If you walked downtown recently, you might have noted Casino Luxembourg was closed for 4 months due to renovation. In late March, it reopened its doors once more, and it’s grand opening was a huge success.
Visitors can expect a lot of changes at the new Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain. Casino means “meeting place” so the Art director wanted to emphasise that after it had been renovated. Casino Luxembourg is quite possibly the “first artistic social hub in the world.”
One of the most notable things in Casino Luxembourg is the BlackBox, which is a new space dedicated entirely to video art. It is the 21st century, after all, and visual arts are here to stay. In addition to that and its new exhibitions, guests can choose from an array of pastries and coffee at its bistro. Ca(fé)sino. There’s a new room called Infolab, which is a cozy reading room lined with hard-to-find magazines and books.
Apart from the aforementioned changes, Casino Luxembourg’s management also decided to make the entire ground floor of the facility free for visitors to enter. No tickets are needed to access the ground floor, to have a drink or a bite at Ca(fé)sino, or simply hang out with friends and enjoy the ambiance.
“The Casino is not just an art gallery; it’s supposed to be a meeting place after all,” says Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg’s Art Director. “We’re located right in the heart of the city, you could stop by to wait for someone, enjoy a meal or just come in to take a breather during your day.”
Casino Luxembourg is not to be mistaken for a gaming establishment. Many tourists have arrived at Casino Luxembourg expected a gaming room or a grandeur casino that looks like something out of a James Bond movie.
Unfortunately, Casino 2000 is the only place in Luxembourg that offers gambling. The gaming establishment is quite small, and only offers about 200 slot machines and 6 table games according to its many online resources. Currently contemporary online casinos offer at least 15 different table games that compliment the latest in graphics and animation, as well as cutting-edge TV and movie-themed games which can even be played via mobile. Casino 2000 may not be as modern as Casino Luxembourg but the former is the only place to go to if you’re interested in gaming.
Casino Luxembourg is open daily until 7 p.m. It is open 6 days a week, with Tuesday being the only day it isn’t open to the public. Here are instructions on how to get to Casino Luxembourg.