World’s Most Famous and Most Grandiose Casinos

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Life is a gamble so they say… Do you gamble? What I mean is, do you literally go to a casino and gamble? To be honest, I haven’t tried or experience yet going to a casino. If you are a gambler I am sure you are familiar with the list of casinos listed below, if not, then the list will be a good reference for these are the best in the world.

Marina Bay Sands

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This amazingly magnificent modern structure is Singapore’s first casino known as the Marina Bay Sands. Its Integrated Resort is expected to open next year. The casino started its operation in December 2009. Upon completion, Marina Bay Sands will be the most expensive casino in the world with an estimated cost of development of S$8.0 billion. In addition to the casino, other key components of the plan are three hotel towers with 2,600 rooms and suites, a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) arts and sciences museum and a convention centre with 1,200,000 square feet (111,000 m2) of space, capable of accommodating over 52,000 people.

Crown Casino

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This popular casino called Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex which is located in Melbourne, Australia attracts 16 million tourists annually. This casino which is the largest in Australia started operating in 1997.  Children under 18 are permitted into the entertainment section of Crown but not into the gaming area or areas serving alcohol.

Casino De Montreal

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The Casino de Montréal in Montreal, Canada is the largest in the country and one of the ten largest in the world. It is consists of 3 buildings with more than 3200 slot machines plus more than 120 gaming tables. In addition, it has 4 restaurants, 4 bars a cabaret and meeting and banquet facilities. The casino is somewhat unconventional as there are windows in many places, and low ceilings. Smoking is not allowed and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the playing areas.

Monte Carlo Casino

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The Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco, one of the smallest countries in the world, is one of the most remarkable tourist attractions of this tiny state. This casino complex contains the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, an opera and ballet house. Citizens of Monaco are forbidden to enter the gaming rooms.

Casino da Póvoa

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Casino da Póvoa or Póvoa Casino, a casino in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, has 676 slot machines. It was the third casino with most customers, after Estoril and Lisboa, with 1.2 million customers in 2006.

Casino Estoril

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Casino Estoril, located in Estoril, Portugal, is said to be the largest casino in Europe.

Casino Lisboa

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Casino Lisboa located at Park of the Nations in the city of Lisbon, Portugal is a casino with 700 slot machines and 22 gaming tables. It also contains 4 bars, 3 restaurants and a theatre with 600 seating capacity.

Casino du Liban

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Casino Du Liban, a casino that provides a spectacular view at night, is located in Maameltein, Jounieh, Lebanon. It has 400 slot machines and 60 gaming tables. It has a total area of 35,000 square meters that contains 5 restaurants, a showroom, a nightclub and a theatre.

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