At Casino du Liban, it is tough to ascertain whether the dazzle is a result of the casino's spectacularly lit structure or of the collective glamour that spills from the creme de la creme of visiting European and Arabic societies. Opened in 1959, only to close in 1989 and re-open again in 1996 after an extravagant renovation, this splendid casino can easily match any of Las Vegas's thriving icons. The expansive space it occupies in Maameltein houses nearly 400 slot machines, 60 gaming tables, not to mention unparalleled entertainment in all of Beirut. The Salle des Ambassadeurs hosts terrific cabaret performances, while the theater showcases international ballets, Broadway shows and jazz concerts. There is also a nightclub, five luxury restaurants and a banquet facility within this marvelous casino.