- With over 80 million foreign tourists annually, France is the most visited country in the world.
- You can start gambling as soon as you land in Amsterdam, at the Holland Casino found in the Schipol airport.
- There are 28 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK including Stonehenge, the Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey.
- Germans are the world’s second biggest drinkers of beer (after the Irish), with an annual average of 119 liters per consumer.
- 44% of the world's olive oil is produced in Spain.
One of England’s finest gambling establishments, the Clermont Club, located in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square, has a long and distinguished reputation for elegance and splendor.
The building in which the club is hosted is particularly impressive. The space, with its baroque décor and spiral staircase is both stunning and theatrical. Everything about the Clermont Club oozes elegance and style, and fits the overall ambience of exclusivity, for which it is known.
In order to enjoy gambling at this elite casino, as is the rule for visiting any casino in London, you must first apply for membership to the private club at least 24 hours before you wish to visit.
In terms of gaming, the Clermont Club has undergone a number of incarnations since its inception. After numerous years in operation it was sold to Playboy Enterprises in 1972. Famous guests like Roger Moore and Princess Margaret were known to have come by for a gamble.
The Clermont Club has since changed ownership, but the casino maintains its upscale allure. Professional service and standards greet all players at every turn.
The discerning gambler is sure to enjoy roulette, blackjack, three card poker, and punto banco in a discreet setting.
In addition to casino gambling, the Clermont Club offers members the opportunity to relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings of its bar and lounge.
For those looking for more hearty fare, you can enjoy a fine meal in the club’s restaurant, which also includes an extensive wine menu.
Upcoming Events Across Europe
Las Fallas, Spain
Mid-March each year sees hundreds of huge papier-mâché sculptures (fallas) erected and placed throughout Valencia. Each sculpture is unique in design, size, and shape, and tourists gawk at them all while accompanied by street parties, cooking competitions, open-air concerts, bullfights, and parades. The highlight of the celebrations takes place each night with grandiose fireworks displays and the sculptures being burned to the ground on the last night, as a finale.
What could easily be considered Oktoberfest’s “little brother”, if you’re thirsty for some beer in mid- to late March, head to Munich for a fortnight of stein-swilling celebration. A 300-year Bavarian tradition, Starkbierzeit is the perfect excuse to engage in 2 weeks of revelry, lagers, and the consumption of great tasting beer. Head to the nearest kegfest and you surely won’t be disappointed in what’s on tap.
St. Patrick’s Festival, Ireland
Green. Beer. Happy. Those are the three most important ingredients to a proper celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. And nowhere in the world is the revelry more authentic than in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. To be sure, the famous holiday is celebrated throughout the emerald isle, but the Emerald Isle’s Patron Saint’s presence is felt most in the country’s capital. So grab your shillelagh and get happy this St. Patrick’s Day.