Gambling can be an exciting pastime, particularly in the modern age where video slots, table games and sports can be best found in mega-casinos worldwide under one roof. Here’s a list of the five best-looked destinations for gambling.
Macau is a gambling paradise in the Far East, well earning its reputation as ‘Monte Carlo of the Orient.’ The Chinese territory is filled with casinos including the world’s largest casino, The Venetian which fills 546,000 square feet and boasts over 4,000 gaming tables. Macau’s casinos ‘lavishness draws high-rollers from all over the world seeking to hit the jackpot – no wonder its casino industry is more than seven times the size of Las Vegas’s.
Las Vegas, or Sin City to its mates, for some reason, bills itself as the world’s entertainment hub. Vegas has been the undisputed king of glitz and glamor with more than 150 casinos drawing about 41 million tourists a year since gambling was legalized federally in 1931. Take a break from table games to the Grand Canyon or the Hoover Dam with daily bus trips, indoor skydiving, helicopter tours and more.
Proving that good things come in small packages is Monte Carlo, the most highly-populated area of Monaco with only 3,000 residents. Known for a suaver, more sophisticated style than Las Vegas, the Monte Carlo Casino was built in 1854 and has established itself as a modish hang-out for the rich and famous, featuring in Bond films including Golden Eye. Take a break from the roulette table to explore some of the beautiful architecture including the famous Saint Nicholas Cathedral and the Prince’s Palace of Monaco which dates back to the 12th century.