10 Land Based Casinos that you need to Put on Your Bucket List

Piers Daubeney

Posted On:   JUL - 07 - 2020

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Online casinos are all the rage these days and rightfully so. They provide a huge variety of casino games wrapped in a skin that is sleak and easy to use. Best bit is that you don’t even have to leave your house to play your favourite Online Pokies.

However, it is good to get some fresh air and what better way to experience that then by visiting a land-based casino. In this article, we present to you 10 establishments that are more than just casinos. They are works of art that were created with love that command respect and adoration from their visitors.

Without further ado, here are the ten most glamorous casinos you need to visit.

#1 Wynn Macau

Starting off the list is a name that is well known in the gambling industry, especially in Las Vegas. Steve Wynn has developed a reputation for building high quality casinos on the Las Vegas strip which is evident in the casino he has created in China. Wynn Macau is an exercise in opulence and provides visitors with a casino that includes restaurants, shops, spa facilities and even a lake.

The casino hotel itself has 600 rooms while the gambling floor contains over 300 slots and 200 + gaming tables.

#2 Foxwoods Resort Casino

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Connecticut, USA. Many of us Kiwis are not even aware of a state called Connecticut in America. However, you will be pleased to know that the state is home to a wonderful casino by the name of Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Unlike the Las Vegas strip that is all about busy streets, neon sign boards and plenty of bling, Foxwoods Resort Casino is surrounded by greenery. It is built on of 4.7 million square meters consisting of casinos, hotels, restaurants and more.

There are 380 table games and a whopping 6,300 pokies. Yup you read that right, one of the advantages of being situated on such a massive estate is the ability to house tons of casino games. There is even an entire floor dedicated to arcade games!

#3 Venetian Macao

Another luxurious casino for you to visit in China. Venetian Macao is built on 550,000 square feet and is known for its fantastic views. To say that this land-based casino oozes luxury would be an understatement.

The clientele base is also on another level and takes the concept of a ‘whale’ to another level. Make sure you have deep pockets when visiting this casino.

#4 Grand Lisboa casino

No points for guessing where the next casino is located. While the name might seem a bit deceptive, this casino is also based in Macau. Grand Lisboa opened its doors to punters in 2007 offering them over 800 gaming tables and over 1000 slot machines.

It also has the honour of holding the first Texas Hold em tournament and is well liked by poker players the world over. Always the trend setter, they were the first to offer craps as well, a game that caught on like wildfire and is now available in other casinos as well.

#5 Casino De Monte Carlo

A casino that needs very little introduction. Casino De Monte Carlo is a state-owned casino that provides the largest source of income as well. It is open only to tourists and foreign players and the entrance can often be seen filled with exotic super cars from all over the world.

Hollywood in particular loves shooting blockbusters at the casino as it can be seen in the backdrops of several James Bond films as well as Ocean’s Twelve.

Now that we are halfway through the list, the next five entries will solely be dedicated to the land-based casinos in Las Vegas. No list can be complete without mentioning their iconic status starting with the MGM Grand Casino.

#6 MGM Grand Casino

This casino occupies a total of 171,500 square meters. To put that into perspective, the casino can accommodate over 140 tables and over 2500 slot machines.

It is also situated in one of the world’s largest hotels and suffice to say provides all the necessary amenities to its guests. It is not just a casino but a bona fide tourist attraction and is regularly referenced in movies, books and more.

#7 Bellagio

This name will be instantly familiar to fans of the Hangover and Oceans Eleven. Similar to MGM Grand Casino, the Bellagio has become an important tourist attraction owing to its famous fountain.

Amongst the gambling industry, it is best known for its poker rooms also referred as the ‘The Office’. It is also popular amongst the high rollers as the casino offers high table limits with bets going north of $8,000!

#8 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino is owned by Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Apart from being super luxurious, the casino is famous for its replica tower of St.Mark’s Campanile in Venice.

Not only is it luxurious but the building is enormous and can hold 4049 suites and 4059 hotel rooms spread across 120,000 square feet. You will have no trouble finding your favourite table or slot machines at this casino.

#9 Rio Casino

No prizes for guessing where the casino gets its inspiration from. Based on the city of Rio in Brazil the casino has faithfully captured the style and spirit of the  city.

It is also owned by owned by Eric Birnbaum and operated by Caesars Entertainment who are well versed in running of gambling establishments.

The Rio hotel’s 2,522 suites range in size from 600 to 13,000 sq ft (56 to 1,208 m2) and have floor to ceiling windows. There are several private villas available to rent for high rollers.

If that isn’t enough to tempt you then wine connoisseurs will be happy to learn about its complex wine cellar that holds 50,000 bottles.

#10 Wynn Casino

We end the list with a name that was used to open it as well. Wynn Casino is built on 87 acres comprising of 45 floors and 2000 + rooms. Apart from housing a casino, it also includes a shopping arcade that is spread across 13,000 square feet.

It also has a convention centre of 560,000 square feet. The casino itself is situated on 111,000 square feet which is not too shabby and includes hundreds of table and slot games for you to enjoy.

That brings an end to our list of 10 of the very best land based casinos. We urge you to visit these landmarks once you get time away from playing at your favourite online casinos.