Playing online slots from the comfort of your home sure is convenient for a number of reasons, but… show me a gambler that’s never wondered what it would be like to visit some of the world’s hottest casino destinations and try their luck while surrounded by other gambling aficionados, flashy lights, sounds of slot levers being pulled and coins flowing out of the machines. So, even if you aren’t able to visit some of the most popular destinations for gambling right now, we can at least bring some to you, right? Well, get ready for our selection of top 7 destinations for gambling across the world!
Did you know Macau’s alias in the gambling world is “Monte Carlo of the Orient”? That should tell you something about the region right away. In fact, gambling has been legal in Macau since the 1850s and today the city’s casinos are the main reason most people even visit the place (50% of Macau’s total revenue comes from gambling).
If you were to set sail for Macau, some 40 casinos would be at your disposal, most of which are open around the clock. Take Casino Lisboa, for example. It’s a luxurious hotel casino with 1,000 rooms and 6 restaurants, so you can imagine the kind of grandeur that awaits all over Macau. Add some golf, go-karts and flashy bars, and you’ve got yourself one of the most fun getaways ever!
Okay, who wouldn’t want to visit Aruba? Not only is it brimming with some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, but it’s also got the largest offer of casinos out of the entire Caribbean!
Whether you head over to Oranjestad or Palm Beach, you can be sure you’ll be in good hands. Hey, did you know Caribbean Stud Poker originated in Aruba? If you’ve never given the casino game a go, while in Aruba… well, you gotta!
Las Vegas, Nevada
How could we ever talk about optimal casino destinations without mentioning the one, the only - Las Vegas? Some might even argue Vegas is the centre of the gambling universe, but even if you wouldn’t go that far, the fact still remains there are some 100 casinos in the Vegas Strip area alone!
There’s not much to say about Vegas that we already don’t know (Elvis lookalikes first come to mind, for some reason), but seeing the whole razzle-dazzleness with your own two eyes and experiencing it in vivo has to be a whole different story. We hope you get to do it, too!
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monaco may be one of the smallest European countries – second smallest, right after Vatican, to be exact! – but it’s also one of the most desirable destinations in the world – especially if you’re a gambling devotee, in which case you’re probably headed for Monte Carlo, Monaco’s most populous quartier.
Truly, Monte Carlo belongs to that list of cities with the best casinos, glitz, glam and wealth everywhere you look. Plus, where else in the world could you feel more like James Bond than Monte Carlo?
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Let’s go back to the US and, more specifically, Atlantic City, which is without a doubt one of the most famous casino cities in the world. Here’s a piece of fun trivia: did you know Atlantic City was the original inspiration for the Monopoly game?
Nowadays, Atlantic City may not be as glamorous as it once was, but it’s still got its fair share of hotels and casinos. Also, if there, don’t forget to take a stroll down the famous Boardwalk, too!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is another one of those stunning destinations that you should visit at least once in your life, if at all possible. Striking architecture, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, golden sunsets, incredible food? Heck yes!
What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that Puerto Rico’s one of the most popular gambling destinations, as well. In fact, you can pick between hotels and resort casinos all over the island, but most notably San Juan.
Reno might not be the most obvious choice – especially if you’ve already gone Las Vegas, but we think it deserves its own spot on this list. For one, did you know Reno used to be way more popular than Vegas back in the day?
Plus, it doesn’t hurt to know it’s more affordable than Las Vegas and not as packed. So, if you’re looking for a similar atmosphere with less crowd, Reno’s the place for you!
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