Arguably one of the most exciting industries in the world, the gambling sector attracts 10s of millions of people every year, especially hotspots around the globe.
With the global gambling industry worth over £500 billion, it means that there is an impressive show of opulence in many of the sought-after locations around the world where tourists flock in their numbers.
It isn’t just about gambling facilities anymore, but the overall lifestyle that comes with it – a demonstration of wealth and magnificence which has helped to create some of the most eye-opening sights in the industry.
As a result, we have compiled our seven wonders of the gambling world, so let’s take a look at what makes the cut!
Casino Barrière de Deauville, France
For exquisite elegance, look no further than this little slice of luxury on the coast of Normandy. Opened in 1912 it is one of the most prominent gambling establishments in France, designed by one of the distinguished architects of the day, Georges Wybo and has featured in a number of classic films over the years.
Boasting in excess of 365 slot machines in the grand hall, this oozes style and the exclusive class from all around France flock here throughout the year. Worth a visit for the grandeur alone.
Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Situated right at the heart of one of the most popular gambling locations in the world, this really is a cut above most of the rest. With palatial dominance over the rest of the province, its viewing terrace takes in breathtaking views over the Mediterranean as far reaching as Italy.
Designed in 1879 it is almost one of the “Founding Fathers” of the casino world and exudes presidential perfection throughout. Its gravitational gardens are enough of a pull to entice you into the casino itself where you will find yourself lost in the equivalent of a gambler’s Disney World.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Kind of what you would get if the Queen of Diamonds got together with the Ace of Spades, this increasingly popular resort is a paradise of the flash and glitzy. A stunningly unique design which acts as a centrepiece for the harbour, it is a whale where the big fish hang out.
Boasting the world’s highest overflowing swimming pool, with views of epic proportions, the casino itself is a 15,000 square metre cacophony of gambling activity with over 2,300 slot machines.
Sun City, South Africa
Perhaps not the first choice of many, though home to arguably the county’s most luxurious resorts, Sun City represents the ultimate lifestyle destination accompanied with a casino where you need to be able to stand the heat.
As well as being liberal with the clubs on the tables, you can apply them to the resort’s two golf courses should you like a challenge of a different kind, or you could just laze next to the inevitably luxurious swimming pools.
MGM Macau, Macau
A province of China which recently became the gambling capital of the world for, well…capital, Macau has really raised the stakes in recent years. The MGM is a masterstroke of contemporary architecture and design.
With a floor to ceiling aquarium and 20,000 square metres of gambling action, this is a high-roller haven where stakes can reach into the millions. If you are in Macau, swing by!
Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
This jewel in the heart of the Caribbean really encapsulates luxury living and 5 star splendour. With a dedicated and irrepressible gaming temple, 11 swimming pools, a water park, golf course, marina and countless restaurants, it is easy to get distracted from the gaming tables.
Easily comparable to any impressive resorts that you would see in gambling hotspots around the world, this really is a wonder to be witnessed.
Bellagio, Las Vegas, USA
You must have been wondering if the undisputed gambling capital was going to be mentioned. Probably the most high class and recognisable resort with its two towers and arguably the most audacious by design with the famous fountain show, where synchronicity and perfection meet.
And then there is the casino, offering gamblers over 2,300 slot machines and a 650 square metre poker room where tournament jackpots range from six to seven figures.