Casino history

The Casino has its roots in the very history of the City of Lugano, adapting over time to various social changes.

It all began in 1804, when the first gaming room in Lugano was opened: people played biribisso, bassetta and dice. In 1885, the Lugano Theatre was founded, a building intended for theatrical and musical performances, dance parties, with a café and restaurant inside. In 1912, the theatre obtained a licence to run small games and in 1922 changed its name to Casino Kursaal. That is when, in 1970, the municipality became its majority shareholder. After 22 years, slot machines were introduced, while in 1993 big games were launched in Switzerland and the Lugano Casino obtained a type A licence.

Casino Lugano SA, as we know it today, was opened on 29 November 2002. What we are is the result of what we have been and will always be part of our DNA.

29.7.1998-Lugano, CASINO'-KURSAAL, Nella foto un operaio dellaKursaal SA impegnato nella pulizia delle insegne luninose.FotoTiPress/f.a 1998

The Casino today

Today, Casinò Lugano is a modern, elite facility that ensures the highest levels of gaming security and service quality. Innovation, technology and gaming proposals are constantly evolving to keep up with the times and guarantee standards of excellence.

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Non-smoking slot area

The level 0 floor offers a large non-smoking area dedicated to slot machines. Inside, you can discover the elegant Champagne Bar Laurent Perrier, a smoking area with slot machines and TV, and an Infopoint dedicated to customer reception where you can ask for more information and find out all the news about promotions, events and tournaments.

Smoking slot Area

The level 1 floor is a large smoking area reserved for slot machines and automatic roulette. There are also reserved areas and a bar, from which you can access the popular Elementi Restaurant, open every evening.

The Boule gaming tables area

The level 2 floor is designed for live gaming and takes its name from the ancient Boule, set into the floor of the room, dating back to the early 1900s and a symbol of table games. Available to all customers, 27 gaming tables including Punto Banco, French games, Black Jack, Three Card Poker, Poker Cash Game and Ultimate Texas Hold’em. A dedicated bar area is also provided in this room for a first-class service.

Level 3 floor leads to a room dedicated to all types of events. Recently renovated, the wonderful Hall-in offers all comforts and a terrace with a breathtaking view of the lake and Ciani Park.