Which Casino is The Biggest
There are plenty of casinos around the world, and one thing about many of them is that they are big. They feature a lot of games, a lot of people go to them, they have hotels attached, and progressively each year casinos race to outdo each other. You can find out more about world casinos from a variety of resources, but here, we have put together a list of the biggest casinos in the world.
Casino Estoril (Lisbon, Portugal)
This casino is the largest casino in Europe, and was even said to have been inspiration for the James Bond novel Casino Royale. In addition to a huge number of games and dining options, it even has its own art gallery, live music venue and nightclub. During World War II the casino was said to have been a gathering spot for espionage agents, disposed royals and wartime adventurers. Poker is a huge game at this casino and is one of the favourites. On top of this, there is a huge range of concerts and other entertainment options for guests to enjoy once they have finished gambling.
MGM Grand Las Vegas (Las Vegas, US)
When MGM Grand opened in Las Vegas in 1993, it was the largest casino in the world. The casino-hotel features five pools and lazy rivers that cover 6.5 acres of land. In addition o this, there’s over 2500 slot machines alone – and over 100 table games on top of this. MGM was once known for its famous live lion habitat in the casino area, which has now changed to an interactive, crime-solving experience. MGM Grand is a colossal, emerald-coloured resort which is fronted by a signature 45-foot bronze lion. On top of the casino and the swimming pools, MGM is also home to 27 bars and restaurants and a 17,000 seat arena, and a convention centre.
Rio Casino Resort (Klerksdorp, South Africa)
Known as the Tusk Rio Casino and Resort until 2006, the Rio Casino Resort is Afica’s largest casino. After being bought and absorbed with another nearby hotel, the site became the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere. The Rio Casino Resort features a huge number of gaming machines, private high-stakes gambling rooms which feature 257 slots and table games, 3 bars and restaurants, go-karts, a live entertainment venue and a children’s arcade.
Foxwoods Resort Casino (Ledyard, US)
It may be a surprise for many to know that the largest casino in the United States is actually in Western Connecticut – not Atlantic City or Las Vegas. This giant complex covers more than 9,000,000 square feet and is the home to the World Poker Tour Room – the largest poker room outside of California and the third largest in the world. Everything is large and exceptionally impressive in this casino, with over 7,700 slot and table games, and over 40 bars and restaurants. Everything from tournaments and cash poker, bingo, the race book, Pai Gow Tiles and all of the classics such as blackjack, craps, baccarat and more feature in this huge complex which takes over six different casinos.
Venetian Macao (Macau, China)
The Venetian Macao is the largest casino in the world, and the seventh largest building by floor area. It is the sister casino of Vegas’ famous Venetian themed casino, and features over 4000 gambling tables and machines, on top of a theatre custom build for Cirque du Soleil shows, and a 15,000seat indoor arena that has house major music, sport and television events. It is welcoming for both adults and families, and the casino is more of a high-stakes serious gambling venue rather than a Las Vegas casual gambling feel.
Wall Street (NY, USA)
Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast, from Broadway to South Street on the East River in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or New York-based financial interests.
Anchored by Wall Street, New York City has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world and the city is home to the world’s two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Wall Street area, including the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange.