Jackpot! Try your luck at Prague's best casinos

Feeling lucky? You've come to the right place. Known around the world for its exciting nightlife, Prague is the perfect place for adrenaline seekers ready to try their luck at one of the city’s many flashy gambling casinos. Prague casinos are particularly alluring because of their unpretentiousness and relative inexpensiveness compared to other prominent “Sin Cities” like Monte Carlo or Las Vegas. Whether you’re a high roller or an amateur looking for some fun, you’re sure to find the best casinos in Prague ready to welcome you — and your pockets — with open doors.

Guidelines to gambling in Prague
While gambling does offer a tourist experience off the beaten path, it doesn’t come without a general set of rules. The most important of which is that law requires all 21 casinos in Prague to check your official ID (passport or national ID) for registration, and to make sure you're older than the legal gambling age of 18. The good news is that all of Prague’s casinos have an open door policy, allowing you to gamble for free without a membership. Many casinos are open all day long, but the peak gaming hours start at 10 p.m. and go until the early morning hours. Drinks are available, and food is generally served until 11 p.m. Depending on where you go, there may be a smart casual dress code, but the majority of casinos aren't particularly strict about attire. Now, for the fun and games. Slot machines, as well as classic table games such as roulette, blackjack, poker, Texas Hold'em, can be found in nearly all casinos. In addition to Czech crowns, euros are sometimes accepted as playable currency. Some casinos can exchange other currencies at the cash desk.

Prague's top casinos
Banco Casino Na Prikopech 
One of the most popular casinos in Prague, Banco Casino guarantees that all patrons will have a good time, regardless of the outcome of their play. Located conveniently in the center of Prague between Old Town and New Town, Banco Casino is known for its friendly, accommodating staff and wide range of live games, including American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, electronic roulette, other electronic games, more than 60 new generation slot machines, as well as lesser known card games like Pontoon. Many of the card games can be joined for a minimum bet of 5 euro, making Banco Casino an affordable option for anyone.
A night at Banco Casino offers some of the best casino gambling available in Prague, in addition to refreshments while you play and a relaxed atmosphere and dress code that only bans tennis shoes and shorts. Both Czech crowns and euros can be exchanged for chips, but a pro tip: crowns are better in terms of the exchange rate. And don’t miss out on the cash poker game held every night after 8 p.m.!

Casino Admiral Prague
With five different locations in the center of Prague, Casino Admiral Prague offers something for everyone. Professional dealers cater to gamblers of any skill level in a variety of games, including a vast array of slot machines, American Roulette, Blackjack, Money Wheel, Pontoon, Oasis Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
The Kleopatra location in Palladium Mall, which entices visitors with its Ancient Egyptian decor, features live games daily from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Entrance to the casino is free; all that is required is a simple registration process and ID verification. Attire is casual, including jeans, tennis shoes, shorts, and even sandals in the summer months as long as “they look presentable”. The only clothing not allowed are sleeveless t-shirts. Casino Narodni features live games from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m., casino Kotva from from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Casino Admiral Prague is also great if you’d like to plan a special event, as they are able to accommodate corporate casino nights, birthday celebrations, and hen or stag parties (with prior arrangement).

Casino Savarin Prague
Casino Savarin Prague, operated by Rebuy Stars and located in Savarin Palace on Na Příkopě street, has been a gambling staple since 1905, making it the oldest casino in Central Europe. It has also been recognized as one of the best casinos in Prague, winning the 2019 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. 
A safe, high-end atmosphere, along with top-notch equipment and personnel are a couple of the main reasons Casino Savarin is an excellent choice for a gambling night out. Games are meant to be fun and social, and this commitment to excellence is evident as soon as you walk through Casino Savarin’s doors.
Casinoo operates nonstop andoffers cash games including Texas Hold'em, American Roulette and Black Jack. Slotmachine games are hugely popular as well. Cash games with awide range of limits are held every evening. All major currencies are accepted inthe casino, and credit cards can be used for transactions.Poker room is currently under construction and allpoker games are moved to Casino Luka.

Casino Ambassador
Handily located inside an art nouveau 5 star hotel on the Wenceslas square, Casino Ambassador is the expats favourite gaming heaven in Prague. Offering an attractive blend of adrenaline, elegance and excitement with a full range of gaming options available to guests, including Texas Hold’em Poker, American Roulette, Blackjack and the last generation of slot machines, the action continues here 24 hours a day.
A monthly event "A Casino Experience" is available for occasional visitors who have never set foot near a card table or a roulette wheel. Staff members will teach you basic rules and helpful hints and let you "play" for free. The event is available to both newcomers and experienced players, who want to brush up their gaming skills. Follow their social media pages for details on these distinctive events as the seating capacity is limited.
Casino Ambassador also offers a portable casino to create a fun atmosphere at corporate events, staff parties or private parties. Enjoy a great night without taking any risks!

