Largest gambling zones in the world

People are gambling. Despite the bans and restrictions that come into force every year around

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the world, players take every opportunity to try their fortune. In order not to deprive the gamblers of this opportunity, but at the same time to control it as much as possible, were created gambling zones.

What is a gambling zone?

A gambling zone is a specially designated area, part of which is allocated for gambling complexes. Their activities are strictly regulated by law: gambling zones are often the only place in the country where gambling is allowed. Read our article about what types of gambling zones exist in the world and where the largest of them are located.

Las Vegas Gaming Area

Las Vegas, located in Nevada, is considered by many to be the “heart” of the gambling business. It ranks first in the world by number of casinos. Every year about 40 million tourists visit Las Vegas establishments.

1931 became for the state of Neva

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da the year of official legalization of gambling, 10 years later the gaming history of Las Vegas was marked by the opening of the first casino called El Rancho Vegas. The casino has not survived to this day.

Since then, the number of casinos in the city has grown every year, reaching 120. If you look at the individual licensed casinos in Las Vegas, there are more than 1700 of them, and some slot machines – about 200 thousand. The largest and most famous casinos are Wynn Las Vegas, Circus Circus, Planet Hollywood, Venetian, Flamingo, Stratosphere, Bellagio, Luxor.

Tax revenues from gambling business form the basis of the city budget. However, tourists are attracted not only by casinos: they come to visit various concerts, night clubs, sports competitions, finals of beauty contests, theatrical performances.Las vegas

In 2017, a tragic event took place in Las Vegas. On October 1, a country music festival called Route 91 Harves was organized in Las Vegas. At that time, a local resident, Stephen Paddock, was shot and killed in a mass shooting. He opened fire from the window of his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. This tragedy killed 59 people, 527 others were injured.

Gambling in Macau

Macau is the only area in China where gambling is allowed. It should be noted that the gambling business brings large contributions to the city budget – the income from it is about 70% of all tax revenue.

Gambling in Macau was allowed in 1847, but the gaming business began to develop in 115 years – in 1962. It was then that the Sociedade de Turismo e Diverses de Macau (STDM) syndicate became the owner of the monopoly rights to organize gambling.

After the expiration of the monopoly in 2002, STDM received the right to organize gambling in Macau from the operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, which was a subsidiary of STDM, as well as operators MGM, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts, which plans to update the board of directors.

Currently, there are 33 gambling establishments in Macau, with a total of 850 gambling tables and 4,000 slot machines. About 30 million tourists from all over the world come to the casino annually. Among the most famous establishments are Galaxy, Grand Lisboa, The Venetian, Wynn Macau, Studio City and others.Macau

Singapore

The history of gambling business in Singapore began in 2005, when the ban on gambling was lifted, which was in force for forty years. Currently, there are two casinos in Singapore – Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, which began their work in 2010.

Marina Bay Sands has three 55-storey towers. On their rooftops there are indoor pools. The hotel has over 2,500 rooms. The complex also has an exhibition centre, two cinemas, a museum, shopping areas, two ice rinks and seven restaurants.

The casino complex Resorts World Sentosa is located on Sentosa Island. In addition to the casino, the complex offers its guests six hotels, ten restaurants, a shopping center, Marine Life Park and the world’s largest oceanarium, theme park Universal Studios and other cultural and entertainment facilities.

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Atlantic City Gaming Area

This gaming zone is the second largest in the USA after Las Vegas. The year of opening of the first legal casino in Atlantic City, which was located in Chalfont Haddon Hall Hotel, is considered 1978.

On the east coast of the United States is located entertainment complex Borgata, which remains the most visited place in Atlantic City. Borgata includes a casino of 80 thousand square meters, which has 200 gambling tables and about 4 thousand slot machines. In addition, there is a hotel with more than 2 thousand rooms, night clubs and restaurants. Revenue of Borgata complex in 2017 amounted to $ 800 million. The second place in terms of both profitability and attendance in Atlantic City is occupied by Tropicana Casino. Its revenue for 2017 reached more than $385 million. During the year, winnings at the Tropicana online casino rose to $42.5 million, which allowed this institution to take second place and bypass the Harrah casino.

Department of Gambling Regulation of New Jersey (DGE), analyzing the financial performance, noted that the gross operating income of Atlantic City casino in 2017 increased by 22.5%.

This summer it is planned to open two new casinos: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino.man casino

Gambling in South Korea (Jeju)

There are several casinos in South Korea, but citizens can only play in one place – Kangwon Land. All other gambling establishments are focused on foreigners. In this case, South Korea is considered one of the most promising regions for the development of gaming business. According to the analytical data of the Association of Casinos of Korea, for the first two months of 2018 the turnover of casinos for foreigners increased by 15.9% per annum, the income was 204.78 billion Korean won ($190.7 billion).

