Top gambling destinations for casino lovers
If you are a casino game player with a love of travelling then visiting a number of the world’s top gambling destinations is sure to be on your bucket list. There are a selection of cities around the globe that are famous for their exclusive casino venues and gambling related attractions.
Popular casino games that you will find in these locations include poker, blackjack, roulette and slots machines. Before you travel anywhere, ensure you are fully aware of the current gambling regulations and laws in that particular location as these do vary widely between countries and regions.
If you are searching for your next casino vacation or are interested in attending an international tournament, have a look at these top destinations below.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
This first destination is probably the most famous worldwide for its gambling venues and entertainment options. Las Vegas is considered to be the gambling capital and has over 100 casinos for visitors to choose from.
Much of gambling offering is centred around the Las Vegas strip, a stretch that is almost 7km in length and home to a wide variety of casinos, accommodation options, bars and restaurants. The famous hotel Bellagio is one of the area’s biggest and best features; with a vast casino floor and huge gaming choice, the hotel also has an impressive water fountain feature outside that displays grand light shows.
While in the area, visitors can enjoy theatre performances and live music shows at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, this is also where live boxing is known to take place. Thrill seekers can enjoy the Adventuredome indoor amusement park at Circus Circus while there, this venue has everything from roller coasters and carousels to circus shows and mini golf.
In Nevada, casino style gambling is fully legalized. This is the only US state besides Louisiana that has legalized it state-wide as opposed to specific designated areas within the state.
Las Vegas is well known around the world for its strip of casinos.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
For real luxury and glamour, Monte Carlo in Monaco, Europe, is a top casino destination for high rollers, celebrities and business people with cash to spare. There are a good selection of casinos with all of the most popular games to choose from.
Casino de Monte Carlo was the first casino to open in Monte Carlo in 1863 and has card tables that are over 100 years old still in use. The Sun Casino has a slightly different vibe and has over 200 slot machines for players to enjoy, there are also big sports screens to watch Principality of Monaco’s famous Formula 1 race.
Interestingly, while visitors are able to access casinos, these venues are not actually open for local people. Local people are still able to gamble online though.
Monaco is considered to be a tax haven by many and casino winnings are not taxed in the country.
Over on the Asian continent is Macau, on the south coast of China this city is an even bigger gambling destination than Las Vegas. Some of the highest stakes games in the world are played in these casinos, which are usually reserved for high rollers.
Macau is home to the biggest casino in the world, The Venetian, which has over 1,700 slot machines, 640 card tables and over 374,000 square feet of space to explore. Baccarat is the most popular game here, however blackjack and roulette are also still highly popular.
Casinos are not the only attraction in the city, MGM Cotai is home to the MGM Theatre which seats up to 2,000 people and hosts everything from world famous concerts, fashion shows and film premieres to chat shows and large scale product launches. There is also the Grand Lisboa, an iconic lotus shaped structure that specializes in daily dance performances.
While casino gambling is illegal in mainland China it is legal in Macau.
Casino gambling is illegal in Mainland China, however in Macau casino gaming is legal.
London, United Kingdom
The capital of the United Kingdom, London, is home to an array of interesting and impressive casino buildings. The largest and most visited casino is the Hippodrome, which has five different floors dedicated to casino gambling.
There are three different casinos within this venue, including the Grand Casino, Lola’s Casino, and Cranbourn Club. There are also a range of dining opens and a number of bars to get cocktails, spirits and other drinks from.
London is an extremely diverse city and there are hundreds of attractions that are in easy reach thanks to the city’s vast transport network. Buckingham Palace, home to the Queen, is a major tourist attraction, as is Covent Gardens, a number of football stations and theatres for top-quality West End performances.
Casino gambling, as well as online casinos and sports betting are all legal in the United Kingdom.
Sun City, South Africa
Lastly, Sun City in South Africa is well worth a visit for casino enthusiasts. There are hundreds of games to choose from, including a thousand different slot machines, and while there are a number of venues, The Palace of the Lost City is said to be the best.
Within easy reach is Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. This is a vibrant area with brilliant authentic food options, great hospitality and diverse evening entertainment venues.