The Casino de Marrakech, open since 1952, was the first of the casinos in Morocco. Situated in the same park as the Es Saadi Hotel, Palace and Villas, Casino de Marrakech has an old-fashioned air in keeping with the nostalgic feel of the Hotel itself. The Es Saadi Gardens & Resort remains a family-run business, and grandmother can still be found counting up at the end of the night. The facilities inside the vast space are up-to-date, with video slot machines next to more traditional games such as stud poker, texas hold’em poker, blackjack and roulette. International poker tournaments such as the Marrakech Poker Open and the World Poker Tour gather the best African and European players. Two restaurants and lounge bar for late night dining overlooking the pulsating gaming tables.