Summer thrills: visit the real casinos behind the Bond movies


Filming for the 25th James Bond movie has begun in the capital. And to help you get excited for when it finally hits cinema screens next April, the team from have picked out the best casino resorts you can visit this summer, all of which have featured in the $7 billion 007 film franchise.

First up is the Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco. Not only did it appear in two James Bond movies, but it also provided the inspiration for author Ian Fleming’s original spy novel. If you like the finer things in life, you’ll love this casino’s grand Bella Époque façade and opulent interior. The gaming rooms feature hand-crafted tables and Bohemian crystal glass chandeliers, that give off an almost-magical golden glow.

Vegas more your scene? Head to the Westgate Resort & Casino, Nevada. Back in 1971, when this place was known as the International Hotel, it was used for the external shots of the ‘Whyte House’ casino owned by Bond film millionaire Willard Whyte in Diamonds Are Forever. These days, 007 fans can try their luck on its 54,295-square-foot casino floor, featuring almost 600 slot machines and one of the world’s biggest casino sportsbooks.

You can find more real casinos behind the Bond films by checking out the guide below.



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