The rise of online casinos means that you never need to leave the comfort of your house to get your gambling fix, but there are some amazing brick and mortar casinos around the world that any avid gambler really should visit. While online gambling is fun and convenient, nothing quite beats a night at an amazing land-based casino. Below we take a look at nine travel destinations that gamblers will love.
Las Vegas, United States
We cannot write such an article without mentioning Las Vegas first. This fantastic place is a mecca for gamblers and there are so many casinos that you would find it impossible to visit them all in one trip. When you walk through the crowds and all of the neon lights, you will feel the adrenaline coursing through your veins like you have never felt before. When you are not gambling, there are plenty of live shows, nightclubs, and restaurants to keep you thoroughly entertained. Many people do not even consider Las Vegas as a destination as they think it will be too expensive, but there are plenty of discounted flights to this part of the world and you can find relatively cheap accommodation. Some of the best casinos in Vegas are Mandalay Vay, Caesar’s Palace, MGM Grand, The Venetian, and Treasure Island.
When it comes to casino destinations in Asia, it is safe to say that Macau is at the very top of the list. Macau gets most of its money from casinos, with the more popular ones being Galaxy Waldo Casino, Macau Palace Casino, and Lisboa Casino. When you are not trying to win life changing sums of money, there are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that you can visit, with many of them remaining open all day. Macau is also home to some stunning views, so be sure to check those out before you hop on a plane home.
Niagara Falls, United States and Canada
Niagara Falls will take your breath away and is the main attraction here, but this area has also become known for having some great casinos. After you have taken a boat ride at the bottom of the falls, you can head on over to the American or Canadian side to experience some unique casinos. Remember to bring your passport though as otherwise you will not be able to cross. We recommend that you visit Fallsview Casino and Casino Niagara on the Canadian side and Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino on the American side.
When people book a trip to Austria, visiting a casino is something that probably does not even go through their minds. However, this beautiful city in the Alps is a great place for those who love to gamble and learn about history at the same time. When you are here, you really should consider visiting Casino Salzburg - this casino is open every single day of the year apart from Christmas Eve. Once you have seen the delights it has to offer, you should also consider heading over to Baden Bei Wien.
Reno, Nevada, United States
Reno is considered to be the smaller and younger brother of Las Vegas, but you will find plenty of gambling opportunities here, that is for certain. In fact, Reno used to be more popular than Las Vegas. If you do not think that you can afford a trip to Las Vegas, we highly recommend that you pay Reno a visit. It is easy to get here from California and there are plenty of great outdoor activities that you can partake in once you have had your fair share of the casino scene.
Monte Carlo, Monaco
In our opinion, a list about great casino destinations would not be a true list if it left of Monte Carlo. This area gained all of its prominence and wealth from the casino scene and has a rich tradition of high stakes and fun. It is the ideal place for those who are looking for pure luxury and do not mind splashing the cash. Alongside a fantastic gambling scene, you will get to take in all of the stunning landscapes and scenery. When you are not busy at a casino, there are plenty of other things that you can do to keep yourself highly entertained.
If you are seeking sand, sun, and gambling then you really should consider taking a trip to Nassau. The casino that you really need to pay a visit to here is Atlantis Resort. This fantastic gambling resort has played host to huge poker tournaments and walking around the whole property will take up a few hours at the very least. The glass sculptures that can be seen around the property will take your breath away.
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
If you are looking for Southern hospitality and a fantastic casino scene, then you really cannot go wrong with a trip to Shreveport. Along the Red River you can find six different riverboat casinos and we recommend that you pay a visit to Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport and Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino. If you are after a different type of gambling, then you should head on down to Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. Here you can find all the horse racing that you could ever need. When the horses are not racing, you can try your luck on more than 1,300 slot games.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
There are many fantastic reasons to visit San Juan: the food, the music, the historical forts, and the architecture. However, what many visitors do not realise is that this city is one of the best places to gamble in Central/South America. However, if you want to spend a night at one of the resorts, you should be prepared to pay a pretty penny. Therefore, we recommend that you stay at a hotel away from any casino and just go to one of the many casinos when you feel like it. Two casinos that we recommend that you visit are Stellaris Casino and Ritz Carlton San Juan Casino. When you are not gambling, there are plenty of other activities that you can do.