Best Casinos From Around The World
From the shimmering lights of Las Vegas to gambling barefoot on the beach at Paradise Island, journeyPod is about to deal you a major “Royal Flush”!
We’ll take you to the world’s finest gaming halls, the biggest jackpots and to where you’ll find the best odds on the planet – and of course all this surrounded by the luxury that you’ve come to enjoy.
So whether you’re a “shark” at the blackjack table or simply like to spend some serious “skin” in the poker room, we guarantee that you will be “all in” for our suggestions.
Naturally, journeyPod knows where the high-rollers, the well-heeled amateurs, the seasoned professionals and slot machine junkies like to “load up” for a good time…. so listen up! (Psst… if the casino host offers you RFB – free room, food and beverage – you know “lady luck” is certainly on your side!)
Here are journeyPod’s picks for the top 10 casinos from around the world (in no particular order):
Casino Baden-Baden (Germany)
Baden-Baden (which translates to Bath-Bath) is highly regarded for two things: thermal baths and the Casino of Baden-Baden. No other town offers such a luxurious and natural form of relaxation, which can be great if near the end of your visit you find that you didn’t win as much as you expected. When you pack your bags and jet off, just be sure you to be dressed appropriately – since this exclusive casino spot requires formal attire at all times. (That means – no more gambling in your tracksuits and sneaks.) Now, if ever there were a casino that James Bond would call home – this would definitely be it!
Casino de Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Perhaps the most posh of any luxury casino in the world – Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco stands out for its opulence and beauty. This hot spot offers five different gaming rooms that feature 316 slots and 35 tables, and hosting (English and European) roulette, trente et quarante, blackjack, craps and baccarat. The casino also houses a theater, opera and ballet house, restaurant and garden – in case you find the time to do something other than “play”.
Bellagio (Las Vegas)
The world-famous Bellagio Luxury Hotel and Casino could possibly be the grandest casino of them all. The AAA-Five Diamond rated attraction offers its high rollers 24-hour gaming that includes (but is certainly not limited to) slot machines, race and sport books and card tables that have practically every game you could think of on deck. The Bellagio Poker Room is infamous for its high-limit tables and also plays host to the Five Star World Poker Classic. Other exciting things to check out include: the beautiful dancing Fountains of Bellagio, Cirque du Soleil’s aquatic production of “O”, and the hotel’s own conservatory and botanical gardens.
Caesar’s Palace (Las Vegas)
Would a list of the greatest casinos be complete without mentioning Caesar’s Palace in Vegas? We think not! One of the most well-known casino and hotel resorts, Caesar’s is constantly renovating itself to keep up with every varying standards of approval. One of the most recent upgrades includes nearly 110,000 sq. ft. of additional retail and restaurant space that’s sure to make shopping and dining an even more pleasant experience. Two of the most sought after attractions at this spot are the Pussycat Lounge and Pure Night Club – where long lists of celebrities like Audrina Patridge (yes, we all secretly watch The Hills), Paris Hilton, Timbaland, Ludacris and Britney Spears frequent. Listen to our podcast at the Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas!
With as beautiful of a location as this (bearing centennial architecture and a spectacular view on the St. Lawrence River ), there’s almost no need to mention that Casino-de-Charlevoix offers over 20 gaming tables (including blackjack, roulette, stud poker, and mini-baccarat and more 800 slot machines. Just make you dress to impress and keep mindful of the dress code: forbidding (among other items) tank tops, bustiers and ‘clothing associated with organizations known to be violent.’) Though we’re fairly certain that all you high-rollers would also be interested in knowing that the world-class Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel also features a conference center that can accommodate over 1,000 people, a spa, a health club, two all-season outdoor pools and a 27-hole golf course.
Foxwoods Resort & Casino (Connecticut)
How could journeyPod make a list without mentioning the ‘grand daddy’ casino of them all? Currently the largest casino in the world, Foxwoods is comprised of 6 casino halls, the largest bingo hall in history, 40,000 visitors a day and an AAA-rated world class resort! Stay at the brand new MGM Grand at Foxwoods or enjoy the lavish amenities at the Grand Pequot, Great Cedar Hotel or the Two Trees Inn. Food and Wine Critics brag about the dining options at Foxwoods, which include Paragon (AAA Four Diamond rated), Cedars, Al Dente, Golden Dragon and many more.
Night owls will enjoy the bustling party scene at The Club, Atrium Bar and Lounge, Champagne Bar, Hard Rock Café and the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill. Make sure to check out their concert and events calendar so that you don’t miss exciting acts like Kid Rock, Jewel, The Pretenders, John Legend, Marc Anthony, Morrissey and Jerry Seinfeld!
The Casino at the Empire (London)
Although a membership is required to gain entry into any casino in the U.K., it’s well worth the process! Join by just logging in to their website and fill out a completely free membership application that only takes a few seconds. The Empire contains more than 100 slot machines and nearly 25 table games – which allow for a smaller, more private gaming experience. Also enjoy your stay in this plush hotel where all 800 rooms contain plasma TVs, iPod sound systems (where you can listen to other journeyPod hangout recommendations in London!) and the finest European linens.
Wynn Macau Resort (China)
Steve Wynn may just be the greatest architect of casinos that this world has ever known – and he has certainly out done himself with this magnificent resort. For the true gamblers out, think: over 100,000 sq ft. of gaming space with over 212 table games and 375 slot machines. Now let’s get to the other perks – shopping! This spot boasts designers such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Armani, Gucci, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Van Cleef & Arpels, Versace and much more – all on one promenade.
The Venetian (Las Vegas)
The Venetian happens to be the largest AAA Five-diamond resort in the Americas. So what exactly does that mean? We’re here to tell you. That’s 4,049 suites and 120,000 sq ft. area for casino gaming. The Venetian has more than 122 casino games, slot machines, table games, and a state-of-the-art sports lounge. In 2006, the resort opened The Venetian Poker Room that boasts nearly 11,000 square feet of high-roller poker space. The Venetian also houses an indoor retail mall called the Grand Canal Shoppes and features grand Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurant Bouchon.
Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City)
The name alone excites people so much, that since it’s founding – it happens to be one of the most popular tourist attractions on the east coast. The casino has over 4,000 slot machines to choose from, over 200 table games and a smoke-free poker room. The goal of the Trump Taj Mahal is to invoke a sense of royalty in its guests – and it seems to work. Hence, their purple carpeting, white marble, gold-plated fixtures, and seven chandeliers (and that’s just in the reception area). The Rim Noodle Bar and Mark Anthony’s are two dining spots that you should check out before you head out.
Atlantis (The Bahamas)
This casino has over 850 slot machines and 78 gaming tables, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette and Caribbean stud poker. The gambling floor features skylights and windows that offer panoramic views of the spectacular resort. For the extreme high-rollers – check out suite that Oprah, MJ (both Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson) and Tiger Woods call home when they visit – called “The Atlantis Bridge Suite”. This is resort’s presidential suite (which also happens to be the most expensive hotel suite in the world – at $25,000 per night. It features 10 rooms with more than 5,000 square feet of living space complete with its own butlers, cooks and maids, gold chandeliers, a baby grand piano, King and Queen bedrooms and balconies. Talk about living the life!