Third Anniversary Celebrations in Belgrade

Grand Casino Beograd celebrated its third anniversary in style last week with three days of fantastic “Casino Night” events.

Special performance of NEBBIA
Special performance of NEBBIA

To celebrate its third anniversary, Grand Casino Beograd hosted three equally spectacular yet very different events in Belgrade last week. The “Casino Night” celebrations began in dramatic style on 23 February 2011 with a special performance of the acclaimed Cirque Éloize and Teatro Sunil co-production NEBBIA at the city’s Madlenianum Opera & Theatre. After the official welcome by Grand Casino Beograd General Manager Christos Tsemberas and Antonis Stergiotis, Chairman and Managing Director of the venue’s owners, Club Hotel Loutraki, the 500 invited guests were treated to a truly breathtaking show that plunged them into a dramatic world of dreams and the imaginary.

Magnificent visual effects, stunning acrobatics, captivating theater, haunting music and an impressively minimalistic set left the audience awestruck as the show cast its mesmerizing spell. NEBBIA – which means fog in Italian – is the third part of Daniele Finzi Pasca’s Sky trilogy and like Grand Casino Beograd was also first launched in 2007.

The celebrations continued the following day with a memorable red-carpet event in Grand Casino Beograd’s own premises. 1,600 invited guests packed into the luxurious entertainment center on the Danube promenade for an extraordinary night of music, dance and entertainment, including the highlight of the evening: two stunning performances by American “Queen of Burlesque”, Dita von Teese, in her “Feather Dance” and “Martini Glass” shows.

The venue was decked out for the event in a 1930s Chicago look and feel. Live music by the Belgrade Dixieland Orchestra, featuring Ana Milenkovi and Dado Topic, created a perfect, matching sound, while a superb performance by the dance troupe Filip Pat and the Untouchables rounded off the great entertainment. But the moment everyone had waited for finally came at 11 pm, when Dita von Teese took to the stage and brought the delighted audience to a fever pitch with her poised smile and impressive show.

The party atmosphere and live music continued well into the night, and the event is already destined to be the party of the year – even though it’s only February.

But the fun was still not over, as Grand Casino Beograd made sure that regular casino goers also had their share of the action. On 25 February – the third day of the “Casino Night” anniversary celebrations – all guests who entered the casino between 8 pm and midnight received a complimentary voucher worth 500 dinar to try their luck at the slot machines. As the saying goes: third time lucky!

The whole three days were the talk of the town and confirmed Grand Casino Beograd’s reputation not only as one of the most popular and best-known casino and entertainment centers in Southeast Europe, but also as the coolest party venue in the Balkans.