Destinations For The Traveling Gambler!
Today there are more exciting destinations for gamblers to travel to than at any other time in history.
Casino gambling is available throughout the world, with major hubs existing in the United States, Europe and Asia. There are so many options that it can become difficult to decide where your next trip should take you.
That said, there are a few destinations that clearly stand out from the rest. Whether it’s because of their fabulous hotels, the enormity of the gambling marketplace, or simply their rich history, we’ve selected three different gambling destinations where every gambler should be sure to stop on their travels.
Was there ever any doubt that Las Vegas would appear on this list? Vegas is perhaps the most famous gambling location in the world, and is filled with more attractions –gambling and otherwise – than nearly any other destination city in the world.
You can catch a show, eat at some of the world’s greatest restaurants, enjoy endless upscale shopping opportunities and play your favorite games at any stakes you like. Best of all, you can do all that in the same night.
If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Las Vegas, you’re in luck, because there’s no shortage of excellent casino hotels available on the Strip. Classics like the Caesars Palace and the Bellagio are still considered high-end destinations that hold up well to this day.
However, if you want to check out the latest casino in town, you’ll want to go to The Cosmopolitan, which opened at the end of 2010. Not only is the architecture stunning, but the hotel has been listed among the greatest in the world. There are also several restaurants featuring celebrity chefs and 100,000 square feet of gaming space.
In terms of pure numbers, no place on Earth can compare with the incredible amount of gambling that takes place in the Chinese-administrated region of Macau. In terms of gambling revenues, Macau takes in five times as much money as Vegas, fueled primarily by high-rolling Chinese gamblers who prefer baccarat over blackjack.
The numbers have skyrocketed in the past few years, as Western casino interests have been able to build new luxurious casino hotels in the region, allowing some of the same high-class amenities usually associated with Vegas to find their way to Asia as well.
While many new casinos are expected on the Cotai Strip in the years to come, there are already plenty of great options for those visiting, including the City of Dreams, the Sands Macau, and the beautiful Venetian Macau. But if you want to be a true high roller, you’ll want to make your way over the Galaxy Casino. There, you’ll find the most exclusive high roller areas in the world, including Sky 32. Located on the 32nd floor, Sky 32 offers six private rooms, but you’ll have to commit to making a 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) minimum bet to play there. The 33rd floor is pretty exclusive too, with a 5 million yuan ($800,000) bet needed to start playing.
While Monte Carlo, Monaco may not have the quantity of glitz and glamour that Macau and Las Vegas can offer, the one casino there – the Monte Carlo Casino – more than makes up for it in style.
First opened in 1856 and moved several times in the years since, the Monte Carlo Casino has been in operation for over 150 years now and is still as popular with the rich and famous as ever. It has long been the main attraction for all of Monaco’s tourism market (locals are not allowed to enter the gaming floor), and is the source of more legends and gambling stories than any other casino in the world.
Anywhere you stay in Monaco is going to be beautiful, though it’s harder to do better than the luxurious Fairmont Monte Carlo, which is also large enough that you’ll probably have a decent chance of booking a room there even if you don’t plan years ahead.
While you’re enjoying all that Monte Carlo has to offer, don’t forget to check out some of the events that come by to celebrate the opulence of Monaco, including the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix, which travels right past the casino.
- See more at: http://www.travellingblogger.com/post/57707229502/destinations-for-the-travelling-gambler#sthash.vLwHvY6N.dpuf