What makes a casino truly beautiful? After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what appeals to one gambler may be a big yawn for the next. However, there are some casinos across the world that simply have that wow factor. Whether it’s the architecture of the casino, the thought put in to its building, the materials used or all of these together, somehow you just know that you’ve stepped into one of the world’s top casinos when you visit for the first time.
These are a couple of my favorites, in no particular order.
Sun City, South Africa
I don’t know whether it’s the exciting merger of ancient African tradition with the last word in gambling and entertainment, but South Africa’s Sun City just ‘does’ it for me. The resort, which boasts two amazing casinos , is not considered the gaming Mecca of Africa for nothing! Sun City is situated alongside a nature reserve where you can go out and see the Big Five when you feel like a gambling respite, while the casinos also feature no less than 35 restaurants – so that you’ll never go hungry!
The Venetian, Las Vegas, US
Yes, I know there are plenty of casinos in Las Vegas, but somehow I always go back to the Venetian, even if it’s just to visit on my frequent trips to Vegas. The stunning decor and the feeling that I’m walking down an Italian plaza whenever I step through the doors of this hotel-casino makes The Venetian one of the top gambling destinations in the world, and a firm favorite among top poker pros.
Casino Baden, Germany
If you want a gambling experience that’s steeped in history, with amazing architecture to match, then this stunning 250 year old casino is the place to play. The different gambling rooms are named after real people who featured in our history books, making the experience even more unique.
Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
Daryl Jackson did an incredible job designing Australia’s most famous casino, and you’ll be blown away by the fountains, the atrium and the lighting – and that’s even before you discover the super casino floor with the last word in slot machines and table games!