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Casino Dress code

Houston, Texas
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109 posts
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Casino Dress code

I am going to be in Monte Carlo for two nights during a tour of France. I wanted to visit the casino one of the nights, but wanted to check the dress code to insure I pack properly.. One tour book said a coat & tie was required while another said that they were not. Any help would be appreciated along with any restaurant suggestions. I will be staying at the Port Palace, it has good reviews on this site. Thanks for your help.

Hanover, Germany
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1. Re: Casino Dress code

Some information from the casino's website:


Maybe the casino can give you a detailed answer


Malibu, California
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2. Re: Casino Dress code

Not sure this will help you any-

My first trip to Monte Carlo casino was more that 40 years ago- everyone dressed then for everything.

Two years ago I took my sons for his 21st birthday. I had heard the same information as you have and made him wear a coat and tie.

I think part of the confusion is that there are two different areas to gamble in. One has nothing but slot machines. Is outside the actual "Grand Casino" itself- as you are facing the casino from the square in front of it the slot machine area is to the left. There are a few cafes in and around it. This portion of the casino definitely does not have a dress code.

If you want to enter the "Grand Casino" itself there is an entry fee charged (at least for those of us that are "commoners" I guess.)

It is well worth going in!

There were men in coat and tie, some with coat and jeans, and others without coats at all. The "heavy" gamblers were known by the staff and we had a great deal of fun and entertainment just watching them. Inside there is another room just for slots and even private slot rooms for the "heavy" players. I am sure there are other private gambling rooms that we never saw but after watching some of the action at the tables we saw I can't imagine what it takes to get in to them.

Were we out of place? I suppose. We obviously weren't there to gamble heavily. We went to see the place (it is gorgeous) and experience it. Did we have a good time? Absolutely! My son did not feel out of place in his coat and tie. (You could always remove your tie if you felt un-comfortable.)

We just took the amount we were happy to spend on the evenings entertainment and enjoyed ourselves!

In fact I am going again in April to take my daughter to "celebrate" her 21st!

5 posts
3. Re: Casino Dress code

The slot machine area of the casinorequires no formal dressing but the main area does.

Also many of the popular bars and restaurants like the american bar in the hotel de paris require you to wear a coat and tie. So i suggest you take some formal clothes.

Baton Rouge, LA
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4. Re: Casino Dress code

We were there in April and my husband wore a coat and tie for lunch at Louis XV and the casino. The cost is 10 euros per person to enter the main casino, and it was well worth it.

London, United...
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5. Re: Casino Dress code

I agree with previous posters about the casino requirements, so I guess it depends on whether you want to go inside and look at the high rollers. Look at it this way, i'ts never a waste of time to pack a jacket and tie for Monte Carlo, it's such a glamorous location it's a shame not to dress up. Most people do, you'll find the young playboys who go for coktails to Sass Cafe and then on for dancing in Jimmyz wear blazers over their designer shirts and jeans. Enjoy and don't forget the credit card!

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