Casino Marienlyst

Casino Marienlyst is part of the Four-star Hotel and Casino Marienlyst resort near Helsingør, Denmark.

The resort enjoys one of the most beautiful and unique views in the world, overlooking the øresund – the strait separating Denmark and Sweden – and the majestic Swedish coastline across the water.

The resort also affords spectacular views of the world-famous Kronborg Castle, and its own front garden and beach park stretch down from the hotel to the shore.


Casino Marienlyst has over a century’s experience in high stakes gambling, having been established in 1902. Casino Marienlyst is the oldest casino in Denmark, not to mention one of the most elegant and beautiful in Northern Europe.

The original Marienlyst was built in 1859 as a so-called inland health resort. The kings and princes of Europe often visited Marienlyst, but by 1902 the hotel had become too small, leading to the construction of the hotel building that still stands there today.

On that occasion, the Crown Prince of Denmark – later King Frederik VIII – granted Marienlyst permission to run a casino with cash bets and payouts, and to use the royal crown in its logo.

Casino Marienlyst

Games offered at Casino Marienlyst include American Roulette, Blackjack and assorted gaming machines. Texas Hold’em poker tournaments are held every Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 pm, with cash games on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Inexperienced gamblers need not fear, as Casino Marienlyst’s Player’s Guide provides detailed descriptions of every game available.

Casino Marienlyst has a relaxed attitude towards its dress code, although guests are required to be presentable (no shorts, caps, leisurewear, running shoes or open footwear).

The casino is open every day between 7 pm and 4 am and the minimum gambling age is 18.

The charming Joker Bar, meanwhile, offers an evocative atmosphere and exclusive cocktails, as well as beautiful views over the øresund and Kronborg Castle.

Hotel Marienlyst

Hotel Marienlyst offers 222 rooms, suites and apartments, ranging from single rooms to 240-m squared suites, all with a view of either the øresund or the garden.

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  • Make an online booking for your stay at Hotel Marienlyst

Did You Know?

  • If you arrive by taxi from Helsingør or its surrounds, Casino Marienlyst will pay for your taxi, provided your group consists of at least 3 people.
  • No electrical equipment is allowed in the casino and mobile phones must be handed in at reception.

Local Attractions

  • Kronborg Castle
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
  • Science Museum