Malta's oldest casino can be found on the grounds of The Westin Dragonara. This casino dates back to the 19th century and was built by the Marquis Scicluna as his summer residence. A surrounding colonnaded veranda that abuts directly onto the sea has become an icon on the Maltese Islands. During 2010 the casino underwent a major refurbishment however it still retains many of the original architectural and interior design features which have been successfully adapted to the requirements of the casino patrons, a combination of luxury, glamour and excitement, with a beautiful bar and restaurant.
The Dragonara Palace was first converted for use as a casino in 1964. The casino operates more than 300 state of the art slot machines, supplied by the world's leading manufacturers, including Novomatic. There is a spacious non-smoking area with a wide range of 18 live table games: American roulette, blackjack, punto banco and poker. Those guests who prefer to play these games on individual terminals have a combined Novo Multi-Roulette and Novo Flying Blackjack installation with two wheels and 28 terminals. A new stage of development will allow space for international poker tournaments and increased gaming facilities. The Dragonara Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with complimentary refreshments and snacks served throughout to gaming customers.