Keep calm and have a look at my selection of the largest and most famous landbased casinos located all over the world. Contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas remains the Mecca of gambling only in Hollywood films. Macau and South Africa are the centers of gambling in Asia and Africa.
Borgata Casino in Atlantic City
Atlantic City has long been known as America’s favorite places for gambling and one of the most prominent resort cities in the Northeastern United States. While the whole complex is quite extensive and includes numerous restaurants, nightclubs and the largest hotel in New Jersey (the main tower with 2,002 rooms), the casino itself occupies 80,000 square meters, has 4,000 slot machines and 200 tables with blackjack and roulette. Borgata is the most profitable casino in the city and one of the best in the US.
The largest casino in Europe is located in the most unlikely of places: the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, on the shores of the Atlantic. Lisboa Casino is run by a company owned by Hong Kong billionaire Stanley Ho, who also owns Lisboa Casino in Macau. The entire playing area is 82,000 square meters with 1,000 slot machines and 26 poker tables. There are also seven restaurants and bars, and approximately 1,000 hotel rooms.
MGM Grand in Las Vegas
It is impossible to make a list of the largest casinos in the world and not include a casino from the City of Sins. MGM Grand from Las Vegas, located on the famous Las Vegas strip, is not only a huge casino of 85,500 square meters, but also the second largest hotel in the world with a total of 6,852 rooms. With more than 2,500 slot machines and 139 tables, in addition to the modern sports betting area, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world for those who want to try their luck.
MGM Macau (formerly called MGM Grand Macau) was opened in late 2007 and is one of the many of huge casinos located in this rich city. Like other casinos on this list, it is also part of an extensive entertainment complex comprising the hotel, numerous restaurants and a convention center. The casino occupies 110,000 square meters and two floors around the magnificent Grande Praça, a huge shopping center right at the bottom of the hotel.
Sands Macau Casino
Another great casino in Macau. Opened in 2004, Sands Macao became the first Las Vegas-style casino in this popular among gamblers city. Since then, it is one of the main sources of wealth for its owner, American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the richest people in the world. The casino underwent a process of expansion and reconstruction several years ago, which increased its area by almost 50%.
Rio Casino Resort in South Africa
Rio Casino Resort (formerly known as Tusk Rio Casino Resort) is the largest casino in Africa and the southern hemisphere. Located in the modest South African city of Klerksdorp, the casino has a gambling area of 130,000 square meters, in addition to 70 rooms at the Metcourt. As its name suggests, the casino is inspired by the famous Carnival in Rio and provides guests with numerous entertainment options, in addition to all kinds of gambling.
Casino Ponte 16 in Macau
Located in the Macau Harbor area (the historic center of the city), Ponte 16 is a world class resort consisting of a five-star hotel, casino and the first and only Michael Jackson’s gallery in Asia. The casino occupies an area of 135,000 square meters with 109 gaming tables, 307 slot machines and 2 VIP rooms. Its attractive design is inspired by the unique cultural heritage of Macau, with a European (mostly Portuguese) style, mixed with traditional Chinese elements.
Foxwoods Casino is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut, in the Pekuot Indian reservation. One of the largest entertainment complexes in North America, the resort includes six casinos, four hotels and several restaurants, including the Hard Rock Cafe. The casinos occupy an area of 172,000 square meters, with more than 380 gaming tables and 6,300 slot machines.
City of Dreams in Macau
You probably already understood that Macau is one of the best cities for gamblers. The City of Dreams is one of the largest casinos in the world with a total area of 210,000 square meters, 450 gaming tables, and 1,514 slot machines. The casino is in good company, as it is included in a single complex with Grand Hyatt Macau and Hotel Hard Rock.
Venetian Casino Macau
So, the biggest casino in the world is also in Macau. Simulated in the image of Venetian Las Vegas, the casino in Macao is much more than a copy. Opened in 2007 on the Cotai Macau Strip, this stunningly large casino is not only the largest of its kind, but also the seventh largest building in the world in terms of total area.