, is built over a pit containing a few centimetres of water. This was done to circumvent a state gambling law that was intended to limit casinos to riverboats.
Roulette player Ashley Revell landed an unbelievable win in 2009, when he sold all he had, went to Vegas, and put his chips on Red. His bet won, and his money was doubled.
On 23 and 24 May 2009, Patricia DeMauro visited the Borgata in Atlantic City, USA. She played craps, and spent four hours and 18 minutes winning successive rounds, going on to claim the record for the longest craps hand.
El Rancho Vegas was the first casino to open on Sin City’s famous strip. It opened on 3 April 1941, and had all of 70 slot machines, and four tables that offered blackjack, craps, and roulette.
In order to not lose their unrestricted gambling licenses, the owners of now-defunct casinos in Nevada open pop-up casinos for eight hours, once every two years. The pop-up casinos usually take the form of a trailer with a few slot machines.
Gold-tinted windows make the Mirage resort an iconic Vegas landmark. It’s neither paint nor optical illusion. Real gold dust was used to tint the glass.
All the numbers on a roulette wheel add up to 666, the number of the beast. This probably gave rise to the much-repeated story of Francoise Blanc bargaining with the devil for the secrets of the king of casino games.
The Flamingo casino was named after mobster owner Bugsy Siegel’s girlfriend, who was known as the Flamingo because of her long, shapely legs.