Casinos today are typically all about one word: BIG.
Everything from the buffets, to the attached hotels, to the selection of games, are progressively getting bigger year-after-year as casinos race to continually outdo each other and become the biggest casino in their region (or the world).
At the moment, Macau, China, is indisputably the “big” winner due to its collection of eight of the world’s 10 largest casinos.
While we could have made a list simply of the largest casinos from there only, below we have instead compiled a sampling list of some of the world’s other largest casinos (with a few Macau ones still thrown in, of course).
Square Feet: 26,900Slot and Table Games: 1,235Bars and Restaurants: 10The inspiration for the James Bond novel Casino Royale, southwest Lisbon is home to Europe’s largest casino.
In addition to the usual large selection of games and dining options that most mega-casinos have, Estoril has its own art gallery, live music venue, and nightclub that guests can all enjoy after they are done gambling.
Square Feet: 171,500Slot and Table Games: 2,639Bars and Restaurants: 27The largest hotel in the world when it opened in 1993, Vegas’ MGM Grand property hosts five pools and lazy rivers that cover 6.5 acres, a convention center, and a 17,000-seat arena in addition to its over 2500 slot machines.
Once famous for its live lion habitat in the casino area, guests can now instead take part in an interactive, crime-solving experience, themed after the hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Square Feet: 180,000Slot and Table Games: 1,975Bars and Restaurants: 5Formerly the Casino de Tigre, the Trilenium Casino in Buenos Aires probably isn’t the largest casino on our list.
However, it is the largest casino in South America and features several of the best restaurants in the Tigre province, live music every week, and of course over a thousand slot machines.
Square Feet: 220,000Slot and Table Games: 3,000Bars and Restaurants: Over 50Not that it needed any help, but Melbourne’s Crown Casino initially made headlines when actress Rachel Griffiths streaked through the casino on its opening night back in 1997.
Today, the Crown makes headlines for being the second-largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere, the home of the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific series, and a 1,500 seat ballrooms that have hosted countless high-profile award shows and other galas.