A facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities is called a casino. They are commonly built near or combined with hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, cruise ships or other tourist attractions. Some casino resorts also host live entertainment events, such as concerts and sporting events.

Several land based casino resorts in the world are famous for the sheer size of their gaming floors. We have listed here some of the world’s best casinos to try your luck at.

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort in Downtown Core, Singapore which first opened in 2010. It was billed as the world’s most expensive standalone casino property. It is also home to the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. It occupies a total of 160,000 square feet of gaming space and 2,561 hotel rooms.

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Casino Lisboa

Casino Lisboa, the 9th largest casino in the world is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It was inaugurated and opened to the public on April 19, 2006. The gaming floor covers a total of 165,000 square feet. It has a thousand gaming machines, 26 card and table games, 7 bars and 1000 hotel rooms.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

MGM Grand Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It opened on December 18, 1993. It is the largest casino in Clark County which occupies 171,500 square feet. It has more than 2,500 gaming machines as well as 139 poker and table games. The casino offers state-of-the-art betting area that features thirty-six 60-inch plasma tv’s and twenty-four 42-inch plasmas. MGM Grand also has 20 bars and 5,044 hotel rooms.

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Rio Casino Resort

This casino and resort, formerly known as the Tusk Rio Casino Resort, is located in Klerksdorp, South Africa. It opened in May, 2002 and its gaming floor covers a total of 266,330 square feet. It is the largest casino in the African continent and the 5th largest casino in the world, which features 257 gaming machines on its gaming floor, 12 card and table games including poker tables and 2 bars.

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Photo credit: Rio Casino Resort Facebook page

The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau which opened on August 28, 2007. It is a 39-story casino hotel which is considered as the 7th largest building in the world by floor area. The Venetian is the largest casino in the world which measures 546,000 square feet and consists of over 3,400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. This Italian-inspired building has 3,000 hotel rooms.

Photo credit: By Dennis Wong [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: By Dennis Wong [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons