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Published on: 30/10/2013

The city of Frankonovurd is first noted in records dating back to the end of the eighth century. It was during the Middle Ages that the name was altered to Frankenfort – and then as time went on the familiar name we know today was formed. Frankfurt is the largest city in the German state of Hessen – and with a population of over 700,000, it is the fifth largest city in the whole of Germany. It is a busy, bustling city, full of life and culture.

The city draws in many business travellers, as it is one of the financial centres of Europe. As such it has well developed transport links, enabling people to easily reach its banks, trade shows, stock exchange, and high tech manufacturing areas. The city is certainly not stifled by commerce and finance – it has one of the world’s preeminent opera houses, numerous well funded museums, an interesting nightlife, with bars and clubs, plus lovely scenery.

To many people Frankfurt is famous for having spawned the genre of trance and techno music. In the late 80’s, the Ostend district was the centre of the fashionable music scene. Frankfurt has always been famous for its nightclubs, and ever since the early 90’s people have travelled from all over the world to visit the clubs of the Hanauer Landstraße, a part of the city that never sleeps.

Being such a large and modern city, Frankfurt has something to offer everyone, and that includes a number of excellent casinos! If you arrive by plane you wont have to travel very far to get your roulette fix – there’s a casino actually inside the airport! In December 2011 the Airport Casino Frankfurt was opened. This is no measly arcade booth with a few poker simulators – The airport casino is a fully fledged gambling arena, complete with three tables of American Roulette, Blackjack and Poker, and no less than 78 gaming machines.

Gambling within the city itself is mainly under the control of a pair of entertainment conglomerates, who monopolize the market. A faction of the Gauselmann Group, called Casino Merkur-Spielothek is probably the larger of the two. The Gauselmann Group had its beginnings in 1957, when Paul Gauselmann began refurbishing and renovating used American Jukeboxes. From this modest start his company grew, and by the mid 70’s it was constructing its own line of slot machines. Merkur-Spielothek now constructs gaming machines for distribution all over Frankfurt. It is unlikely you could find a casino in the city that does not have a considerable about of machines made by The Gauselmann Group.

Sharing the stage for dominance and monopolization of the city’s gambling industry is Storm International. This company operates a pair of “Storm Casinos,” with one in Kurt and the other in Hanover. The casinos are very popular, in part because of their extensive collection of machines, and well laid out array of gaming tables; but also because of the contemporary style of their interior decoration.

All those who travel to Frankfurt for the casinos and nightlife experience are strongly advised to journey just a little further: just outside the city, in its suburbs, is a district called Niederrad. This area proudly hosts one of the greatest horseracing tracks in Germany. The Frankfurt Racecourse, on the Schwarzwaldstrasse, is easily accessible by way of the autobahn. A visit to this track will not leave any equestrian fan disappointed – and those who normally only gamble in casinos may find some welcome variety in this lush, open air arena.

Published on: 30/10/2013 © Bet Bind