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When you mention the word ‘casino’ in Malta, the first thought that comes to mind is the Dragonara Casino, a prestigious casino housed in one of the most pristine and historical places in Malta, originally built in 1870, as the summer residence of noble Marquis Scicluna
Th e Palace was converted into a casino in 1964, and was considered one of the first strategic projects that Malta developed, to start attracting high-value tourists from Europe. Since then, the Dragonara Casino has been entertaining patrons from all corners of the world. The Casino is operated by Dragonara Gaming Limited, a locally owned company with an unparalleled experience in the operation of land-based gaming activities in Malta.
Since taking over the Casino operation nine years ago, the company has invested more than €17,000,000 to position the casino amongst the most prestigious properties in the Southern Mediterranean, while also serving as an active custodian of a 19th Century Palace, which is an iconic landmark for the island.
The Dragonara Casino is considered to be the number 1 Casino destination in Malta for many reasons. It’s without any doubt that the Dragonara ‘as it is most commonly known’ is the most well-established casino property in Malta as well as a casino brand in itself, amongst the most popular in Southern Europe.
The Casino was the first to actively attract foreign high-roller players, the first to create a VIP suite for private gaming and the first to launch the concept of 24-hour gaming. In addition, the Dragonara Casino was the first casino worldwide to offer the Dual-Play Roulette service in conjunction with Evolution Gaming, connecting a roulette table with over a hundred other online service providers, an innovative approach that has taken off in many other land-based casinos. The Dragonara Casino was also first in creating a Poker suite within one of its terraces overlooking St.George’s Bay.
The Dragonara Casino offers the gaming enthusiast an array of products and services that are truly remarkable. The investments made throughout the years have ensured that the Casino offers the broadest range of products that are well received from over 300,000 patrons who visit the Palace on a yearly basis.
In the past few years, the Dragonara service offering has been extended also as an online brand, providing a comprehensive list of online games, allowing patrons to extend their casino experience when they travel back home. Offering an entertainment service at 360 degrees is the driving force behind every project created within the establishment.
A few years ago, the Dragonara launched an entertainment concept whereby it transformed its terrace overlooking St Julian’s Bay into a Club Lounge. The Lounge offers a great setting for an evening out, where guests can enjoy exquisite Mediterranean food, drink from a range of enticing cocktails or simply drink the night away to live music.
The future is very bright for the Dragonara as the company looks ahead with optimism. The task ahead is to sustain the leadership position in the market and to provide an entertainment destination concept that rivals the most important casino properties in Europe. The creation of an integrated resort in one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks provides the backdrop for such a proposition.
Whether you’re feeling lucky and want to hit the tables, whether you’re up for a romantic dinner on the terrace or whether you simply want to enjoy a drink or two with friends, visit the Dragonara in St. Julians – the one place that offers a holistic entertainment experience in Malta.