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Europe’s most prestigious places for entertainment

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Europe’s most prestigious places for entertainment


Many keen travellers appreciate the opportunity to indulge in their favourite hobbies as they explore the world, making the most of the chance to see how things are done in other countries – and Europe has a vast range of cultures for exploration. Whether visitors are looking for summer sports, luxury hotels, beaches, music festivals, historic architecture, Formula One or great food, there’s without a doubt something for everyone.

Here are some options to explore for top-notch entertainment on the continent.

Monte Carlo

Home to one of the most extravagant entertainment complexes in the world, Monaco is capable to keep the most demanding clientele entertained. The complex is also home to an opera house and the office of the Monte Carlo ballet company, alongside famous Formula One racing and one of the most glamorous places for gamers on the planet.

Owned and operated by the government and royal family of Monte Carlo, the gaming rooms at the complex are actually off-limits to citizens of Monaco. However, one of the most famous, albeit fictional, Brits is closely associated, as the venue features in several James Bond movies.

It’s been open since the mid-19th century, and has since often been the scene of a number of historical moments in gaming history. In 1873, player Joseph Jagger famously “broke the bank” at Monte Carlo with repeated wins.

Estoril

Portugal boasts one of the largest resorts in Europe, which attracts visitors from all over the world to play games and enjoy the stunning architecture and beautiful gardens. As another of James Bond’s favourite haunts, this place embodies the glamour that has become associated with such places through their depiction on the silver screen.

Estoril is rich of art galleries, an entertainment venue and a concert auditorium, as well as a choice of restaurants. In addition, Estoril is home to an iconic grand prix track, which, though it is no longer in the F1 calendar, plays host to a range of top-level events, including the Moto GP, the FIA GT Championship, the DTM and the World Series by Renault.

King’s Resort

The Czech Republic may not be the first place one thinks of when considering an entertainment trip, but the King’s Resort has everything anyone could want. It was opened in 2003 by art collector Leon Tsoukernik and, by 2015, it had attracted attention from international table game organisers, who chose the resort to host circuit events. This encouraged the venue operators to focus on these games, boasting in fact the largest room of its kind in Europe, with tournaments happening daily.

The complex has a hotel, like many of its counterparts, which welcomes visitors from all over the world, and an art gallery that includes pieces by Andy Warhol, Tony Cragg and Václav Radimský.

Virtual entertainment

With so many possibilities to visit for entertainment, fans can enjoy their favourite hobbies all over the world, but for those who cannot travel, something close to an authentic experience is still an option. The world of entertainment is becoming more and more accessible remotely, with events from concerts to theatre, sports and gaming tournaments widely available to watch and take part in online. Internet gaming has been a popular pastime for years, but technological advances mean that the events are becoming even more exciting.

With virtual reality and immersive technology improving all the time, not to mention faster Internet speeds and much smoother live streaming, players can enjoy live casino games, music and theatre from wherever they are in the world, allowing anyone with a wifi connection to have an authentic experience from the comfort of their own home.

As virtual reality and immersive technology advances, it seems likely that concertgoers, fans and players will soon be able to enjoy the world’s most prestigious events virtually. Just as golfers can play on some of the most impressive courses in the world through the magic of VR, table game fans will be able to take their place at tables in some of the most incredible international venues.

Online entertainment offers the chance to get involved whenever people have the time, wherever they are. And anyone planning a trip to one of these impressive locations can find information and brush up their skills online in preparation, too!

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