Top 5 Luxury Casinos Around the World *** By Tom Shannon

Venetian MacauEach year more and more travelers decide to combine their hobbies and their holidays — and venture out to the most beautiful casino destinations in the world. Here’s an overview of some of the finest.

The Casino at the Wynn Macao Resort in China is simply magnificent. With more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space, there are plenty of slot machines and table games to choose from. The resort is a destination in itself. Among its many offers is the chance to indulge in some of the best designer shopping; the promenade features Chanel, Dior, Armani, Gucci and more.

Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco is strictly for holiday makers. The citizens of Monte Carlo aren’t even permitted to enter. This rule is reinforced by guests having to provide identification proving they are visitors versus residents. Connoisseurs of opera, theatre and ballet will find this a most exquisite experience.

If a tropical paradise is your idea of a good time, then head for the Bahamas’ Atlantis Resort Casino. As if the natural beauty of the area weren’t enough to elicit some “ahhs”, the resort is replete with elegant touches, starting with its crystal gate entrance, made of 2,000 pieces of intricately hand blown glass. You’ll also discover a variety of exciting indoor activities, such as a water park, a dolphin habitat and aquariums with marine life in a rainbow of colors. Michael Jackson is among the many celebrities known to have stayed here.

The Venetian in Macau, China is home to the largest casino in the world. It offers luxury accommodations and an arena that is home to brilliant concerts and sporting events. While you’re here, take in a famed Cirque du Soleil production. Macau has enjoyed massive success in recent years, despite the rise of online casinos like

The Bellagio in Las Vegas showcases one of the more opulent casinos on the Strip, and as such, has been a choice location for many a Hollywood film. Perhaps most famous for its dancing water fountains which are literally choreographed to various genres of popular music, it also boasts luxe accommodations, eateries and shopping venues.

Tom Shannon hails from Sheffield, U.K. He enjoys writing and recording music and creating video games. Tom also runs and manages video game tournament events. Tom is currently in his final year at university.

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