Most people go to gambling indifferently, if not negatively. There is an opinion that this is a negative habit, close to dependence, which normal members of society should avoid. But is this really so, and what does this “normality” mean?
Why then do the powers of this world respect gambling and do not lose the opportunity to go to the casino, play poker, or try the fortune for a slot machine? Such people, unlike typical representatives of the gray masses, live brightly. They are not limited by their way of life and have something to share, in addition to stories about work and other mundane things.
Any casino is a place that attracts interesting, eccentric and non-standard personalities. Having visited such an institution you can plunge into the atmosphere of Hollywood movies, make a friend for an hour, break a jackpot or lose a lot of money – it all depends on luck. To betray excitement, or not – is a private matter for everyone. We have prepared for you the rating of cities with the largest casinos attracting fans of gambling from around the world.
10. Reno, Nevada, USA
Reno is a town that was the heart of gambling in America until in the 60s of the last century the industry rushed to Las Vegas. Reno and is now considered a universally accepted alternative to Vegas, divides their 700 km drive along the highway.
Reno has such well-known casinos as Atlantis Resort (with a 1,000-room hotel), Peppermil Hotel Casino (1,700 rooms), Grand Sierra and Bank Club – the largest casino in Nevada.
9. Paris, France
The most romantic city in the world can boast not only a huge number of historical attractions, but also numerous casinos. The most famous institution is the Aviation Club de France, opened in the distant 1907.
This casino regularly hosts the stages of the World Poker Tournament, and its visitors are not only the French, but also visitors from other countries. Everyone who was admitted to visit the Aviation Club is issued a special club card, which is a pass to the team of selected visitors, where a warm and friendly atmosphere reigns.
8. London, England
London is not only the place where Big Ben is located, and the city where people like to drink tea, but also the haven of gamblers from all over the United Kingdom. There are more than 30 gambling establishments in it, most of which are concentrated in the central districts, in close proximity to the main historical sights.
The most famous is The Hippodrom Casino, which makes sense to visit all London tourists, even those who are indifferent to gambling, as here regularly the cabaret shows Boom & Bang and the rest of the Burlesque elite of London. Casino Hippodrome is the regular venue for the most prestigious poker tournaments.
7. Singapore, Asia
The city-state of Singapore to legalize the flow of tourists legalized gambling in 2005, so it quickly became one of the world’s centers of gambling.
As of last year, Singapore is considered the second largest casino market after the US, and it regularly enters the top five in terms of service quality. If you decide to visit this city, then definitely visit Casino Resorts Word and Marina Bay Sands.
6. Nassau, The Bahamas
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas and, in combination, a magnet for all tourists staying in this paradise. In addition to the chic beaches of the Caribbean Sea, Nassau can offer visitors a good selection of gambling establishments with an aggregate area of more than 100 km 2 .
Scheration Nassau Beach Resort and Crystal Palace Casino are the best places to have a place, the latter is remarkable for its variety of table games (more than 160 kinds) and an exclusive assortment of tropical alcoholic cocktails.
5. Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is the cradle of gambling in Europe, a small town in a dwarfish state in the south of France, where in the early 19th century, some of the world’s first casinos appeared.
What could be better than to visit the cult institutions located on the very coast of the Mediterranean, where James Bond himself in the unique novels of Jan Fleming performed his feats. By the way, the legendary Casino Royale was just in Monte Carlo, and it was in Monte Carlo, according to the literary source, that an English scout was killed.
4. Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Atlantic City was literally built around gambling establishments. The first legal casino in the US was opened right here, May 26, 1978 in Clahfonte Haddon Hall, and to date, Antlantic City is the second largest after Las Vegas center of the gambling industry by the number of casinos.
The best institutions are Caesars Atlantic, Resorts Casino Hotel and Casino Taj Mahal, owned by the current President of the United States Donald Trump, in which the well-known movie “Deribasovskaya’s good weather is filmed, or it rains again”. By the way, in the credits to this film one can find the gratitude expressed by Trump directed by Leonid Gayday.
3. Sydney, Australia
For many Europeans and Americans, a trip to Sydney looks like something incredible, it’s too far away.
However, the capital of Australia uniquely has a visit, because it is one of the most beautiful cities on earth and in addition to many attractions can offer to tourists more than 60 casinos. Attention deserve – Star Sydney Casino, The Darling and Astral Tower Residence.
2. Macau, China
On the territory of China, gambling is officially prohibited, but in the state there are two administrative districts in which different legal norms operate. One of them is Hong Kong, the second is Macau, after which the title of Asian Las Vegas was for good reason.
There are 35 casinos in Macau – a bit, but each of them amazes with its scale and luxury. The establishments receive a huge number of visitors from all over the world and, according to statistics, the combined revenues of Macau casinos outpace the combined gambling houses of Vegas and Atlantic City. The main source of profit is the local beau monde, Chinese billionaires are very fond of spending their immense savings in the casino. By the way, as in the Vegas institutions, there is no concept of dress code in Macau, so gambling houses are open for everyone, even such grandees as The Venetian and Galaxy Casino.
1 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The first association that pops in the mind of most of those who hear the words “gambling” and “casino” is Las Vegas. The heart of the entertainment industry, attracting millions of people to the whole world is known for loud parties, luxurious hotels and chic restaurants. It regularly hosts numerous concerts, show programs and a variety of fashion shows, which most of us used to watch on TV.
There are 80 major casinos in the Sin City, among them Luxor (notable for the Egyptian pyramid stylization), Monte-Carlo Casino (one of the highest casinos in the world), Bellagio (remember this dancing fountain from Hollywood movies?), Paris Casino (a copy of the Eiffel Tower) and Excalibur Casino (a huge complex, stylized as a medieval castle). By the way, according to the astronauts, Las Vegas is the brightest place on the planet Earth.