Chris Moore Recollections: 1975 – Caspian Sea Casino, Ramsar, Persia (Iran).
The Grand Hotel sat below green rolling hills facing the Caspian Sea. An arrow-straight, tree-lined boulevard stretched from the front of the hotel all the way to the sea, over a mile away. At the heart of the imposing building was the Caspian Sea Casino. For pure dramatic impact, it rivaled any casino that I had seen before or since. The vast ceilings, massive chandeliers and marble columns made the gaming rooms feel like something out of a dreamlike movie.