Some beautiful, ethereal and containing an old-world charm, others eerie, a reckless mess, belonging more in a horror film than the history books. Take a walk with us as we explore 5 of the most striking abandoned casinos around the world.
Adriatic Club Casino, Croatia
Located in the Haludovo Palace Hotel (in Krk, Croatia), the casino was opened in 1972. Funded by Penthouse founder Bob Guccione, Adriatic Club Casino was declared bankrupt only one year after its opening.
Asbury Park Casino
Built in the 1930s, the casino was fashioned by the same architects who constructed New York’s Grand Central Station. It was the hangout for the rich and famous, perched perfectly on the sea side, with plenty to do in the surrounding area, including an amusement park, restaurants and a boardwalk.
Bokor Palace Hotel & Casino, Cambodia
The Palace was constructed in 1925. The casino was added in 1962 after the Palace’s reconstruction (it was set ablaze by a gang called the Black Dragon). The dilapidated Palace is now set to become a museum
Casino di Consonno, Italy
In 1962, the town of Consonno was bought by Count Mario Bagno. He ordered its demolition, with every building destroyed aside from the casino and the church of San Maurizio. It’s now a haven for graffiti artists and urban explorers.
Casino Constanta in Romania
The casino was built in 1910 by King Carol I and was eventually shut down due to Romania’s declining economy. The casino was then used as a hospital in World War II, and was later converted into a restaurant.