For many of us, a spot of gambling is great fun and we enjoy playing a few online games on our smartphones or PCs. But what about the big casinos, with their glamorous surroundings, high stakes games and amazing sights? Here we look at the best spots around the world to go on a casino vacation and move your experience away from the smartphone.
Las Vegas, USA
Online betting is great fun and websites such as Sbobet offer excellent games and a lot of fun but when it comes to going to a real casino, top of the list of places to visit is always Las Vegas. The casinos and hotels in the city are a tourist attraction in their own right while there are celebrity chef restaurants, circus shows and thrill rides to mix in with the gambling. Everyone has seen The Strip, the main area of the city where the big name hotels are based while Fremont Street is the place to go for a more vintage casino experience.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
The tiny state of Monaco is home to another huge name in the casino world – Monte Carlo. Famous from James Bond movies and countless other films and TV shows, the Monte Carlo Casino opened in 1863 and is a sight to see with its gold and marble atrium and stunning stone frescoes. The city sits on the edge of the Mediterranean too so if you like a spot of sun and sand with your blackjack, then it is a winning combination.
Another location that combines beautiful beaches, surfing, sunshine and casinos is the Caribbean island of Aruba. The island is also home to a number of big names and their casinos including the Radisson while the Stellaris Casino covers a staggering 18,000 square feet and is within the Aruba Marriott Resort, making it the biggest casino on the island.
While being a part of China, Macau is a tiny province opposite the bay from Hong Kong and was formerly a part of Portugal. The place is known for its casinos, number 18 at last count, and most of these are open 24 hours a day. There is also a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops that maintain the same opening hours so if you are hungry or want to spend your winnings, there are plenty of options available, regardless of the time of day.