At present, there are more than 10,000 gambling establishments in the world that qualify as “casinos”. Most of them are concentrated in the USA, in Europe – in France, in Asia – in Macao, in Africa – in South Africa. But where are the best casinos in the world? These are the places where not only the avid player wants to go, but also the traveler chooses Must See (must see) among the attractions? We have compiled a list of the best casinos, which are in some way works of art in the entertainment industry.
San Remo Casino in Italy
The classic European gaming establishment Casinò di Sanremo is located in northwest Italy. The Casino was created in the early twentieth century to meet the needs of elites not only in European countries. The casino building with more than a century of history is made in the best tones of Art Nouveau style, disposed to a leisurely lifestyle with a glass of champagne in hand.
Currently, all the halls of the Casinò di Sanremo work as usual, and the games are divided into classic European and new – American. The slot machines, of which there are over 500, occupy the ground floor, while the second floor is occupied by roulette, blackjack, baccarat and poker. The special room is reserved for playing Texas Hold’em. From time to time the San Remo Casino hosts the European Poker Tour.
The Casinò di Sanremo is not so much a gambling venue as a recreational area for creative individuals. For example, it is the venue of the famous Festival of Italian Song in Sanremo, and periodically hosts exhibitions and concerts.
Casino San City in South Africa
Many recklessly believe that Sun City is a city. There is, of course, some truth in this, but Sun City is just an overgrown casino complex. Since its opening, the Sun City Casino Complex has remained the largest and most famous casino in Africa. On an area of about 150 square kilometers were recreated artificial mountains and tropical forests, swimming pools and lakes. All this is only 1.5 hours away from Johannesburg, i.e. in close proximity to the metropolis, which constantly provides an influx of not only tourists, but also local residents. Around 25,000 people come here daily. Many people come to Sun City on weekends with whole families.
The complex has 35 different bars and restaurants, swimming pools and water parks, tennis courts, golf courses, tracks for motorcycle races, baths and saunas, as well as conference rooms. The five operating hotels can accommodate up to 1,500 people at a time. And at the heart of all this variety of entertainment is the casino.
In total, the number of slot machines installed in all casinos belonging to the Sun City complex is about 900. Gambling tables are an order of magnitude smaller – about 40. There are no exclusive games here, only the most popular and famous players are available: baccarat, blackjack, craps and roulette.
Borgat Casino in Atlantic City, USA
Quite a young casino project, which opened in the “Children’s Sandbox of America” in July 2003, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has cost its owners $ 1.1 billion. The complex is located on the waterfront of Atlantic City in affordable proximity to the main attractions of the city.
Casino gaming halls in Borgat occupy 49.000 square meters. There are 4100 slot machines and 200 tables for card games, craps and roulette. The casino’s poker club hosts a daily Texas Hold’em game and World Poker Tour tournaments. The Borgata Hotel has 2000 modern suites and more. Floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views are a feature of all rooms. The Borgata Concert Hall constantly hosts concerts, fashion shows, theatrical performances with world stars. And this is not counting all kinds of themed restaurants, bars, spa salons, boutiques, nightclubs. In fact, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is now the number 1 place to visit in Atlantic City.
Casino Baden-Baden, Germany
Baden-Baden is one of the world’s favorite pilgrimage destinations for players along with Las Vegas, Monaco and Macau. The “Summer Capital of Europe” has always been considered a health and thermal resort, but over time it has acquired another status. This was primarily due to the opening of the legendary casino, which has remained exceptional for almost 200 years. Today, it is not only a historical treasure of the city, but also almost the best casino in Germany and the whole Europe. At one time Marlene Dietrich could not refrain from complimenting the gaming house, calling it the most beautiful casino in the world. And Fedor Dostoevsky honored the casino, leaving behind the game fees received for books.
The nine chic halls of the casino still have memories of the old days, when they were walked by noblemen, fashionable ladies and celebrities. And even modern slot machines, which could destroy the scenery of the past, are put in a separate building, which used to be a railway station. Mostly in Baden-Baden, they play roulette. In addition, there are card games like blackjack and poker, the last few years in the historic casino, in a separate room is a game of Texas poker.
Casino Baden-Baden is open from 14.00 to 2.00 on weekdays and 3.00 on Fridays and Saturdays. On holidays and other significant dates the gambling house is closed. From 10.00 there are daily excursions for tourists. On average one tour lasts 30 minutes.
Whether you like gambling or not, a visit to the casino Baden-Baden will always be interesting and informative.
Casino City of Dreams in Macau
One of the world’s largest casinos is the City of Dreams in Macau. The entertainment complex consists of four towers with hotels: Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers Hotel, and Grand Hyatt Macau (2 towers). There are a total of 1,400 rooms in the hotels. Below, on the first three floors, there are casino halls, more than 200 elite boutiques, restaurants, bars and concert halls. The 39,000 square metre casino has 520 gaming tables and more than 1,500 slot machines. All this pleasure has cost the owners, the company Melco Crown Entertainment’s, 2.1 billion dollars.
City of Dreams is a luxurious gaming establishment, located on Cotai Strip Street. Despite the fact that it is a huge park place, it emphasizes the elitism and choice of both the casino and its guests.
The Dancing Water House show that takes place here every day adds extra weight to the entertainment complex. It is the largest water show of its kind in the world, which takes place in a huge swimming pool like on a theatre stage. Award-winning and critically acclaimed “Dancing Water House” is one of the main attractions throughout Macau.