Malta is home to a number of Casinos, both of the bricks and mortar and online varieties – in fact, Malta is one of the most popular countries, globally, that iGaming companies call home with over 300 based there in 2010, including InterCasino, CasinoEuro and VIP Casino.
There are four main traditional casinos with gaming tables, slot machines and other entertainment. There is an age restriction of 25 for Maltese Citizens and 18 for other nationalities.
Dragonara Casino Barriere, St. Julians
Based in the heart of Malta’s nightlife area, Paceville/St. Julians, the Dragonara Casino is an iconic landmark perched on a peninsula stretching out into the blue Mediterranean Sea. Originally built as a Villa in 1870, it opened as a Casino in 1964, and has undergone extensive refurbishment since. Set in the grounds of the 5-star Dragonara Palace hotel, the Casino boasts horse racing and 186 slot machines, automatic roulette and progressively linked machines. There are numerous live tables offering roulette, Caribbean stud poker, super texas poker, black jack, punto banco and open poker, amongst others. There is a bar and a restaurant serving Mediterranean Food, with a terrace that’s open in Summer.
Monday to Thursday: 10am – 3am
Friday to Sunday: 24 hours
Easter, Christmas, August: 24 hours.
The Casino, Portomaso
Nestling between the prestigious Hilton Hotel and the Portomaso development, The Casino at Portomaso benefits from its location with ample, free onsite parking in the underground car-park. The casino has a wide variety of tables and machines. In addition to the usual games, customers not in the building can experience realtime online gaming, with real dealers at portomasocasino.com. There is a lounge-bar serving drinks and cocktails and a brasserie serving a variety of dishes.
Daily: 10am – 5am (6am weekends and eve of public holidays).
The Oracle, Qawra/Bugibba
The Oracle Casino is on the seafront of this popular resort, and forms part of the Dolmen Hotel. There are 160 slot machines, sometimes there is a progressive jackpot and jackpots are linked to those at The Casino at Portomaso. There are a number of live tables with Texas Hold ’em, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, Punto Banco, Black Jack and Caribbean Stud Poker. The Oracle Casino Brasserie serves a variety of Mediterranean food and there is also a lounge-bar. There is an inhouse restaurant, Venezia and a lounge-bar.
Daily: 10am – late.
The Casino di Venezia, Birgu
Situated on the harbourside at Birgu, The Casino di Venezia is housed in a majestic, historic building. There are 5 slot machine rooms, French Roulette, Fair Roulette, Chemin de Fer, Texas Hold ’em, Black Jack and Punto Banco tables. The Casino has launched VPC, the first online Poker room run by a real casino using live Poker tables, and online gamers can play, via live streaming,with dealers on the gaming floor.
Daily: 10am – late.