There are four live casinos in Italy, all located in the north of the country, Sanremo, Venice, Campione d’Italia and Saint Vincent. But perhaps many are unaware that 12 casinos on the peninsula have been closed. Let’s go to discover these defunct casinos.
Casinos in Ospedaletti, Bordighera, Alassio, Ventimiglia, Rapallo and Ormea
Surely the Liguria region was among the most active in terms of live casinos in Italy. In fact, there were various casinos between the late 19th century and the early 1900s.
The first casino born in Italy was located in Ospedaletti in 1883 and was built inside Villa La Sultana and remained open until 1905, when the company administering the license awarded it Municipality of Sanremo who then opened the Casino of Sanremo.
Other casinos that opened in Liguria and then closed because they transferred the concession to the Municipality of Sanremo were those of Bordighera, Ventimiglia, alassio And Ormea, which opened in the 1930s as a branch of the Sanremo Casino and then closed. While the casino of Rapallo still in Liguria, it opened in the early 20th century and closed in 1924.
Other live casinos closed
San Pellegrino Termein the province of Bergamo in Lombardy, housed a casino from 1907 to 1917, Gardone Rivierain the province of Brescia, still in Lombardy, in service from 1911 to 1946.
Stretched outin the province of Verbanio-Cusio-Ossola in Piemente, active from 1921 to 1924 and from 1945 to 1946, Meranoin Trentino Alto Adige, open for 7 years from 1939 to 1946.
Baths of Luccain the province of Lucca in Tuscany, remained in operation for several decades from 1895 to 1953 e Taormina, in the province of Messina, Sicily, the only live casino in southern Italy that remained open for a short time from 1963 to 1965.
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