AZDuffman
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April 5th, 2010 at 8:25:18 AM permalink
I just found out last night my brother is stopping at Monte Carlo (the legendary one) as part of his honeymoon. Was sondering if anyone here could provide any advice on what to see there. They don't know much about it, in fact they didn't fully realize the whole county is smaller than the strip. They are not big players, but any advice?

Also I told him to get a chip(s) for me. What might be the lowest denomination? I can't pay $100 for a souvineer, but do need to give him a cutoff. Do they play in Euros there or does Monaco have a local currency?
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pacomartin
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April 5th, 2010 at 8:45:40 AM permalink
Monte Carlo Casinos is the official website. They use Euros in Monaco, since the country is less than 1 square mile and 33K citizens. Even before the Euro they simply used the French franc.
Doc
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April 5th, 2010 at 8:47:08 AM permalink
Never been there, but there are actually several casinos described on their web page, including the old Casino de Monte-Carlo. The web page has a description of craps, including a minimum bet of 10 Euros. Place bets on such a table would seem to require 1 Euro chips.


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AZDuffman
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April 5th, 2010 at 9:22:01 AM permalink
Quote: pacomartin

Monte Carlo Casinos is the official website. They use Euros in Monaco, since the country is less than 1 square mile and 33K citizens. Even before the Euro they simply used the French franc.



I wasn't sure if they used Euros or dollarized and had a local currency backed by Euros. Some small countries like to do that since it gives them the same profit the mint makes selling us dollars.
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Croupier
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April 5th, 2010 at 12:06:26 PM permalink
My only advice regarding the Casino Monte Carlo would be - Dress Smart. I think it is one of the few casinos to still enforce a dress code. They let people in during the day as it is the main tourist attraction, but at night I am pretty sure they are more selective.
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Malaru
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April 5th, 2010 at 12:39:20 PM permalink
DRESS CODE
In the gaming rooms : sensible dress is required. No shorts or flip flops allowed.
In the private rooms : after 8 p.m. every day, a jacket is required. No sport shoes allowed.
No military or religious uniforms allowed.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Entrance fee is 10 per person, supplement of 10 for the private rooms
Identity card is strictly required
Minimum age : 18
"Although men flatter themselves with their great actions, they are not so often the result of a great design as of chance." - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

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