Gambling in Venice: Casinos in Town

by Elena Brunello

If you feel like gambling in Venice, there are two great options for you in town. Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is Venice’s oldest Casinò, a superb Renaissance palace overlooking the Grand Canal and surely one of the city’s most elegant building. Ca’ Noghera is Italy’s first American style-casino, opened in 1999, located not far away from Marco Polo airport and the Mecca if you are a Texas Hold’em Poker lover.

Ca’ Vendrami Calergi: The Classic Game Room


Located in the sestiere of Cannaregio Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is Venice’s historic casino. A majestic palace built between the 15th and the 16th century, it faces the Grand Canal and it is remembered as the place where composer Richard Wagner died. Today, the palace is home to the Venice Casino and to the Wagner Museum. Once the residence of the doges, it quickly established itself as the sophisticated theatre of the most classic games and the beating heart of the city’s gambling scene. Roulette games, traditional card games, and spectacular slot machines make of this place a perfect spot where to spend a thrilling night in Venice after a shopping tour of the Cannaregio area. Italian gourmet delicatessen and fish specialties are a must on Ca’ Vendramin’s restaurant dedicated to the great composer that used to live here. Wagner Restaurant offers the exclusive pleasure of refined dining with 150 places in rooms splendidly decorated by Palma il Giovane and Gian Battista Crosato frescoes. A new Grill Bar has opened in the Lounge Bar area on the second floor.

Games available: French Roulette, Fair Roulette, Chemin de Fer, Black Jack, Caribbean Poker, Punto Banco, Slot Machines.

More information

Address: Palazzo Vendramin Calergi
2040 Cannaregio, Venice

Phone: +39 041 5297111

Sestiere Cannaregio

Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1, 2, (San Marcuola stop).

Free Ferry Service Venice Casinò:  Departure from Piazzale Roma. Every 20 minutes from Sundays to Thursdays and every 10 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays.

Find it on Google Maps

Official Website


Ca’ Noghera: Italy’s first American-style casino


Ca’ Noghera is the modern casino option to classic and charming Ca’ Vendramin. Opened in 1999, it is located not far away from Marco Polo Airport with a free shuttle leaving from Mestre to Ca’ Noghera. More than 5,000 square meters of entertainment, with a brand new poker room for Texas Hold’em tournaments, Ca’ Noghera houses more than 600 of the latest generation of slot machines an Entertainment Arena with concerts, fashion shows, and theatrical plays, and three restaurants: restaurant Il Milione di Marco Polo, an homage to the Venetian explorer, offers a creative cuisine with Venetian and Mediterranean dishes, a Pizzeria bakes delicious pizzas from the wood oven, and a Prosciutteria (literally: ‘ham shop’) offers the highest quality of wines and meal breaks.

Games available: Fair Roulette, French Roulette, Chemin de Fer, Black Jack, Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, Punto Banco, Slot Machines.

More information

Address:  Ca’ Noghera

Via Paliaga 48 – Tessera, Venice

Phone: +39 041 5297111

ACTV bus lines: Departure from the airport (Aeroporto) stop every hour.  Bus stop Ca’ Noghera.

Free Venice Casinò Shuttle: Departure from Piazzale Roma and Mestre (railway station forecourt)

Find it on Google Maps

Official Website


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