Avid gamers don’t have to stay confined to stateside casinos and gaming resorts. Every continent offers opportunities to play new and interesting games in exotic and luxurious surroundings. Break your habit of gaming in the mundane hotspots and delve into new venues for fun and excitement.
1. Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Donald Trump isn’t known for doing anything halfway, and that’s certainly clear at his Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Standing 51 stories tall, it offers both low stakes and high stakes gaming rooms, including smoke-free poker salons for sensitive noses. The venue also boasts one of the most luxurious spas in the city, as well as a variety of gourmet restaurants and exclusive shopping boutiques.
2. Ibiza Gran Hotel in Ibiza Town, Spain
One of Europe’s premier gaming spots, Ibiza features a variety of swimming pools and hosts tournaments for a number of its most popular games. Ibiza Gran also has spectacular views, a well equipped fitness facility, and a variety of night clubs. Of 198 reviewers, 134 gave the Ibiza Gran a rating of Excellent.
3. The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Back in the States, the Palazzo features all suite hotel rooms and a variety of betting opportunities outside slot machines and table games, including booking for racing events and sporting events. You can also take advantage of the high stakes poker salon and a full-time butler service. Hand painted ceilings lend to the luxurious look and feel of this grand Vegas hotel.
4. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
One of Asia’s gaming hubs is Singapore, where the Marina Bay Sands stands out for its elegant design by acclaimed Israeli architect Modshe Safdie. The casino boasts 2,300 gaming machines, nearly 500 table games, and a premier spa, the Banyan Tree. It is also home to a grand museum, and features top-notch theater productions such as Phantom of the Opera.
5. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, China
Not to be outdone, China’s version of Las Vegas’s Venetian offers 374,000 square feet of gaming space, with 500 table games and 2,000 gaming machines. Almost two-thirds of guests granted the resort a rating of Excellent, citing the wow-inducing shows, shopping venues, and food as the primary attractions. The resort is known for its hip Asian-Vegas vibe.
6. Sun City Resort in Sun City, South Africa
Striving to establish itself as a fun-filled vacation spot, South Africa offers top of the line gaming facilities at Sun City Resort. Two separate casinos filled with American style games like slot machines, poker, blackjack, and roulette, Sun City provides high stakes games in The Salon Prive. It also hosts a gaming school for newbies, teaching table etiquette as well as the best techniques for winning. The school is entirely free for guests.
7. Park Hyatt Mendoza in Mendoza, Argentina
Refusing to be left out, South America has an up and coming gambling scene, most notably at the Park Hyatt Mendoza. Park Hyatt offers a two-story Regency casino, in addition to all the table games and gaming machines American gamblers expect. But you can also enjoy local versions of favorite games, such as punto banco, a native version of the popular game baccarat.
Take your gaming experience to new heights by straying outside the norm. You never know what treasures await.