Even if the Principality of Monaco is among the most popular gambling destinations in Europe, the Government forbids locals from setting foot inside its luxurious casinos. The only exception is for the Monégasque people who legally work there.
So, what is the reason behind this decision? Locals are banned from gambling due to moral reasons. Simply, the Princely Family did not want the Monégasque locals to gamble away their money.
It is important to refer back to the fact that Monaco is an independent state, therefore Monaco gambling laws do not have to conform to the ones in France. The whole casino concept in the Principality attracts gambling enthusiast foreigners. For this reason, there are passport checks at the casino entrances.
It is an interesting fact that the Monégasque law forbids only physical gambling, therefore, Monaco citizens can gamble online freely.