The luxury lifestyle has long been something to which we can enjoy, aspire to or even simply gaze in awe at from a distance if it out of reach or even not our ‘brand of vodka’, as Danny Ocean might say.
When it comes to casinos, there is nothing that compares to walking the floors and enjoying the buzz of the best and most distinctive of this group.
Now that the restrictions that accompanied the horrific global pandemic are now largely abating, the land-based casino sector is once again open for business, and the glamour and excitement of the ‘real thing’ can once again be enjoyed.
Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, a truly wonderful concept, recently showed their appreciation for those who create the amazing ‘resort’ destinations by compiling their list of what they called The World’s Top 10 Most Expensive Casinos for the High Roller. Their means of measurement was, we believe, the price of the costliest suite, but we must take their word for that as we do not fish in those particular waters!
This is their list, not ours, and it is most certainly a snapshot of what the magnificence that the land-based casino sector can offer up to an audience that appreciates going the extra mile (or kilometre). This is a B2B publication, but this is a bit of fun, a peek at the pinnacles of the profession. Three in Macau, three in Las Vegas, three in Europe and one in Africa.
The Venetian, Macau
Widely considered the world’s premier casino, this was one of the first super resorts to open on the Cotai Strip, boasting 3,000 hotel rooms and 24 restaurants.
Tusk Rio Casino Resort, South Africa
Home to the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere, the Tusk Rio draws inspiration from the famous Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
MGM Grand Macau
Born of a partnership between MGM and Betsy Ho, the resort opened its doors in 2007 with nearly 600 rooms and suites and a choice of 12 restaurants and bars.
MGM Grand Las Vegas
Now 30 years old, one of the oldest in our line-up retains its status with the best. With 20 high-end restaurants and bars and over 5,000 luxury rooms and suites, it is also one of the largest in the world.
Casino Lisboa, Lisbon
Found at the heart of Portugal’s capital and one of the largest resort casinos in Europe. With over 1,000 opulent accommodation options, it is easy to see why it is a favourite amongst Europe’s high rollers.
The Wynn, Las Vegas
Built in 2005, Steve Wynn, spared no expense in creating one of the most luxurious casinos in the city. The casino is the star of the show, with over 2,000 slot machines and 200 gaming tables awaiting visitors over almost 10,000sqm. The Wynn also boasts its own golf course.
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Spread across over 3,900sqm, the grand casino opened its doors in 1966. Regular upgrades have ensured it has remained one of the most luxurious on the Strip, mixing classic elements with thoroughly modern tweaks.
Baden Casino, Germany
The Baden Casino is spread over 3,200sqft and one of the most impressive casinos in Europe. It first opened its doors over 200 years ago and offers rich history and a more intimate setting than many other luxury casinos.
Casino de Monte Carlo
This historic playground for the rich and famous attracts millionaires from around the world. Located in one of the most iconic destinations, this remains one of the most luxurious establishments on earth.
City of Dreams, Macau
The City of Dreams is one of the world’s true ‘mega casinos’, offering four hotels, five towers and 2,270 rooms and suites, 30 restaurants and bars and over 175,000sqft of retail space.