If you want a true gambling experience in Europe then there are some places that you need to consider. The hotspots of the gambling world in European gambling are Sweden especially in the cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm. In Germany there are over 126 casinos in Berlin, Baden-Baden, Bremen and Dresden. There are more than 200 casinos in the UK and you can find the majority of these in the cities of Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Coventry and most importantly in London and Manchester.
Many might say that the world of gambling started in Europe and they are not wrong. Games such as Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat all hail from a distinctly of European tradition. The popular game of Blackjack, otherwise known as Twenty One has the same origins as Baccarat out of a blend of cultures such as France and Italy, where in the Middle Ages the popularity of card games grew. While the wealthy were entertained with Baccarat, many different segments of society played Blackjack. This can still be seen today in modern casinos where Baccarat games are reserved for the high roller areas of casinos, while the ordinary Joe has the opportunity to play a limited version of the game at Mini Baccarat tables.
Europe has a unique array of gambling variations. One such variation and Europe can clearly take the origin for is gambling through spectator sports. Thoroughbred horse racing has been on of the most widely attended sporting and wagering events thought its long history and you can often see Royalty attending these events. Horse racing has its origins in England from as far back as the 1700's and was spread around the world by the British settlers keeping the traditions to this day relatively unchanged.
There is no argument however that the roots of traditional gambling lie in lavish and exotic casino resorts such as Monte Carlo. The experience you will have at Monte Carlo is a combination of natural European style of gaming and the contemporary arts and culture along with the beauty of the French Riviera.