The World's Biggest Casinos

Worlds Biggest Casinos

When you picture a live casino, you're imagination tends to run wild with the image of what it may look like and sometimes the real thing can disappoint. However, some of the biggest Casino's in the world can meet your demands and go beyond your expectations.

Yes, majority of people go to the casino to kick back with a drink and gamble the night away hoping to reach the riches they have set their mind on. But, casinos are more than that, attracting many more people with lavish entertainment, exceptional design and shopping areas. The following are the three biggest casinos in the world.

3. Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort and Casino

The Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel casino based in Mashantucket, Connecticut. This casino is made up of six individual casinos which covers approximately 340,000 square feet of gaming space, the second largest casino in the United States.

Before becoming the third biggest casino in the world, it was originally a bingo hall (1986). However, in 1992, the Mashantucket Peqout Tribe (casinos owner) decided to add table games to the casino which made it much more appealing to the public. The casino itself has had significant renovations throughout the years, in 1992, 1997 and 2007 which shows the progression of the casino and how they have to keep up with competitors in the market.

The Fox Tower is also a key part of this resort and is separated from the main area but is still a big selling point for this resort. This expansion was expected to be worth $700 million and includes: 52 table games, 1,400 slot machines, 825 hotel rooms, 4,000 seat performing arts theatre, four restaurants and four retail outlets.

Not only is this just a casino, it also includes several restaurants within the individual casinos. Additionally, 2266 hotel rooms are available at this resort and a two-story arcade for children and teens, making this attractive for a family vacation.

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2. City of Dreams - Cotai Macau, China

City of Dreams

Second on this rather decorative list is the City of Dreams is a property based in Macau, China. With a much more futuristic look to it, this property is a great example of how casinos are changing and how they are starting to become a lot more imaginative, especially when it comes to design.

This casino is made up of four towers, which are: Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers Hotel and the Grand Hyatt Macau (two towers). Gambling is definitely a huge attraction within this complex but with over 200 shopping facilities, hotel guest facilities and over 20 restaurants and bars, there are more reasons to visit this innovative complex.

With a total of 420,000 square feet of gaming space, it may not look as big as Foxwoods, but has 80,000 square feet more gaming space which makes it a more popular destination for gamblers. The futuristic aspect of this design solidifies the fact that this casino looks relatively new, which it is.

The first phase of City of Dreams opened on 1st June 2009, and the Grand Hyatt in November 2009, making this casino active for only five years. Another big selling point of this property are the two theatres, which are: The Bubble and Dancing Water Theatre. The Bubble shows an intriguing HD media projection presentation, whereas Dancing Water Theatre features an in-the-round water show.

If gambling is your thing then this casino is definitely going to fulfil your needs, and if gambling isn't your thing, there is plenty more entertainment to make your trip worthwhile.

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1. The Venetian Macao - Macau, China

Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort based in Macao, China. The Venetian is a $2.4 billion anchor for the seven hotels that are located on the Cotai Strip in Macao. If you're wondering where the Las Vegas strip is in this image then don't panic, this resort is owned by the Las Vegas Sands and is modelled on the casino resort: The Venetian, Las Vegas.

Not only have they designed the casino based on The Venetian in Las Vegas, but they have also gone one step further and made it the largest casino in the world. This resort was officially opened on 28th August 2007 which does make it a relatively new building in the casino world.

The casino itself has 550,000 square feet of casino space, with 3400 slot machines and 800 gaming tables. It is divided into four themed gaming areas which are: Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. Along with the casino comes a vast amount of entertainment to help you relax if the gambling side of things hasn't been kind to you.

It consists of an indoor arena with a capacity of 15,000. It can host an array of sporting events such as: basketball, tennis and boxing. Additionally, events such as concerts and international televised awards shows have taken place at this venue.

Macao is becoming a really popular location on the gambling scene and is essentially the modern day Las Vegas. With the quality of properties they are constructing, I would expect a few more spectacular casino's to be built there in the future.

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