If you are both a casino goer and an admirer of fine architecture, you should put these casinos on your bucket list immediately.
The Venetian Macao, China
Macao is known as “The Monte Carlo of the Orient“, and it boasts of having the largest casinos in the world, including the absolute champion in this category – the Venetian Macao, which is also the seventh largest building in the world by floor area. This luxury casino and resorts, belonging to the Postmodern Architecture style, has the gaming space alone as large as 550,000 square feet, with a spectacular one-of-a-kind domed ceiling towering above it. The architects made an effort to create faux Renaissance motives everywhere so that you get the feeling that you are actually in Italy.
Bellagio is one of the most recognizable casinos which has had cameos in countless films and TV shows. It cost $88 million, and the architect responsible for its splendor was Jon Jerde. The Fountains of Bellagio, situated between the Strip and the building, are one of the most famous Sin City landmarks. This 8-acre man-made lake contains a dancing water fountain, which combines music and light to create an unforgettable performance. The casino floor was inspired by Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy, and once you see it, you understand why Bellagio was the most expensive undertaking of its time.
Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco
Gambling and Monaco go hand in hand. And the magnificent Monte Carlo Casino is a truly historic architectural masterpiece. It was designed by French architects who take credit for the Paris Opera house and opened in 1875. It was expanded in the following years to add a concert hall and expand the gaming rooms, and you can admire the original architecture even today. Each game room is a combination of tradition and elegance, and you cannot find a similar casino anywhere else in the world.
Caesars Palace, USA
You cannot visit Las Vegas and not at least stop by at this legendary landmark. Jay Sarno, the designer, wanted for guests to feel like a Caesar when visiting and to have the experience of actually being in the Roman Empire. The original casino is called Caesars Forum, and it contains Roman-inspired statues and friezes, as well as 20 black marble columns, all echoing ancient Rome.
Crown Casino, Australia
Internationally renowned architect Daryl Jackson takes credit for this biggest casino venue not only in Australia, but also in the Southern Hemisphere. Its most prominent features are exquisitely ornate ceilings in the game rooms, light shows, and falling fountains. A perfect blend of vibrancy and sophistication, it offers an unforgettable gaming experience.