Top 7 Biggest Casinos and Casino Resorts Globally

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Casinos are renowned for their size, especially if they form part of a larger casino resort.  A small number of these have made it to the list of top seven biggest casinos in the world.

When we think of the biggest casinos around the world, we are talking about the behemoths of the gambling industry.  Many of these are self-sustained, sprawling complexes of leisure and entertainment that can rival any small town in size and functionality.

For an average gambler, there’s gaming, and there’s gaming on the next level, with heavyweight gambling destinations like Las Vegas and Macao taking the spotlight.  With so many top-notch casinos peppered around these gambling meccas and beyond, it’s hard to put the crown on the one that offers the perfect selection of slots, tables, hotels, restaurants and accommodation.

Here’s our list of the top seven biggest casinos from around the world:

1. Casino Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (165,000 square feet)

In the continental European competition, Casino Lisboa comes on top, with a staggering 165,000 square feet of space where visitors can enjoy a double-decked casino that houses over 1,000 machines and 25 table games.  For those who are not that much into gambling, there’s an art gallery, numerous restaurants and a multiring rotating stage for live performances.    

2. MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (170,000 square feet)

The iconic venue, located on the famous Strip, has been in business since 1993.  MGM Grand, which is synonymous with style and class, offers its patrons over 3,000 slots machines, 200 tables, private high-roller lounges and a vast exhibition centre.  There are also several hotels, clubs, restaurants and 25 shops!

3. Rio Casino Resort, Klerksdorp, South Arica (265,000 square feet)

Rio Casino might be located in an off-the-beaten-path place, South Africa’s sparsely populated North-West Province, but this Brazilian-themed place of fun is a true oasis of the region.  Everywhere you look, you feel carnival vibes, with 274 gambling machines and 12 table games at your disposal.  And, for the high-rollers, there is a salon-privé to cater to all their needs.

4. Wynn, Macao, China (273,000 square feet)

Wynn is an upscale casino hotel and complex located in the Chinese special administrative region of Macao.  The resort is filled with visual art shows and eye-catching installations that add to the experience.  The most famous of these are the fluorescent moon-jelly aquarium, a rotating fortune dragon, a multicolour tree of prosperity and a captivating performance lake.   

5. Foxwoods, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA (340,000 square feet)

This bustling casino resort is located on the Mashantucket Pequot tribal land and is made up of six different casinos.  The overall complex boasts more than 250 table games, accompanied by a dizzying 3,400 slots machines.  The complex also houses a fully-fledged shopping centre that features numerous high-end boutiques.  For those looking to wind down, there 55 food outlets, a spa, a golf course and countless extramural activities.    

6. Venetian, Macao, China (546,000 square feet)

The Venetian is the centrepiece of the Macao gambling establishment and is by far the largest casino complex in the eastern hemisphere.  The exterior of the complex resembles the glitz and glamour of Venice and its canals. At the same time, the interior is made up of an astonishing 39 floors of which half is reserved exclusively for gambling. 

There you’ll find over 6,000 slots machines and 800 gambling tables, with the area divided into four uniquely themed gambling areas.  The casino resort also houses a luxury hotel, with vast swathes of dining, convention and retails space filling up the rest.

7. WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, USA (600,000 square feet)

When we ponder about the largest casino resorts in the world, we don’t usually think of Oklahoma.  So, it might come as a surprise to many that the world’s largest casino is located slap-bang in the middle of this US state.  This gargantuan casino knocks out the competition with over 7,000 slots machines, 100 table games and an 800-seater bingo hall. 

But there’s more!  The complex also hosts a golf course, a nightclub, pool bar, spa and a sports lounge. There are also 17 restaurants, and the enormous 7,700-capacity Colosseum is no stranger to significant events and concerts.

So, there you go. The world is your oyster when it comes to selecting your next gambling dream destination.  Good luck and strike it rich!