- 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
Winter Wonders Festival, Belgium
Brussels gets decked out in all its Christmas time glory throughout the month of December during its Winter Wonders festival. Ice skating, sledding, seasonal chalet shopping, and more can be found at many different locations throughout the city. The Electrabel Nights display at Grand Place is also a must-see. The scene becomes all the more charming when snow blankets the area.
Christmas Fair and New Year's Ball, Austria
A number of Christmas markets set up shop Vienna throughout December, with hundreds of stalls offering handmade trinkets, foodstuffs, and gourmet wines and spirits to locals and visitors alike. Active during daylight hours as well, nighttime is when the real market celebrations begin, with carols being sung and Christmas trees being lit up.
Festivities in the country’s capital, Edinburgh, stretch from the end of the month into the New Year. Torchlight processionals (a.k.a., the “River of Fire”), dancing in the streets, fairground rides, candlelight concerts, movies, fireworks, and much more all contribute to a fun-filled celebratory atmosphere.