The second smallest country in the world, Monaco is a kind of gambling Mecca – up there in most people’s minds with Las Vegas and Macau. The Monte Carlo Casino complex is one of the most luxurious and famous in the world, known for its stunning fountains out front and, of course, James Bond’s numerous escapades at the venue.
Monaco’s citizens aren’t actually allowed to gamble in their famous casinos. In fact, they’re not even allowed inside – although this law is relaxed for casino employees, as lawmakers wisely agreed it help to be able to get into the building you work at. However, foreign nationals are free to gamble in the casinos and given that they make up 80% of the 36,000 population, that’s most of the country anyway.