Top 5 Casinos Worldwide

Casinos have been around since the 1600s, with a gambling in the theatre Saint Moses in 1638.

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Casino’s of old were glitzy and glamorous, and going out to a casino was an occasion. Fast forward a few centuries, and not much has changed. Modern-day casinos are large entertainment complexes, housing gambling, hotels and restaurants, and other social activities.

Land vs. Online

As the world evolved and embraced technology and the internet, so did the world of gambling and casinos. In 1995 the first online casino was developed and opened for play, and since then, more and more people have moved over to online gambling. Online casinos are convenient; they also allow a player to play globally. No matter where you are, you could try your luck at trustworthy Amatic casinos.  In our fast-paced lives; being able to play on your mobile while on a train or in the doctors’ waiting room has a universal appeal.

Online casinos have also mastered the art of bonuses and promotions with sign-up bonuses and free spins that their land counterparts cannot compete with. Yet land casinos are still popular and will remain popular into the future. The ambiance in casinos is like no other; there are flashing lights and loud noises, even more so when someone hits the jackpot. And that’s another thing land casinos have over online ones, human interaction. From the dealer to the waitresses and barmen and other players, being in that atmosphere is a fun experience.

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The Top Five

Speaking of uniqueness and experiences, let us look at some of the biggest casinos in the world. It is based not only on size but also on revenues generated over the past two years. Las Vegas was once the capital of the world when it came to casinos and entertainment, but now there is a new hero in town in the form of Macau. This city boasts some of the world’s largest casinos and grandest hotels and entertainment complexes. They also have managed to generate revenues that double the numbers at Las Vegas.

Winstar World Casino

Based in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the Winstar is owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. The casino is 600 000 square feet of gaming fun, boasting over 7000 gaming machines and 100 gaming tables. The complex also has a golf course, nightclub, and spa, including a few attractions.

In size, it is the largest casino globally; in sales revenue, it generates around 4.73 million pounds (2019) which is considerably lower than the other casinos in its category.

City of Dreams

The City of Dreams casino is in Macau and sits on 420 000 sq ft, with over 1500 gaming machines and 378 table games. This shimmering jewel officially opened in June 2009, and it still holds the allure and charm it had back then. This casino generated revenue to the tune of 1.06 billion pounds ( $1.45 billion) in 2019.

Considering that the minimum bet on baccarat is 2200 pounds ($3000), the sales figures are not surprising. In the same complex are hotels, stores, and a nightclub that the owners Melco Resorts and Entertainment have recently taken over.

The Venetian Macau

The Venetian Macau is modelled on its sister casino, The Venetian Las Vegas, owned by the same company, American Las Vegas Sands Company. The casino is directly opposite the City of Dreams, making the city of Macau one of the most desirable gambling destinations.

The casino and hotel reflect beautifully on the water below it; the luxury hotel and casino have 39 stories and 10 500 000 sq ft in total. The casino has 546 000 sq ft for gaming, with over 800 gambling tables and four uniquely themed gambling areas.

The Wynn Macau

Wynn Macau is the only resort to have been awarded 8 Forbes five-star awards. The casino is owned by the American-based company Wynn Resorts; this Wynn casino opened its doors on 6 September 2006.

Located in the Cotai region of Macau, the casino has a gaming floor of 273 000 sq ft, with 672 gaming machines and 222 table and poker games.

The revenue of the casino for 2019 was 1.21 billion pounds. Currently valued at 7.27 billion pounds, this casino is one of the most lucrative casinos in the Wynn Resorts group, bringing in over 60% of the group’s revenue in 2019.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods is situated 12 miles north of the interstate, between Boston and New York on a Mashantucket Tribal reservation. The tribe is also the owner and operator of the casino.

The casino has 344 000 sq ft of gaming, which houses over 3 500 slot machines and 250 gaming tables. Tables range from Blackjack to Baccarat and pai gow poker, to name a few.

Minimum bet starts at 7 pounds ($10) on crap tables, tables like blackjack have a higher minimum bet starting at 368 pounds ($500), but mini tables start at $1. Foxwoods also has classes for visitors wishing to play roulette but don’t feel comfortable with the rules or understanding of the game.

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