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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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A bit drab and games unexciting. Went for a short period and did not return It is a short walk away... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2014
Good night out, easy to play

A little tricky to reach on foot, especially if you're not staying at the hotel. This is an... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2014
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“black jack” (5 reviews)
“nice bar” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Dragonara Road | Dragonara Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3143, Malta
+356 2092 1000
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

A bit drab and games unexciting. Went for a short period and did not return It is a short walk away from the hotel

Thank jonlam
Reviewed 14 February 2014

A little tricky to reach on foot, especially if you're not staying at the hotel. This is an American style casino (gambling tables, slot machines). You'll need your passport on first visit and they create a membership card for you. Easy to play, not formal,...More

1  Thank SimonFrancis_777
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Small casino within short walk of Westin Dragonara hotel. Pleasant atmosphere and has all you need for a good night out.

Thank Hagostino
Reviewed 3 February 2014

It is a small casino, but it has everything to make you spend a good night. Personally I played poker, and it is great as you get tournaments starting at 15€ only but you can also get high entrance ones. Drinks and food are relatively...More

2  Thank Pedro M
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Shame about the inside after the grand exterior. Don't think you'll see 007 here, or any posh tottie in silky bling. Nevertheless if you get lucky, and press the wrong button on the machines you might have a similar unexpected win to mine. Fun fun...More

Thank JCScotland
Reviewed 21 December 2013

I have visited Malta last week and visited this casino twice. There was another casino in the area but Dragonara was more visible and very well placed. To enter you will need to carry your ID in order to create a "players club card". Inside,...More

4  Thank Nikos E
Reviewed 25 November 2013

For something different in Malta visit the Casino. It is a lovely building and we had a nice meal there. When signing in you are joined up for 7 years so maybe we will get back there! I actually won on the poker machines. It...More

Thank getawaygirlBrisbane
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Nice but once you have seen a Casino they are pretty much all the same. At least we won some cash to cover a few nights of our trip.

Thank Tina N
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Walked down to have a look one afternoon but i wasnt welcomed as i just wanted to have a look and take some pictures , they wouldnt let me

Thank laundrymancheshire
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The casino looks grand from the outside and is located on the cliffs, overlooking the sea. The entry hall looks impressive as well, but the main gambling hall is very disappointing. There's very bright TL-light, no nice decor, only a few table games and no...More

Thank 83Bart
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Questions & Answers
12 February 2018|
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.
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
7 November 2017|
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Response from foodiexpert | Reviewed this property |
casual. no flipflops.