It was a difficult task, still here’s our selection of top casinos in the World—in no set order.
1. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Until 2005, gambling was not considered legal in Singapore. Since then, however, the island city-state in Southeast Asia has caught up incredibly fast. And although the city is already home to some of the most exuberant and sumptuous casinos in the world, there is still no place that better illustrates the above fact than the sinfully luxuriant Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Informed parties relate that $5.5 billion has gone into the making of this second most expensive casino complex in the world and which now defines the skyline of Singapore with its 500-foot Infinity Pool perched above its gigantic atrium casino. Within the stylish décor and elegant furnishings of the building’s 2500+ rooms, you’ll find 1500 slot machines and 600 gaming tables waiting for you. And for asides, there are night clubs, live theatre, multiple swimming pools and so much more. The casino is also partial towards tourists who can enter the casino for free (for which privilege the residents must pay a $100), so make sure to bring your passport along when visiting the casino.
2. Casino Ponte 16, Macao
Once Portuguese colony and now an autonomous region located on the south coast of China, Macao is considered as the Gambling Mecca of the world. And just like Singapore, the place is teeming with luxurious casino resorts, so much so that it was an incredibly difficult choice to settle for Ponte 16 at the expense of some other glorious Macau casinos. One reason for our choice is the sheer elegance of this casino which is housed right inside a UNESCO heritage site, namely the Historic Center of Macau.
The gaming floor of this 5th biggest casino in the world offers 309 slot machines, 2 VIP halls and 109 gaming tables. The visitors can stay in the 423 all-suite rooms of the resort and enjoy a range of amenities and entertainment ventures typical to all luxury casinos of the world.
3. Paradise Island Atlantis Resort & Casino, Bahamas
The Paradise Island may not be an obvious destination for gambling enthusiasts. However, if you’ll like to try out a somewhat different gambling experience, we strongly suggest you head to the Atlantis Resort & Casino. Circled by turquoise blue waters of the ocean and lined with exquisite white sand beaches, you’ll be surprised by the range of exciting gaming options the casino offers. In addition to 750 slot machines, the casino floors at Atlantis offer every type of imaginable gaming tables. After all, it’s not for nothing that the place plays host to the famous Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure every year.
4. Casino Baden-Baden, Germany
Baden-Baden, the casino that was once declared by Marlene Dietrich as the most beautiful in the world, may have left its best days behind. However, it is still as elegant and a sumptuous place as one can imagine and gambling aficionados with a heart for the old-style casinos favored by members of royalty and aristocracy will love a day or two out here. There are plethora of gaming options and tables, but it is really the atmosphere— easily suggested by the extravagantly outfitted gaming rooms, especially the unparalleled elegance of the red-and-gold poker rooms—which continues to be the USP of this elegant black forest spa town casino.
5. The Bellagio, Las Vegas
One cannot possibly write about top casinos in the world and give Las Vegas a wide berth at the same time. The desert city is squirming with iconic casino resorts and in an ideal world, you may get to taste all of them on each subsequent night! However, until that happens and if you must choose just one out of the many, we would that you wager on the Bellagio.
According to experienced casino tourists, no matter what you do, the place offers something extra. You can wager at the tables or slots, play poker in the famous rooms of “The Office” or “Bobby’s Room”, enjoy top-class entertainment, dine at any of its range of deluxe restaurants, or simply relax in the swimming pool or at the spa center, there is ALWAYS ‘something extra’. And the intriguing thing is that it is almost impossible to explain in words what this so-called ‘extra’ is. Why don’t you try find for yourself?