Casinos are one of the most exhilarating entertainment destinations that you can visit, a playground of flashing lights, gaming machines and grand decor, these venues offer visitors the chance to relax, have fun and even win some cash. For any avid casino gamer, a trip to Las Vegas is high up on their wish list as this city has some of the world’s largest and most exotic casinos.
The Bellagio casino within the Bellagio resort is located on the Vegas strip and is a hotspot for professional poker players, it has over 40 poker tables and two dedicated areas for high stakes games. Other games offered besides poker include blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat.
This venue is famous for its large fountain display outside, the water features blast water up to 460 feet into the air and is choreographed with music and lights.
It is not just land based gambling outlets that are popular, in the United Kingdom the industry has seen a huge increase in the use of online casinos and sportsbooks. Betting online often gives gamblers much more choice in betting options is generally much more convenient for, especially as you can now check the odds through your phone.
In the run up to large sporting tournaments such as the football world cup or English Premier League, bettors are constantly checking the bookie odds to help them to decide who to place a wager on.
Online gambling may be a popular option in the United Kingdom, however there are still a number of exotic casinos in large cities and attract both local players and visitors from around the world. For example, The Hippodrome Casino in London, England’s capital city, is the country’s largest gambling venue and has an extensive range of games that are spread out across three floors.
Within the venue’s entertainment complex, there is a huge theatre space with 325 seats for live shows. There are also a number of bars inside for refreshments between games and a highly rated steakhouse.
While not quite as grand as a Las Vegas attraction, The Rainbow Casino in Birmingham, England, is another must-visit gambling destination. The gaming area has everything from roulette, blackjack and three card poker to slots, punto banco and mahjong. This venue offers much more than just casino games, it is well known for its extensive party packages, live sports bar and a restaurant.
The City of Dreams, Macau, China
Located at the heart of Macau’s entertainment centre, the City of Dreams offers everything from fine dining and designer shopping to casino gaming and luxury accommodation. Within this expansive complex there are a number of high-end hotels and three casino gaming centres that make up a total of 420,000 square feet in gaming space.
With over 1,500 gaming machines you will never find yourself waiting for a turn. There are also around 450 table games for players to enjoy. Casinos have been part of the City of Dreams since 2009 and are open 24 hours a day.
One hotel, the Grand Hyatt, has 791 lavish guest suites with stunning views of the west bank of the river Pearl in Cotai. When you are taking a break from the casinos, there are heated outdoor pools, a tennis court, fitness centre and boutique shopping area to explore.
WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, USA
WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma has a gaming floor that is over 500,000 square feet and is home to 8,500 electronic gambling machines. There are also 55 poker tables offering different variants of the game, as well as 101 over gaming tables.
WinStar also has its own bingo hall for those who enjoy a sociable, laidback game of bingo with friends. Live entertainers from across the world showcase at this venue and the conference facilities make it ideal for large celebrations and corporate occasions.
There is also plenty to do besides playing casino games, there is an 18-hole golf course designed by the legendary D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolfard, a luxury spa and a collection of shops, ideal for gifts to take back home.
Rio Casino, Klerksdorp, South Africa
South Africa is also home to some of the world’s most prestigious and exotic casino venues. Although it is based in the northwest province of South Africa, Rio Casino’s decor is inspired by the beautiful and vibrant carnivals found in Rio.
Inside the venue there are 42 new slot machines located at the Escapades Theatre as well as 274 slot machines in the main area. There are also a selection of poker, blackjack and roulette tables on offer.
For those interested in high stakes games, the exclusive Salon Privé provides the experience they are looking for and has a loyalty programme that rewards regular players.
There is also a calendar of high-quality entertainment and a range of dining options for those looking to stay at the resort and enjoy all its amenities.
Disclaimer: Gambling involves an element of financial risk and maybe addictive. Please play responsibly and at your own risk. Subject to applicable laws.