In the mood for a big bet? You’ll want a big casino. Before you start booking airplane tickets and hotel rooms, you might want to check out which casinos offer the biggest bang for your buck. There’s no doubt that the Las Vegas Strip features some of the most noteworthy and entertaining gambling venues on the face of the planet, but, if size is your deciding factor, a trip to the Nevada desert won’t be on the itinerary. On the contrary, you’ll probably want to dust off your passport and head overseas in order to see the biggest casinos of them all. Not into international travel? There’s one choice in the United States that could fit the bill. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the five largest casinos in the world.
5. Tusk Rio Casino Resort (Klerksdorp, South Africa)
If South Africa doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of a casino vacation, don’t feel too bad. While Klerksdorp isn’t exactly a household name, the 266,330 square foot Tusk Rio Casino Resort definitely fits the bill for a big casino. In total, the casino features 257 gaming machines, 12 table and poker games and two restaurants. The theme, which is based on the Rio Carnival in Brazil, is sure to get you in the mood for a dance with Lady Luck.
4. Casino Porte (Macau, China)
If big casinos are your thing, we suggest a trip to Macau. The 270,000 square foot Casino Porte is a great place to start your city tour, as it is the only hotel situated in the inner harbor, making it a part of ‘The Historic Center of Macao’, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Casino Porte features an interesting blend of Chinese and Portuguese designs that is reminiscent of the city as a whole.
3. Foxwoods Resort Casino (Ledyard, Connecticut)
If your budget doesn’t warrant a Chinese vacation, the 340,000 square foot Foxwoods Resort Casino is a suitable alternative. The casino features more than 380 gaming tables, 7,000 gaming machines and 29 restaurants and bars to ensure that you won’t need to leave the resort for your entire visit. The 2,266 hotel rooms and two-story arcade for children and teens are just icing on the cake.
2. City of Dreams Casino (Macau, China)
We’re going back to Macau to close out the list. The 420,000 square foot City of Dreams Casino is a romantic, couple-oriented alternative to the family-oriented Venetian, which is right across the street. The 1,350 gaming machines and 520 table games create a frenetic gaming floor that’s unmatched anywhere else on the globe. Conveniently, it’s also just a short walk away from the world’s largest casino.
1. The Venetian Macao (Macau, China)
In terms of sheer size, the 546,000 square foot Venetian Macau is the grand champion, and it’s not even very close. Take your pick from 870 table games, 3,000 gaming machines, three enormous shopping areas, four swimming pools, gondola rides and 24 world-class restaurants and bars. When you need a break, the 3,000 room hotel should be more than satisfactory. Seriously, it’s a gambler’s paradise!
If you’re in the mood to dream big on your next casino vacation, it’s clear that Macau is as good as it gets. Featuring three of the world’s five largest casinos (and five of the top seven!), there’s no gambling destination that comes close to the size on display in China’s gambling haven.