When he’s not shooting villains or sipping martinis – shaken, not stirred, of course –, James Bond can be found prowling the tables of the world’s most glamourous casinos. In fact, the $7 billion Bond film series is responsible for some of the most memorable casino scenes in all of cinema history. And trust us: if you’re a die-hard 007 fan, nothing beats a trip to the real casinos that star in big screen Bond classics.
If you visit just one Bond casino, it should be the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco. This place has become inseparable from the image of 007. Not only did it inspire Ian Fleming’s original Bond novel with its Belle Epoque façade and Bohemian glass chandeliers, but it stars in multiple Bond movies. You’ll recognise it from Never Say Never Again (1983) and GoldenEye (1995).
Another Bond filming location was the Westgate Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. You may not recognise the name, but you’ll certainly recognise the exterior. It was used as the fictional ‘Whyte House’ casino in the movie Diamonds are Forever (1971).
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