How European Casinos Differ from What you Find in Vegas


Aside from having a vivid, hot nightlife, Las Vegas is best known by most as the casino capital of the world. It has one of the largest number of gambling establishments in the city (and the county, too), and some of the largest, most spectacular casino resorts ever built. Surprising as it may sound, if we trace the whole gambling industry back to its European origins, we'll find something totally different. Here's how the European gambling environment differs from what we are used to in Vegas.

Europeans play casually online

Europe has decided to regulate instead of ban online casinos years ago. The residents of most countries can visit whenever they like, register an account, make a deposit, and play. Given its EU license, the All Slots Casino is cleared to offer its services in most countries. Besides, the same EU license makes the All Slots Casino one of the safest and fairest destinations people all over the world can visit. The All Slots has a game library comparable to (or exceeding that of) most land-based casinos in Europe and abroad. And people play casually there - according to a recent study, most European online casino players lose, on average, around $5 every two weeks at an online casino.

Casinos with centuries of history

Europe is the home of the longest-running, and most beautiful gaming establishments of the world. The list of some of the oldest casinos in the Old World includes the Venice Casino, currently operating out of a magnificent palazzo by the Grand Canal, the Casino Monte Carlo, a world famous establishment overlooking Monaco, or the Casino Wiesbaden, which is one of the most attractive features of the city's famous spa resort. All of the above and several others are housed in buildings that are centuries old, with most of their décor - murals, chandeliers, columns - being kept intact. They often serve as tourist attractions as well as gambling destinations at the same time.

Europe doesn't have many large casino resorts

Compared to the monstrous (and I mean this in a positive way) casino resorts of Vegas and Macau, the similar establishments of Europe are tiny. They are either part of a larger recreational facility - like the above-mentioned Casino Wiesbaden, part of the city's Kurhaus (cure house, the name used for the Wiesbaden spa house) - or standalone establishments of smaller proportions. To be honest, they don't even need to be. First, the public visiting these casinos is much smaller than what we are used to in Vegas. Second, if Europeans need to gamble, they can simply pull their smartphones out of their pockets and play wherever they are.