When heading to a casino, it’s fair to assume the people who laid out the floor plan want you to get lost and lose track of time. In short, they want you in there for as long as humanly possible to make sure they get every dime they can out of you.
Being over half a million square feet, the biggest casino doesn’t really need to set us in mazes like the smaller guys do. It’s easy to get lost in a place like that even if it’s completely empty. That being said, there’s something grand about the whole experience. These casinos are big, and the biggest casinos in the world are positively mind-boggling.
You can spend some dough, get a drink, eat a meal, rent a room, charge your phone, and of course, easily find an ATM. That, my friends, will not be difficult.
Keep reading below to find out more about seven of the world’s biggest casinos.
1 – WinStar World Casino
At the top of the list we have WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma. This enormous casino tops the charts with about 600,000 square feet of gaming space. I can tell you from experience, it’s quite a workout to see merely 10% of this place.
In addition to 7,000+ gaming machines, this giant building features around 100 table games, a non-smoking poker room, and a bingo hall that can accommodate 800 players.
They proudly advertise to their guests the ability to go around the world in nine plazas.
When you go throughout the expansive property, you’re certain to get hungry. When your appetite is calling louder than the one-armed bandit, it won’t be difficult to satisfy almost any craving you’re having. From fine dining at Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse to casual fare at Toby Keith’s, you can also find an IHOP and Panda Express in between your gaming sessions.
Although they don’t serve free alcohol, there are plenty of bars and lounges for you to stop and grab your favorite cocktail. Though some people are displeased about this, I can tell you it’s a nice change of pace for me. Free drinks increase the likelihood of breaking my budget and hitting the ATM multiple times.
2 – Venetian Macau
Just a tad smaller at 546,000 square feet is the Venetian Macau in Macau, a region in the south of China. The hotel and casino boasts 39 stories. With 10.5 million square feet of overall space, it’s reportedly the 7th largest building in the world by floor area.
It has four themed gambling areas, 6,000+ slots, and 800 gaming tables. The resort is styled after Venice’s winding canals and replica landmarks to give a unique experience to patrons as they will surely be overwhelmed by retail, dining, and convention spaces. Its events area can host up to 15,000 guests.
If you happen to visit the Venetian, check out the electronic table games that are the same as what you’ll see at the normal table games. The only difference is that the dealer doesn’t have to be concerned with taking your bets. Each table still has a dealer, but all they’re responsible for is ensuring that the games are run according to protocol. If you read the post about notorious cheaters, this has to be a relief for a dealer who fears the method of past posting invented by Mumbles in the early 1950s.
The resort features luxury suites, cuisine from across the globe, and more than a whopping 325 retail stores at Shoppes at Venetian. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, there are also mini-golf courses and gondola rides.
The property’s guest rooms were recently renovated in 2017, and all rooms now offer flat-screen TVs, a wardrobe, a seating area with a sofa, and a private bathroom with bathtub. Amenities include slippers, hairdryer, bathrobe, and a mini bar.
3 – City of Dreams Casino
Located directly opposite the Venetian is the City of Dreams Casino and Resort, also in Macau. This slightly smaller giant has 420,000 square feet of gaming space. The layout is like a sci-fi-inspired habitat from the future, providing illuminated, bold, and modern landscapes to create an adults’ playground with VIP lounges and experiences, as well as themed gaming areas.
There are 450 gaming tables and over 1,500 machines, but that doesn’t have to be your only focus. If you want to get guaranteed bang for your buck, there are four hotels, four spas, 175,000 square feet of retail space, and tons of boutique shopping.
All of that exploring is sure to get your hunger started. There are over 30 restaurants and bars, but that’s just the beginning of the allure of this area.
You won’t have time for boredom with an aquarium, bubble fountain, dancing water theater, art exhibits, and a nightclub. And of course, the second biggest casino in the world isn’t very far from this third-biggest casino in the world.
4 – Foxwoods Casino
Now, we’re back in the United States at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Ledyard, CT. This bad boy has 340,000 square feet of gaming space available. This casino is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and actually contains 6 different casinos.
It has over 250 tables as well as more than 3,400 slot machines, so it won’t be difficult to lose yourself in the bright lights and big wins. Of course, there’s a resort hotel, tons of dining to choose from, and plenty of shopping to keep you occupied.
In addition to the usual fare, check out the plethora of activities available to choose from. There’s a spa, golf packages, an arcade, bowling lanes, high flyer ziplines, hologate virtual reality, monza world class karting, Pequot Museum, Pequot Trails, ready glaze fire, spellbound escape rooms, XD Dark Rides, and something that really caught my eye—they offer a topgolf swing suite, which is a golf simulator bay equipped with booth seating, HDTVs, slot machines, and food and beverages.
It features 80 golf courses from all over the world as well as additional games, including Topgolf Signature Golf Games, baseball, Zombie Dodgeball, hockey, football, classic carnival games, and soccer for all skill levels.
5 – Wynn Macau Casino
Let’s head back to Macau, China for #5, the Wynn Macau Casino. At 273,000 square feet, this monster also has an art gallery, pool, spa, 4 fine dining restaurants, and around 29 designer shops.
In addition to the typical scenery you’d see at a big gaming center, what really makes this place stand out are the visual art shows and mesmerizing installations, including color-changing “Tree of Prosperity,” a rotating “Dragon of Fortune,” a “Performance Lake” with a light, music, and fire show, and a fluorescent “Moon Jelly Aquarium.”
It opened to the public in 2006 and completed an expansion in December 2007. In 2009, Wynn Macau became one of only five hotels in Asia to receive the Forbes Five Star Award. Its second tower, appropriately named Encore, opened on April 21, 2010.
6 – Ponte 16 Casino
Staying in Macau, seems to be a theme here, and the sixth on our list is no exception. Existing in Macau’s inner harbor area, the Ponte 16 Casino and Resort has 270,000 square feet of gaming space.
This luxurious property is Macau’s only French-style five-star hotel. It features two VIP halls, 307 slot machines, and 109 gaming tables. The available games include mini baccarat, American Roulette, sic bo, Face Down Mid Baccarat, Face Up Blackjack, Three-Card Baccarat, Fan Tan, and pai gow.
In addition to an assortment of dining options, it offers an Angry Birds Play Center, Gift Gallery, the 16 Foot Massage, and the opportunity for anyone to show off their talents in the Outdoor Venue with street performance.
7 – Rio Casino Resort
If you guessed the seventh and last casino we’ve been brought to here is in China, you’d be wrong. The Rio Casino Resort is located in Klerksdorp, South Africa, and measures in at 266,330 square feet. The inspiration for this property is of course the carnival atmosphere of the Brazilian city which its name bears.
There are 24-hour slots to enjoy, with 247 machines, and 12 overall table games, as well as regular poker tournaments. It was opened in May 2002 as the Tusk Rio Casino Resort, before changing owners in August 2006, at which point it adopted its current name.
It offers a Salon Prive for high rollers, a hotel, a kids’ arcade gaming center, a creche, two restaurants, and a bar to make this resort well-rounded, having something for everyone in the family.
It’s a little surprising that no Vegas properties are on this list, but keep in mind the real estate on the Strip doesn’t really allow for such monstrosities.
Though it’s great to have the option to go to a massive casino, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. Have you visited one or more of these casinos listed? Let me know in the comments!