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Monte Carlo has for decades been visited by royalty as well as commoners and movie stars. James Bond, fictional British spy and hero of the James Bond movie series, frequented the city's glamorous, Edwardian casino. In 1873 Joseph Jaggers became "the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo" by discovering and capitalizing on a bias in one of the casino's roulette wheels. Technically the bank in this sense is the money held by the croupier: according to an article in The Times in the late 19th century, it was thus possible to break the bank several times.
Many people think that Monte Carlo is the capital of the country Monaco, but Monaco-Ville is the official capital.
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