In 1930, the first casino in Greece was officially inaugurated in the city of Loutraki, a city that at the time was considered the "Greek Monte Carlo". Loutraki was then full of life as, in addition to the thousands of frequent visitors to the city, mainly from Athens, it hosted a huge number of workers due to the reconstruction of the entire city after the strong earthquake of 1928. This current benefited the casino according to the reports of the time in the newspapers and in the media. There is an advertisement of the time in an Athenian newspaper which informs the world about the unprecedented overcrowding, the inadequacy of the rooms and the total number of roulette players who reached 10 (a large number for casinos of that time) due to the great traffic it presented. this particular resort.
In addition to roulette, cod was also very popular. A game that nowadays has a rather reduced popularity. Interesting in the history of the casino in Loutraki is the fact that it described itself as the most beautiful and majestic center in the entire East. The regular visitor of the casino at that time was also the Prime Minister Giannis Rallis, who has written his own story mainly because of the monocle he wore in his eye but also because he liked to sleep at the tables with the green felt. With the outbreak of World War II, however, the casino was forced to shut down.
Casino Loutraki is one of Europe's largest casinos and it opened again the doors in 1995, with hotel, spa and meeting rooms and is located within the Club Hotel Casino Loutraki. It operates on a continuous basis 365 days a year and 24hours per day. Entrance to the casino is allowed to persons aged 21 or over, and it is necessary to produce a valid ID or passport.
Loutraki Casino is located in a central area that provides easy access to visitors from anywhere. About 120 kilometers from Patras, 80 kilometers from Athens and 90 kilometers from Tripoli, just 4 kilometers from the Corinth Canal and less than an hour from El. Venizelos.
By car, access to the Loutraki Casino is from Athens via Athens - Corinth and from the area of Eleftherios Venizelos Airport from Attiki Odos and then through Athens - Corinth. Shortly before the Isthmus, you follow the exit to Loutraki, right. Similarly, access for the inhabitants of western Greece is made via Corinth - Patras and for those in the central and southern Peloponnese it is via the Corinth - Tripoli highway.
You can use taxis and buses to access Loutraki Casino. Your transportation to and from all areas of Athens has been arranged with the comfortable and modern buses of LIVAS Travel company. The package costs 15€ and includes transportation to and from the casino, lunch at the Neptune restaurant and drink or refreshments in areas of gaming.