November 19, 2019
The worlds most luxurious casinos
Sometimes when you go on holiday, you want to kick back and relax on a beach. Other times, you want to make things more interesting, and there are land-based casinos all over the world that offer excitement, glamour, and luxury. You could go to Las Vegas if you want to visit a casino or visit some of these iconic destinations instead.
￼Marina Bay Sands
Singapore doesn’t have a long history of gambling – it was only legalised back in 2005, and the island’s first land-based casino opened its doors in 2006 – but that hasn’t stopped Singapore from opening one of the most opulent casinos in its iconic hotel, the Marina Bay Sands. Once you’re gone for a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool, the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool you can head downstairs to the resort’s casino.
The casino opened in 2010 and is spread out over 15,000 square metres on four floors. It’s home to more than 600 card tables, 1,500 slot machines, and if you look up, you’ll find one of the world’s largest Swarovski chandeliers, which weighs seven tons.
Casino de Monte-Carlo
As the name of this casino implies, it’s in Monaco, and more specifically, in Monte Carlo. It first opened in 1863 and is owned by Monaco’s royal family. It’s not just a land-based casino – the sprawling venue is also home to the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and it’s attached to the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, which opened at around the same time.
Fans of James Bond may already be well aware of the Casino de Monte-Carlo – it inspired the setting of the first book, Casino Royale. The spy even visited the land-based casino in the film GoldenEye. If you’re thinking of following in the spy’s footsteps, though, you might want to read up on the rules of games like blackjack, or even practice by playing a live online game, before you sit down at a casino blackjack table.
The land-based casino has a strict dress code – unlike some places, you can’t wander in wearing shorts and flip-flops, for example. If you visit, it might be best to take your fashion inspiration from James Bond himself.
Les Ambassadeurs Club
The UK’s capital city is home to plenty of exclusive land-based casinos, but none more so than this one, which can be found in a grand Victorian townhouse in the heart of Mayfair. Les Ambassadeurs has been open for more than a century, and over the years, guests have included both celebrities and members of the royal family.
Just like the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Les Ambassadeurs has appeared in a James Bond film – specifically, Dr No. It can also be seen in The Beatles’ 1964 film, A Hard Day’s Night. Les Ambassadeurs is home to a restaurant and a bar and is open 24 hours a day. If you want some fresh air, you can even play outside, on one of the tables in London’s largest outdoor gambling area.
￼These are just a few of the most luxurious gambling destinations out there, so take your pick. If you’re planning your next holiday at the moment, then it might be worth considering taking a trip to one of these.