Vegas Casino
Inside the 5-star King’s Court Hotel is Vegas Casino, providing guests with the unique convenience of playing all day or night, and then getting some sleep right upstairs. Perfect for those who prefer a smaller and less overwhelming casino setting, Vegas Casino has five live game tables, including American Roulette, Black Jack, and Poker, as well as two electronic roulettes and 40 slot machines.
Because of its more intimate atmosphere, employees are able to give players personalized attention both during and outside of play. Don’t be surprised if the casino manager invites you for one of your favorite drinks — Vegas Casino is about going above and beyond average casino hospitality, making it no surprise that it's considered one of the top casinos in Prague. Other comforts such as air conditioning also make Vegas Casino a great choice for those who visit on one of Prague’s hot summer days. Also be sure to check out the Baccarat table that’s open daily from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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By: Caroline Corrigan

"The participation of people under the age of 18 in gambling is prohibited. The Ministry of Finance warns: Gambling may become addictive."

Goldfingers the gentlemen's club

There are a number of gentlemen's clubs in this city but Goldfingers' reputation for presenting the most beautiful women in Prague is backed up by at least one friend who has been to them all. Trust me, this friend has spent a lot of time in Prague's many strip bars and gentlemen's clubs and I would be inclined to trust his opinions on such matters but I felt compelled to see for myself.

Goldfingers is in a prime location at the bottom of Wenceslas Square, under the beautiful Ambassador Hotel. The entrance is at the end of a long passage way. You enter and take a few steps down to the coat check area and a few more to the show room.

The show room at Goldfingers is ellegant and spacious. The stage seems to dominate the room but there are a good number of tables, all with great views of the action. There is a small bar off to one side where you could sit alone and see the show but the best views are from the tables surrounding the stage.

Goldfingers Prague
I arrived at Goldfingers just as they opened for the evening in order to take in as much of the show as possible. In the beginning it was pretty much what you'd expect to see, a beautiful woman comes out and slowly disrobes over the course of three songs, then another, then another, until it's a parade of naked beauty.
Let's face it, Prague is a city full of gorgeous women and with Goldfinger's reputation for class and exquisite beauty there is every reason to expect the best show in town. I was not disappointed.

Soon they were coming out two at a time, then three, then four. The stage was constantly occupied by one or more naked nubile enchantress. I was struck by the variety of comely lasses taking the stage. First an Arab beauty, then a Pole, an Asian, a Latina lovely, a stunning Russian princess...It was like a United Nations of nudity. Some of the girls were such polished pole dancers that their hair raising acrobatics had me on the edge of my seat.

Goldfinger Prague
Goldfingers' stage is primarily devoted to exotic dancers like you'd find in many places around Prague or the world for that matter but there is more to Goldfingers' show than your standard strip bar. In addition to the best exotic dancers in Prague, Goldfingers presents specialty performers like acrobats and ballet dancers as well as a troop of cabaret dancers. Clearly it's important to Goldfingers that their patrons get a real show with genuine entertainment as well as more than just a little titillation. The night I was there I counted over 25 different women, not including the lovely and efficient bar staff, but I'm told that on weekends there are as many as 50 women taking the stage throughout the night.

Goldfingers is perfect for your next stag night or if you're just out on the town with a couple of friends. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed and a great place to be any night of the week. 

Goldfinger Prague
Check out their website for more details, learn about their special offers or to book a table www.goldfingers.cz and tip your waitress, they're working hard too.

Steve Meyers

Goldfingers Prague
Václavské náměstí 5, Prague 1

Opening hours:
Sun – Thu 8.30 p.m. – 5.00 a.m.
Fri + Sat 8.30 p.m. – 6.00 a.m.

+420 739 123 123

Imago Mundi, cocktails that will float your boat

Prague's Imago Mundi is the best little cocktail bar on the river. When I say "on the river", I mean on the river. This tiny (25 seat) cocktail bar is floating on the Vltava.

When brothers and business partners Daniel and Matous Vilim bought the hull and began building it up from the water, the idea was to make a living space. The idea of making it into a bar was an afterthought and was originally going to be a private spot just for friends. Daniel and Matous soon realized that in order to do it right, they would need paying customers so in August of 2017, Imago Mundi was open to the public.

Imago Mundi Prague, cocktails that will float your boat
The interior is all wood, giving the already cosy space an even more warm and comfortable feel. From one side of the boat you can see the beautiful buildings along Rašinovo Nabřeži, the other side, the river and opposing bank. The window behind the bar perfectly framed Prague Castle, lit up in the night like a postcard, with trams passing in front of it on a nearby bridge. It is a great setting and very distinctly Prague. There is no question Imago Mundi is a charming space and a unique Prague experience but the real story here are cocktails.

Imago Mundi's resident mix master is Pavel Sochor. Pavel spent years working in some world famous bars in London and Edinburgh, honing his cocktail skills. Now he's back in the Czech Republic to give the cocktail competition a run for their money.

Imago Mundi cocktail bar Prague boat
Pavel is always happy to make you your favourite classic cocktail. He'll make you the rustiest Rusty Nail, or the slowest Sloe Gin Fizz but I recommend you try one of Imago Mundi's signature cocktails.

