When you think of the word casino, it’s not long before you think of glamour, extravagance, and most likely James Bond. There’s a real sense of class about them, with some incredibly opulent hotel casinos across the world, from Monaco to Macau.
While online casinos and bingo sites like ourselves at Moon Bingo have something for everyone, the world’s most beautiful brick-and-mortar casinos are very much exclusive. That said, we take a sneak peak into some of the world’s most beautiful casinos…
Monte Carlo Casino
The Monte Carlo Casino is one of the most renowned and iconic casinos on the planet and dates back almost 160 years. The province of Monaco is a playground for the rich and famous, and the casino is certainly where many of them get their kicks.
Originally built to help fund the principality of Monaco, it is still to this day owned by the royal family in Monaco and the citizens of Monaco are in fact forbidden from entering the gaming rooms in the casino. It’s a go-to in a number of James Bond movies, and the casio has featured in GoldenEye and Never Say Never Again, as well as 2004’s Ocean’s Twelve.
Baden-Baden is a beautiful town in Germany’s Black Forest and as well as its thermal baths and spas, it’s a town also known for a casino which is often considered the most beautiful in the world. For many years the rich and famous have flocked to this part of the world, particularly during the days of the belle epoque when lords, ladies and famous writers would land in the city for a game of poker or roulette.
The building itself, which also hosts a spa and conference centre, often hosting international gatherings, first shot to popularity when France outlawed gambling, with aristocrats then leaving Paris to play, while Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Gambler was inspired by the author’s visit to the casino.
The Ritz, in London’s exclusive area of Mayfair has long been one of the most luxurious hotels and casinos in the world. The hotel dates back to 1906 and has long been occupied by the elite. In fact, it became the first hotel in the world to receive a Royal warrant from the Prince of Wales back in 2002.
The casino is incredibly plush, offering a range of table games and slots all surrounded by Louis XVI style interior.
Wynn Las Vegas
It wouldn’t be a list of casinos without a trip to Las Vegas and the most stylish and sophisticated casino within Sin City is certainly the Wynn Las Vegas. Many of the wealthiest visitors to the city hit the tables in the Wynn. It cost £2.7billion to build back in 2005 and has over 111,000 square feet of casino space, as well as many opulent attractions, including a fantastic golf course.