The World's Most Extravagant Casinos
Whether we're fond of the more traditional, card based offering like Poker or Blackjack, or enjoy nothing more than indulging in the sights and delights of the colourful, interactive slot-based games, for many of us, are options for doing so are at least somewhat limited.
On the one hand, we've always got the world of online gaming to turn to. We can log on, cash in, and play to our heart's content without ever leaving our living rooms.
On the other, it may well be a possibility that we can get dressed up, jump in the car, and drive into the city to try our luck at another run-of-the-mill casino from a big brand chain which, whilst certainly offering fun in its own right, fails to offer much in the way of a unique experience.
Wouldn't it be nice if there was a third option? The chance to jet off, travel the world and experience the best casino games and gambling abroad?
Where would you go? Where would you visit first? Stuck for ideas? Care to drift away and fantasise for a while? Here's a look at some of the world's most biggest and extravagant casinos.
City of Dreams Casino
Boasting over 520 tables and no less than 1,350 machines over an impressive 420,000 of space, the City of Dreams lives up to its name with a vibrant design, colourful interior and wall-to-wall action.
From the glamorous surroundings of the foyer to the excitement of the games rooms, China's second largest casino doesn't just offer ample opportunities to game, there's also 14 restaurants and bars to check out, shops, and plenty of side-attractions.
Once all that's worn you out, you can always retire to one of the 1,400 hotel rooms before starting again the following morning.
The Venetian Macao
Find the City of Dreams doesn't quite do it for you? Don't worry, Macau is practically a mecca for gambling fans. Across the strip, you'll find 546,000 square feet of gaming nirvana. Offering more than twice as many gaming machines as the City of Dreams, and three times the number of poker tables, The Venetian also offers three large shopping complexes, 24 bars and restaurants, and for the times when you just want to step away from the action and relax, even in-house gondola rides.
With a decor and layout based on the casino's sister site in the heart of Las Vegas, China's Venetian offers all the glitz and glamour of the US gaming capital, with all the sophistication of Chinese culture.
The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Speaking of Vegas, we'd be hard pressed not to mention the luxurious Rio Hotel & Casino, the first all-suite gambling resort in Las Vegas. Host to the renowned World Series of Poker, the Rio's 120,000 square feet (yes, you read that correctly) of gaming space is complemented by the famous wine cellar and other notable features such as the Voodoo Sky Lounge and regular shows from magic virtuosos, Penn & Teller.