The Best Outfits To Wear When You Are Visiting A Casino

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If you are a movie buff, you could be forgiven for thinking that the only way to visit a casino is to dress to the nines in your finest tuxedo or ballgown – but the reality is, in fact, much different. Dress codes for casinos vary – as much as the décor in the casinos themselves does – but there are a few things you can do to make sure that you fit in with the vibes.
Of course, the most relaxed dress code is the one you establish when you are playing casino slot games. You can turn up in whatever you want when you are getting your spin on in your bedroom, but going to a brick-and-mortar casino will need a little more consideration. With that in mind, lets look at some of the typical dress codes that you might find at a casino.

The Basics

As previously mentioned, there are no fixed rules when it comes to dress codes in a casino – but there are some things that are pretty standard in the industry. For example, you probably won’t be allowed in if you turn up in trainers or wearing flip-flops, and you need to look presentable, so no dirty, damaged, or torn clothing.


This is the most common dress code at a casino. For men, that means a suit, tie, and formal shoes. For women, this might be a cocktail dress or a suit. You might be more likely to dress like this if you are going to a high-end casino in the daytime.

Business Formal

For many people, this is a level of smart wear that is easy to achieve - it is what you would wear at work in a corporate office. Think simple – dark suit, collared shirt, and dress shoes, or a blouse and pencil skirt combination for women.

Black Tie

This is where it starts getting more formal. Black tie tends to be the standard for VIP lunges or special events at some casinos, while at others it might be the norm for evening attendance. This is the matching dinner jacket and trousers with a tie or a bow tie for the men, and a floor-length gown or an elegant cocktail dress.

White Tie

The highest type of formal wear – this is tails for the men, and a ballgown for women. Long gloves, fur stoles, tiaras, and cufflinks, with shiny shoes, all oozing elegance.

Top Tips for Women

If you are travelling to a casino and you want to make sure you have the right outfits, think about simple, elegant basics. Pack a well-made cocktail dress in a solid colour or a subtle pattern, and make it look effortless with statement jewellery – just remember that less is more. This is something that you can pair with a clutch and some sensible, elegant shoes to elevate the outfit if you want to achieve a more black-tie look.

Top Tips for Men

In almost every situation, you can make the classic choice of a collared shirt in a solid colour paired with dress trousers and leather shoes. Pick a shirt that is a neutral colour – save the bold prints for the beach or a nightclub.

Dark coloured suits are always sophisticated and can give an air of timelessness that should fit in almost any situation. Accessories should be kept simple. Start with a watch, add a tie and a maybe a pocket square for a pop of colour, and make sure that your shoes are clean and polished.

Famous Casino Dress Codes

Let’s check out the dress codes for some of the most famous casinos in the world.

The Bellagio, Las Vegas

As with many of the casino resorts on the strip, The Bellagio casino itself does not have a dress code, but you will need to match the basics if you want to eat in one of the famous restaurants there. For example, men cannot wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open toed shoes, while women cannot wear swimwear or sleepwear.

Casino Baden-Baden

This gem in the heart of the Black Forest in Germany is a very traditional casino, offering some excellent gaming in a cosy and exclusive venue. This means that there are dress code expectations, specifically for men – they expect you to wear a jacket, shirt, and tie. If you don’t have a jacket, you can hire one for ten Euros (they take it seriously).

Venetia Macau

The Venetian, Macau is a gloriously ostentatious casino, and it would probably surprise you to know that the dress code for players is really relaxed – smart casual, with no flip-flops or shorts.

The Hippodrome, London

This casino focuses on being an event where everyone can come and feel comfortable. There is no dress code further than being clothed, but you can dress to impress if you want to.
With all this in mind, it is better to check before you travel to make sure that you know what is expected of you.

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