History of 10 famous casinos around the world

History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Gambling has been a part of human civilization since 2300 BC China. Baccarat was the first game played in modern-day casinos. Italy had the world's first casino, which was sanctioned by government decree in 1638. The global casino and online gambling industry has a market size of $231 billion and employs north of 1 million people. OLBG looks at the history behind the most famous casinos and lists 10 that made an indelible mark.

Casino di Venezia is the world's oldest casino, opened in 1638. It is located on Venice's Grand Canals. Guests arrive by boat or on foot. The building was originally called the Theatre Saint Moses. After several iterations, it was purchased by the city of Venice in 1959 and has been operating solely as a casino ever since.

The Casino de Monte-Carlo is a famous casino in Monaco. It was opened in 1865. The Casino has been featured in several James Bond films, including "Never Say Never Again" and "GoldenEye". The casino has almost 600 slot machines and table games.

Stardust Casino Hotel and Resort opened in 1958. It was the world's largest hotel and had the largest electric sign. The property was owned by four crime families, but it was taken over by Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1983. In 2006, the Stardust closed and was later demolished. Resorts World Las Vegas will be launched in July 2021. It will include the former StardUST's Starlight On 66 lounge and a painting and sculpture salvaged from the property.

The Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino opened in 1966. It was purchased for $9.4 billion in 2005. Live entertainment has long been a hallmark at Caersars. The Caerus Palace was featured in the 2009 film, "The Hangover". It has five towers and over 3,500 accommodations.

Bellagio Hotel & Casino opened on October 15, 1998. It was touted as the world's most expensive casino resort with a price tag of $1.6 billion. The resort's Italian thematic design was a tip of the hat to a village in Northern Italy. The 36-story tower with 3,025 rooms and a 156,000-square-foot casino was built. In 2004, a 330-storey tower was added with 928 rooms.

WinStar World Casino and Resort is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma. It is the largest casino in the United States. The venue has more than 10,000 electronic games and nearly 100 table games. It also has a 55-table poker room.

The Venetian Macao Resort opened on Macau’s Cotai Strip in August 2007. The resort has more floor space than four Empire State Buildings and is the world”s largest casino.

The integrated resort, which opened in 2010, is located at Singapore’s Bayfront MRT Station in the Central Business District. It cost $5.7 billion and has four levels. The upper level houses exclusive salons designated as High Limit, Ruby, and Paiza. In 2026, the resort will unveil its $3.3 billion expansion.

The Hippodrome Casino opened in 2012. It is a landmark in Leicester Square. The venue's casino was unveiled in the year 2012 and features five floors of gaming. The Global Gaming Awards were held at the Hippo this year. Hippoprome won the award for Best Casino.

Ibiza Gran Hotel opened in 2011. In 2014, the property upgraded its casino space and established noteworthy collaborators. The expansion made its debut in 2015. The casino’s gaming room offers American roulette, blackjack, and Ultimate Texas Hold‘Em. There are over 100 different games in the Casino Bar”s slot machine room.

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👣 400,000sq. ft. of gaming floors
🎰 10,000 gaming machines
🏙️ 9 city-themed gaming plazas
♦️ 100 table games
🃏 55-table poker room
⛳️ Golf course

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