Five Luxury Casinos to Die For
The link between glamour and gambling is something that has been established over years of association. From the rich and famous knocking back champagne in the French Riviera to Hollywood movie stars hitting the tables in Las Vegas, the high class, high bank balance image of casino gambling is now cemented in the minds of millions.
Living in a world where money is everything means that there are many people who aspire to live this lifestyle and casinos and associated resorts allow them to copy their idols in style. Thanks to this desire, modern casinos are just as luxurious as you’d expect them to be, especially in Las Vegas, the international Mecca of casino gaming.
However, it isn’t just the state of Nevada that has the best casinos. There are plenty of other casino resorts around the world that offer the ultimate exclusive gambling experience, but only to those who can afford it. We’ll be taking a look at five of the best casinos in the world that are specifically designed for the ‘one percent’.
The Venetian, Macao
Opened in 2007, this sister resort to the world famous Venetian was designed to offer gamers in the Far East the Las Vegas experience with the lavish décor, enchanting theme and the same high-class gambling found in Sin City. Costing a cool $2.4billion to build, this sprawling resort boasts 3,000 luxury rooms, 30 restaurants and numerous garden swimming pools, along with 3,000 slot machines and over 750 gaming tables.
Sun City Casino Resort, South Africa
Located smack bang in the middle of the bush, this sprawling palace in the heart of South Africa has drawn gamblers from all over the world for decades. With four hotels, over 850 slot machines and 40 gaming tables, guests are in for an exciting stay both at and away from the gaming floor; the resort has its own local game reserves, so gamblers can even go on safari during their stay.
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
You’d expect a building that cost almost $5billion to construct to be impressive and Resorts Worlds Sentosa doesn’t disappoint for a second. Everything feels distinctly futuristic and the rooms, staff and casino floors are quite possibly the best in the world. Alongside the 2,400 slot machines and 500 gaming tables expect personal butlers, a water park, beach villas and of course incredible views across Singapore. Roulette is the game of choice at Resorts World Sentosa, so make sure you get some practice in and play roulette for free before your visit.
The Casino de Monte-Carlo, France
If there’s a place in the world to pretend you’re James Bond, this is it. European celebs, politicians and sports stars have been flocking here for years to flash their cash and it won’t take long before you are rubbing shoulders with elite on your first visit. Notoriously difficult to get into for your average gambler, a lot of evenings and events are ‘invite only’, so you may need to be in the know to get an elusive spot on the ultra-exclusive guest list.
Atlantis Resort & Casino, Bahamas
Once you stop gawking at the impossibly white sand and stunning blue sea that sit metres away from the Atlantis, you can start to enjoy the ultimate in five star luxury. Booking a suite here will likely cost you the best part of an average year’s salary, but mere mortals can still enjoy over 70 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines set inside one of the most incredibly luxurious buildings ever constructed.