Need a break from the stress from your position as a high-powered executive? Or are you an entrepreneur that just made a big exit, and are looking to blow off some serious steam with some high stakes risk taking?
Throughout the Old World, there are plenty of posh getaways for those with deep pockets, as you will see in this guide to the best high roller breaks in Europe…
1) London, England
Those seeking to gamble it up in the former heart of the British Empire can do so in many places where a wide selection of table games and slots cater to a diverse slate of interests.
Located on both floors of the formerly mentioned gaming palace, slot tournaments are regularly organized, and with wide screen machines that can contain as many as 26 games to choose from, you will find a variant that will keep you entertained throughout your stay.
Those really looking to turn up the heat in London tend to favor private clubs like the one at the Ritz, which require annual dues of one thousand pounds per year for continued admittance.
Here, super high stakes punto banco, blackjack and roulette are among the games on offer, with a classy five star restaurant and bar awaiting players that manage to avoid busting their bank accounts in games that where hundreds of thousands of dollars can be won or lost on the flip of a card.
Made famous by Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan in Never Say Never Again and Goldeneye respectively, the Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco is one of Europe’s most prestigious high roller getaways.
While there are plenty of games associated with this movie franchise available such as Baccarat and Trente et Quarante, its collection of slot machines will dazzle you as well, with over 1,000 machines to choose from.
With a number of playing styles that are exclusive to this casino, you can enjoy the thrill of hitting a multiplicateur (amount won is multiplied by the number of credits risked), and enjoy the satisfaction not paying a dime of tax to the government, as the principality of Monaco does not exact a sin levy of gaming windfalls.
3) French Riviera
Throughout France’s glamorous frontage on the Mediterranean Sea, there are casinos where the high roller can whet their appetite to gamble after a long day sunbathing on the front deck of their private yacht.
One place worthy of the French Riviera’s big spenders is the Casino Barriere, where blackjack and roulette tables that take a variety of haughty wagers can be found.
The slots here are just as engrossing though, as machines that offer everything from traditional reels to video poker will engage the high roller looking for a spot of action.