Do you feel lucky? Do you think you can run away with tons of money from the casino? And by this, I mean run away by winning on its tables and through its machines and not by conniving a plan to steal from them big time like what George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon did in Ocean’s 11. So if you are ready to roll the dice or if you think you can hit the jackpot on those one-arm bandits, then get ready because here now is a list of the top 10 casinos in the world.
1. The Venetian Macao – Macau, China
This casino is impressive inside and out. Its exteriors are wonderful and so picturesque especially at night. Inside, you will be hard pressed to find a spot that does not offer a nice view. As this is not just a casino but also a hotel, The Venetian offers several luxury rooms for its guests. And of course, there is the casino. The Venetian offers an astounding 550,000 square feet of gambling area and gaming space.
2. Foxwoods Resort Casino – Connecticut, USA
While Foxwoods Resort Casino bustles with activity, its surroundings are serene with lush green scenery. It is located in the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation in Ledyard, Connecticut. It features 4.7 million square feet of gaming space. It has more than 380 gaming tables available, offering games like blackjack, craps, roulette and poker. It also has 6,300 slot machines. For those with children and teens, there is a two-story arcade that the youngsters can enjoy.
3. MGM Grand Casino – Las Vegas
It is located in the third largest hotel in the world. The casino has one of the largest gaming floors in all of Sin City, with space measuring 171,500 square feet. It has 139 tables for pokers and other games. It also offers 2,500 machines. Slot machines include video poker, progressive slots and multi game machines. Bets can range from one cent to $1,000. Some can make payouts of as much as $500,000. Sports betting can be done in a state-of-the-art area that has 60 plasma televisions. Popular sports that bettors love include football, mixed martial arts, boxing and soccer. Skyboxes that can accommodate up to 10 guests are also available, with complimentary food and beverage servers.
4. Bellagio – Las Vegas
Bellagio is owned by MGM Resorts and stands at the spot where the Dunes Hotel and Casino used to be located. It has a famous fountain that has been featured in films like Ocean’s 11, The Hangover and 21. Gamblers, however, know the casino because of its famous poker rooms that they call “The Office.” Professional players visit often because of the high table limits allowed. Bets can go up to as high as $4,000/$8,000 in the high stakes “Big Game” held at Bobby’s Room. Pots usually exceed $1 million.
5. The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – Las Vegas
This is a luxury hotel and casino that stands where the old Sands Hotel used to be located. It is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which has its headquarters in the hotel. It features a replica tower of the St. Mark’s Campanile in Venice. Along with the Sands Expo Convention Center and The Palazzo Hotel and Casino Resort, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is part of the largest five-diamond hotel and resort complex in the world. It has 4,049 suites and 4,059 hotel rooms available to guests who can also indulge in the hotel’s 120,000 square-foot casino.
6. Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas
It is owned by Caesars Entertainment Inc. and is better known as simply The Rio. As the name suggests, all its rooms are suites, numbering 2,522 in all with sizes ranging from 600 to 13,000 square feet. The hotel was named after the lively Brazilian city of Rio and incorporates many aspects of its culture. Its towers are covered in signature purple and red glass and the rooms have floor to ceiling windows. Several private villas are also available for VIP gamblers.
7. Wynn – Las Vegas
The Wynn in Las Vegas is the flagship property of Wynn Resorts Limited. The entire resort lies on land covering 87 hectares. It has 45 floors and 2,716 accommodations, ranging from rooms measuring 640 square feet to villas spread over 7,000 square feet. It also has retail space totaling 76,000 square feet and a convention center that is 223,000 square feet. And of course, there is the casino. The casino in Wynn covers 111,000 square feet of gaming tables and slot machines.
8. Wynn – Macau, China
Wynn in Macau is the first integrated resort in Asia patterned after that of Las Vegas. It has a luxury hotel that is complemented by restaurants, designer shops, spa and a lake. It offers 600 rooms and suites. The casino is located in a space measuring 205,000 square feet. Those who want to try their luck can try any of the casino’s 375 slot machines and 212 gaming tables.
9. Grand Lisboa – Macau, China
This hotel has 58 floors and is branded as the tallest building in Macau. It is owned by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau. The restaurants and casino opened in 2007, while the hotel followed suit a year later. The casino has 800 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines. It was also popular with poker players as it was the first one in Macau to hold Texas Hold ‘Em ring games. It was also the first casino in the city to offer craps, which has since become popular in other casinos in the area.
10. Casino de Monte Carlo – Monaco
A casino for foreigners, this gambling center does not allow local citizens of Monaco in its premises. It is owned by the Societe des Bains de Mer de Monaco, a public company partly owned by the government and the monarchy. It is one of Monaco’s primary sources of income.