The Venetian Macao: World's Largest Casino

You might ask the question, ‘where are the world’s largest casinos?’ Well, the answer is in Macau, China! The Venetian Macao Casino and Hotel Resort is owned by the Las Vegas Sands and is located on the Cotai Strip in Macau.

The resort officially opened in 2007 with 3000 hotel suites. It has 550,000 square meters of dedicated gaming space, 3,400 slot machines and more than 800 gaming tables featuring everything a gambler’s heart may desire.

The Venetian Hotel and Casino in Macau

Be romanced by the Italian Gondoliers on the canals in the Venetian Macao

The Cotai Arena was originally known as the Venetian Arena. It’s an indoor area that seats 15,000 spectators at various entertainment and sports events, including basketball games, tennis matches, boxing matches, live concerts and awards shows.

Just as its name indicates, The Venetian Macao has a Venetian theme to it. Inside you will find a system of canals with their very own Italian singing gondoliers, one of the main shopping malls in the area, the world famous ZAIA Cirque Du Soleil show and of course an unmatched assortment of gambling options.

Don’t be surprised to see life-sized replicas of St Mark’s Square, Campanile Tower and the Doge’s Palace. These can be viewed as you walk through the life-like city streets. Look up and you will see the Venice sky – for a moment you might forget that you are actually indoors.

When it comes to gambling, there are four casino room options. Specifically, the Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix.

The Venetian Macao offers modern day luxury juxtaposed against centuries of history.

Sands Macao Hotel

It might be surprising to hear that Macau, China is also home to another one of the world’s largest casinos: The Sands Macao, which is also owned by Las Vegas Sands.

Sands Macao

The Sands Macao shines brightly in the night light

The Sands Macau Hotel expands across 229,000 square feet (21,300 m2), and the hotel holds 289 rooms. This casino opened its doors in 2004 and cost a total of $240 million to build.

The Las Vegas Sands conglomerate initially entered China’s gambling district with the Sands Macao, a majorly popular destination for tourists from China and Hong Kong.

Rio Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort

The Rio Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort was developed with a theme based on the Rio Carnival, which is a carnival oozing with passion, exuberance, loud colors and an inescapable energy.

Making it onto our list, Rio Hotel is located in Klerksdorp in the Northwest Province of South Africa. This brightly themed resort could easily fool you into believing you’re actually in Rio De Janeiro.

A thrilling gaming experience is guaranteed for all. Whether it’s the exciting slot machines or juicy jackpots, players have incredible options of choice at their fingertips. And of course, let’s not forget the options for table games that promise to keep the energy flowing high throughout the night.

The Tusk Rio Casino covers a floor space of 266,330 square feet and offers high rollers the exclusive Salon Prive.

Presenting all the excitement that a mega gaming resort has to offer together with the inescapable energy of a Rio carnival, gamers are sure to enjoy the fantastic offers at the Rio Hotel. If it’s entertainment you are in search of, you will not be disappointed. Let it not be forgotten that Rio Hotel restaurants offer extravagant cuisine experiences as well.

Rio Casino Klerksdorp

The Rio Casino is located in klerksdorp, North West Province of South Africa

MGM Macau

Macau, China has been home to this five-star hotel and resort and one of the biggest casinos in the world since 2007. MGM Macau was built at a cost of US$1.25 billion. It stands tall at 35 floors, 154 meters and has a total of 600 hotel rooms.

The resort was initially owned and operated under a partnership between MGM Mirage and the daughter of local casino mogul, Stanley Ho. Future plans are set to include the development of a Mandarin Oriental hotel.


Read more about casino Mogul Stanley Ho, in our lifestyles of the world's richest casino owners


The theme for this resort was motivated by the arts. This is reflected in every aspect throughout and can be felt by every guest and visitor. It goes without saying, ‘what would an art theme be without genuine art pieces displayed on the walls?’ It is very likely that you will forget you are even in China whilst taking a moment to view the European-inspired Grande Praça.

MGM Macau delivers top-class entertainment, ensuring it as a favorite world destination. The Six Senses Spa has won awards and continues to deliver on the utmost excellence, and guests can take their pick and visit any of the nine specialty restaurants available. Whether gamers prefer to enjoy their time in the Grand Casino or if they prefer to fly under the radar at private gaming salons, either option is available for the players’ selection.

With so much to offer in this world-class resort, guests are provided with a vacation like none other. It is almost impossible to take part in everything on offer in just a few days spent at this five-star resort.

MGM Grand Macau

In the gambling capital of China, you will find the MGM Macau

MGM Grand Las Vegas

On the Las Vegas Strip, home to some of the largest casinos in USA, you will find one of the biggest casinos in the world, the MGM Grand Las Vegas owned by MGM Resorts International.


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The MGM Grand holds the title of being the second largest hotel in the world and second largest in the U.S.

The main building is 30 floors tall, measuring in at a height of 293 ft. On the magnificent property one will find outdoor pools, rivers, and waterfalls.

If it’s relaxation one desires, MGM Grand Spa is the place to visit. The incredibly peaceful treatment rooms are situated far away from all the hustle and bustle of the city. After a pampering day spent at the spa, one can shop to their hearts desire, dance the night away at the trendy night clubs, and spoil their taste buds at a selection of specialty restaurants. Of course, gamblers’ playtime can be spent at the grand casino, measured to be 171,500 square feet (15,930 m2).

