The top five casino hotels in the world
Thousands of visitors flock to Vegas each year, whether it’s to soak up the bright lights and ostentatious nature of the city, do a bit of shopping, or visit some of the nearby tourist attractions such as the breath-taking Grand Canyon. But one thing they no doubt all have in common is a love for the excitement that comes with visiting a casino.
The casino capital of the world, Las Vegas boasts over 100 options for thrill-seekers, with many casinos found in the main areas of the city — downtown Las Vegas, Boulder Strip, and North Las Vegas. Bu with over forty located on or close to the Strip itself, it comes as no surprise that many visitors choose to stay close by.
The great thing about Las Vegas is that you often don’t have to leave your accommodation to get in on a slice of the action, with many of the city’s finest hotels offering an on-site casino. And, now that the casino culture has caught on beyond Vegas, cities around the world have followed suit – offering an equally impressive casino experience as far afield as Singapore, South Africa and Monte Carlo.
If you’re contemplating the kind of holiday where you can try your hand at a spot of roulette, then look no further, as we’ve rounded up five of the world’s very finest casino hotels – all of which promise sheer luxury from the moment you wake in the morning to the moment you return to your room to sleep.
Don’t forget to get some practice in beforehand on some of the new slot sites available online, as there will be plenty of other guests in line to give you a run for your money!
The Palazzo Resort Hotel, Las Vegas
Sister property to the iconic Venetian, the Palazzo is home to an extravagant European-inspired casino – complete with stunning hand-painted frescos lining its ceilings.
Featuring a state-of-the-art race and sports book, an Imperial Baccarat with live dealers and betting terminals, and the extensive Sands Poker Room, this hotel has enough on offer to keep you occupied for weeks on end. Sharing an array of luxury facilities with The Venetian, it’s one of the very finest hotels to be found on the Strip – and the perfect place to begin your casino break experience.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, France
The perfect destination for a high-rolling holiday, it doesn’t get much more luxurious than Monte Carlo. Playground of the rich and famous, it is home to a host of magnificent casinos, and none of its opulent hotels can quite compare to the Hôtel de Paris. Connected to the Place du Casino by just a short flight of stairs, it dates all the way back to 1864, and boasts an impressive restaurant – Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse – offering mouth-watering Riviera-inspired cuisine. Le Bar Américain, meanwhile, offers an extensive wine list featuring some of the most sough-after varieties in the world – the perfect opportunity to enjoy a quality drink before heading to Place du Casino’s legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, which was the inspiration for the first James Bond Novel, Casino Royale.
The MGM, Macao
With over 500,000 square feet of space for guests to enjoy, the casino at the Venetian Macao is largest in the world, and with over 4,000 gambling games to try your hand at, it truly is a casino lover’s dream. With regional games such as Fan Tan and Sic Bo making an appearance alongside more classic choices like roulette and bingo, guests can also opt to relax in the private VIP section, with private butlers at their beck and call at all times. Reminiscent of the iconic Venetian in Las Vegas, the MGM is also home to a world-class theatre, with gondolas drifting through its man-made canals.
Ibiza Gran Hotel, Ibiza
Another destination that is favoured by the super-rich, Ibiza attracts countless visitors each summer thanks to its hedonistic party vibe and exuberant nightlife. The Ibiza Gran Hotel is home to the stylish Casino de Ibiza, which leaves guests spoilt for choice with over 300 different games on offer. Boasting Everything from blackjack to slot machines, the hotel also counts a selection of high-quality restaurants and bars amongst its attractions, and with spacious, opulent rooms, a luxurious spa centre and top class gym, guests are incredibly well catered for in every imaginable way.
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut
Perhaps not a destination in which you’d usually find to expect such a high calibre of casino resort, Connecticut makes a picturesque backdrop for an adrenaline-fuelled break at the Foxwoods Resort. Home to not just one, but six casinos, guests can relax and unwind with a game of golf on one of two Rees-Jones designed courses, or dine in one of a whopping 38 restaurants – including three steakhouses, including Craftsteak by Tom Colicchio.
With a choice of accommodation ranging from MGM Grand at Foxwoods to the Grand Pequot Tower, this monstrous complex truly does have it all, and with something to suit everyone from the extravagant to the discrete, North America’s largest casino resort is entirely deserving of its place in the top five casino hotels in the world.
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