With the summer holidays swiftly approaching, it’s time to get ready for a break from the daily routine. And although for many of us, the classic beach holiday will provide all of the rest and recuperation that we need, for others with the thirst for a little more excitement, it’s the casino holiday that will provide all of the thrills and drama necessary to forget the drudgery of those cold winter months.
But there can be a staggering amount of choice and variation out there in terms of casino holidays. So here’s a quick rundown of the top global casino destinations.
For many, Las Vegas is the archetypal casino destination. It’s got the glamour, the history and a massive variety of playing establishments to choose from, and it’s no wonder it’s often known as being the party capital of the world.
In the heart of the Mojave Desert, this city is truly a glittering gem of entertainment with world famous casinos like the MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace and the Luxor converging around the four-mile long Las Vegas strip. And there’s more than gambling with some great entertainment in the form of live music and cabaret making it no surprise that legendary artists like Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra made it their second home.
And then for a more exotic twist there’s Macau. Often known as the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a small peninsula off mainland China and as such offers a tantalizing blend of cultures, traditions and, of course, some seriously high stakes gaming.
In fact, Macau is now the world’s largest gambling market with many world-class establishments such as Sands Macau, Wynn Macau, and the seventh largest building in the world – Venetian Macau – all competing in ever more elaborate ways to attract the discerning tourist.
Of course, not all of us can afford to visit such far-flung destinations. And if you’re looking to get a little casino action closer to home, then Marbella has some excellent options.
It’s no wonder that it has become something of a favourite amongst the likes of The Only Way Is Essex who have even inspired their own The Only Way Is Slots game thanks to their exploits in the wonderfully warming Mediterranean sun. Casino Marbella offers the chance to play amidst its palm-fringed environs and will provide the perfect antidote to the cooler climates back home.
And finally, if it’s true glamour that you’re looking for, then the tiny state of Monaco in the south east of France will offer you a treasure trove of casino opportunities.
The world famous Monte Carlo casino has been the inspiration for many films in the James Bond series, and once you’ve soaked up the excitement at the gaming tables, then you’re only a stone’s throw away from some spectacular beaches and the wondrous Mediterranean lifestyle!