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“Maybe out of season, but not all tables were open”
Review of Dragonara Casino

Dragonara Casino
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Dragonara Casino, the number one casino in Malta, is owned and operated by Dragonara Gaming Limited. The Dragonara Casino is housed within the majestic Dragonara Palace and has been operating since 1964 offering a unique gaming and entertainment destination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Dragonara Casino is conveniently located within the St. Julian’s are featuring 250 slot machines, 15 live tables, a premier poker room overlooking the St. George’s Bay, a VIP-Lounge for high-roller private gaming, a Sports Lounge and one of Malta’s top rated restaurants. Dragonara Gaming Limited took over the operation of the Dragonara Casino in 2010 and since then has invested over €25 Million in the property. The Casino underwent a major investment upgrade project earlier in 2016 propelling the property into the ranks of the most prestigious and pristine gaming properties in the Mediterranean. Situated on the tip of the ‘Tad-Dragun’ promontory in St Julian’s the Dragonara Palace is one of Malta’s most extraordinary and imposing private properties built in the classical style almost as a grand romantic folly. Built in 1870 as the summer residence of the Marquis Scicluna the Dragonara Palace opened as Malta’s first Casino in 1964. The Dragonara Casino was one of the first major projects to establish Malta as a prime tourist destination. The Palace is a landmark property in Malta surrounded by a colonnaded veranda that abuts directly onto the sea. It retains many of the original architectural and interior design features, which have been successfully adapted to the requirements of casino patrons.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Maybe out of season, but not all tables were open”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Small casino with friendly reception staff.

The casino was ok - not all tables were open. Nothing to rave about.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“sad and dreary”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Sad people glued to slot machines!!!! a beautiful building from the outside until you go in, staff unfriendly - and rude - full of locals and no atmosphere!!

Visited May 2014
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Looks beautiful but no”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

If you are into your gambling then it doesn't matter what it looks like but it really needs refurbished. It is not nice.

Visited June 2013
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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Great building and location but thought there would be nice bars and restaurants to compliment casino, didn't get approached once for a drink.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

I played roulette; the minimum to play on sides is 25 euros; in London you get it for 5. Found it very expensive... lost 25 and came back...

Visited May 2014
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