There’s nothing quite like the glitz, glamour and exhilarating atmosphere of a casino, from the spin of the roulette wheel to the cards being dealt at the blackjack table. For many people, combining a visit to the casino with a lavish holiday only adds to the fun and these are some of the most famous and extravagant found around the world.
Bellagio – Las Vegas
As one of the most famous names in gambling, the Bellagio is renowned for its opulence. Separated from the Vegas Strip by an eight-acre lake and a dancing water fountain, the Bellagio doesn’t do anything by halves. It’s has a stylish vibe, 2,300 slots that pay out jackpots of up to $2 million and is home to World Poker Tour events.
WinStar World Casino – Oklahoma
The WinStar World Casino delivers over 500,000 square feet of space for gambling, separated out into eight sections that are themed by cities, such as Paris, Vienna, Cairo and New York. Throughout this vast casino, you can choose from 76 tables, 46 poker tables, a 1,000-seat bingo hall and 6,700 slot machines. There’s even an off-track horse racing betting plaza if horse racing is where you most enjoy placing your bets.
The Venetian– Macau
Macau rivals Las Vegas in terms of gambling and arguably the best it has to offer is in the form of The Venetian Casino, modelled on the Venetian complex in Vegas itself. It has four themed gaming arenas and over 530,000 square feet of space, making it the largest casino in the world, the perfect place to play blackjack in luxury. So, what does all this space have to offer? Take your pick from 3,400 slot machines, 500 game tables and even take a gondola trip inside the hotel resort!
Casino de Monte Carlo – Monaco
Monte Carlo is well known for being a millionaire’s playground, so it stands to reason that this stylish part of the world would have one of the best casinos. The Casino Monte Carlo is stunning to look at, with beautiful water features and striking architecture, as well as a vast range of table games, roulette, blackjack and poker. If you consider yourself a high roller, Monaco’s gambling mecca has to be on your list.
Casino Baden-Baden – Germany
Situated in Germany’s Black Forest region, the Baden-Baden casino has around 250 years’ worth of history on its side, not to mention décor inspired by French royal palaces. It’s so glamourous that the casino actually offers guided tours of the building. However, if you’re there to gamble, it doesn’t disappoint on that front either. It has sophisticated poker rooms and 130 slot tables, as well as countless roulette tables where you can test your luck.
Crown Casino – Melbourne
Australia is a country of gambling enthusiasts and the Crown Casino in Melbourne is testament to that. 500 table games and 3,500 slot machines are housed in a beautiful glass and steel tower on the banks of the Yarra River. It’s the second largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere and if you’re keen to try your hand at a new game, the Crown Casino has practically everything you could possible want.