The gambling industry has never been just about gambling but the experience itself. Now, seeing as how the aim of the casino owner was always to distract some of the world’s wealthiest individuals in order to make them act reckless with their money, they had to be extra lavish in all the right places. This is why, when it comes to luxury tourism, casino hotels have no equal in the entire hospitality industry. To illustrate this point further, here are the top five casino hotels in the world.
It’s also important that we stress that hotels are not listed in any particular order. With that in mind and without further ado, let’s just dive in.
- 1. Bellagio, Las Vegas
One of the things that Las Vegas is known for is a facilitated marriage ceremony that the majority of participants get to regret soon afterward. Speaking of which, the wedding chapel at Bellagio holds more than 600 wedding parties every year.
If you’re looking for exclusivity and prestige, you need to know that the room named after Bobby Baldwin is likely the most exclusive hotel room in the world. The buy-in alone is around $20,000. This alone would be enough to put this hotel on any top 5 list when casinos are in question.
When talking about the accommodation, it’s an enormous location containing a maze of suites and facilities. The place has over 3,950 rooms, which is why it’s currently listed as the 14th largest hotel in the world. The hotel itself is gigantic and depending on your location in the hotel, your view may differ greatly.
Whenever footage of Las Vegas is shown, there’s a huge likelihood that the image of the Bellagio fountain will be displayed. Frankly, it’s a well-earned reputation. This fountain needs 22 million gallons of water to work, which would be impressive even for a city that wasn’t built in the middle of the desert.
- 2. Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
Other than just being one of the most recognizable casino hotels in the world, it’s a celebrity hotspot, where you can meet some of the world’s most famed gamblers around the globe.
Now, keep in mind that this place is iconic, as well as the place of legend amongst the casino hotels around the globe. So, do a bit of homework in order to fully enjoy the experience, as well as try to master some basic casino jargon in order not to stick out too much.
The place has a huge concert venue that was made to resemble the Colosseum (in order to stick to the Roman theme of the place). Here, the likes of Elton John and Celine Dion performed and it’s quite likely that you’ll catch a performance or two while there, as well.
Caesar’s Palace is also a place that’s a must-visit for any boxing enthusiast. There’s a statue of Joe Louis in the hotel and the place is one of the most significant venues in the history of sweet science. Namely, Joe Louis, Larry Holmes, and even Muhammad Ali once fought here.
- 3. The Cove Atlantis, Bahamas
The Cove Atlantis has something that no other entry on this list can offer – it’s a great family stay while being a notorious gambling resort, at the same time. The place has an amazing waterpark, and great options for nightlife enjoyers, while simultaneously looking like something from a fairytale.
While there’s no all-inclusive package, you can definitely get a dining plan, in order to make it simpler. Keep in mind that it’s not cheap but, then again, it is a luxurious gambling resort, which is why this wasn’t really an option, to begin with.
Even if it didn’t include a trip to the Bahamas (which is already a huge plus), The Cove Atlantis would definitely be worth paying a visit to due to having one of the most impressive water parks across the globe. Its “Leap of Faith” goes straight down into the shark tank, which is an experience unlike any other.
- 4. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, China
The same thing that Caesar’s palace does for the spirit of Ancient Rome, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel does for Venice. Some might even argue that the accuracy is far higher, seeing as how the architects have taken a more realistic approach (compared to Vegas’ stylistic representation).
Macao is making serious progress toward dethroning Las Vegas from the spot of the world’s gambling capital. Well, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel is the flagship of the city and it’s currently the world’s largest casino.
The place has everything from Venetian-architecture-resembling structures, all the way to serenading gondolas sailing through the canals. Now, one thing that you probably didn’t know is the fact that the gondolas themselves were shipped from Venice, thus also making them authentic.
- 5. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Singapore is one of the tallest cities in the world and Marina Bay Sands is its jeweled crown. The casino itself is sitting 57 stories up from the heart of Marina Bay Sands. This is how it presents the incredible view of the entire Singapore Strait on one and Singapore Skyline on the other side.
For those obsessed with leisure as much as they are with gambling, it’s important to stress that it has the world’s largest rooftop pools. The pool itself holds 1.5 million liters of water. For comparison’s sake, an average human consumes 87,600 liters in a lifetime.
When it comes to the casino, it’s a completely unique experience and there is no alternative to actually visiting the place. Unlike some other venues, there are no online or remote gambling services tied to this casino.
In the end, anyone could argue that the list is incomplete or that there are a couple of casino hotels that also deserve to find their place on the list. Keep in mind that every luxurious casino hotel has something unique to offer and that you would need a lifetime in order to explore them all. Still, a visit to a single venue listed above is more than enough to change your outlook on this hotel category for good.