13 Bucket List Casinos for the Die-Hard Gambler

13 Bucket List Casinos for the Die-Hard Gambler

From the big and brash to the lavish and opulent, we have researched and put together a list of casinos you need to visit at least once during your lifetime, each picked for its unique character and the experience offered.

Many of these are sights and resorts in their own right, so whether you’re a gambler, spa addict or nightclubber, enjoy this trip around the world, casino-style:

1. The Venetian, Macau

Venetian Macau
Officially known as the world’s largest casino, Venetian Macau rules in China’s answer to Las Vegas.

2. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut

Foxwoods Casino Connecticut
The largest resort casino in North America with a myriad of options when it comes to casino and hotel options. Set in picturesque Connecticut on the East Coast. (Image: pressofatlanticcity.com)

3. MGM Grand, Las Vegas

MGM Grand Las Vegas
One of Las Vegas’ most well-known hotel casinos, the MGM Grand is one of the world’s largest hotels in terms of the number of rooms. It is also home to the infamous Grand Garden Arena – host to many sporting events and concerts. (Image: whatahotel.com)

4. Bellagio, Las Vegas

Bellagio Las Vegas
Another one of the MGM Resorts hotel casinos, the Bellagio is perhaps most famous for its fountain show which is shown throughout the night and day to a musical soundtrack. (Image: grandadventure.co.uk)

5. The Venetian, Las Vegas

Venetian Las Vegas
Replete with canals, gondolas, and a recreated St. Marks Square, the Venetian Las Vegas is almost like going to Venice itself. Coupled with the adjoining Palazzo, it is the largest five-diamond hotel and resort complex in the world. It also boasts the largest standard rooms in Las Vegas. (Image – Source: enjoyourholiday.com)

6. Grand Lisboa, Macau

Grand Lisboa Macau
The Grand Lisboa in Macau is a pretty impressive site on first glance; this almost makes it worth the visit alone. It is also said to be the tallest building in Macau. (Image: macautripping.com]

7. Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaca Monte Carlo Casino
When thinking of the high-life, wealth and casinos – Monte Carlo in Monaco might spring to mind. A grand and historic building which interestingly does not allow Monagasque residents. If you do live in Monaco however, there may be a rear entrance to sneak through. (Image: borderlesstravels.com)

8. Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City

Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City
A hotel-casino with one of the largest poker rooms in Atlantic City. Parts of the casino were also used for the filming location of the popular film, Rounders. (Image: tumptaj.com)

9. Ritz-Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ritz-Carlton San Juan Puerto Rico
A stunning casino resort set right on a Caribbean beach – need we say more? (Image: eventsbym.com)

10. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Singapore
If you Google Singapore, there is a good chance you will see this iconic building. According to sources, it is noted as the most expensive stand-alone casino property in the world – that alone is worth seeing. (Image: rockpool.com)

11. Sun City Resort, South Africa

Sun City Resort South Africa
A stunning luxury casino resort set in picturesque South Africa. As well as a casino, the resort has four hotels and a water park. (Image:ikapa.co.za)

12. Casino Baden-Baden, Germany

Casino Baden-Baden Germany
A casino set in the foothills of the Black Forest, this stunning setting is slightly different from the typical casino offering. (Image: picstopin.com)

13. Viejas Casino, Alpine, California

Viejas Casino California
This one was chosen for its slightly different setting. Built on a former reservation, you can park right next door in your RV and gamble the night away. (Image: viejas.com)

We hope you’ve enjoyed this visual tour of some of the world’s most memorable casinos. Now make some travel plans and create some memories of your own!