When people think of luxury casinos, they often picture the glittering metropolis that rises out of the Mojave Desert – Las Vegas. But gambling extends far beyond Vegas, with high-end casino hotels popping up around the world.
These casino resorts boast an abundance of glitz, glamour and sophistication that matches their illustrious status. Here is a list of five of the world’s most luxurious gaming destinations.
1. The Venetian Macau
The Venetian Macao is a casino resort situated in Macau, China owned by Las Vegas Sands Company and it ranks as the second largest casino resort worldwide.
The resort boasts four casinos with over 850 gambling tables and thousands of slot machines, as well as a convention center and hotel.
This hotel boasts 3000 suites, 350 world-class shopping options and an incredible array of restaurants inspired by Venice, Italy. The building includes replicas of canals and bridges for added aesthetic appeal.
2. The Grand Lisboa
The Grand Lisboa, with its lotus-inspired tower rising from one of the world’s largest LED domes, is an architectural triumph that symbolizes Macau’s economic progress and modernization. It is Stanley Ho’s crown jewel and one of the city’s most distinctive landmarks.
The Grand Lisboa is an indulgence for all senses, boasting a casino, live dance shows and eight top-of-the-line restaurants and bars. A Las Vegas experience made in Macau! This 430 room hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool, salon and spa to match.
At The Grand Lisboa Hotel, rooms feature luxurious design choices with muted silver and gray hues accentuating splashes of aqua, black, and red. Plush statement headboards, mirrored walls, contemporary dark wood veneer desks and end tables, as well as seating featuring artsy silhouettes complete the experience.
3. Monte Carlo
Monaco’s casinos are synonymous with glamour and grandeur, making them a must-see when visiting the principality. Since 1865, the marble-and-gold Belle Epoque Casino de Monte Carlo has been hosting world leaders and celebrities alike.
The legendary gaming rooms boast a wealth of artworks, sculptures and gilded ceilings; the Salle Blanche lounge is a must-visit for an authentic Monegasque glamor experience. Here socialites Liane de Pougy, Emilienne d’Alencon and La Belle Otero joined forces over a game.
The casino boasts three levels: Salons Ordinaires (ordinary rooms), Salons Privees (private rooms) and Super-Prives (the exclusive domain of serious gamblers). Visitors to these ordinaires can take a self-guided audio tour during morning hours for an exclusive look at these luxurious spaces.
4. The Bellagio
Bellagio is an elegant casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip that brings Italian luxury to the area. It boasts some of the finest restaurants, thrilling entertainment options and an enthralling pool deck for guest enjoyment.
Las Vegas boasts one of the finest game lists, offering a vast selection of slots, table games and high limit poker room – making this an essential stop for any serious gambler.
This property also houses an impressive gallery featuring works by artists such as Picasso, Monet, Andy Warhol and more. You can even enjoy a show by Cirque du Soleil!
5. Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is one of the world’s most visually stunning casinos and must-visit when in Singapore. This integrated casino, hotel and resort complex boasts numerous unique features like a 150 meter rooftop pool, infinity pool, floating crystal pavilion, museum, convention center and celebrity chef restaurants.
Marina Bay Sands Casino is the world’s largest atrium casino, boasting an unparalleled selection of slot machines and table games. Plus, it showcases a stunning Swarovski crystal chandelier – truly one-of-a kind!
Marina Bay Sands boasts over 2,600 luxurious rooms and suites as part of their integrated resort. Some of the room options come with butler service, VIP privileged access, as well as breathtaking views of Singapore’s skyline.