There was a time when casinos were nothing more than venues where people went to play the various games that were on offer. While it was a much simpler way of doing things, it had a few problems. For many, casinos were often too far away to visit, a long drive to the city to play a few slot games before having to leave back home wasn’t an enticing idea. It didn’t take long for many of these venues to start expanding and integrating other industries to make their clients more comfortable.
This led to a collaboration of casinos and hotels, where patrons now had somewhere to sleep at night after a day in front of the machines, and it worked like a charm. After that, the natural progression was to include other luxuries, with the first being restaurants, bars, NZ sports betting, theatres, and more. As casinos absorbed more and more activities, the venues themselves required more space, and the result was truly massive buildings, often complete with thousands of hotel rooms, multiple gaming floors, a few different eateries, and enough activities to keep the average person entertained for an entire month.
With that in mind, these are the five biggest casino resorts in the world.
MGM Grand Macau
MGM is one of the biggest names in the casino business, so it makes sense then that their resorts would reflect their popularity by their size. MGM Macau is currently the 5th largest in the world, covering a total of 81 kilometres.
Another casino based in Macau, in the city’s Inner Harbour, the Casino Ponte covers an area of 82 km squared, and offers up to 470 games as well as 9 different bars and restaurants. This venue was made particularly famous due to having real Michael Jackson items on display for an entire decade.
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Jumping up in size dramatically is the Foxwoods Casino Resort, based in Western Connecticut of the United States. Spread over a massive 103 kilometres squared, this venue is home to the third largest poker room in the world. Along with the casino itself, the resort also offers hotel rooms, eateries, and a huge assortment of games to choose from.
City of Dreams Casino
Back again in Macau, China, and this time we have the gargantuan City of Dreams, the second largest casino on the planet. With over 136 square kilometres to its name, this casino is almost unmatched in every way imaginable. Boasting a massive, LED projection theatre, as well as the one of the world’s largest water-based stages, City of Dreams is a premium gambling destination for any enthusiast.
While this is based in Macau, like many of the other resorts, its sheer size sets it apart from its small counterparts. Planted over 166 kilometres squared, The Venetian is a 39-story behemoth, and truly a sight to behold. It’s doubtful that we’ll ever see a bigger casino in our lifetimes.