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Casino Dress Codes

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Casino Dress Codes

Hi,

My wife and I are driving down to the South of France and have planned a two day visit to Monte Carlo and want to splash out with a night at the Casino.

Our problem is that we have to pack for two weeks into a very small boot so we can't really afford the space to pack our glad-rags just for one night.

The official website doesn't go into anything specific about dress code, has anyone been? Can you get away with smart trousers/shirt, or does it have to be suit/tie? We want to go to the 'proper' Casino rather than the 'American-style' one which is more relaxed.

TIA

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am in similar situation...what did you discover?

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I stopped off at the Casino two years ago. I am not a gambler and didnt really want to pay for a "group tour". The facility was very restricted and controlled. One is not allowed to wander in off the street and enter the Casino--nor can you casually walk into the hotel across the plaza.

My recollection is that even the "group tours" which were small groups only--had a requisite upscale look/dress code to them. The Casino, like the Hotel and the nearby shopping mall (which had 2 Rembrants and a Monet for sale) were definitely exclusive.

You might want to contact the Casino directly for clarification.

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Only just joined the forum, so apologies if information is too late for you.

Last went to Monaco about a year ago & visited a couple of the casino's. The main casino in Casino Square is I presume the one you want to visit. It had a very relaxed dress code unless you want to go into the private rooms, at the back, where you have to wear jacket & tie IIRC.

I think the admission was 10 euros for the general areas. The building is stunning inside & even though we went on a Saturday night I'm almost certain that there were even people in shorts in there. We were "suited & booted" and definitely in the minority as most people were "smart casual".

Minimums on the tables are variable but started at 5 euros on some. On the night we were there Bono was playing the same cheap table we were! I suppose if your that polotically correct it wouldn't do to be seen as a high roller.

Hope that helps.

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My husband and I visited Southern France and Monaco June 2005. We stayed in Nice and drove out to Monte Carlo to check out the "playground for the rich and famous". It was absolutely pathetic. It costs 10 euros to get in (don't forget your passport).

There are a few rooms in the casino which was built in the mid 19th century. I doubt the Grimaldis have made an effort to renovate in since the day they built it.

The Dress Code: well, there isn't one. I made my husband bring a suit all the way from SF in order to comply with the "dress code" and I wore a cocktail dress. Well, let's just say we were the only ones dressed up. I've seen people in jeans, casual shirts and shoes. It was not as glamorous as it is portrayed at all. Basically, don't wear shorts...everything else goes.

The casino is only worth going to for the "check mark". So unless you're an obsessive compulsive gambler who just can't skip a casino, go to Vegas!

Make sure you visit the cafe right outside of the casino-they've fabulous deserts!!