The Municipal Casino was built in Sanremo on January 12, 1905, opposite the Russian Church , thanks to the financing of the banker Bartolomeo Asquasciati, who in 1898 lent 1,200 million lire to the Municipality of Sanremo. It was designed by the French architect Eugene Ferret and was initially created to welcome parties and receptions in its private, large and bright rooms, but later also gambling with green tables and card games such as the poker or lo chemin de fer and more roulettes e slot machines with very rich jackpots would have increased the fame of the Sanremo Casino.
International personalities, such as King Faruk of Egypt and the actor Vittorio De Sica, contributed to increasing the fame of the Casino worldwide, playing mind-boggling figures, they were part of that category of players defined as “professionals” by the news, lovers of winning or losing, because in reality the casino is the great thrill of betting. Today the guests have changed considerably, the so-called casual players with young or old are increasing, for fast and less habitual games.
In 1951 the Casino hosted the “Italian Song Festival” for the first time, more commonly known as the Sanremo Festival until 1976 when it was transferred to the Ariston Theater in Corso Matteotti . It is from the same theater of the Casino that during the Festival, Domenica In is broadcast by Rai, during which all the singers in the competition present their songs again, but with more serenity, the following Sunday at the conclusion of the singing competition.
Since 2004 the Casino has been the setting for the EPT Sanremo (European Poker Tour), the European sports poker circuit in which the best players from all over the world participate.
To make the evenings even more tasty, guests can taste the excellent and refined cuisine of the “Biribissi”, the restaurant of the Sanremo Casino , which offers fish-based dishes, but not only.
The parking of the Sanremo Casino is private and guarded, it is located a few steps on the seafront adjacent to the elegant building. The management of the gaming room organizes guided tours inside the rooms, to visit them and learn about their history and the most tantalizing details.
Municipal Casino of Sanremo
- Address: Corso degli Inglesi 18 Sanremo (IM)
- Official site: www.casinosanremo.it
- Phone: +39 0184 5951