The majority of people on the planet at some time or another engage in some form of gambling. Be it a card game between friends, a competitive wager or by playing the lottery. The affluent often take time off and journey to the most prestigious casinos around the world. The favourite hotspots of these high stakes rollers include more than just gaming tables and slot machines.
The Macau, China facility resembles a self-contained community. The casino spans over 500,000 square feet, the largest on the planet. Each of the 3,000 guest suites encompass 750 square foot of space in a split-level layout. Besides 24 hour gambling, the Venetian features a health and fitness centre, a shopping mall with over one dozen eateries and a theatre that regularly offers live entertainment and exhibits. The facility also caters to young guests with a miniature golf course and a 9,000 square foot playground containing climbing areas, games and slides.
Sun City Resort
This expansive resort complex in South African not only offers a wide selection of gaming options in the casino but additionally features a gambling school with free lessons covering gaming techniques and table etiquette. Guests make reservations in one of four luxury hotels that includes the African styled Palace of the Lost City. When desiring a break from the game tables, guests have the option of playing a few rounds on one of two golf courses. The Outdoor Adventure Centre offers archery, tribal performances and quad bikes for exploration. Younger guests spend the day at the Valley of Waves water park. Lying adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park enables visitors with the opportunity of embarking on a big game safari.
Trump Taj Mahal
The 51 story combination casino/hotel represents the luxurious world of Donald Trump. Guests encounter extravagance immediately upon approaching the facility exterior that boasts massive stone elephant statues and over 70 minarets. The building features over 2,000 guest rooms and many offer ocean front views. However, underneath all the exquisite glamour lies an environment designed for fun. Choose from playing in the gaming salon, a poker room or rows upon rows of slot machines. Relax after a spa treatment, have a gourmet meal in the restaurant or indulge in a shopping excursion in one of the hotel’s elite boutiques.
Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino
This Las Vegas facility has a European flair. The poker room spans over 100,000 square feet and features hand painted frescoes on the ceiling. A high limit gaming room and a race and sports book entice gamblers from around the world. Luxury continues in each one of the facility’s suites that offer marble bathrooms and sunken living rooms. When hunger stirs, guests venture into Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 or Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant.
Harrah’s New Orleans
Among the elaborate decorations that grace this Mardi Gras themed casino/hotel include French Quarter balconies, full-sized Mardi Gras floats and a pirate ship. The 115,000 square foot casino offers gambling 24 hours a day. Guests have the option of playing baccarat, cards or craps along with roulette and dozens of slot machines. The modern but elegant rooms in the venue feature spectacular views of the city skyline and overlook the Mississippi River. A facility theatre provides live entertainment all year long.