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Global Gambling destinations


Global Gambling destinations

When it comes to gambling destinations of the world there are some truly excellent offerings both at home and abroad. In Australia, these include Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast and elsewhere. Yet, it is also true overseas there are an abundant and iconic locales. The following shall take you through some of the iconic destinations where you can hop a plane to and roll the dice in style.

Las Vegas

Where it all began for global gambling. This city within a desert is one that for years has been the undisputed champion of high stakes betting and quality entertainment. The stories of Vegas in its Golden Era are legendary – with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack regularly spotted about the sands amongst other celebrities – yet even today Vegas retains a number of outstanding attractions to draw you to its doors.

When it comes to deciding where to go in this desert city, you are truly spoiled for options. With this, deciding what appeals to you most – classic style of hyper-modernity – is a worthwhile consideration.

This is because while indeed the grand old casinos of yesterday have of course modernized over time; they’ve also sought to maintain their sense of traditional glamour. In turn, while the newer additions to the strip haven’t had the old world elegance and charm to build a brand on; they have unquestionably delivered the latest in gambling and luxurious amenities. For those who would trend to the classical and more timeless style, a visit to the Golden Gate Casino – which originally opened its doors in 1906 – Caesars Palace, or The Mirage is a must. By contrast, if you are keen on trying one of the newer card tables the SLS Las Vegas opened just last year in February 2014. Alongside boasting a grand array of gaming tables and amenities the SLS also doubles as a luxury resort ensuring you can partake in some high stakes bets; before then dining on a high quality steak.

Monaco

The old glamour of Europe parades itself beautifully in Monaco. This small state sitting just south of France is a hotspot of gaming, racing – with the annual Monaco GP always seen as a highlight of the Formula One calendar – and much more. When it comes to casinos, the Casino de Monte-Carlo is unquestionably the stand out icon in the city. Residing within a complex that also includes the Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Grand Theatre de Monte Carlo, the casino – popularly known just as the Monte Carlo Casino – very much warrants a visit on a night (or two, or three) that you find yourself in town.

Yet, should you wish to venture beyond this icon there are some other options around also. For both an outstanding array of gaming options and quality entertainment – including live music from renowned international stars – the Salle Des Palmiers is an excellent place for a stop off on an evening stroll through the town. Then, there is of course the Casino du Palais de la Mediterranee. If you have come from Vegas and found a love of the Golden Gate Casino; you need visit the Palais. Built in 1929 but having undergone a modernizing refurbishment in recent years, this casino is a perfect melding of classical form and modern amenity.

Macau

Macau is a city that has long been known as a gambling destination, and recent years have seen this city only grow further with the rising economic power of Asia drawing many of the newly wealthy across the region and wider world to Chinese coastal city.

When it comes to Macau’s premier casino, undoubtedly the Venetian felt its name could rightfully build a world full of attractions at its doors. Themed upon the famed Italian city of grand canals and sweeping architecture, it is also an establishment that very much means business when it comes to gaming. With its floor space making it the 7th largest building in the world, the Venetian is at time of writing the largest casino or gambling space in existence. With over 800 gaming tables there is also the exclusive VIP Paiza Club for those who have access to high funds and wish to roll the dice in style.

If you are most keen on low-limit betting then the Oceanus may be the best port of call for you. Requiring just HK$100 as a minimum (approx. $87AUD) you are able to get the feeling of being a high roller without actually requiring a second mortgage on your house to see it through. Then, there is of course the Sands Macau. For those who may have come, or are yet to go to the gambling epicentre in the Nevada desert, it is truly shown here: ‘all roads lead to Vegas’. For those who wish to see how a sterling mix of East meets West in this great gambling city – and with over 1550 table games on offer to travel between – then a visit to the Sands is a must.

Ultimately whichever destination you elect to travel to each shall represent an outstanding offering when it comes to world class gaming and entertainment. True it’d be hard to get away next week on a trip to one of these cities perhaps, but if you’ve a boss know to love poker see if you can play your cards right and get away. A trip to one of these cities shall surely be worthwhile.

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