20 Biggest Casinos In The World

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Starting With Largest To Smallest

1. The Venetian Macao – Macau, China

The Venetian

Square feet: 546,000
Gaming machines: 3,000
Table and poker games: 870
Restaurants and bars: 24
Hotel rooms: 3,000

The Venetian Macau-Resort-Hotel has become one of the biggest landmarks for gamblers throughout Asia. Controlled by Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands (LVS), the Venetian was the first giant casino to open on Macao’s Cotai Strip, an area of reclaimed land offshore from downtown Macao. A stroll around the resort gives you a glance of luxury—and a somewhat weird combination of facilities, attractions, and amenities such as Cirque du Soleil’s Zaia show.

2. City of Dreams Resort~ Macau, China

City Of Dreams

Square feet: 420,000
Gaming machines: 1,350
Table and poker games: 520
Restaurants and bars: 14
Hotel rooms: 1,400

Recently opened City of Dreams is a $2.1 billion gamble by Melco Crown Entertainment’s Lawrence Ho and Australian billionaire James Packer. The resort, located across the street from the Venetian on the Cotai Strip, faces tough odds as Macao gaming revenues have been hit hard by the global economic crisis.

3. Foxwoods Resort Casino~ Ledyard, Conn.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Square feet: 340,000
Gaming machines: 7,000
Table and poker games: 400
Restaurants and bars: 29
Hotel rooms: 824

America’s biggest casino isn’t on the Las Vegas Strip or Atlantic City Boardwalk. Opened in 1986 in western Connecticut, Foxwoods is a complex of six casinos with 17 different types of table games, including 100 for poker. Managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe, Foxwoods benefits from its location within driving distance of New York and Boston. In addition to its casino, the resort has one of the world’s largest bingo halls.

4. Casino Ponte 16~ Macau, China

Casino Ponte 16

Square feet: 270,000
Gaming machines: 320
Table and poker games: 150
Restaurants and bars: 3
Hotel rooms: 423

The Ponte 16 is a world-class integrated casino and entertainment resort built along the Inner Harbor of Macao, in the older part of the city. Close to some of Macao’s traditional colonial buildings, the resort draws inspiration from the former Portuguese enclave’s unique East-West cultural pluralism.

5. Tusk Rio Casino Resort~ Klerksdrop, South Africia

Tusk Rio Casino

Square feet: 266,330
Gaming machines: 257
Table and poker games: 12
Restaurants and bars: 2
Hotel rooms:

The largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere, the Tusk Rio was inspired by the passion, vibe, and color of the Carnival in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. The casino is located a few hours by car from Johannesburg and is among the most popular casinos in South Africa.

7. Sands Macao~ Macau, China

Sands Macao

 

Square feet: 229,000
Gaming machines: 750
Table and poker games: 1,000
Restaurants and bars: 7
Hotel rooms: 51

Before Sheldon Adelson opened his giant Venetian hotel and casino on the Cotai Strip, Las Vegas Sands made its first foray into China’s gambling hub with the Sands Macao. The hotel, located in peninsular Macao, was designed by the Paul Steelman Design Group and opened in 2004. Today it is a day-trip destination for thousands of visitors, mainly from mainland China and Hong Kong.

8. MGM Grand Las Vegas

MGM Grand

Square feet: 170,000
Gaming machines: 2,300
Table and poker games: 178
Restaurants and bars: 20
Hotel rooms: 5,044

This luxury hotel first opened in 1993 as a Hollywood themed resort and is one of the largest hotels in the world. Operated by publicly traded MGM Mirage (MGM), this 30-floor, 293-foot-high complex has five outdoor pools, rivers and waterfalls.

9. Casino Lisboa~ Lisbon, Portugal

Casino Lisboa

Square feet: 165,000
Gaming machines: 1,000
Table and poker games: 26
Restaurants and bars: 7
Hotel rooms: 1,000

Located at Lisbon’s Park Of The Nations, Casino Lisboa is a major landmark in Portugal’s capital city and the largest casino in Europe. The Lisboa, which opened to the public in 2006, is owned by Estoril-Sol, whose major stakeholder is Hong Kong-based gambling mogul Stanley Ho, who also operates a Lisboa in Macao.

10. Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa~ Atlanta City

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Square feet: 161,000
Gaming machines: 4,100
Table and poker games: 285
Restaurants and bars: 17
Hotel rooms: 2,002

It may be called “little village”—as its name means in Italian—but the Borgata is anything but small. The $1.1 billion hotel, casino, and spa is the largest resort in Atlantic City. This mammoth gambling center opened in 2003 and is owned by Marina District Development Corp., a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming (BYD), which operates casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas as well as Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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