The casino scene is one of the biggest industries in the world, and has seen trillions generated in revenue over the last few decades. It’s not hard to see why, as machine and table games are almost as popular in some countries as their national sports, and it’s a trend that has been growing ever larger, especially as the online casino industry has taken over.
The land-based casinos that we know and love today have been around for about one hundred years, and while they’ve changed dramatically in many ways, they’re still drawing in crowds by the hundreds of millions every year. As the popularity of casinos has increased, so has the amount of money they rake in, and many of them are as profitable as other big industries, such as those involved in electronics.
Whether it’s an interest in playing slots, poker, or bingo for money, casinos franchises will always have a large following. And these following ones have become so successful; they rival the GDP of some small countries, as of 2014.
Primarily based in the United States, Boyd Gaming has a number of venues around the country, including their largest in California, California Hotel and Casino. For a long time, the venue had been seeing a drop in visitors and the subsequent revenue that those lost visitors would contribute, and so the company decided to take some measures to increase their reach among one of their biggest fan bases, the Hawaiians. After adding Hawaiian food to their menus, and offering travel packages, about 80% of their visitors are from Hawaii.
Wynn Las Vegas is a well-known resort in the famous city, and continues to be one of the most successful. Their revenue for 2014 reached a staggering $5.3 billion in total, and it’s in big part thanks to Wynn Las Vegas. At a massive 85 hectares, complete with 45 floors and a range of hotel room options, it’s a must-see for any enthusiast.
One of the biggest names in the industry, Caesars Entertainment as a whole took home $8.5 billion in revenue from their various venues. The Caesars Palace is one of the most famous, even by Las Vegas standards. It’s a resort instantly recognised thanks to its prominence in North American films and series.
The MGM Grand casino Las Vegas is an absolutely titanic property, and is the third largest of its kind in the world, with over 6800 rooms, rivers, waterfalls, pools, and much more. This single resort managed to bring in a total of $10 billion in 2014 on its own, making it the second most profitable resort in the world.
Las Vegas Sands
Without a doubt, the most famous casino in the world is The Venetian, an incredible piece of architecture with every kind of luxury you can imagine. Their revenue in 2014 hit a massive $14.5 billion after some years of financial strain, especially after the 2008 recession.