If a list of top 10 casinos in the world were to be made, most of the contenders would be from Asia, easily beating out competitors such as Monte Carlo or Las Vegas. Let’s take a look at the best ten casinos Asia has to offer.
The Venetian – Macau
Macau is a place that will pop up quite frequently in this article. Reason is, Macau relies entirely on revenue from gambling as its primary income, so it’ll be surprising not to see multiple casinos from the area on this list, one of which is The Venetian.
The Venetian is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the American Las Vegas Sands company. Its 39-story structure towers magnificently on the Cotai Strip in Macau.
The 10,500,000-square feet of paradise is modeled on its sister casino resort – The Venetian Las Vegas – and is the seventh largest building in the world by floor area. The Venetian Macau is also the largest single structure hotel building in Asia, and the largest casino in the world with over 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables.
Altira – Macau
Altira, formerly known as Crown Macau, is a resort and casino located at Taipa, Macau. It encompasses 220 gaming tables, 500 gaming machines, and 216 guest rooms. With 38 floors, and a height of 160 meters, Altira Macau is the highest building in Taipa.
Casino Lisboa – Macau
Casino Lisboa ranks right up there with the most famous casinos in all of Macau. It’s a very popular casino, judging by how packed the gaming floors get. During the night, the Casino Lisboa is very easy to spot, due to the old school Vegas-style neon exterior being visible from miles away.
The original casino and the 12-storey round hotel tower were built in 1970. A 270-room extension was added in 1991, bringing the total up to 927 rooms. In 2006, another extension, the Grand Lisboa, was built next to the existing complex. Therefore, the Hotel Lisboa now consists of an unfathomable 2,362 rooms.
Galaxy Macau – Macau
This casino, and many more, reside in the Cotai area of Macau. Currently, the casinos on this strip are performing incredibly well compared to casinos in other districts.
All casinos need a de facto “wow” factor, and the Galaxy Macau does not fail to amaze. The lobby sports an enormous “diamond” that floats out of a fountain under a chandelier while programmed lights shine a rainbow of colors. The spectacle is very visually appealling and is one of the main attractions at this property.
Marina Bay Sands – Singapore
Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. At its opening in 2010, it was billed world’s most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including the land cost.
The resort includes a 2,561-room hotel and a 1,300,000 sq ft convention-exhibition centre. Along with shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, two large theatres, “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, a skating rink, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines! Phew! That was a lot to type.
Resorts World Sentosa – Singapore
Resorts World Sentosa is a casino and resort on the island of Sentosa, off the southern coast of Singapore. The key attractions include one of Singapore’s two casinos, a Universal Studios theme park, Adventure Cove Water Park, and S.E.A. Aquarium, which includes the world’s largest oceanarium.
The US$4.93 billion resort was developed by Genting Singapore, and was the third most expensive building ever constructed. Resorts World Sentosa is a sister resort to Resorts World Genting, Pahang, Malaysia and Resorts World Manila, Philippines.
The 15,000 sq.m. casino is located beneath Crockfords Tower. Government regulations require Singapore citizens and permanent residents to purchase a S$100-day pass or S$2000 yearly membership for access into the casino. Both types of entry levy (daily or yearly) allow the patron to visit only one casino.
Overseas citizens can enter free of charge with their passports or employment passes.
Entry fees are collected by the Singapore Totalisator Board and used for public maintenance and charity. The casino does not keep any portion of the fees.
Paradise Casino Walker Hill – South Korea
Paradise Casino Walker Hill is the second oldest casino in South Korea. It is armed with 140 gaming machines and 89 table games – with Baccarat being the predominant game type with 55 dedicated tables.
Additional games played in this 24-hour casino are blackjack, roulette, 3-card poker, Tai Sai (sic-bo), Caribbean Stud poker, and Big Wheel among other rotating games with 15 tables devoted to blackjack.
Genting Highlands – Malaysia
Genting Highlands, also known as Resorts World Genting, is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group. It has more than 3,140 slots and gaming machines. There are a total of 426 table games. You will find the following games in Genting Highlands casinos: Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Slot machines, Mini-Baccarat, Progressive Texas Hold’em, Commission Free Baccarat, Electronic Roulette, Electronic Sic Bo, Electronic Baccarat, Genting Stud Poker
The hill resort is at an average elevation of 5,710 ft within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. This casino has a very relaxed air to it, and a lot of that is owed to the pristine climate and good quality air.
MGM Macau – Macau
The MGM Macau is one striking structure. We are sure it’s going to take you a while to absorb the magnificence of the rippling effect of this high-rise hotel. Unlike other casinos, due to its skylight ceiling, the MGM Macau isn’t some dark, artificially-lit place where you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between night and day. It has a total gaming space of 100,000 sq. ft.
Kangwon Casino – South Korea
Kangwon Land Casino is located at the foot of High1 Ski and Golf Resort in Sapuk-eup, Jeongseongun, South Korea. It is the largest casino in the country and accounts for about half of the total gambling revenue annually. Kangwon Land Casino is currently the only Korean casino that allows the country’s denizens to play, but also caters to a high number of foreign visitors.
The casino itself covers a gross floor area of 27,291 square meters and houses 200 gaming tables and 1,360 slots and video gambling machines. The Summitas Club is a unique place of superiority for casino VIPs only and is open from 10am until 6am seven days a week.