Have you ever felt the need to drop everything at work and head for the airport? When all you want is a free weekend filled with nothing but fun with your best selection of peers. A weekend to bet what you earn on your luck and see where it takes you? Let’s gamble, my friends! Get ready to spend most of your money away because let’s admit this, it’ll happen. Now if you’re about to have the time of your life all packed into one weekend of intense poker or slots, it better be at a place that’s top-notch. Well, this is exactly the article that’ll help you decide where to head this weekend. Ranking the top 10 famous gambling cities in the world we have:
10. Paradise Island, Bahamas
Bahamas all the way! As appalling as it is, this island is not only famous for it’s beach paradise and a dive in the blue waves but also its night life of action on the slots. It also includes ‘glass in one hand while you’re dancing your stress away’ at some of the famous nightclubs. It’s most talked about casino is the Atlantis Casino covering 7 acres of the island with 95 gaming tables filled with poker, black jacks, private gaming stations and about 700 slot machines. Not to forget the race and sports book and the casino hot spots to enjoy the view. If that still doesn’t excite you, the Atlantis Casino holds a Caribbean Adventure Tournament every year and lots of other events. Gambling and a beach? I could spend weeks there.
9. Paris, France
Bonjour, Paris. Now the city might be referred to as the city of lights for its Age of Enlightenment and literally to be the first European city to adopt street lighting but if you’re looking to let off some steam on poker tables, Paris has a few casinos that will help you with it. Since it’s mostly known for its romantic surroundings, fashion and Eiffel Tower; casinos are not its go-to feature thus justifying its stand in the list. Cercle Central is the best casino in this city if you’re looking to have a good experience.
8. London, England
London sure is a place for elites and luxurious places, don’t you agree? Come here if you’re looking to feel rich and one of the high class people because it will make sure you feel like you’re on top of the world. From high-end casinos like Ritz Casino Club located in the old ballroom of Ritz Hotel itself or the Playboy Club London where the waitress are dressed up as Playboy bunnies to a very plain sets of casinos for people who are looking for simple and sober night. Casinos like Aspers casino and Empire casino will be just the fit for a very ‘normal’ yet fine night of gambling and fun.
7. San Jose, Costa Rica
Though known for its tropical paradise, one could have a very fine weekend here; gambling. The state has over 30 Casinos, horse racing and dog racing for each individual to give their luck a fair try. The reasonable expense of this city is one of its major attraction for tourists and gamblers looking for a pocket-friendly gambling weekend. Since it’s not too crowded, you can actually explore the casinos and enjoy the city’s beauty before getting back to the tables.
6. Los Angeles, California, USA
L.A has a bit of disadvantage when it comes to its location as it has Las Vegas next to it. I mean, let’s be honest, if I had to choose between the two, It would definitely be Vegas without a doubt. But Los Angeles still made the list and holds a very respectful stand between the gambling cities. Unlike others it’s usually referred for ‘gaming’ rather than ‘gambling’. This is because Los Angeles rarely has the slots or roulette. The casinos are filled with tables gaming poker and blackjack and the casinos are mainly found in the southern region of the city. Nevertheless, it’s considered to be one of the best places to gamble, polish your skills and try your luck. Some of the deserving casinos include bicycle casino and commerce casino. I really think you’d want to give it a try!
5. Marina Bay, Singapore
Now from the looks of it Singapore’s architecturally advanced building looks like they’re down for some serious business, but what actually resides behind these walls is indeed something far away from business, well, not really. What these buildings hold is acres and acres of land filled with gambling stations that are waiting just for you. Though recently discovered as a gambling city, it has had a skyrocketing record and has landed at the 6th position in world’s top gambling cities. The casino that makes Singapore a great place for gambling is the Marina Bay Sands. Covering 15,000 square meters of gaming space spread on 4 levels; the world’s largest Swarovski crystal chandeliers hang over the casino attracting people from all over the world. The casino is also has about 600 table games and more than 1,500 slots. All Aboard!
4. Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is a place you can visit for its beaches and resorts as well as for its famous Casino de Monte-Carlo that featured in movies like James Bond and Ocean’s Twelve. It not only attracts international clients but also elites from everywhere as it is one of the most expensive casino. It consists of all the major table games; poker, blackjack, Roulette, Trente et Quarente, etc. The great quality about this particular casino is that it adjusts perfectly with the seasons. Indoor tables as well as terrace tables on which you can play poker and enjoy the amazing view of the Riviera. And of course, it has some exemplary restaurants that will surpass your expectations.
3. Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
The only problem you’ll ever face in Atlantic city is probably which casino to spend your night in. With variety of options starting from high-stakes poker to a penny slot machines you can choose any place to develop your skills in gambling. Since Atlantic City is famous for its gambling itself, it’s a known destination for all the gamblers. Though it is a bit overshadowed by Vegas, it never fails to provide you with an amazing time. Some of the must-visit casino resorts are Caesars at Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel and Bally’s Atlantic City.
2. Las Vegas, U.S.A
Vegas! I know you’re wondering why Las Vegas, THE city of gamblers, isn’t at the top of the list. It’s a fair question but let me assure you, there’s no other place like Vegas. This is the city you’re looking for. The one where you can visit the peak attractions all wrapped into one incredible city! You name it. Eiffel Tower, London Eye, Sin City having hundreds and hundreds of casinos waiting eagerly just for you. Don’t waste any more time and rush to Vegas. Maybe head into the popular casinos: Caesars Palace, Casino Royale, Lucky Dragon, Bellagio, Cosmopolitan and many, many more.
And finally, the most famous gambling city in the world. Any guesses? No? It’s-
1. Macau, China
The moment we all have been waiting for. The top of list for the most famous gambling cities is marked by none other that the city of China, Macau! Since Macau has its own legal system, monetary system and immigration policy it is distinct from the laws of China. This is due to the fact that Macau was a Portuguese colony and while being returned to China a law stating an autonomous status for the next 50 years for the city was passed. Macau brings in about 50% of the income of its economy through gambling tourists. Along with its development, Macau brought in western-style casino games. Mainly four types of games are found in the city: casino games, greyhound racing, sports betting, and lotteries. It is the highest revenue generator and a place filled with gamblers. People from every country tend to hit this city for its great fortune and variety of games. Catch the next flight as soon as possible!
Take your pick of the list, fellas. The places that guarantee a great time. Not to forget the memories and adventures that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life!