Casinos in Malta

CasinoMaltese casinos have a lot to offer

People have been making bets ever since man first walked the earth. They’re still making wagers, but many of them are now taking place in the world’s casinos. Like most fine tourist destinations, Malta offers its residents and visitors a chance to play against each other and the house by offering them casinos to play in.

There are several casinos to choose from in the Maltese Islands. These include a colonial-style villa, a modern complex, and a restored 17th century palace that sits beside the harbour. All of the casinos offer excellent entertainment for newcomers and experienced gamblers.

They also feature fine dining with the casinos offering some wonderful local, Mediterranean, and international dishes. You’ll also find a host of bars if you’d like to relax with a drink as well some open-air venues.

These are Malta’s casinos and while they all offer entertainment, gaming, poker, bars and restaurants they’re also unique and special in their own ways.

Portomaso Casino

The Portomaso Casino is located in the Hilton Hotel in the town of St. Julians. Its opening hours are 10am to 5am on Sundays to Thursdays, and on Fridays and Saturdays it’s open from 10am to 6am. The casino’s live gaming tables are opened every day at 1:30pm. The 1100 square-metre Portomaso casino offers its players 10 live gaming along with 150 slot machines. There’s also a bar and lounge in the casino. This is the clear favorite among us at and after the newly made renovation this casino is much larger and is starting to look like a Vegas casino.

Oracle Casino

The Oracle Casino sits in Qawra – St. Paul’s Bay and you can enjoy everything it has to offer from 10am to 4am between Sundays and Thursdays and on Fridays and Saturdays the Oracle is open until 6am. The live gaming tables open every day at 1p.m. The casino is home to 11 gaming tables and 150 slots machines and is located inside the popular Dolmen Resort Hotel.

Casino Di Venezia

UPDATE 2013: The casino di Venezia’s license has currently been suspended and the Maltese government are looking to the possibility of adding two new casinos on the island.

You’ll find the Casino’ di Venezia sitting on the waterfront in the town of Vittoriosa inside of a restored 17th century Captain’s Palace. The Casino has 14 live games as well as 150 slot machines. There are no-smoking and smoking areas along with three bars and a rooftop restaurant where you can get some spectacular views of the waterfront. The casino’s hours are 2pm to 2am on Mondays to Thursdays, 2pm to 4am on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 12 noon to 4am on Sundays. The rooftop restaurant opens at 8pm. Casino di Venezia also offers a live online version of some of its games and these operate from its gaming around the clock, every day of the year.

Dragonara Casino

The Dragonara Casino is located inside of a summer palace that was built in the 19th century by the Marquis Scicluna. It sits in the town of St Julians on the water’s edge in the Westin Dragonara Resort. It was opened in 1964 and also features a bistro and lounge. The casino features 300 slot machines as well as 18 live tables for poker, American roulette, blackjack, Punto Blanco, and Dragonara stud poker. The Dragonara Casino is open 24 hours a day.