All the cocktails on the menu are unique to Imago Mundi and created by Pavel Sochor. Pavel pours years of experience and knowledge into every drink. They are not just cocktails, they are living things. These cocktails have a history, a nationality and a personality. Pavel knows their stories because he wrote them.

Imago Mundi Prague, cocktails that will float your boat
So go to Imago Mundi for the view, go for the unique setting and stay for the cocktails.

Imago Mundi is docked along Náplavka and opens between  18:00 and 00:30 Tuesday to Saturday. They are perfect for private parties, receptions, corporate events, etc... and they will do cruises on the Vltava for private events but if they set sail, there is a 20 person limit.

Steve Meyers

Imago Mundi Prague
Náplavka, Rašínovo nábřeží, Prague 2

Opening Hours:

Opened only for private parties and cruises or advance reservations

+420 725 477 446, +420 773 203 011



The Buddha-Bar is a true Prague experience

    If you're looking for somewhere to eat in Prague, you'll find no shortage of fine establishments in the centre, but finding something unique can be difficult. The Buddha-Bar at Jakubská 649/8 is unique. It's fine dining in Prague with a modern and diverse fusion menu. The Buddha-Bar is located in the heart of Prague's historic Old Town.

    As you enter the Buddha-Bar and decend the stairs to the main dining room, you are enveloped by the dimly lit elegance. As your eyes adjust, the decorative details begin to come into focus. The interior is a grand space with the refined charm of another era. The black and red colour scheme and the tassels on the lamps offer subtle hints at an Asian motif but when you enter the dining room and see a four meter high statue of a sitting Buddha, surrounded by a thousand lotus flowers, clearly, they are done hinting.

The Buddha-Bar is a true Prague experience

    The menu does more than hint at Asian cuisine as well. They have a very good sushi menu, a few touches of China and India and a nice selection of Thai. All falling into what the Buddha-Bar refers to as "Pacific Rim cuisine" and they subtly combine it with what they refer to as "the zest of the west". The Buddha-Bar's western zest comes in the form of Beef Tenderloin, Duck Breast with Truffle sauce or the Buddha-Bar Chicken Salad.
I was delighted with the options but I was having a little trouble deciding. Fortunately, my server was patient, friendly and made no effort to rush me. Ultimately she suggested  that I go with a tasting menu called "Chef Experience". It's a five course meal featuring various items from the menu. I started off with Sea Bass Tar Tar with Lemon Grass. It was beautifuly prepared and presented and went incredibly well with the Austrian Riesling, also recommended by my server. Next was a tray containing variations of Duck Foie Gras. I can't honestly say that I'm a foie gras enthusiast but I thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Each variation was different in taste, texture and presentation. The third course was Thai style red curry with shrimp and vegetables. I'm a sucker for anything curry but I was most impressed by how well this drastically different taste fits so well into the evening's mosaic of flavour. The Beef Tenderloin with Pepper Sauce was next and it was predictably exquisite.

The Buddha-Bar Prague
    Taking time between courses to peruse the crowd, I saw tourists and out of towners who were either drawn here by the Buddha-Bar's great revues or just got tiered of Goulash and beer, (note to reader, Goulash and beer are great in Prague but you can get too much of a good thing). There was a healthy crowd of local expats and Czechs, whose discerning tastes and wariness of tourist traps generally keep them away from the Old Town but they are, no doubt, drawn here by the Buddha-Bar's stellar reputation in Prague. It is especially effective for impressing visiting family members or first dates.

    Finally the dessert was served. Actually to say it was "served" is a bit of an understatement. It was Chocolate Passion Fruit with Coconut prepared at the table. A gentleman approached our table, wheeling a cart with glass bowls, dry ice and some other ingredients. He created the dish in front of us with a presentation that was as much winning science fair entry as culinary but as you might expect, the resulting dessert was tremendous.

The Buddha-Bar Prague nightlife
    As I finished my coffee I realized I'd been there for two hours but I felt like I'd just walked through the door. I wanted to linger at the table with an after dinner cocktail but decided to go upstairs to the bar instead. It was Friday so the bar was hopping but I got the impression you might find it hopping any night of the week. The Buddha-Bar has an extensive wine and cocktail list, the kind of selection you would expect from an establishment of this caliber. Their variety of Rum is worthy of note but it's not uncommon to have a good selection of Rum in Prague bars. It was their list of Whiskeys that really caught my eye. I counted 16 different Whiskeys from Scotland alone. I've been to "Whiskey Bars" in Prague that can't boast that kind of selection.

    The Buddha-Bar is a true Prague experience. Delicious food in an atmosphere that is relaxed but still stylish and dignified. The cover page of their menu lays out their manifesto and sums it up nicely, The Buddha-Bar offers you an "exciting and contemporary update to nouvelle cuisine to delight the taste buds and the eyes".

Steve Meyers


Jakubská 8, Prague 1

Opening hours:
visits the website

+420 725 069 213