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The Monte Carlo Casino is one of the most notable buildings in Principality of Monaco. The casino complex is a gambling facility which also includes the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, an opera and ballet house, and the office of the Ballets de Monte Carlo. The casino was designed by the architect Charles Garnier, who also created the Paris opera. It has a distinctly Beaux Arts style. It hosts the annual European Poker Tour Grand Final.
The casino is owned by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco , a public company in which the government has a majority interest. This corporation also owns the principal hotels and nightclubs of the community that serve the tourist trade.