With over 3,500 casinos in the world, the casino industry is as vibrant as ever, which means people have more options than ever when choosing the right casino for them. Here are my top ten casinos in the world that you should definitely try your luck at!
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1. The Venetian Macao, Macau
The first casino on this list is a symbol of how the dominance in the casino industry has shifted from Las Vegas to Macau. Owned by U.S. firm Las Vegas Sands, the Venetian Macao is the sister venue of the Nevada-based Venetian. It is a 10.5 million square foot building located on the Cotai Strip and officially opened back on 28 August 2007. It boasts over 3,000 hotel suites and equipped with 3,400 slot machines, along with 800 classic casino tables, including the famous Italian theme that has made the Venetian name such a world-renowned brand.
2. Foxwoods Resort Casino, U.S.A.
It feels like Foxwoods Resort Casino has been around for generations, and it is hard to believe it was only first built back in 1986. Its position on the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe Reservation in Ledyard, Connecticut makes it an ideal venue for those visiting New York on holiday and looking to taste an authentic U.S. casino atmosphere. It has 4,700 slot machines and more than 380 casino table games. The venue also has a Hard Rock Cafe amongst its huge selection of bars, restaurants, and shops with 2,266 hotel rooms available. The casino also offers prospective players the chance to test play a range of video poker games online via their website. This online gambling function provides players with the unique opportunity to test games before visiting the venue or simply pass time as they relax within the grounds of the complex.
3. MGM Grand Casino, U.S.A.
One of the most famous casino brands in the world is the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It is one of the world’s largest casinos, covering 171,500 square feet with over 5,000 hotel suites in the resort. It was opened back in 1975 and has been a major landmark on the main strip in Sin City ever since. World famous magician David Copperfield has his resident show at the venue and there are over 2,500 slot machines and 139 poker and casino gaming tables available.
4. Bellagio, U.S.A.
A casino that is as recognized for its Fountains of Bellagio as it is for its facilities, this casino stands out as one of the most spectacular venues in the gambling world. A trip to Las Vegas is not complete without visiting these stunning fountains for one of the musical light shows. Its Lake Como-inspired theme offers luxury and exuberance on an unprecedented level. Cirque du Soleil are resident performers at the resort and it boasts over 3,950 hotel suites with its poker room holding such a refined reputation that it has partnered with the World Poker Tour to provide some of the most prestigious poker events in the world.
5. The Empire Casino, U.K.
Positioned in the vibrant center of the West End of London in Leicester Square, The Empire Casino is the UK’s own offering of a world-class casino venue. It is laid across 55,000 square feet of gaming space and over two floors, with players able to get involved in an array of casino games, including well-known slot machines, such as American roulette, blackjack, Punto Banco, and Pai Gow. The Dragon Lounge and Empire Poker Room are two exquisite venues to soak up the authentic atmosphere of casino gaming in the capital city of England.
6. Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, U.S.A.
It would be a crime against the casino industry to not include the home of the annual World Series of Poker on this list, Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino. The resort was built in 1990 and has a Brazilian theme named after world-renowned and iconic Brazilian city. The home of magician tandem Penn and Teller has been one of the big names on the Las Vegas Strip for decades. It has 2,522 hotel rooms and a wine cellar that holds in excess of 50,000 bottles!
7. Sun City, South Africa
The lone entry from Africa on this list is the Sun City resort and casino, which is based in the North West Province of South Africa, just outside the city of Rustenburg. The resort is famous for having a safari on its premises. The nightclub Silhouette, Motseng cultural village, Aviary, and Waterworld ensure that this is one of the most unique casino resorts in the world. The venue has also seen some of the music industry’s biggest stars play shows there with names such as Elton John, the Beach Boys, Cher, and Frank Sinatra all having graced the resort with their presence over the years.
8. Grand Lisboa, Macau
Not many casino resorts around the world have such an imposing presence on the skyline as the Grand Lisboa in Macau. The casino venue recently opened in 2007 and the resort is officially recognized as the tallest building on the Chinese enclave. It became the first casino in Macau to offer Texas Hold’em and craps. There are 430 hotel rooms with over 100 slot machines and 800 casino gaming tables. Most notably, the Star of Stanley Ho, one of the largest diamonds in the world, is on display at the venue.
9. Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco
In terms of the oldest casinos in the world, the Casino de Monte Carlo is up near the top of the list having been originally opened way back in 1863. Operated by Société des Bains de Mer, it boasts a prime location on the French principality of Monaco. A wide variety of games are available to play at the complex, including numerous variations of roulette, stud poker, blackjack, Trente et Quarante, craps, baccarat, video poker, and slot machines. The venue has become synonymous with the fictional British spy James Bond having appeared in a number of novels based on the 007 Agent.
10. Casino Baden-Baden, Germany
The final entry on this list offers a true taste of classic Europe with its idyllic setting on the outskirts of the Black Forest just outside Baden-Baden in Germany. The classic décor makes it one of the most visually stunning casinos in the world. The casino has enjoyed a successful period since opening its doors back in 1950. A huge selection of classic casino table games, such as blackjack, poker, and roulette, can be sampled at the venue with instruction sessions and guided tours making it an ideal venue for beginners and experienced players alike.
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