While it is true that the online casino industry has overtaken the more traditional brick and mortar casino industry in terms of convenience, there are still plenty of great real world casino destinations worth travelling to, at least once in your lifetime. Of course nothing beats the speed and convenience of playing online casino games like slots, baccarat, roulette, or blackjack. But, at the same time, nothing beats the sheer excitement of booking your tickets and travelling to an exotic casino resort somewhere in the world.
The modern world of casino gambling is quite different from the old days, when mobsters ran the show and the number of quality destinations was rather more limited. Today, you can book your tickets for any number of casino resort destinations scattered throughout the world, including far flung places like New Zealand and South Africa. However, when it comes to going really big, nothing beats a trip to Las Vegas or Atlantic City in the USA, or any number of casino resorts in Macau, China.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Say what you will about Las Vegas and its former glory days, but this is still considered by many to be the premier casino destination in the world. Many new sites in the UK will have some great competitions for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. Even if you don’t love the idea of travelling to Vegas, visiting at least once in your life is on most bucket lists. In fact, you don’t even have to be into casino games to go there. The famous Vegas Strip is a tourist attraction in its own right and many visitors go there just to see the shows, the lights and the incredible fountains. If you are serious about gambling at a top Las Vegas casino resort, you really can’t go wrong with the Venetian. The Venetian is the largest casino resort in Las Vegas and covers a staggering 243,684 square feet, with more gaming machines, tables, restaurants and bars than virtually any other casino in Las Vegas.
Atlantic City is perhaps even more famous than Las Vegas and certainly a lot older. Atlantic City is the east coast of America’s main casino destination and is set alongside the vast Atlantic Ocean. Every year millions of tourists flock to Atlantic City to walk along the famous boardwalk and take in the sites, which includes more than a few iconic and historic casinos. Atlantic City was the inspiration for, and the central theme of HBO’s hit series, Boardwalk Empire and one certainly gets a sense of that history walking the boardwalk there. Top casino resort destinations include the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Golden Nugget, and the Tropicana Atlantic City.
Often referred to as the Monte Carlo of the Orient, Macau has a long and interesting gambling history, ever since the tiny island was colonized by the Portuguese. Today, Macau is the leading casino destination in the East, with plenty of casino resorts to suit most tastes and budgets. Once again, the Venetian stands out as the biggest casino resort in Macau, just like its sister casino in Las Vegas. However, from a visual aspect, few casinos beat the impressive Grand Lisboa casino at night.