Las Vegas is known as the City of Lights, packed with some of the premier casinos anywhere else in the world.
In fact, the mere mention of the word casino will likely conjure up either an image of the bright lights of Nevada or the more refined and historic setting of Monaco, the casino center of Europe. What you may not realize is that none of the world’s biggest casino venues is in those gaming locales.
Instead, you tend to find the bigger venues in unlikely places, new gaming centers or towns where there is not a hub of other establishments. With newer buildings, it is important to have more unique selling points than ever before, especially for those with a centralized gaming focus. If you are building a new casino, away from an established town, then you will be competing with the rapidly expanding online sector.
Globenewswire.com reports that the online industry is on track to be worth $77.42bn by 2026, a rapid increase over the next few years. Much of the appeal of online providers is flexibility and ease of use. A Poker.org article reveals how easy it is to play online poker at home in 2021, and the same goes for a range of casino games. They are readily available on your mobile, connecting you to a world of players and providers. That is why real-life casinos must be extra opulent and adaptive to entice players away from their homes and through the doors.
Those challenges have led to developers pouring money into some of the biggest and most ambitious buildings around the world. If you like your poker on a table, your slot machines with actual buttons and a real person dealing your blackjack, then these are the four biggest casinos in the world waiting to tend to your gaming needs.
1Foxwoods, Connecticut, US
Foxwoods casino in Connecticut spreads over 340,000 square feet of gaming space, and hosts more than 5,500 slot machines and 250 card tables. There is a 5,000-seat bingo hall too, and scope for games such as keno, craps, roulette and Sic Bo. Foxwoods has hosted a UFC event, and regularly has shows on for those looking for more than just gaming. The whole resort takes up 9,000,000 square feet and incorporates six casinos and two hotel towers.
2City of Dreams, Macao
Macao in China has become much like a Vegas of the East, and the City of Dreams is an ambitious 420,000 square feet of gaming and leisure activities. Seasoned casino-goers can revel in the 450 gaming tables, 1500 slot machines and four towering hotels to enjoy during the stay. Like many of the new casinos, it also branches out into luxury shopping, with 200 units, and has an aquarium, a bubble fountain and a dancing water theater. You just can’t get that on your mobile gaming device!
3Venetian Macao, Macao
Opposite the City of Dreams is modeled on the classic Venetian Casino in Las Vegas, with gondola rides and canals. It covers 10,500,000 square feet of space, with a 546,000 square feet gaming space divided into themes, namely, Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. It has 800 gaming table and upwards of 6,000 slot machines for guests to enjoy. In addition, there are 2,905 suites for guests to stay in, and a 15,000 indoor arena hosting sporting events such as basketball and boxing.
4WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, US
When WinStar first opened, back in 2004, it had a 370,000 square feet floor space which made it the largest in the world at the time. It was overtaken by Foxwoods, but fought back and an expansion now sees over 600,000 square feet of gaming space, including 8,500 electronic games of all types, 100 table games, a 55-table poker room stretching to 19,000 square feet on its own.
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