Dating back to ancient times, gambling is deemed one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Translating to ‘little house’, the word casino originates from its Italian roots with Venice serving as the backdrop to one of the world’s first official gambling establishments.
With casinos now offering top-tier dining experiences, multiple bars, exclusive poker rooms and private clubs, the casino experience has become more convenient and luxurious than ever before.
Housed in the architecturally stunning Kurhaus Baden-Baden, the Casino Baden-Baden is easily one of the most ornate and visually stunning casinos in the world. With a history dating back some 200 years, Casino Baden-Baden is reminiscent of an opulent French palace.
Located in Macao, also known as the Las Vegas of Asia, The Venetian Macao is one of the world’s most luxurious and popular casinos. Situated on the Cotai Strip, The Venetian transports its guests to the romantic city of Venice through its decor and replicated canals and offers the world’s second-largest casino. With around 800 gambling tables and 3,000 gaming machines, The Venetian’s casino can accommodate its fair share of gamblers.
Spread across four levels in Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel is a luxury casino boasting Swarovski crystal chandeliers, more than 600 table games, and around 1,500 slot machines. Visitors can dine at one of the casino’s three Chinese restaurants before playing Baccarat, Roulette or the countless other games on offer.
Behind the neoclassical facade, the Park Hyatt Mendoza in Argentina has a luxurious casino that offers table games, slot machines, and even a popular Argentinian game, punto y banca.
Location: Las Vegas
While there are more than 60 casinos in Vegas, Bellagio’s is considered one of the best in the world. With 40 poker tables, a high limit lounge called Club Privé, and more than 2,300 reel, video reel and video poker games, Bellagio’s casino offer plenty of exciting games in luxurious surrounds.
With a private room, slot machines, poker room, and three bars, Ibiza’s Grand Hotel offers the perfect end to a luxurious night in the town on Spain’s well-known party island. The casino offers more than 100 types of games in luxurious and contemporary surroundings.
Location: Puerto Rico
Offering a selection of 266 slot machines, luxury bingo, complimentary beverages, and nightly live music, The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton in San Juan is another highly rated luxury casino. Here, gambling enthusiasts will find traditional games like roulette, blackjack, ultimate Texas hold ’em, and midi baccarat.
Located in the stunning French seaside town of Deauville, Casino Barriere de Deauville is another opulent casino that globe-trotting casino enthusiasts recommend. This casino has 300 slot machines, 22 electronic English roulette machines, a traditional brasserie, and a lounge bar.
As one of Australia’s largest resort-casino complexes, the luxurious Crown Casino in Melbourne is another top luxury casino. Overlooking the Yarra River, Crown Casino offers a wide range of table games as well as slot machines and a poker room. Guests can also explore Crown Melbourne’s range of luxurious bars and restaurants.
And of course, the famous luxury casinos of Monte-Carlo deserve an honorable mention here. You can read about some of the most well-known casinos in the Billionaire’s Playground of Monte-Carlo here.
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