With the rise of online casino gaming in recent years, it can be easy to forget why visiting a land-based venue can be fun. Many of the buildings hold bounds of history, with incredible architecture and décor – something that online casino sites can only attempt to recreate.
Whilst both ways of gaming have their benefits, let’s take a look at some of the incredible land-based casinos you might want to add to your bucket list…
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
With 85 gaming tables and over 700 of the latest slot machines, the casino at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, is unlike any other. Try your chances with ocean views at The Cove Pool, or soak up the sun at Sea Glass. Or, enjoy the main casino, spanning over a seven-acre lagoon.
There’s lots to explore at Atlantis – the casinos and incredible architecture being just the tip of the iceberg. Or should we say lost city, as the resort itself sweeps into the sky, inspired by the lost city of Atlantis, as though it burst out the water.
The resort itself features more than 20 swimming areas, 14 pools, six beaches over five miles long and private cabanas for you to enjoy.
Atlantis also prides itself on saving sea species and their natural habitats, making the resort the home of the Blue Project Foundation – funding and rescuing all sorts of marine life around the island.
In light of this, you might be able to cross ‘swimming with dolphins’ off your bucket list too, if you visit Dolphin Cay on your trip to Atlantis Casino.
You might’ve heard of the Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas, but do you know of its sister resort in Macau? On the famous Cotai Strip, you can enjoy one of the largest casino floors in the world. Equipped with 3,000 slot machines, 800 game tables and nearly 500,000 square feet of space – the Venetian in Macau really is worthy of a spot on your bucket list.
Explore 350 fashion stores, shows in the 15,000 seat Cotai Arena, a theatre, swimming pools, a spa, gym and over 30 restaurants and bars. You could even take a private gondola ride through the casino, which is designed to look like Venice, Italy.
Bellagio, Las Vegas
The famous Bellagio fountains have featured in plenty of Hollywood movies and make for one of Las Vegas’ most iconic landmarks.
Inside, there are over 40 Poker tables alongside other gaming tables, Slots and a range of amenities. From a spa and salon to a fitness centre, pool, entertainment and nightlife – the Bellagio is just one of Las Vegas’ gems.
Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
The Monte Carlo Casino was deemed to be the first modern casino of its time. The casino opened in 1863 (under a different name), after Prince Charles III of Monaco struck a deal with Francois Blanc – a Frenchman who had made a name for himself creating single zero Roulette.
The casino is famed for its royal roots, iconic architecture and appearances in the James Bond films, but is really a symbol of Monaco’s extravagance.
Whether you visit the Monte Carlo Casino to play European Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, Slots and more – or you simply want to step foot in the marble and gold atrium – this land-based venue definitely deserves a place on your bucket list!