The World’s Top 10 Largest Casinos

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6. MGM Grand Macau (Macau, China)

MGM Grand Macao

A 35-story, 600-room casino resort in Macau – officially opened on 18 December 2007.

Square feet: 221,952
Gaming machines: 835
Table and poker games: 410
Restaurants and bars: 12
Hotel rooms: 593
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MGM Macau is a 35-story hotel tower with 600 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas, a grand casino and private gaming salons for preferred customers. A convertible convention area with 14,455-square-feet of meeting space, world-class spa, swimming pool facilities and a variety of restaurants catering to international tastes and influences.

Another $2.5 billion Macau casino is planned by MGM China, the Chinese arm of U.S. gambling giant MGM Resorts International and has received government approval in January of 2012, sending shares of MGM China to an 18-month high.


7. Sands Macao (Macau, China)

Sands Macao

Square feet: 229,000
Gaming machines: 750
Table and poker games: 1,000
Restaurants and bars: 7
Hotel rooms: 51
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Before Sheldon Adelson opened the grandest Venetian hotel and casino on the Cotai Strip, Las Vegas Sands made its first foray into China’s gambling hub with the Sands Macao. The hotel, located in peninsular Macau, was designed by the Paul Steelman Design Group and opened its doors for the very first time in 2004. Today it is a destination for thousands of tourists, mainly from mainland China and Hong Kong.


8. MGM Grand Las Vegas (Las Vegas, USA)

MGM Grand

MGM Grand a hotel casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. It is also the the largest hotel resort complex in the United States, ahead of The Venetian. When it opened in 1993, the MGM Grand was the largest hotel in the world. Now it’s the 8th largest.

Square Feet: 170,000
Gaming machines: 2,300
Table and Poker Games: 20
Hotel Rooms: 5,044

There is no chance taking chance with luxury at MGM Grand, which dominates the northeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue (the busiest intersection on the Strip. In fact, this iconic resort and casino is in the process of getting a glamorous makeover. All of the rooms have been perfectly redesigned and several of the property’s entertainment, dining and nightlife experiences are being remade.

Today, as in the past, guests can always count on the first rate service and entertainment at the resort. First and foremost, the MGM Grand is an entertainment destination. Its 16,000-seat Grand Garden Arena hosts concerts by the world’s top artists, championship boxing matches, award shows and so much more. Magician David Copperfield is a regular headliner in the more intimate Hollywood Theatre — and he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

MGM Grand is also home to the Cirque du Soleil production This show is a must see and is a major attraction for all tourists who visit. It’s comprised of acrobatic feats and often compared to a martial arts movie — just in theatre format.

MGM Grand is a must see and something I recommend to go to when in Las Vegas.


9. Casino Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)


Square feet: 165,000
Gaming machines: 1,000
Table and poker games: 26
Restaurants and bars: 7
Hotel rooms: 1,000
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The casino is situated in Lisbon’s Park Of The Nations and is a major landmark in Portugal’s capital city and the largest casino in Europe. The Lisboa, which opened to the public in 2006, is owned by Estoril-Sol, whose major stakeholder is Hong Kong-based gambling mogul Stanley Ho, who also operates a Lisboa in Macao.

The casino was plagued by controversy since it the idea was conceived in 2001-2002 by Pedro Santana Lopes, the Lisbon Mayor. The casino was conceived as a way to fund the rebuilding of Parque Mayer, Lisbon’s decadent theater district. The fact that it was to be the first casino in the country inside a major urban center (instead of a tourist area) stirred up many critics claiming the casino would create gambling issues, as it would facilitate access of a younger population to games of chance by bringing the games closer to the people.

The Borgatta

Square feet: 161,000
Gaming machines: 4,100
Table and poker games: 285
Restaurants and bars: 17
Hotel rooms: 2,002
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It is often referred to as the “little village”—as its name means in Italian—but the Borgata is anything but little. The $1.1 billion hotel, casino, and spa is the largest resort in Atlantic City. This 10th largest gambling center first opened in 2003 and is owned by Marina District Development Corp., a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming, which operates casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas and Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

The Borgata was part of a project in Atlantic City called the “The Tunnel Project”, which started around 1999. When Steve Wynn had planned the new Mirage Resort in Atlantic City, he wanted to connect a $330 million 2.5-mile (4.0 km) tunnel from the Atlantic City Expressway to the new resort, later named the Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector, which would funnel incoming traffic off the Atlantic City Expressway into the city’s marina district.

The 161,000 square feet (15,000 m2) casino  has over slot machines and 200 table games. Borgata’s poker program features daily tournaments and high-stake tournaments in partnership with the World Poker Tour.




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