I'm not a gambler and each time I visit a Casino I plan in advance the total amount to spend by each member of the family. I'm glad to notice that everybody, even the boys, accept it naturally, and have no temptation to risk one more cent.
That kind of discipline and concept of the games make the casino an amusement like any other. And Estoril was one of the four or five casinos that I visited. But only from times to times...
I don't know how things are going, now that Lisbon opened its own Casino, but in a generally animated night this keeps being a top class alternative.
Dress Code: Dress smart
The Estoril Casino advertises itself as the lagest Casino.
It has a reputation as a espionage agents "meeting" place (started in WWII); here Ian Fleming was inspired for his 007 novel Casino Royale.
Hours: 3PM - 3AM.
For entrance to the first floor you need a passport and the entrance fee.
1200 Gaming Machines
400 Video Poker Machines
1 American Roulette table
2 Baccarat tables
4 Blackjack tables
6 French Bank tables
11 French Roulette tables
4 Poker tables
2 Punto Banco tables
11 Roulette tables
Furtermore there are several Restaurants and Bars.
Dress Code: Black tie
The Casino is Estoril is one of the biggest casinos in Portugal. Not only can you go gambling here, ther is also a great Jazz Cafe inside. There's always live music going on.