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Dragonara Casino

Dragonara Road | Dragonara Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3143, Malta
+356 2092 1000
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Fun Casino

OK it’s no Las Vegas, but it was a fun experience. Staff was lovely. Many slots to choose from... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
konacoco
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burlington, vt
Nice

Spectacular building but not that many games to play, Poker match should be available at 19:00... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Antoniette W
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County Kerry, Ireland
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Dragonara Casino, the number one casino in Malta, is owned and operated by Dragonara Gaming Limited. The Dragonara Casino is housed within the majestic Dragonara Palace and has been operating since 1964 offering a unique gaming and entertainment destination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Dragonara Casino is conveniently located within the St. Julian’s are featuring 250 slot machines, 15 live tables, a premier poker room overlooking the St. George’s Bay, a VIP-Lounge for high-roller private gaming, a Sports Lounge and one of Malta’s top rated restaurants. Dragonara Gaming Limited took over the operation of the Dragonara Casino in 2010 and since then has invested over €25 Million in the property. The Casino underwent a major investment upgrade project earlier in 2016 propelling the property into the ranks of the most prestigious and pristine gaming properties in the Mediterranean. Situated on the tip of the ‘Tad-Dragun’ promontory in St Julian’s the Dragonara Palace is one of Malta’s most extraordinary and imposing private properties built in the classical style almost as a grand romantic folly. Built in 1870 as the summer residence of the Marquis Scicluna the Dragonara Palace opened as Malta’s first Casino in 1964. The Dragonara Casino was one of the first major projects to establish Malta as a prime tourist destination. The Palace is a landmark property in Malta surrounded by a colonnaded veranda that abuts directly onto the sea. It retains many of the original architectural and interior design features, which have been successfully adapted to the requirements of casino patrons.
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“black jack” (5 reviews)
“nice bar” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dragonara Road | Dragonara Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3143, Malta
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

OK it’s no Las Vegas, but it was a fun experience. Staff was lovely. Many slots to choose from. Separate smoking rooms. Table games too.

Thank konacoco
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Spectacular building but not that many games to play, Poker match should be available at 19:00 every evening but there are a lots of delays, reception is never there on time and you have to wait in the smoker room until they open. Bar cocktails...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Very nice Casino walking distance from St.Giulians. Not too crowded, plenty of slot machines, enough tables (at the time we were there) for Roulette and Black Jack. Minimum bets were not high. Comfortable atmosphere, special room for smokers.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Very rude staff by the roulette table! No smiles, and almost hostile. This casino was nothing compared to other casinos I've been to. Was very small.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Well woth a visit to have a drink and people watch. Fascinating. Just take some phote ID to join, (its free to join)

Thank Paul SP L
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Went with friends not impressed drinks prices ok but only one bar does Draught off the beaten track and is up hill from bay

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Every night a different NLH poker-tournament with good value. Both for experienced players and the novice. The staff is friendly and besides poker everything else you need in a casino. Parking is free (in weekends be there early). Only critism i have, at the poker...More

Thank Kim J
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

we had a brill time, comfy surroundings, free drinks and free offers, a difficult to find as the signs are clear that it is inside the multi story carpark

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a very small casino despite its grandeur from the outside. I only stayed for a few hours. Has enough slots and tables for the people that were in there. Electronic options on roulette were nice as well as live play. Oh, and don't...More

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FrancoDegabriele, General Manager at Dragonara Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review which has now been sent to our F&B Manager. We will do our utmost to ensure that we improve the customer experience. Let us know if you visit our casino again as we would like to personally thank...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was a cool casino right near the Westin....walking distance for sure. It's not Vegas so do not go in there with that expectation but it was fun and the bartenders were nice.

1  Thank Aisha Z
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FrancoDegabriele, General Manager at Dragonara Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Dear Aisha, Thank you for your positive review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Dragonara Casino and hope to welcome you back again on your next visit. Kind Regards, Franco

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jonepace
10 April 2018|
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Response from DragonaraCasino | Property representative |
Dear Jone, Children are not allowed into the casino. Persons with a foreign citizenship can enter at 18 years of age, while Maltese nationals must be 25 years and older to enter the Casino. Best regards, Franco Degabriele
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misbehavioir69
12 February 2018|
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Response from DragonaraCasino | Property representative |
Yes, registration to the Casino is also required even if you intend to simply have a drink or two at the bar. You will need a valid Photo ID to register.
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Sandra Marshall
30 January 2018|
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Response from DragonaraCasino | Property representative |
Sandra, The Casino has been operational since 1964 and is housed in the 19th century Dragonara Palace. Franco
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