- 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
Wife-Carrying World Championships, Finland
Want to win your wife’s weight in beer? Head on over to Market Square in Sonkajärvi on the first Saturday in July to take part in the Wife-Carrying World Championships. Held since 1992, the event sees husbands making their way through 250+ meters of obstacles while carrying their wives. The winner gets the beer but runners up can still win awards for “most entertaining”, “best costume” and “strongest carrier”.
Running of the Bulls, Spain
The centuries-old Running of the Bulls takes place in Pamplona each year in honor of the town’s patron saint, San Fermin. From July 6–14, runners dressed in traditional garb will sprint in advance of the charging toros along an almost 1-km-long track. Whether you take part in the actual running or just watch from the sidelines or balconies, it’s an amazing spectacle to behold. Ole!
Bastille Day, France
Whether you’d like to celebrate French Independence in charming rural towns, lavish seaside resorts, or in the heart of the capital, Paris, fireworks displays, parades, and festivals galore all but guarantee you’ll have a grand time. The wine will flow and the ambience will be merry whatever your French destination on July 14th, Bastille Day.