Whether you love to play poker or the crave the thrill of hitting the progressive on a slot machine, gambling is an exhilarating pastime that draws millions to casinos each year. In fact, there are many destinations that are built around their casinos and gambling community. We have put together a list of the top places to visit if you too have a passion for gambling. While these locations are listed in no particular order, all of them are home to the best and biggest casinos as well as great vacation spots thanks to their additional offerings.
Monte Carlo – Monaco
If it was good enough for James Bond, it’s definitely a gambling hot spot you should visit. The Mediterranean-style backdrop lends an old-world sophistication to this gambling mecca. The immense wealth on Monte Carlo is credited to the casinos that were established in the 19th century and many of the buildings and scenery there are still frozen in time.
Atlantic City, NJ – United States
The iconic boardwalk and beach add to the luster of the biggest gambling destination on the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Atlantic City, located in New Jersey, is also home to eight major casino resorts. If you decide to visit Atlantic city, make sure you stop by Borgata Hotel Casino which was voted the best US casino and features an 85-table card room. If you aren’t into high stakes table games, check out other casinos like Harrah’s and Ballys.
Nassau – Bahamas
Combine a tropical vacation with your gambling preferences and book a flight (or cruise) to this Bahamian paradise. If you stay at the world-famous Atlantis resort, there are gambling options on site. You can also visit other casinos that are housed in exotic resorts and take advantage of delicious seafood and sunshine on your trip. There are many travel options that include gambling cruise ships in international waters, too.
Las Vegas, NV – United States
When most think gambling, Las Vegas is typically the first destination that pops in their head. The four-mile strip is not only home to countless casinos, but also a place to find great food, shopping and entertainment. “Sin City” doesn’t ever seem to sleep. If you love to gamble around the clock, Vegas’s 24 hour casinos are the perfect place to get your fix. If you enjoy the thrill of live poker tournaments, Vegas has you covered with more than 500 tournaments per week that have buy-ins that range from $20 to $500, or more.
Ever played Caribbean stud poker? Head to the place where the game originated and enjoy miles and miles of gorgeous beaches. If you’re looking for the best place to spend your gambling time, check out the Stellaris Casino. It’s one of the largest on the island, and one of the most well-known in the world.
Combine a love for gambling with your wanderlust and you’re sure to find exciting options around the globe.
Where are your favorite places to travel and gamble?