Located in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 6,000 feet, Casino St. Moritz is the highest casino in Switzerland. It sits alongside the premises of the Kempinski Grand Hotel and is attached via their west wing. The Swiss Franc is the currency used in the casino, and guests will need to be over the legal gambling age of 18 to enter.
This casino is the perfect destination for a winter or summer holiday in the Swiss Alps. The nearest Airport is in Zurich which is 200 km northwest of the town and its casino. Public transportation via bus and taxi are an available option for the journey. There are also rental car agencies available at the airport.
The Swiss Alps are one of the most visited tourist locations in the world. The environment transforms from a moderate climate in summer, where you can partake in adventures like hiking, cycling, and fishing, to a winter where the mountains are covered in snow most of the time. You can then enjoy activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating.
By size, this is the largest casino in the area – despite only having 83 electronic gaming machines and 8 table games. On the outside, the building appears quite extravagant to accompany the 5-star hotel/resort. On the inside, you will find a medium-sized casino floor elegantly designed with red carpets and well-lit ceilings.
This casino is frequented by both hotel guests and the public because of its large size. The game selection is somewhat basic, but they have popular classic casino games like roulette, blackjack, and poker. Casino St. Moritz also has a separate smoking room which features a few games. The casino’s operating hours are between 8 PM and 3 AM every day of the week. Casino St. Moritz is closed in the off-peak months of May and November.
There is a well-stocked alcohol bar and lounge that offers a place for guests to relax in-between games. They have cocktail waitresses who serve guests at their games as well. Another attraction is their monthly and seasonal poker tournaments.
Roulette, blackjack, and poker are the only table games available at Casino St. Moritz. There are 4 roulette tables, 3 blackjack tables, and a single Ultimate Texas Hold ’em poker table.
All roulette tables play Amercian roulette, with 3 of them located in the main gaming area and 1 located in the smoking room. One of the blackjack tables is also in the smoking room.
Last of all, the 1 Ultimate Texas Hold ’em poker game is situated out on the main casino floor.
The casino will hold poker tournaments twice a month, as well as there being a Summer League which is open to all existing tournament participants. Regulars that cash in tournaments will increase their status on the leaderboard, but if you are just visiting for a short time, then you are still welcome to play.
The 83 electronic games are divided 75/25 between the main gaming area and the smoking room. The games that are found in the smoking room are all video reel slot machines and the same games can be found in the main gaming area.
Some slot machines in the main gaming area are not multi-denominational as they have separate machines for different betting options. These machines are usually the traditional reel machines while most of Casino St. Moritz’s video reel machines are multi-denominational.
The Kempinski Grand Hotel is a 5-star hotel located in the town of St. Moritz. The casino is attached to its premises and guests have direct access from the hotel to the casino. Being a hotel guest also allows you access to various amenities which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, a hot tub, a spa, free parking, and access to their restaurant and bar.
A standard room at this hotel costs around $385 a night but they also have other larger and more equipped rooms, as well as a few luxury suites.
The lounge bar at Casino St. Moritz does not serve any food. The nearest restaurant is located inside of the hotel and can be accessed directly from the casino or via the main entrance. The hotel has three restaurants, which are listed below:
Restaurant Les Saisons is the only restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their specialty is premium steaks, which are imported from around the globe.
Restaurant Enoteca is a restaurant with 14 Gault Millau points making it a very decent option. The menu is filled with local and regional items that have undergone a modern twist.
Ca d’Oro is the main attraction when it comes to dining at the Kempinski Hotel. This restaurant has received a Michelin star and 17 Gault Millau points. Dining here is a unique experience.