The best casinos in the world

 

 

 

 

 

I love nothing better than playing my favourite casino games at the Platinum Play online casino, but every now and then I dream of travelling the globe and playing a few hands at some of the most glamorous, scenic casinos in the world. Everyone has a different idea of what makes a casino the best, but I personally like one that combines a beautiful location on top of the gambling experience, so, in no particular order, here are some that catch my eye.

  • The Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco looks more like a royal palace than a place to play table games and slots, but for the past 150 years it has become a gambling paradise for the rich and famous.
  • One look at the Venetian Macao and you might believe you are actually in Vegas, but this baby, modelled after the Vegas version, but its 550,000 square foot casino floor may actually be the largest in the world.
  • The ultra-modern looking Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino in Queensland, Australia may look like a massive prop from a sci-fi movie, but the golden sandy beaches and Pacific Ocean spray will quickly remind you that you are still earthbound.
  • I do love sun and sand, and that is perhaps why the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas seems so appealing; well, that and the fantastic casino housed inside, which hold the distinction of having a feature that separates it from just about every other casino in the world; windows, which offer a view of the stunning surrounding scenery.
  • What would a best casinos list be without one from Las Vegas? Though not as sumptuous as the other here, the MGM Grand has a casino that boasts 4 different gaming areas spread across a massive 170,000 square foot area, meaning plenty of gaming options for her visitors.

These casinos may all be beautifully crafted behemoths, but I am quite comfortable in the knowledge that while my surroundings at home may not match theirs, I can still play all the same games, and more at Platinum Play.

Gambling ’round the World: Favourite Destinations

A view of Las Vegas glitz and glamour

One of the trademark Las Vegas skylines

Everyone always wants to know where the best places for gambling getaways are, and everyone always has their own opinion. Of course, then there’s the tried-and-tested approach, which is to just say ‘Vegas, baby!’ and leave it with the classics. But what other nice and nifty places are there that draw scores of gambling crowds from across the world?

 

The great gambling cities of America

Of course Las Vegas features in the top batch of favourite gambling destinations of the world. Let’s face it, there’s no beating the place that is generally seen as the gambling seat of consciousness, the origin of the great American casino and everything after. Vegas Strip, Vegas Vic, the Bellagio Fountains, Downtown Vegas, all of these things smack of the glitz, glamour and opulent enjoyment that exemplifies the true story of gambling. Numerous locales of varying style, class and grandeur dot this sparkling desert-locked landscape. Then there’s Atlantic City, New Jersey, which is the United States’ east-coast gambling capital. Even if it isn’t as shiny and light-fueled as the gem of the Nevada Desert, Atlantic City is still known for the popularity of its casinos, fine dining and comfortable living. Think of it as Vegas, Take 2.

 

Old-world charm

America is not the be all and end all of gambling destinations, though, despite the fact that most US folks really know how to enjoy their casino and poker pastimes. Let’s head out east from Vegas and take a look at Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco. This place is a true emblem of old-world charm, sophistication and even decadence, mixing gambling with a tax-free existence, fashion shows, the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and even the World Backgammon Championship. Not to mention is has its own, genuine-article royalty, and frequent visits from celebs. Monte Carlo Casino itself is one of the most prominent structures in the city, and also contains a ballet theatre, no doubt shoring up the European side of America’s dinner theatre and show shebang with Vegas flair all of its own. And talk about mellowing with age; Monte Carlo Casino has been in operation since 1863!

 

The Orient

Even though the Orient is not exactly known for being all that gamble-friendly, there is one place, nearly as established as Monte Carlo, that has been regulating and allowing gambling for a long time. Enter the Chinese city of Macau, also known as ‘the Monte Carlo of the Orient‘. When Vegas itself, as well as international Australian casinos, began taking interest, this casino city experienced a boom that, in 2007, saw its gross revenues exceed that of the Las Vegas Strip! With gambling legalized in 1847, this is one of the oldest legal instances of gambling across the globe. The city is also rife with its own unique flavour of oriental aesthetics versus the lights and colours of the easily recognizable casino styles found throughout the rest of the world.

 

We’ll be looking at other great gambling destinations across the globe soon, so don’t stray too far, mates!