16 Aug 7 Best Destinations For Gambling Around The World
When enjoyed in moderation, gambling can be an enjoyable pastime. It’s a hobby enjoyed the world over, with plenty of interesting destinations for the gambling globetrotter to visit. If you fancy trying your luck, read on for seven of the best destinations for gambling around the world.
Las Vegas, USA
It’ll come as no surprise to anyone that Las Vegas makes it in this list. As Elvis sang: “Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn, so get those stakes up higher” — and the stakes don’t get higher than in Sin City itself.
Offering 104 casinos in total (with 31 of those located on the iconic Las Vegas Strip alone), the city where things happen and — ostensibly — stay there is the casino capital of the world.
Perhaps the most popular (not to mention iconic) of these casinos is Caesars Palace. With a gaming floor spanning 124,181 square feet and more than 1324 video gaming machines alone, it’s got everything the gambling traveler needs under one roof. Don’t forget to view the sights of Vegas though!
This one is a little more surprising than the entry above. The French city of love is also the city of love for the roulette wheel, with more than enough casinos available for loved-up couples to try their luck in.
Some of Paris’s top casinos include the Soirée Casino and Oneworld — both absolute musts for Francophile gamblers. Take note though: the Casino de Paris, situated inside a historic 18th-century concert hall, is not actually a functioning casino (although it’s well worth a visit for its architecture alone).
The birthplace of James Bond naturally has more than its fair share of classy casinos. Whether you like your martini stirred, shaken, or just fancy a Heineken, London is a top destination for baccarat-loving spies (or tourists, of course).
Whether you like a sophisticated evening rubbing shoulders with A-listers on the roulette wheels or prefer the thrill and camaraderie of a frenetic craps table, there’s something for everyone. Take your pick from any of the Big Smoke’s top casinos — you’ll be sure to find one that suits you.
Atlantic City, USA
Another American hotspot for casino-lovers is Atlantic City. While it hasn’t quite got the sordid reputation of its West Coast counterpart, Atlantic City still has more than enough to offer the discerning gambler.
Saunter down the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and stop in at the renowned Tropicana (no guarantee that drinks are free). Or just head straight to the iconic Hard Rock Hotel Casino to catch a show afterward — you won’t have a dull moment in Atlantic City.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is virtually synonymous with high-end luxury. As well as being home to countless celebrities ranging from Bono to Jenson Button, Monte Carlo is also (and not coincidentally) a renowned tax haven.
Consequently, the rich and famous (or those trying to be) have turned Monte Carlo into a top destination for casinos. The most famous casino in the area is the Casino de Monte Carlo, originally built in the 19th century.
As well as a functioning casino, the building also includes the renowned Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, as well as the offices of the Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Be warned though: you’ll need to save your pennies if you want a trip here!
Another surprising addition to this list, Macau is slowly gaining a reputation as a gambling hotspot. A former Portuguese colony on mainland China, Macau is partly under Chinese jurisdiction. It is also one of the few places gambling is not outlawed in China.
Consequently, many wealthy Chinese tourists head to Macau to try their hand in one of the region’s many casinos. The Venetian Macao is the biggest, offering a whopping 76,000 square feet of games space and 640 tables to play on. Baccarat is the most popular here, although you’ll find plenty of other games to enjoy too.
Gambling is a worldwide hobby with fans from around the globe. There are countless destinations from all over the world that gambling globetrotters can try their luck in. Which of the places above will you choose for your next casino vacation?