Monaco is the playground of the rich and famous, nestled on the French Riviera and boasts a unique history.
Many know it as a tax haven, and a place for high rollers to enjoy the very best casinos in Europe. What few understand is that the casinos were there first, and the status as a tax haven only exists because of the revenue they produced. Even today, with the popularity of online casinos that allow playing for real money while being at home, people from all over the world arrive to Monaco looking for a wonderful live gambling experience.
Once upon a time, Monaco was a busy port known as the "Den of Thieves", and it would not have attracted the rich and famous from anywhere. In 1858, the Blanc Brothers opened a casino there, looking to replicate the success they enjoyed in Germany. Hello Monaco describes how it was a roaring success, and by 1869, the region stopped collecting income tax from its residents.
That means that a trip to the casinos of Monaco is far more than a lavish weekend at the tables, but is a dive into the history of the area. At least that is what you can tell yourself as you enjoy these four lavish and exciting facilities.