Where Are Some Of The World’s Most Popular Gambling Hotspots?

There are many different types of holidays that people can take all over the world. Some people may seek the thrill of adventure holidays, want to explore city sights, or decide to book a relaxing sunny beach escape instead.

For adult travellers, there are a lot of fabulous places around the world that provide top-class entertainment and nightlife too. Those who like to place bets on card games and play slot machines can visit many great gambling hotspots around the world. Here are just three places for adults to visit if they are looking to explore land-based casinos as well as other attractions on a holiday trip.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas has long been known as the world’s number one gambling destination, thanks to the high number of casinos with world-class entertainment. The Strip boasts some of the most extravagant and luxurious casinos that are full of entertaining nightlife, great food, and popular casino games. It’s home to some of the most fabulous casino resorts including The Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and The Venetian. Aside from gaming, Vegas is a great holiday destination as there are many exciting things to do in the city, from helicopter tours to exploring attractions and restaurants.

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As well as visiting casinos, tourists can explore the city and experience more of The Strip, the Fountains of Bellagio, and even the Cirque du Soleil aquatic performance ‘O’. The gambling capital of the world is also a great filming location too, with movies like The Hangover and the iconic Ocean’s Eleven being filmed there. Both films used The Strip and some of the Las Vegas casinos for their scenes. This city, which grew out of gambling, receives millions of visitors every year that are attracted by its popularity.

London, England

Many tourists flock to England’s capital city each year to experience some of its top attractions. Some of the best London attractions to visit include the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. The city is also home to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour for fans of Harry Potter who would like to see what’s behind the scenes. Although Las Vegas is well-known for being the ‘gambling capital of the world’, there are also many beautiful casinos to visit in Europe too, including London’s famous Hippodrome Casino which is one of the most well-known casinos in the United Kingdom.

Hippodrome Casino London

Opened in 1900, the Hippodrome was originally a theatre, later a nightclub, and now a casino as of 2012. As well as having multiple gaming floors for casino entertainment, it is also home to Magic Mike Live and the Heliot Steak House. Another top casino nearby is also The Empire located in Leicester Square. It’s got a variety of table games, slot games, and even a poker room for game tournaments too. The Icon Balcony Bar also offers a fantastic view over the busy Leicester Square. The combination of world-class casinos and the many other attractions makes London a top city to consider when looking for a gambling destination.

Macau, China

Another interesting gambling hotspot for gaming fans to visit on their next overseas trip is Macau. It’s located around 40 miles from Hong Kong, is known as Asia’s gaming capital, and is home to some incredibly luxurious casinos and resorts.

In Macau, there are a variety of casinos for adult tourists to visit on their trip that are located on Taipa Island, the Cotai Strip, or the Macau Peninsula. The Culture Trip provides a useful insight into things to know before travelling to Macau, such as how to get there, what language is spoken, and what is the best time of year to visit.


Macau has a range of top-class casino establishments including the Wynn Macau, MGM Macau, City of Dreams, and the Grand Lapa Macau. The casinos have a variety of features with some featuring a selection of table games, slot machines, VIP rooms, or even suites and restaurants. Macau now has around 41 casinos and its biggest is the famous The Venetian Macau. The Venetian, sister resort of The Venetian Las Vegas, is inspired by Venice and has Italian architecture and designs throughout. This 39-story land-based casino hotel is the largest casino in the world and is located on the Cotai Strip.

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