Thought Germany was only worth visiting for its lederhosen and bratwurst? Or Monte Carlo, for its mega yachts? Well, believe it or not, both holiday hotspots offer world-class casino action too. So if you’re planning a getaway with blackjack or poker thrown in, check out our pick of the 7 best casino destinations in the world.
7. Monte Carlo, Monaco
Home to the super-rich and their super extravagant yachts, Monte Carlo is a city that oozes luxury and style. Located on the French Riviera in the tiny principality of Monaco, it continues to draw tourists every year for its Formula One Grand Prix and world-famous Monte Carlo casino. Most of Casino Royale was also filmed here – if it’s good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for you.
6. Macau, China
Dubbed The Monte Carlo of the Orient, Macau is one of the richest regions in Eastern Asia thanks to its booming casino trade. It’s home to the Venetian Macau – the largest casino in the world – which boasts over 7,000 slot machines. Or if you’re on the hunt for something more thrilling, head to the Macau Tower. It’s the tallest bungee jump in the world at a whopping 233 metres.
5. Baden-Baden, Germany
During the 19th century Baden-Baden was the go-to destination for Europe’s elite classes. 200 years later, things haven’t changed much. At the world-famous Baden-Baden casino, you can rub shoulders with some of the richest people in Europe. The casino’s dazzling architecture is a must-see too.
4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
The East-Coast’s answer to Vegas is well worth a visit with plenty of casinos to keep you entertained. Stay at the enormous Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa for a relaxing visit and if you fancy some site-seeing, there’s the world’s largest indoor water fountain display at Caesar’s Mall. The city’s just awash with things to do and see.
Singapore is Asia’s second most popular gambling hotspot. Its most famous casino and landmark is the Marina Bay Sands which cost a whopping $4.7 billion to build. The casino boasts stunning architecture including three towers united by a boat-shaped bridge. Check out the dazzling views from the world’s highest infinity pool.
If the warm temperatures and tropical weather aren’t enough to tempt you to the Bahamas, then the casino sure will. The islands have a number of fantastic casino establishments but it’s the Atlantic Resort on Paradise Island that comes top in our books. The resort contains one of the biggest casinos in the world and one of the best water-slides we’ve ever seen. Try out one of its underwater bars, but maybe leave your chips at home!
1. London, UK
Don’t forget the UK is also home to some of the best casinos in the world. You can enjoy some cracking casino action at the world-famous Ritz, which is still a mecca for the world’s mega rich. Or, if you’re looking for something more low key, check out Clermont club. Like all the best places in London, it’s super exclusive, but don’t let that put you off.
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