Casino du Liban’s evolution as the Middle East’s prestigious home of gaming and entertainment began on 29 July 1957 when it got Lebanon’s exclusive gaming license. At that time Lebanon was booming with tourism, prosperity and economic growth. Unique in Lebanon and throughout the region, Casino du Liban found its home on a rocky hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with no car access and a challenging landscape for construction. Vision, creativity and dedication transformed this site into a lush leisure haven with stunning views. Casino du Liban first opened its doors on 17 December 1959 with a grand event and fireworks lighting up the sky in Maameltein. The next day, media coverage was massive, hailing this new venue as “the biggest of tourist establishments in the Middle East”, “the home to chic entertainment lovers”, and “A glowing Diamond Hill”.