The largest casinos in the world
For casino enthusiasts the world over, there’s no greater thrill than visiting some of the finest establishments out there to try your hand at a spot of gaming, and these are no longer limited to the bright lights of Vegas. Casino culture has well and truly caught on, and has taken cities around the world by storm, with some of the largest offerings scattered across North and South America, Asia and Europe, as well as further afield.
Casinos have in the past been referred to as money minters, largely due to the fact that they make a lot of money from the services that they offer, and with so much profit on their hands, they are plenty flush enough to furnish themselve with some pretty lavish amenities. Often grandiose and oozing with glitz and glamour, the best of the bunch are located in some of the most expensive real estate markets and exotic travel destinations across the globe.
We’ve rounded up some of the largest casinos in the world in 2018 for you tick off your gaming bucket list – and rest assured, you won’t want to stop at just one.
Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
The Borgata casino sits on an expansive 161,000 square feet of space in New Jersey, United States, and boasts a whopping 4,100 gaming machines in total, with a further 285 card game tables and 17 restaurants – seating up to 2000 guests – that promise to keep guests fed, watered and utterly entertained for hours on end. So enormous that you could easily get lost in here and while away an entire day or night, games on offer include slots, poker, craps, blackjack and roulette. The casino also hosts daily poker tournaments and is one of the destinations of the World Poker Tour.
Located in Portugal’s vibrant capital city, the Lisboa Casino is the highest grossing in the entire world, sitting on 165,000 square feet and offering a range of gambling and accommodation options for their guests. The gambling section comprises over 1000 gaming machines, including slot machines, automatic dealers, and many more. With only 26 card tables, Lisboa falls behind when it comes to its provision of table games – though it certainly makes up for this in other areas.
The Ensuite hotel can easily put up 1000 guests in a night, offering the most lavish and luxurious conditions on its side of the continent. Lisboa Casino is the biggest gambling establishment in the whole of Europe and is an impressive one that any gambling enthusiast will be keen to tick off their bucket list.
MGM Grand Las Vegas
The MGM Grand Las Vegas casino and is unsurprisingly located in Las Vegas, Nevada. We couldn’t have a list of the world’s largest without a nod to Sin City, and this casino is famed for its permanent nightly shows, featuring popular artists such as David Copperfield, Jabbawockeez, and more. It is at the centre of the Las Vegas strip, and can be found amongst some of the other most prominent casinos in the area. A 30-floor construction with five outdoor swimming pools and an abundance of water features, the casino also houses a convention centre, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and a Spa.
The MGM Grand Las Vegas was formerly known as the Marina, changing its name and reopening in 1993 after the Marina itself closed down three years earlier. New properties were developed to house what was to be one of the biggest casinos the world has ever seen, and the gambling establishment now houses an estimated 2500 slot machines, 139 card game tables, and 5044-capacity rooms. Many online casinos draw their themes or rooms in live roulette from MGM Grand Casino. You can view the live versions of online roulette at http://onlineroulettewheel.co.uk.
MGM Grand Macao
The MGM Grand in Macao, China is bigger and better still than its Las Vegas counterpart. Sitting on an enormous 222,000 square feet and hosting some of the best entertainment and gambling events in China, the MGM Grand Macao accommodates 593 guests per night, with a world-famous kitchen and 12 professional chefs – specialising in casual and fine dining – serving up some of the finest cuisine from around the world.
As well as being home to 835 slot machines and 410 card game tables, the casino also offers blackjack, poker, roulette, baccarat, and craps apart from slot games. This impressive space is the ultimate hotspot for an Asian casino getaway, and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
Macao hosts some of the best gambling houses the world has ever seen, so it’s little surprise to see a second establishment making it onto the list. The Sands casino and hotel occupies a massive 2229,000 square feet and offers gambling and lodging as well. The Sands was originally an American brand but was imported to Macao after the city’s status as a gambling haven rose. Boasting 750 slot machines and 1000 poker and card game tables, it hosts many poker tournaments and is also a destination of the annual World Poker Tour.
Rio Casino Resort
Formerly known as the Tusk Rio Casino Resort, the Rio is – somewhat confusingly – located in Klerksdorp, South Africa. The biggest and most luxurious gambling establishment on the continent, it hosts guests from all over the world, and is one of many themed casinos in the industry opting for a throwback Rio carnival ambience – hence the name.
The Rio offers boarding services for 70 guests, with 270 slot machines and 12 poker tables on hand to keep guests thoroughly entertained. Being an extra-territorial casino, the Rio Casino’s slots machines are configured to accept different world currencies – handy if you don’t want to lose out with poor rates at the currency exchange.
Developed on 266,000 square feet, the Rio is one of the top five biggest casinos in the world – a must visit, should you ever get the chance.
City of Dreams, Macao
The City of Dreams is – as the name suggests – a rather dreamy and out of this world establishment. Another one that can be found in Macao, China, it sits upon an expansive 420,000 square feet, and is made up of four building complexes including the Hardrock hotel and The Australian Crowne.
The City of Dreams casino offers 2000 different slot games in its gambling halls with 32 different restaurants offering a range of mouth-watering dining options. The theatrics of the casino resort and hotel have received worldwide acclaim, so it’s little wonder that visitors flock in daily from across the globe to find out what it’s all about.
The Venetian, Macao
The Venetian has appeared in many films and documentaries, making it perhaps one of the most famous in the entire world. A beautifully lit crescent-shaped building that is located directly opposite the City of Dreams, the building gives off a golden, iridescent glow at night, making it quite a sight to behold against its barren background.
The Venetian is the 7th largest building on earth by area, and stands at a towering 38 stories tall. Housing 4200 slots and table games and an entertainment arena that seats 15,000 people, it’s an impressive place you won’t want to miss – and here, the gambling stakes are high.
If you don’t take a trip to one of these enormous casinos, then you’ve never truly lived – so go ahead and book that first class flight and prepare to get lucky.