Photographer's Note

It is not really Las Vegas but the Grand Casino Basel is one of only 7 Casinos in Switzerland. Opend in 2003 it is located bang on the Swiss-French border (the actual border line is just meters behind the Casino and is not secured in any way). Thus over 60% of the visitors are from France.
The special architecture of the cubic building lets it shimmer brightly red at night. The closed two layers facade is filled with a red isolation material, covered with a glass front. Special LED lamps illuminate the structured material at night.
In 2010 the Casino was raided by a group of 10 heavily armed robbers who, in the matter of minutes, extracted over 100'000 CHF, only to disappear over the border to France in the batting of an eyelash

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Additional Photos by Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 63 N: 2109] (11537)
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