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Box office success: 4 luxury casino hotels to visit in 2020 that have starred in Hollywood blockbusters

By LLM Reporters  |  January 27, 2020

Casino. Just the word is enough to paint a picture of a night filled with glamour, exhilaration and endless possibilities. No longer solely a place for gambling, casinos have evolved into a full holiday experience, nowadays you’ll find them in hotels, retail stores, restaurants and cruise ships, ready and waiting to offer you endless excitement.

And apart from entering a casino purely to gamble, several also happen to host live events, concerts, stand-up comedy and more, promising a night you’ll never forget. If you are a lover of the movies and a night of glamour with the odd gamble on a real-life film set has your name written all over it then these picks could be just what you’ve been looking for. have done the hard work and are sharing their top four luxury casinos of the world that are so fabulous that stars of the silver screen have graced their floors. All you have to do is book your plane ticker and take part in one of the finest nights of your life.

The Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Casinos and gambling are synonymous with Las Vegas, which puts The Bellagio Hotel and Casino on the top of our list. Brad Pitt and George Clooney’s ever-so popular movie, Ocean’s Eleven, is set in The Bellagio and its real-life lavishness is no less. 

Opened in 1998, The Bellagio features world-famous dancing fountains, The Fountains of Bellagio and there is also a conservatory and botanical gardens inside the hotel itself. It also houses a gallery of fine art and offers delicacies prepared by renowned chefs to first-class services. Located right in the middle of the Las Vegas strip, this renowned hotel and casino promises the epitome of luxury.

The casino features a poker room that’s commonly referred to as ‘The Office,’ which is frequented by many professional poker players with stakes having been known to exceed $1 million. If you’re chasing the movie glamour, The Bellagio most definitely offers that, and much more.

The Kurhaus of Baden-Baden Casino

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A lot of people associate casinos with Las Vegas, however, there are many extravagant casinos outside of the US, and our next pick is one of them.

Built in 1824, the Kurhaus of Baden-Baden was named ‘the most beautiful casino in the world’ by celebrated actress Marlene Dietrich. Actor Kirk Douglas has made a visit, as has the famous Russian writer, Dostoyevsky, who wrote The Gambler while staying as a guest and using the facilities, while the 1975 film The Romantic Englishwoman was also filmed in the town.

If you seek luxury but dislike crowds, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy Kurhaus of Baden-Baden. Located right in the outskirts of the Black Forest, Kurhaus of Baden-Baden is a lavish resort with many tourist destinations in close proximity. After a night of intense gambling, you can unwind at the hotel’s renowned spa and, in addition to the spa and casino, the resort also houses a conference complex. The Baden-Baden conference centre has hosted several international events such as Olympic Congress, Chess tournaments and NATO Summit.

Hotel de Paris de Monte-Carlo

Located in the heart of Monaco, Hotel de Paris de Monte-Carlo is a favourite amongst the crème de la crème of the rich and wealthy. No wonder it was featured in two James Bond movies and Iron Man 2! If those movies don’t scream wealth, we don’t know what does.

Players at Hotel de Paris de Monte-Carlo aren’t afraid of taking risks, and millions are bet and lost in the blink of an eye. The casino itself is a work of art with grandiose interiors -the hotel has 99 rooms that check every box on the lavish list, which isn’t surprising as the hotel is listed on the annual Conde Nast Traveller Gold List.

Sun City Resort and Casino

Located in the North West Province of South Africa, Sun City Resort and Casino is the place to be if you desire an extravagant vacation. In the past, it has hosted performances by Cher, the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Queen and Elton John, while, most recently, Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore filmed their movie, Blended, there. The expansive casino features everything from slot machines to blackjack to private playing quarters – what are you waiting for?

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