The glittering, dazzling world of casino resorts is impressive, deeply luxurious and incredibly varied. Whether you’re a two penny chancer who tries their luck every once in a while, or a seriously successful online gambler who’s seen a glimpse of the highlife from the comfort of your own living room, you’ll be curious to know about the fabulous gambling playhouses of the elite glitterati.
Ever wondered where the world’s HNW individuals like to play hard? Explore the best luxury casino resorts across the globe.
City of Dreams, Macau
This 420,000 square foot casino is one of the most mind altering experiences any person can go through during their lifetime. Upon entering the City of Dreams building you’ll wonder if you’ve walked straight onto the shoot of a euro-pop song video (or 5!). The colours are bright and the lights disorientate you from every possible angle and that’s before you’ve even had chance to appreciate the huge amount of gaming machines available; over 1,300 of them.
With over 1,350 hotel rooms and over 500 gaming tables you’ll need to pay this dazzling casino resort a visit at least once in your lifetime, just for the experience.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
This 5,044 room casino resort was the world’s largest hotel when it opened in 1993. Since then, the MGM Grand has been moved to second place but still remains as magnificent and impressive as ever with various outdoors rivers, pools and waterfalls, 171,500 square foot casino space and a grand spa. It remains the largest hotel resort complex in the US and over 70,000 visitors pass through its doors every single day.
Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Featured in many James Bond films, the Monte Carlo Casino is a product of its luxury offerings combined with its reputation. Perhaps less opulent than some of the larger resorts, this casino is very much a status symbol in its own right. Thought to have been thought up by a princess in the mid 1800’s to save the House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy, the casino has grown in size both physically and symbolically. Press coverage has provided the location with a vast majority of its reputation and so, upon visiting you will feel in awe of the luxury before you, but of the most part in awe of the iconic building before you.
The Venetian, Macau
The rival casino resort to the City of Dreams, the Venetian Macau truly is a gamers heaven with its mind boggling selection of facilities. The whole resort is over 546,000 square feet and contains 870 gaming tables, 3 different shopping areas and over 20 restaurants, over 3,000 hotel rooms, 4 swimming pools and most surprising of all, gondola rides. You don’t just visit the Venetian, you experience it.
Sun City Resort, South Africa
For something a little bit different why not visit Sun City Resort in South Africa, with plenty of activities for gamblers and non-gamblers alike. For those wanting to see if lady luck is smiling down on them, there are two main casino areas as well as a high stakes area called Salon Prive. This area also offers gaming etiquette and technique lessons which is a particularly fun feature if you’re a beginner.
If you need to give your winning streak a rest you can enjoy a night safari on the adjacent Pilanesberg National Park or test your nerves at the Valley of Waves water park. This resort appears to accommodate serious gamers and their families to a whole new level, which is supreme luxury to those who struggle to combine the two.
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Umar is a travel writer and blogger.