If casinos are synonymous with anything, it’s living the high life. Where else on earth will you see people gamble so freely with their money or spend thousands on champagne without a shiver of remorse? These wonderlands of decadence and debauchery are places without equal, but some buy into their own myth more than others.
Intended to celebrate all that is great about the high stakes world of gambling, those at the very top of their game are unashamedly opulent and unapologetically luxurious. Here are four fabulous casinos sure to sweep you off your feet and show you how the rich and famous really live…
MGM Grand Las Vegas Casino Resort
Located in the very heart of the gambling industry, MGM Grand Las Vegas has a gaming floor that takes up a total of 170,000 square feet. The biggest casino in the famous “city that never sleeps”, it offers visitors over 2,300 machines to choose from, and 20 different bars at which they can sate their thirst. Built on a grand scale, its attractions extend beyond the poker table and roulette wheel all the way through to expensive eateries, circus shows, and even rock festivals. There is nowhere better to splash the cash and make some memories.
Turk Rio Casino Resort
Klerksdorp, South Africa may not be as synonymous with the industry as the dazzling streets of Las Vegas, but that doesn’t stop it from housing the fifth largest casino in the world: the inimitable Turk Rio Casino Resort. With a gaming floor that covers 266,330 square feet, it has a multitude of high stakes machines to offer gamers, as well as a hotel which provides the very height of luxury to its many guests. Drawing inspiration from the vibrancy and colour of Carnival, it really does have all that an extravagant visitor could desire.
The Venetian Macao Casino
The jewel in the crown of the casino empire, The Venetian Macao is the largest in the world, with a gaming floor that takes up an unrivalled 546,000 square feet. Focused not just on quantity but on quality too, it has 3,000 fantastic machines for when you feel like rubbing shoulders with fortune, as well as more card and table games than you could possibly imagine. If you can’t afford the bona fide casino experience, don’t despair: You can always go online to get something as close as possible to the full article, and there are plenty of handy directory sites to assist you in finding the very best live and simulated experiences around – many of them modelled on those found in Macao.
City of Dreams Casino Resort
Home to both the City of Dreams Resort and The Venetian, Macao is the casino capital of China, and it’s entirely worthy of this accolade. Offering delights to equal the glamour and glitter of Las Vegas, its fantastical City of Dreams has a gaming floor that covers a phenomenal 420,000 square feet, making it the second largest of its kind in the world. Housing a fantastic array of card and table games, as well as gambling machines galore, it lacks nothing that a luxurious gambler in all of their largesse could want.
Tell us, the next time your pennies are burning a hole in your pocket, where will you go to play?