To those who say bigger isn’t always better, we dare you to step inside a mega casino resort. Sometimes, the sheer size of a casino is enough to get your heart racing (and that’s before you’ve even set eyes on the tables and slots). Keen to find out more? We’ve teamed up with bgo.com to introduce you to the 5 biggest casino resorts in the world right now.
# 1: WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, USA
Located on the Oklahoma-Texas state line, WinStar World Casino is the largest gambling resort on the planet. It opened in 2004 under the name of WinStar, before it was expanded and renamed in 2009. Guests are now wowed as soon as they pull up outside the doors. Dreamed up by artist Lyndon Stromberg, the resort’s façade features replicas of world-famous landmarks, including London’s Houses of Parliament and Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. Inside is equally impressive, with 600,000 square feet of entertainment space and 1,395 luxurious hotel suites.
# 2: The Venetian, Macau, China
Taking pride of place on the Cotai Strip, The Venetian Macau is a 39-story masterpiece. It stands as the largest building in Asia and the fifth-largest building in the world. Just like its sister hotel in Las Vegas, The Venetian’s design is inspired by the canal-laced Italian city. Visitors can ride gondolas on a real canal running through the resort, or marvel at copies of Venice’s most famous attractions and Renaissance art. They can also try their luck on the 550,000-square-foot casino floor, featuring over 800 tables and 3,400 slot machines.
# 3: City of Dreams, Macau, China
Located directly opposite The Venetian on the Cotai Strip, the City of Dreams (or CoD, as it’s also known) is more like an ultra-modern fantasy world than a casino resort. Guests can take their pick from 200 shops, 20 bars and restaurants and 4 swanky hotel towers, including Hard Rock. The resort’s House of Dancing Water has become one of the most famous shows in Macau. And then there’s the real selling point: the 420,000-square-foot casino floor. It boasts 450 tables and 1,514 slot machines.
# 4: Foxwoods, Connecticut, USA
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut, is a haven for thrill seekers of all ages. For the kids and teens, there’s a two-story games arcade. For the grown-ups, there’s no less than 6 casinos to choose from. These cover an area of 340,000 square feet and provide 22 kinds of table games and over 3,500 slot machines. As well as a bingo hall built to accommodate 5,000 players, Foxwoods is home to the third largest poker room in the world. Poker fans can try their luck with everything from Texas hold ‘em to seven card stud.
# 5: Ponte 16, Macau, China
The only casino located on Macau’s Inner Harbour, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, Ponte 16 screams exclusivity. Its elegant architectural design draws inspiration from Macao’s unique Chinese-Portragese cultural mix. Unsurprisingly, the casino is a big hit with the world’s high rollers. Providing 270,000 square feet of gaming space, it’s home to 109 tables, 307 slot machines and 2 VIP halls.