For a long time, many people automatically associated the most extravagant casinos with the city of Las Vegas. Who wouldn’t? The shining metropolis that stands out in the middle of the Mojave Desert has been (and still is) home to some of the world’s poshiest hotels and high end casinos. But the world of casinos is not limited to Las Vegas. Other casinos with lavishness to the nth degree have sprouted all over the world. And if you want to test your luck while experiencing world-class elegance and luxury, some of them may just be nearby. Check out our list.
Kicking off this list is the Park Hyatt Mendoza Casino, located in Mendoza, Argentina. It carries all the standard games and features you would expect from a high level gambling establishment. But one particular game that stands out is the punto y blanca, which is a huge favorite among the locals. Aside from its grand casino, another interesting feature about the Park Hyatt Mendoza hotel is its structure, which is basically an old Spanish Colonial building.
Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands is quickly becoming the country’s most iconic and recognizable structure, thanks to its impressive design and whopping construction costs. Its casino boasts a total of 2,300 slots, 500 gambling tables, and other high end features and entertainment options. If you feel like your luck is not up to the task, you can explore the Marina Bay Sands Science Museum or watch world class productions at its grand theater.
Macao has been dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia and the opening of The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in 2007 solidified the city’s claim to this title. With a similar structuring as its Las Vegas counterpart, the Venetian, Macao adds a cultural twist that makes it different from other Venetian hotels. Its casino offers 500 gambling tables, 2,000 slot machines, and a huge array of entertainment choices should you decide to do something else. High end shopping malls, world class restaurants, and luxury boutiques dot this magnificent hotel-casino.
Ibiza is known for its beaches and wild parties. But the night breathes a never-ending supply of second wind to the Spanish city, a cycle that is perfect for the Ibiza Gran Hotel Casino. Overlooking the marina and the Old Town, the hotel provides a romantic setting for tourists who stay at the hotel. For those who want to try their fortunes, the hotel’s casino facility parades a grand setup that features gambling tables and slot machines. Moreover, the Ibiza Gran Hotel Casino has been holding Texas hold ‘em tournaments, a huge attraction for poker professionals and enthusiasts alike.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico sits on an 8-acre property and has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. But those who are into gambling, will love the fact that the hotel’s casino is one of the most luxurious ever in the world. Among the many games featured in the casino are roulette, blackjack, let-it-ride games, and mini baccarat to mention a few. 300 slot machines are also on location to provide other options to fortune seekers. If you want to go out and experience Puerto Rican cuisine and culture, some high end restaurants are nearby, ready to take your order.
This list won’t be complete if there is no Las Vegas-based casino on it. The Wynn Hotel and Casino is listed as one of the most expensive hotels ever built and now rated as one of the best in the world. Its casino offers high end features and carry every gambling game known to man. Not only that, the casino’s interior design is also impressive. And if you like to do other stuff, you can explore the hotel’s premises, feast in its fine restaurants or shop in their world class malls.
If you find yourself in Sun City, South Africa and would like to see if your luck is up for the challenge, then you could take a shot at fortune at the Sun City Resort and Casino. Located near the city of Rutenberg and just two hours away from Johannesburg, Sun City Resort and Casino offers a setting that exudes the African Safari atmosphere. The world-class casino features slots, blackjack, roulette, and other casino games. For high roller patrons, private quarters are provided to ensure privacy and security.
Two iconic hotels connected by a short flight of stairs, the Hotel de Paris and Casino de Monte are two huge favorite venues for high rollers who are more than willing to spend millions to win (or lose) millions. The casinos are famous for their luxurious and elegant interiors as well as world class features. Casino de Montem in particular, has earned a reputation as a big stakes casino, serving as the setting for the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.
Another Las Vegas entry, The Bellagio is known for being one of the most luxurious and extravagant hotels ever built in the world. And its fame rose dramatically when it was features in the robbery-heist movie Ocean’s Eleven. World class games and casino features aside, The Bellagio is also known for its water fountain shows, which have become a major Las Vegas attraction.
Built in 1820, the Kurhaus in Baden-Baden is not just one of the most extravagant hotels and casinos out there, it is one of the oldest too. If you want to experience gambling at the most luxurious level without the massive flocking of tourists and regular casino patrons, then Kurhaus is a fine option. Aside from the hotel’s casino you can spend some relaxing time at the hotel’s renowned spa or you can go out and explore the famous Black Forest and other tourist destinations in Baden-Baden.
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