Monte Carlo, one of the most famous gambling districts on Earth, has had its fair share of stories over the years.
Take the Casino de Monte-Carlo, for instance. This was the setting for James Bond blockbusters like Never Say Never Again, Golden Eye and Casino Royale. It’s so exclusive, cameras are strictly prohibited from making their way past the entrance, while their 36,000 packs of cards are stored at exactly 20°C to keep them crisp.
One of the region’s most famous accolades, however, arrived during the earliest days of video, when the city’s famous casino featured in the Charles Coborn song, “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”.