Online gambling’s increasing popularity could give you the impression that land-based casinos might be on the verge of losing their sparkle to technology, however, many punters all over the world are still attracted by the glamour and atmosphere of brick-and-mortar casinos. If you dream of visiting one of the world most lavish casinos, be sure to check out our selection of top 10 casinos in the world!
1. The Bellagio. Las Vegas, United States.
Bellagio is a resort, luxury hotel and casino in Las Vegas, United States. The resort is famed for its elegance and 3.2 ha lake between the building and the Strip which features a large dancing water fountain synchronised to music. The casino itself is popular for its high-stakes poker room that hosts World Poker Tour events. High-rollers can benefit from a stylish gambling experience delivered by the casino’s massive selection of about 2,300 slot machines that pay out huge jackpots of up to $2 million.
2. The Venetian Macau. Macau, China.
The Venetian Macau is a luxury hotel and resort owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company. The resort is the world’s biggest casino and it’s the seventh-largest building by floor area. The building is impressive inside and out and its exteriors are wonderful and picturesque, especially at night. The casino offers over 4,000 gambling tables and machines and a huge, 15,000-seat indoor arena which has housed major music, sport and television events of all kinds. Gaming at this luxurious casino is a major enterprise as punters have access to a variety of low, medium and high-stakes tables and machines. Players can also try their luck while playing blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, Sic Bo, Dragon Phoenix, Fan Tan and there’s also a nice range of poker rooms. The Paiza Club is the Venetian’s VIP club which is accessible 24/7.
3. Caesars Palace. Las Vegas, United States.
Caesars Palace is based on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip between Bellagio and The Mirage. This Roman-style luxury hotel complex offers about 14,000 square metres of casino heaven. Caesars Palace is best known for attracting high-rollers with its blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, Spanish 21, mini-baccarat, Pai Gow and Pai Gow poker. Punters have also access to a 420 square metre 24-hour poker room and a massive number of slot machines and video poker machines. Apart from its luxury hotel and casino, Caesars Palace offers a wide variety of entertainment and restaurants, including the renown Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill.
4. Casino Baden-Baden. Baden-Baden, Germany.
Baden-Baden is a spa town located in southwestern Germany. The casino is steeped in 250 year’s worth of history and the building is designed in line with French royal palaces. Punters have the chance to take a chance to win while playing a variety of roulettes, however, if you prefer a game of cards over roulettes, you’ll definitely have fun at one of the casino’s five blackjack tables. You might also like to try your hand at poker, if you’re feeling lucky. The casino offers also the latest state-of-the-art slot machines, so you’ll definitely find something for yourself.
5. Casino de Monte-Carlo. Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The gambling and entertainment complex includes a casino, Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The resort is owned and operated by a public company in which the country’s government and the ruling family have a majority interest. The building’s architecture is simply stunning and the casino boasts a huge diversity of table games, including Punto Banco, Trente & Quarante, Chemin de Fer, as well as blackjack, classic poker and roulette. The most interesting fact about the casino is the fact that the most famous example of the gambler’s fallacy occurred in this casino in the summer of 1913 in the game of roulette, when the ball fell in black 26 times in a row which was an extremely uncommon occurrence.
6. Sun City. North West, South Africa.
Sun City is about two hours’ drive from Johannesburg and it was developed by the hotel magnate Sol Kerzner. The casino was officially opened on the 7th of December 1979 and since then, it offers nothing but top-notch quality services and entertainment. Many popular artists performed at the venue, including Queen, the Beach Boys, Cher, Liza Minnelli, Frank Sinatra, Rod Stewart and Elton John. The resort boasts hotels, nightclubs and two 18-hole golf courses. Sun City’s list of table games include craps, stud poker and baccarat and almost 1,000 slot machines.
7. Foxwoods Resort Casino. Ledyard, United States.
Foxwoods Resort Casino includes six casinos and the resort covers an area of 840,00 square metres. The resort was founded in 1986 by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and it was financed by Lim Goh Tong, a Chinese Malaysian who founded the only legal casino in Malaysia. The casino offers over 380 table games for blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. Slot players will definitely appreciate the fact that there are more than 4,700 slot machines in the casino.
8. MGM Macau. Macau, China.
Founded in 2007, MGM Macau is a 35-story, 600-room casino resort which is owned and operated as a 50-50 joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho who’s the daughter of Macau casino magnate Stanley Ho (aka “The King of Gambling”). MGM Macau features over 23,000 square metres of an expansive casino that wraps around two gigantic floors. There are over 1,500 slots and table games.
9. Crown Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia.
Crown Melbourne opened in 1994. During its opening night, Rachel Griffiths, the Six Feet Under star, infamously ran through the casino topless to protest against the lack of the government’s sense of community and she felt that the casino was a waste of an important site in the city. The casino is open 24/7 except on Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday. Crown Melbourne is the largest casino in the southern hemisphere and it holds a licence for 2,500 poker machines and 500 table games. The casino offers such games as blackjack, craps, Pai Gow, Poker, baccarat, roulette, poker machines and slot machines which are delivered by Aristocrat, Ainsworth Gaming Technology, IGT, Konami, WMS Gaming and Shuffle Master.
10. MGM Grand Las Vegas. Las Vegas, United States.
The MGM Grand is the largest hotel in the US with 5,124 rooms and it’s also the third-largest hotel complex in the world. The 30-floor main building is almost 90 metres high and it includes five outdoor pools, rivers, and waterfalls that cover 35,000 square metres. MGM Grand has a huge gaming floor, measuring almost 16,000 square metres. The casino offers about 2,500 gaming machines and 139 poker and table games. The race and sports book betting area offers state-of-the-art equipment and a wide range of sports, including football, boxing, MMA and more.