Originally, the MGM Grand was developed according to the wonderful Wizard of Oz theme. All aspects were included, such as an Oz casino looking out onto Emerald City. The casino even featured its very own yellow brick road, and of course all the main characters had a presence throughout.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

You wont miss the MGM Grand Las Vegas when you visit the vegas strip

In 1996, it was time for MGM Grand to take on a new look and do away with the Wizard of Oz theme.

When it was originally developed, the MGM Grand had its very own theme park, the idea being to entertain the kids while the parents gambled. This however seemed to fail dismally and plans were made for the development of a luxury hotel complex, the Signature at MGM Grand, which would replace the theme park.

Today, one can see that MGM eventually decide to remove all traces of the Wizard of Oz theme. In 2012, the new theme took on that of classic Hollywood during the art deco era. Further renovations were completed in 2012. This casino seems to be a constant work in progress. This most recent renovation amounted to $160 million and focused on the hotel rooms and suites, as well as the addition of a chic new nightclub and numerous additional restaurants to suit all tastes.

Entertainment is rich at the MGM Grand Las Vegas. Guests can take their pick, whether they wish to attend a show such as Cirque du Soleil or dance the night away at one the nightclubs. Or perhaps the casino is the main attraction. If so, the MGM Grand casino offers players blackjack, craps, roulette and a selection of slot and poker machines, as well as keno, and baccarat. For those interested in the finer things in life, a little visit to the high-end gaming lounge known as Whiskey Down will satisfy that desire.

Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino, located in Ledyard, Connecticut is one of the greatest casinos in the U.S. and the largest in North America. It’s located on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation.

Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

When taking a break from the casinos, vacationers can enjoy Foxwoods world-renowned spas, golf courses suitable for the pros, and the modern state of the art theatres.

You would be surprised to know that the major resort that is Foxwoods today was originally established in 1986 as a bingo hall. Chinese Malaysian, Lim Goh Tong, later stepped up to the plate and financed the development of Foxwoods Casino.

In 2005, $700 million was poured into an expansion project at Foxwoods. The expansion, which took place on the title of MGM Grand at Foxwoods, opened its doors in 2008. Although completely separate from Foxwoods main area, it is joined by a mobile walkway.

2013 saw MGM and Foxwoods part ways, resulting in a new name for the MGM Grand; this being The Fox Tower.

Find out more about Foxwoods Resort Casino and the history of other landbased casinos in the United States

Foxwoods Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the biggest casinos in North America

City Of Dreams Macau

The City Of Dreams Casino, one of the main attractions in Macau, is owned by Melco-Crown Entertainment and promises to deliver on all expectations. City Of Dreams has earned its place as a leading leisure and entertainment vacation destination situated in Macau. Visit the city that dreams are made of. This is one not to be missed out on by gamblers and tourists alike.

As the second largest casino in the world, the City Of Dreams Casino covers 420,000 square feet spread across two levels. It holds a total of 450 gaming tables and 1514 gaming machines, ranging from old classics to the most popular modern ones.

Players can enjoy private gaming rooms for a more personal and quiet experience, or they can find their place on the electrifying main gambling floor as well as in the gaming area at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The City Of Dreams Casino has been designed to look like a podium. It consists of four towers: The Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers Hotel, and two towers knows as The Grand Hyatt Macau.

City Of Dreams opened its doors in 2009. It is home to two main attraction theatres. The Bubble is home to a presentation titled “The Dragons Treasure”. It’s an outstanding audio-visual attraction. The Dancing water Theatre features the largest water show of its kind in the world and holds up to 2,000 spectators.

City of Dreams

Dream a little dream at the City of Dreams in Macau

Casino Lisboa, Portugal

Casino Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal first opened its doors in 2006 in Parque das Nacoes (Park of the Nations).

When Casino Lisboa initially opened its doors it contained 700 slot machines and 22 gaming tables. Over and above this there were 4 bars, 3 restaurants and a theatre that could hold up to 600 people.

Today, the casino covers an area of 165,000 square feet and holds up to 1,000 gaming machines and 26 table and poker games. There are now 7 top-class international restaurants to choose from.

Casino Lisboa, Portugal also falls under the list of top casino resorts worldwide

Casino Lisboa

Casino Lisboa lights reflect against the water

The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has been in existence since July 2003. It is situated in Atlantic City at Renaissance Pointe. The Hotel has a total of 2,002 stylish rooms, making it the largest hotel throughout the whole of New Jersey.

Borgata, Italian for ‘little village’, has replicated this idea on a large scale.

The hotel, casino and spa, valued at $1.1 billion, makes up the largest resort in Atlantic City. The casino floor covers a total of 161,000 square feet. It holds 3,475 slot machines and over 250 table games.

Since its establishment, Borgata has gained an outstanding reputation and always has enough visitors to ensure the hotel is jam-packed.

Borgata is an excellent provider of casino gaming options, ensuring that all guests and players expectations are met.

Borgata is also home to the largest Poker Room in Atlantic City, featuring daily tournaments as well as high-stake tournaments in conjunction with the World Poker Tour.

Borgata Hotel

The Borgata Casino stands tall in Atlantic City

THE Tusk Rio Casino Resort

The Tusk Rio Casino Resort is located in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Though it is smaller than some its giant counterparts on our list, it still clocks in as one of the top 10 largest casinos in the world.

The Tusk Rio Casino resort is another modeled after Brazil’s Rio Carnival, where guests can find all of the exciting offerings that any first-class casino would provide.

There’s a total of 266,330 square feet of gaming space with nearly 300 gaming machines and 12 poker and table games as well as separate floors for smokers and non-smokers.

Exclusive members and high rollers at the resort can have access to all the VIP privileges they have come to know and love with the Tusk’s exclusive salon prive gaming room.