The best casino hotels and resorts that will open in 2019
When choosing a luxury hotel for a blissful weekend getaway, often the deciding factor is the facilities. It’s not just about the rest and the relaxation, but the entertainment, too – and a bit of excitement to spice up your next trip is unlikely to go amiss.
Whilst live music and theatre shows are a good place to start, the luxury hotel resort of today goes one step further than the norm with a host of impressive extras. Nowadays, you don’t have to venture outside of your hotel to get the thrill of a flutter at the casino, and high rollers can be found flocking to high-end casino hotels around the world in search of a lavish gambling getaway that hits all the right spots.
With a range of appealing new resorts springing up globally by the day, casino lovers are taking their games more seriously than ever before. Doing all they can to elevate their skills to the next level and ensure they can compete with the high-rollers, no stone is left unturned. And, with a flurry of new big name casino resorts set to reach completion in 2019 – from Vegas to Macau – there’s no time like the present to follow suit.
Get your practice in now, and you could be one of the first to give them a test run. Try your luck for free at one of the many online casinos now available worldwide, become a regular visitor to your local casino before you go, and you’ll be well on your way to gaming success.
Here are four of the most exciting casino hotels and resorts set to open in 2019. The countdown is officially on!
Jeju Shinhwa World, South Korea
Located on South Korea’s Jeju Island, Jeju Shinhwa is one of the most popular tourist draws in the region. Spanning over 2.5 million square metres this sprawling resort promises guests a truly opulent stay, with the Somerset Jeju Shinhwa World hotel alone boasting 344 units of accommodation that come fully equipped with their own wine cellars, washing machines and more. Foodies will be well catered for with a range of Asian restaurants on site and a fitness centre and swimming pools to burn it all off in.
The Landing Casino is the resort’s biggest attraction for gaming enthusiasts. Located within the Jeju Shinhwa World Marriott Resort, it’s the largest on the island, and offers an endless selection of slot machines, table games and more – plus a dedicated ‘Poker Club’, featuring 8 poker tables for Texas Hold’em.
A mammoth project that has taken years of hard work to bring to fruition, this impressive resort is finally due to be completed by the end of 2019. Still a way to go yet, but it promises to be worth the wait.
Resorts World Las Vegas
Major construction is expected to begin on Resorts World Las Vegas as 2018 draws to a close, with plans for this impressive Chinese-themed resort, located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, to finally open its doors in 2019 after long delays.
Originally due to open in 2018, the resort’s complex design has meant a slower pace than hoped, but plans for the luxury site, which is being developed by Malaysia-based Genting Group, include 3,500 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot casino. Costing upwards of an eyewatering $7 billion, this is one casino resort project that will undoubtedly impress – from its 4,000 seater theatre and rooftop skypark and observation deck, to an aquarium, ice rink and indoor waterpark. But it’s the 175,000 square foot casino that has got us all on the edges of our seats – get set for one of the biggest and most incredible gaming venues you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Soboba Casino, San Jacinto
Nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto mountains, Soboba Casino is one of the area’s best loved gaming venues, and work has now begun on an impressive replacement project which aims to expand the offering to keep up with demand. The new hotel and casino, located just one mile away from its current spot, and will feature 200 rooms for guests and state of the art gaming facilities.
The new Riverside County facility is set to feature a whopping 474,000 square feet of interior space, sitting on 37.5 acres of land. Including a 15,000 square foot conference centre, plus a fitness centre, bar and pool, this one is sure to attract some serious high rollers, boasting an enormous 2,000 slot machines, as well as 32 gaming tables.
The new gaming floor will be bigger than the entirety of the current casino, but the complex will have the same number of slot machines and table games – that’s 2,000 machines and 32 tables, to be precise – albeit in a far more spacious setting.
One of the biggest upgrades at Soboba Casino Resort will be the food — with 22,000 square feet of food service space that will include a noodle restaurant, a food court, a 24-hour cafe and a coffee shop. There will also be a cabaret lounge, a lobby bar and banquet facilities. Due to open its doors in the first quarter of 2019, it’s another one you won’t want to miss.
The 13 Hotel, Macau
The casino at the 13 Hotel, a stalled development on the border between Cotai and Coloane in Macau, is now well underway, and is expected to open to the public in March 2019. Featuring a total of 66 gaming tables, a quarter of which will be reserved for VIP play, there will be a range of ‘high stakes’ games available for the taking, and around 50 slot machines to boot.
Several previous deadlines declared by The 13 Holdings for the opening of the hotel accommodation at the property have already been missed. In late January it was announced that entrepreneur Stephen Hung, widely regarded in the investment community as one of the masterminds of the project, had resigned as joint chairman and executive director of the company.
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