5 Best Casino Cities Around The World

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Even if you’re not a serious gambler, the best casino cities in the world are still worth visiting for the vibe and experience alone. There is no denying in that best casino cities are like different worlds, with never-ending nightlife and big-name shows.

They can be a great travel destination whether or not you are looking to spend money in the casinos. There is always so much to do and explore so they can be great destinations for a vacation. Here are the best gambling cities around the world.

Best Casino Cities

For many travelers, a vacation is not complete without visiting some of the world’s most iconic casinos. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-fueled gambling experience or a luxurious stay with fine dining, endless entertainment and people-watching, there are some great casino cities to visit on your next trip.

Atlantic City

Best Casino Cities Atlantic City
Best Casino Cities Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a place built off of the gambling business and one that thrives from it these days. It has been a gambling mecca since its first casino opened in 1978. It’s also home to many high-end stores, restaurants and hotels that can be found nowhere else on the East Coast.

In terms of choices for casinos, there are over 25 to choose from. It has many famous casinos like Caesars Atlantic City, Bally’s, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Resorts Casino Hotel, Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City, Golden Nugget Atlantic City Casino & Hotel, Ocean Casino Resort and the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa.

Just like its name says, the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa offers everything that you would want while on holiday for a relaxing gambling holiday. The casino floor is filled with games, and then after you can always catch a show there or go to the spa for some more relaxation.

Some of the world’s major poker players made their millions playing cards at the Taj Mahal (now closed) and Borgata. When you’re there, make sure to stroll along the 1000-foot-long pier and take in views of the iconic coastline and check out the world’s largest indoor water fountain display in the beautiful Caesar’s Shopping mall.

Best Casino Cities Las Vegas
Best Casino Cities Las Vegas

Las Vegas

However, in the United States, Atlantic City is not where most people would think of when it comes to casinos in America. Most people think of the Las Vegas Strip and for very good reasons.

Along the 4.2 mile long Las Vegas Strip, there are endless hotels with casinos, restaurants, shopping, including the Miracle Mile shops, shows, and endless attractions. You can spend your holiday walking up and down the Strip, checking out the various attractions at each of the hotels. From Bellagio’s fountain shows to New York New York, there are so many casinos to choose from.

Here are some highlights from a few of the Las Vegas hotels:

  • Bellagio: fountain show and Chihuly ceiling
  • Paris Las Vegas: See the Eiffel Tower replica
  • New York New York: Have fun visiting the Hershey’s Chocolate World
  • Luxor Hotel: See Egypt themed hotel with statues and hieroglyphics
  • The Mirage Hotel: Walk through a tropical rainforest and see the free volcano show
  • Caesar’s Palace: Watch the free Fall of Atlantis show and free to view the saltwater aquarium
  • The Venetian: See the free Streetmosphere show in the street which involves jugglers, stilt walkers, singers and other performers
  • Circus Circus: Indoor Adventuredome Indoor Theme Park
  • The STRAT Hotel: Stratosphere ride

This list is just a few of the casinos and hotels in Las Vegas. A few of the more famous ones are the Bellagio, the MGM Grand and the Rio, which has left such a legacy that online casinos like Lucky Nugget have developed slots games based around the Rio Carnival.

If you find yourself in need of something different, there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas aside from gambling, which is one of the best perks about the city. Although it has been nicknamed “Sin City” it’s not all about partying and gambling. Check out our post about free and cheap things to do in Las Vegas that don’t include gambling. Las Vegas on the Cheap

Visiting the hotels and looking at all the sights there, including the amazing shows — without gambling — is possible. We had fun visiting the Hershey’s Chocolate World, M&M’s Las Vegas, and the Coca-Cola Store complete with it’s small cafe where you can order Coke’s from around the world.

Very near the Las Vegas Strip is the NFL stadium, Allegiant Stadium, where the Las Vegas Raiders play. If you aren’t visiting when there is a game (get tickets in advance) you can always schedule a stadium tour to see the field, locker room, etc.

Also, for a bit of gaming without the gambling, be sure to visit the vintage Pinball Hall of Fame. It’s located on Las Vegas Blvd, off the Strip. They have a change machine onsite but bring your quarters if you have them. You will want to play all of these vintage pinball machines.

Monte Carlo

Best Casino Cities Monte Carlo
Best Casino Cities Monte Carlo

Situated along the French Riviera, few gambling cities can compete with the views of Monaco. Monaco is home to the rich and famous from all over Europe living the good life in Europe’s tax heaven, Monte Carlo has a glamorous yet unpretentious atmosphere.

Casino de Monte Carlo doesn’t feel the need to compete with others in size and is quite different from many other gambling cities: it’s glamorous in a traditional James Bond kind of way. They offer French roulette as well as English roulette along with traditional casino games.

In addition to spending time in the casinos, there is world-class shopping, opportunities for wellness and leisure, restaurants, bars and nightclubs, shows and concerts, and more.


With 33 casinos and another two dozen i the works, Macau is quickly moving up the ladder among the world’s best casino cities. It is home to the world’s largest Casino, The Venetian Macau, with an impressive size of 10,500,000-square-foot!

The gambling tourism makes up for 50% of the economy in Macau, and last year it actually managed to bring in the more gambling revenue than any other city including Vegas.

Among the modern complexes and obscene amount of flashing lights there is a UNESCO World Heritage Declared historic old town and a A-Ma Taoist temple dating back to 1488 – which gives you an idea to just how full of contrasts the city is.

If you’re of the daring type, another must-do is trying the largest bungee jump in the world from Macau tower, and fall 233 meters.


Although not the first city many come to think of, Singapore is a new and refreshing player in the game thanks to the Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World casinos.

With 2,500 rooms, gardens, nightclubs, rooftop restaurants, a 3-acre SkyPark and a swimming pool with a view that beats any other pool in the world, Marina Bay Sands is a modern casino offering so much more than just gambling. Resort World casino in Singapore offers visitors a Universal Studios theme park.

Best Cities for Casino Vacation

Whether you are looking to gamble or simply enjoy the atmosphere, there are many great casinos around the world that will suit your needs.

The best casino cities are those which offer players a variety of gaming options, as well as plenty of other attractions to keep them entertained. Las Vegas and Atlantic City are the two obvious front runners, as their city names alone are synonymous with the casino tourism industry.

However, there are also a number of other destinations worth considering, such as Singapore, Macau, and even London. So if you’re looking for some excitement and want to try your luck at the casino tables, be sure to check out one of these great destinations.

Las Vegas is the best city in terms of an all-around casino vacation. It has world-class resorts, incredible shows, and some of the best restaurants in the country. Plus, there’s always something happening in Las Vegas, and the people-watching is fun. If you’re looking for a more relaxing vacation, try one of the other top casino cities, such as Macau.

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