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Monte Carlo Casino

Discussion in 'History of Poker Chips' started by tienou59, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. tienou59

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    1. History (from WIKEPEDIA)

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    (from Wikipedia)
    The Monte Carlo Casino is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monte Carlo, Monaco. It includes a casino, the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

    The Monte Carlo Casino is owned and operated by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, a public company in which the Monaco government and the ruling family have a majority interest. The company also owns the principal hotels, sports clubs, foodservice establishments, and nightclubs throughout Monaco.n 1863 François Blanc agreed to take over the Monaco's casino business. To manage the new venture, a company—the Societe des Bains de Mer et du Cercle des Etrangers—was formed with capital of 15 million francs. Among the prominent investors were Charles-Bonaventure-François Theuret, Bishop of Monaco, and Cardinal Pecci, the future Pope Leo XIII. Blanc became the single majority stockholder in the company and received a 50-year concession, which would last until 1913. Blanc used his connections to quickly raise the required capital, and began the massive construction. The new casino building, the construction of which started in 1858, was completed in 1863. On Blanc's insistence, Les Spelugues area where the gambling complex was located was renamed to make it sound more attractive to casino visitors. A few suggestions were considered, and the name Monte Carlo was chosen in Prince Charles' honor.I

    In 1910 the casino building was expanded with a theatre, Salle Garnier, suitable for housing opera and ballet performances.

    Interestings facts
    The route of the Monaco Grand Prix (the Circuit de Monaco) is past the casino.
    James Bond is often associated with the Monte Carlo Casino.
    * The architecture of glamorous Belle Époque building of the Monte Carlo Casino was used by Ian Fleming to describe a casino in 'Royale-Les-Eaux', a fictional resort featured in Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale (1953).
    * Monte Carlo and its casino were the locations for a number of James Bond movies, including Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye, as well as for the Casino Royale episode of the CBS' Climax! television show.




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    2. CHIPS ET PLAQUES (de 1959 à 1976)

    Série Francs


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    Série spéciale K !
    Plaques made for only one gambler !!!!


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  2. Josh

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    Great post! Now tell me you have a playable set of those plaques!
     
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  3. tienou59

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    thanks! playable... soon! work in progress :)
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