The country’s largest casinos include Paradise Casino Walkerhill in Seoul and two in Busan – Let’s Run Park Busan Gyeongnam and Seven Luck Casino Busan Lotte Branch. Famous gambling developer Hard Rock International is developing a $5 billion Inspired complex near Incheon Airport, but the largest number of gaming complexes on Jeju Island is currently eight. Among the most popular establishments are Jeju Shinhwa World, Paradise Casino Jeju Grand, Jeju Sun. On July 8, 2018 another gaming location is scheduled to be launched on the island – Jeju Dream Tower Casino with 200 gaming tables and 400 slots.

 

10 Of The World’s Largest Casinos

A casino is a place where people earn and lose entire fortunes, but some gambling complexes are more worthy of their lady luck temple status than others. Most often, these casinos are part of larger resorts that include hotels, restaurants and entertainment complexes. In the same ranking of the largest casinos in the world takes into account only the area where the actual gambling takes place.

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Borgata Casino in Atlantic City

Atlantic City has long been known as America’s favorite gambling site and one of the most prominent resort cities in the Northeastern United States. While the entire complex is quite extensive and includes numerous restaurants, nightclubs and the largest hotel in New Jersey (main tower with 2,002 rooms), the casino itself occupies 80,000 square meters, has 4,000 coins and 200 gaming tables. Not only is Borgata impressive in scale, but it is also really well managed, as it is the most lucrative casino in the city and one of the best in the United States.

Lisboa Casino

The largest casino in Europe is located in the least expected of places: the Portuguese capital Lisbon, on the shores of the Atlantic. Casino Lisboa is run by a company owned by Hong Kong billionaire Stanley Ho, who also owns Casino Lisboa in Macau. The entire playing area is 82,000 square meters with 1,000 slot machines and 26 poker tables. There are also seven restaurants and bars as well as approximately 1,000 hotel rooms.

MGM Grand in Las Vegas

It is impossible to make a list of the biggest casinos in the world and not to include casinos from Sin City. In this case, this is MGM Grand from Las Vegas. Located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, it is not only a huge casino on 85,500 square meters but also the second-largest hotel in the world with a number of rooms of 6,852. With over 2,500 slot machines and 139 tables, in addition to a modern betting area, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world for those who want to try their luck. Other entertainment venues are also present, including the world-famous Hakkasan Nightclub.

MGM Macau

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Macau MGM (formerly known as MGM Grand Macau) was opened in late 2007 and is one of many huge casinos based in this rich city. As other facilities on this list, it is also part of a vast entertainment complex that includes a hotel, numerous restaurants, and a conference center. The casino covers 110,000 square meters and two floors around the magnificent Grande Rgas, a huge shopping center right at the base of the hotel.

Sands Macao Casino

Another big casino in Macau. Opened in 2004, Sands Macao was the first Las Vegas-style casino in this popular city for players. Since then, it has been one of the main sources of wealth for its owner, the American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the wealthiest people in the world. The casino underwent a process of expansion and renovation a few years ago, which increased its area by almost 50%.

Rio Casino Resort in South Africa

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The Rio Casino Resort (formerly known as Tusk Rio Casino Resort) is the largest casino in Africa and the southern hemisphere. Situated in the humble South African town of Klerksdorp, the casino has a gaming area of 130,000 square meters, in addition to 70 rooms at the Metcourt. As his name suggests, the casino is inspired by the famous Carnival in Rio and provides guests with numerous entertainment options, in addition to all kinds of gambling.

Ponte 16 Casino in Macao

Located in the Macau Harbour area (historic city center), Ponte 16 is a world-class resort consisting of a five-star hotel, casino and the first and only Michael Jackson Gallery in Asia. The casino covers an area of 135,000 square meters with 109 gaming tables, 307 coin-operated machines, and 2 VIP rooms. Its attractive design is inspired by Macau’s unique cultural heritage, with European (mainly Portuguese) style mixed with traditional Chinese elements.

Foxwoods Resorts Casino

Foxwoods Casino is located in Mashantucket, Connecticut, on the Indian reservation of Pequot. One of the largest entertainment complexes in North America, the resort includes six casinos, four hotels, and several restaurants, including a Hard Rock Cafe. The casinos themselves cover an area of 172,000 square meters, with over 380 slot tables and 6,300 slot machines.

City of Dreams in Macao

You’ve probably realized by now that Macau is one of the best cities for gambling enthusiasts. Dream City is one of the largest casinos in the world with a total gaming area of 210,000 square meters, 450 gambling tables, and 1,514 slot machines. The casino is in good company, as it is part of the Grand Hyatt Macau and Hard Rock Hotel.

Venetian Macao Casino

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So, the biggest casino in the world is also in Macau. Modeled in the image of Venetian Las Vegas, the Macau casino is much more than just a simple copy. Opened in 2007 on the Cotai Strip of Macau, it is a stunningly large casino not only the largest of its kind but also the seventh-largest building in the world in terms of floor space. More than half of the 275,000 square meter area is a gaming zone with 3,400 coin-operated machines and 800 gaming tables, while CotaiArena with 15,000 seats is an excellent venue for all kinds of events, from boxing, basketball and tennis matches to shows and concerts.