It is official, the old Casino in Bagni di Lucca is reopening its doors after many years; however, it is going to be a modern version, more "little Las Vegas" style than its elegant and exclusive predecessor. The venue will be the same, and it is a beautiful building. The Comune seems to be very happy about it and they have published the news in their own Web Page. All authorisations and licenses have been duly obtained and they are supposed to be opening doors very soon. There are three more casinos to be open in Italy; however, I will post about all of these through a different thread. Here are the news from the "Comune":
Anyway, the Comune will be happy to receive some extra revenue.
By the way, the Bagni di Lucca Casino was the first to open its doors in Europe and, according to tradition, it was the place where the game of "roulette" was invented.
For many years, Bagni di Lucca has been trying to reopen its doors and in 1981 the then Mayor and quite a few people were arrested and charged when they tried to "restart" it without a proper licence.