Gaming resorts are a world of their own. It’s an entertainment hub where one loses track of time and even their moolah. But sometimes these resorts go beyond rounds of our favorite games like blackjack, roulette, and baccarat which sadly are now only enjoyed online. Gamers are surely missing the hands-on experience of the games in their land-based counterparts in all their luxury and architectural glory. These gaming resorts are marvelous structures spread across acres of land, standing on magnificent, ornate pillars and decorative high ceilings. Such opulent resorts welcome high-rollers and celebrities alike into their ornately designed gaming halls. We are taking a trip inside some casinos that were outrageously expensive to build:
Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo
Built-in 1893 by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House, the gaming resort has become a star in its own right by featuring several James Bond movies “Never Say Never Again” and “GoldenEye.” the stunning atrium welcomes guests with all its grandeur comprising 28 Ionic columns made of onyx. All the action takes place in the gaming rooms that are marvelously decorated with stained glass windows, sculptures, and allegorical paintings. The Casino de Monte-Carlo has forged a reputation for attracting the world’s richest and most famous faces.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Spread across a vast space totaling 15,000m², Singapore’s $5.5 billion hotel property and casino is one of the most remarkable casinos on the planet. Designed by Moshe Safdie the gaming resort houses over 700 gaming tables and 2,500 slot machines. Guests cannot leave the resort without taking hoards of pictures of the casino’s chandelier that is made of 132,000 Swarovski crystals. Since opening, this $8 billion project has not only been a tourist attraction for roulette, poker, and blackjack fans, it has also become a must-see for tourists in general as its stunning design dominates Singapore’s skyline.
The Venetian, Macao
The luxurious Venetian cost $2.4 billion to build and with an area of 875,000m² this luxe structure is the seventh-largest building on the planet. Venetian Macau is the most profitable gambling city on the planet that’s twice the size of its Vegas sister. It has 10.5 million sq ft of floor space, more than one million square feet of meetings and exhibition space, 3,000 rooms, and the world’s largest gaming resort. The casino has 850 tables, 3,400 slot machines, and indoor Venice-styled canals that guests can take gondola rides on. The property boasts a plethora of high-quality restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities as well as a purpose-built sports hall that has played hosts to some of the world’s biggest sports stars.