If you’ve avoided adding Macau to your travel itinerary because you thought you couldn’t use Facebook (you can), and feel as though you have missed out on some of the best casinos in the world, you’re mistaken. Some of the best casinos in the world reside in destinations other than Macau and Vegas too, so if you are lucky enough to be travelling the world, be sure to visit some of these amazing land-based casinos if the opportunity arises. If not, you can always play from the comfort of home at these leading online casinos.
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WinStar World Casino
If you thought the biggest casino in America would be in Vegas, you’re actually incorrect. Initially the biggest casino in the US was Foxwoods Resort Casino, but WInStar World casino now wins the battle in size. Neither of these are located in Vegas, with WinStar located in Thackerville, Oklahoma (near the Texas border, which makes sense as Texans do like big things).
WinStar’s gaming floor is 380,000 square feet and offers guests over 7400 electronic games, more than 76 table games and around 47 poker rooms.
WinStar World Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Foxwoods Resort Casino is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut and offers six casinos and a resort, together covering almost five million square feet.
Its gaming floor covers 345,000 square feet however, making it the second biggest in the US after WinStar World Casino. This floor features over 4800 slots and more than 250 tables games (including poker, baccarat, roulette, blackjack, craps and more). Additionally, there are $1 blackjack tables suiting players with smaller bankrolls.
Foxwoods Resort Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tusk Rio Casino Resort
Not everyone wants to go on a Safari when they visit Africa, so if gaming is more your style be sure to visit the Tusk Rio Casino Resort, located in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
Its gaming floor stands at 66,330 square feet and features over 274 slot machines and around 12 table games (including poker, roulette and blackjack) and even offers a progressive blackjack title. Additionally, every Sunday night they hold a poker tournament.
Tusk Rio Casino Resort is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
If you stand by the bigger the better when it comes to casinos, then visit the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World located in Capetown, South Africa.
While only offering 120,000 square feet (it can seem small in comparison to other casinos we have listed here) it is the biggest casino in South Africa and offers over 2500 slot machines and over 80 table games, including 10 individual poker tables.
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Crown Casino Melbourne
You don’t have to travel overseas to visit one of the best casinos in the world, all you have to do is get yourself to South Yarra in Melbourne to visit the Crown Casino. When the entire complex is included, the Crown Casino in Melbourne is considered to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Featuring 220,000 square feet of gaming, the Crown Casino offers 2500 slot machines, and 399 table games, and is home to the iconic Aussie Millions poker tournament (broadcast on Fox Sports).
Crown Casino Melbourne is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Casino Lisboa, Portugal
While we may not be able to visit Macau, it doesn’t mean we can’t visit a sister casino in a different country. Casino Lisboa is located in Lisbon, Portugal, and its biggest stakeholder is Stanley Ho, the gambling mogul based in Hong Kong that operates Macau’s Casino Lisboa.
Casino Lisboa’s gaming floor is 165,000 square feet and offers 1000 slot machines and around 26 table games (including poker, blackjack, roulette, and more).
It operates from 3pm to 3 am on Sunday to Thursday, and 4pm to 4am on Friday and Saturday.
Monte Carlo Casino
Officially named Casino de Monte-Carlo and located in Monaco, we recommend visiting this one if you are ever in Monaco since citizens are banned from doing so. Additionally, it opened in 1863 making it one of the oldest casinos in the world.
Featuring 108,000 square feet, including four separate areas for table games such as roulette, Chemin de Fer, Blackjack, Punto Banco and many more, as well as around 1000 slot machines.
Monte Carlo Casino is open daily from 2pm until close.
Marina Bay Sands
Marina Bay Sands is located in Singapore and is the most expensive standalone casino in the world, costing around $AUD8 billion to build. If you are a tourist, access if free while Singaporeans have to pay $100 for every 24 hours of gameplay.
The gaming floor is 160,000 square feet in size and features around 2500 slot machines, and 700 table games.
Marina Bay Sands is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Manila Bay Resorts
If you are planning on visiting the Philippines at the end of 2016 and onwards you will be one of the first to visit the biggest casino in the region, called Manila Bay Resorts. It will be located in Entertainment City, Parañaque and will also feature hotels and nightclubs.
Manila casino plans to have a huge gaming floor of 322,900 square feet, fitting in around 3000 slot machines and approximately 500 table games.