A few days ago my wife and I returned from a @2 week trip to Europe. We made quite a few stops, perhaps a few too many, but overall it was an enjoyable vacation. Places we visited included England (Liverpool, London), France (Paris, Nice), and Monaco (Monte Carlo). We also had layovers in Zurich, Switzerland (after departing Chicago) and Frankfurt, Germany (on the return trip home). Travel by train within Europe is affordable, very convenient, and basically hassle-free (unless there is a labor strike affecting the line). We took the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Fast & great scenery enroute (except while in the tunnel under the English Channel). We also took a first class train from Liverpool to London, as well as a few shorter train rides between cities. Highly recommended if you have the opportunity. Most of the regulars on this forum know I visit casinos while I'm traveling. With the blessing of my awesome wife, I managed to check out a few during this trip, adding chips to my collection. The casinos I visited were very different from what is "typical" (expected) in the US. All were much smaller and had far fewer table games and EGDs. In general, they were also much nicer in terms of the building and interior décor. For the most part, they're more classy places than their US counterparts. Some casinos even had dress codes and/or required a membership. Table games weren't available until later in the afternoon. European roulette and blackjack are the most popular table games. As far as craps is concerned, it is not a popular game in the areas where we visited. There is no craps table in a Manchester or Liverpool casino. Yikes. Fortunately, it's only a 2 hour train ride to London, where there are 2 casinos (Hippodrome, Grovesnor Victoria) that have craps tables. Didn't find a craps table in France, but there really aren't many casinos in the country. Casino Barrière (Menton, France) is located on the French Riviera in a beautiful setting but alas, no craps or dice. Plenty of eye candy on the beach across the street, though. Sun Casino (Monte Carlo, Monaco) has 2 craps tables; the main casino -- Casino de Monte-Carlo (the one featured in the movies) -- doesn't have craps. I'll post additional commentary and pictures as time (and the forum server) permit.