The casino played a song of its own—slot machines dinging, chips clacking as the dealer passed them out to the players at the tables, and the chatter of people throwing down money with the hope of hitting it big. It was like a carnival for adults. A person could get lost for days in a place like this

There’s no better place in the world than inside the walls of a casino, there’s something about the bright lights, muffled chatter, and the rattle of chips as they’re rounded up and dished out. To me, it feels like home.

I’ve visited a lot of casinos in my time, each with their own set of perks and unique offerings. In my opinion, the bigger the better when it comes to casinos. With big casinos come big bets and big pots and big winnings. My favourite things.

Check out my favourite casinos below, and if you ever find yourself in one of these cities, make sure to visit them.

Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco

One of the most famous casinos in the world, Casino de Monte Carlo, does not allow Monaco natives through its doors and is exclusively for tourists. This is both a blessing and a curse, as the house inflates its edge because of the casino’s fame and tourists will risk it just to say they have gambled at Casino de Monte Carlo. On the plus side, because it is government/monarchy owned, a lot of money is invested into the building and the experience, giving it a super glamorous feel and the best service.

Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco

Bellagio, Las Vegas

The classic Hollywood casino, just in the middle of the Nevada desert. Frequently featured in blockbusters, including The Hangover and Ocean’s 11. Despite the tourist pull, Bellagio is one of the best places in Vegas to play poker because of ‘The Office’, a group of private rooms that have high table limits. In The Office, you can bet up to $8000, with pots often exceeding $1 million.

Bellagio fountains, Las Vegas

The Venetian, Macau

The Venetia in Macau is the world’s largest casino complex, covering over 500,000 square feet and 39 stories. The Venetian is the sister casino of Vegas’ famous casino and has the same Venice inspired interior, with real canals and gondolas running through parts of the hotel and casino. There are over 4000 tables and machines, with international and traditional Chinese games to play. If your rolling with some serious stakes, it’s worth joining the Paisa club, an exclusive VIP club with its own private area, butlers, and access to higher stake games.

the venetian, macau

Trilenium Casino, Buenos Aires

South America’s largest casino, offering a modern utopia in the heart of Argentina. Stepping through the doors is like stepping into a different world from the streets outside. The casino offers amazing service, with personal waiters going out of their way to make sure all your needs are catered to.

Trilenium Casino, Buenos Aires

Crown Casino, Melbourne

Crown Casino plays host to the World Series of Poker in the Asia-Pacific leg, because of this, the poker facilities here are some of the best in the world. With lots of tables to choose from and a range of stakes. The maximum isn’t the highest in the world, but the games are still world class and offer generous returns for skilled players.

Crown Casino, Melbourne

Think I’ve missed one of the best? Get in touch to tell me all about it and I’ll feature your review over on the blogs. Spreading the word about great casinos is one of the best ways to keep the industry alive.