Top Gambling Cities in the World
- A list of the top gambling cities in the world, with a few surprises amongst some of the more well-known destinations
- Destinations with over 95 poker tables, or casino floors packed with the latest slots
- How many of these destinations have you visited or plan on visiting?
While gambling is incredibly risky, the experience leaves you with extraordinary memories that you otherwise would have never made. From lottery tickets to poker, this industry generates high revenues. If you are seeking the thrill that gambling provides, here is a list of the top gambling cities in the world that will make your experience more interesting:
10. San Jose, Costa Rica
While this state is more popular for the tropical paradise it offers, you can also spend a fun night of gambling action here. The capital city is home to more than 30 Casinos and offers great nightlife, dog racing and horse racing, so everyone can give their luck a shot.
Tourists and gamblers from all around the world get attracted to this city due to the reasonable expense. You can not only enjoy pocket-friendly gambling, but can also explore the casinos that are usually a part of large hotels and relatively informal, in this beautiful city without having to bear the overcrowding that many of the more popular cities on this list endure.
The most popular games in the casinos are card games including a Costa Rican version of Rummy.
9. Paris, France
The city of lights offers everything on a perfect plate, from pastry shops and romantic surroundings, to the famous Eiffel Tower. While it is not as popular for gambling as it is for its grandeur, cuisine and fashion, the popular city of Paris, France is home to a great number of casinos and attracts a lot of gamblers from around the world.
It offers shady rooms where people gamble the night away on Mahogany tables with a glass of warm brandy. Some of the most notable casinos include the Aviation Club de France, Cercle Haussman Casino and Cercle Central. Additionally, online gambling is also legal in France.
8. Nassau, Bahamas
At number eight in the top gambling cities in the world is Nassau, the capital and largest city of Bahamas that not only offers golden sands and blue waves, but also deluxe venues such as the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Crystal Palace Casino and Sheration Nassau Beach Resort & Casino.
One of the most popular and largest casinos in the Caribbean is the Atlantis Casino which covers an incredible seven acres of the island! This casino has 95 poker tables, black jack, private gaming stations and around 700 slot machines of varying jackpot sizes and stakes.
7. Monte Carlo, Monaco
One of Europe’s most legendary gambling destinations, the urban dream town’s wealth is linked with its gambling industry and it attracts gamblers and elites from all around the globe.
It has one of the most expensive casinos known as Casino de Monte Carlo which is also famous for getting featured movies like Ocean Twelve’s and Casino Royale. It established a century ago and attracts the richest people from across the planet. It offers a variety of options that include Stud Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Trente et Quarente and many more. The best part about this famous casino is that it adjusts according to the season. It not only has indoor tables, but terrace tables as well so you can enjoy the view of the Riviera while you play high stakes poker.
6. London, England
London’s attractions do not just include Big Ben and pots of tea, it is also famous for its centuries old gambling traditions like Roulette, Bingo and Housie. Boasting a little over 30 different casinos across the centre of the city, from deluxe establishments like the Ritz Casino Club, which is in the Ritz Hotel’s old ballroom, to the Playboy Club London where you will find waitresses in Playboy bunny costumes, to simple casinos like Asper’s Empire, this city has it all and is certainly one of the top gambling cities in the world. Other popular arenas include the Hippodrone Casino and Kempton Park Racecourse.
5. Sydney, Australia
Home to more than 60 casinos, Sydney is popular for its gambling destinations. Some of the popular casinos in this city include Adelaide Casino, Aquis Great Barrier Reef Casino and Casino Canberra. Australia also boasts many none-casino based gambling in the form of slots, which are generally (and controversially) accessible in many locations.
4. Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Offering a variety of options and lenient gambling laws, the only difficulty you may come across in Atlantic City is making a choice between all the casinos. The sea coast, with huge casino towers, offers everything from poker to penny slot machines. While it is overshadowed in the top gambling cities in the world list by Las Vegas in the gambling game, Atlantic City is still popular among gamblers, and a lot of people visit the city for this thrill. Some of the popular casino resorts include Caesers Atlantic City, Borgata Casino, Resorts Casino Hotel, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s.
3. Marina Bay, Singapore
Hidden behind the architecturally advanced buildings and tall skyscrapers in the city are a large number of gambling stations. Asia’s little red dot legalised gambling in 2005 and is ranked third in the top gambling cities of the world when it comes to the gross gaming revenue. Marina Bay Sands with the largest Swarovski crystal chandeliers in the world, taking up 15000 sq. meters of space with 600 table games and over 1500 slots spread across 4 levels, attracts people from all around the globe. Other popular places include floating casinos like the Diamond Princess (owned by Princess Cruises)
2. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The city of gamblers, packed with attractions like the Eiffel Tower, London Eye, and ancient Rome provides an intoxicating experience. Sin City is filled with a lot of neon light hoarding illuminated casinos like Red Rock Resort, Caesars Palace, Cosmopolitan, Casino Royale, Bellagio and many more, where you can have one of the best times of your life!
Las Vegas should be on every gambles list of places to visit at least once in their life, just be sure to take it easy when you get there, it’s so easy to get swept up in all of the excitement on your first visit.
1. Macau, China
One of the most famous gambling cities in the world, the 11.8 sq mile cramped city of Macau is a heaven for gamblers. The city has a wholly separate monetary system, immigration policy and legal system from the Chine. This is because Macau used to be a Portuguese colony and when it was reverted to Chinese sovereignty, a law stating that it would run autonomously for the next 50 years was passed.
Gambling is abundant in this city, which now also has western-style casino games, and gambling tourists account for 50 percent of the income of Macau’s economy. Greyhound racing, casino games, sports betting and lotteries are popular in this city. It generates a lot of revenue and people from countries all around the globe visit the city.