There are many cases where young Americans sell out everything they have and go to Las Vegas, try their luck. However, not all stories end badly. It also happens that tourists accidentally enter the casino, but come out already with millionaires. These institutions offer to experience the fate, to someone she can smile this evening. True, there are a lot of stories about how people let down whole fortunes in a casino.
Why are there such establishments? Do they help us to believe in our own exclusivity or is it just a pleasant pastime? Every player should answer this question. After all, someone really puts everything at stake, waiting for a smile of fortune, and someone simply spends a few hundred dollars with ease and continues his vacation elsewhere.
Today, the casino is not just gaming tables and machines. Here you can perfectly relax, without ever approaching the tables. Such measures actually only attract new players. Below are some of the most famous casinos in the world.
Venetian Macao (China).
It is not difficult to guess that this institution is located in Macau. The casino has its older brother, The Venetian, located in Las Vegas. But the Asian institution could become much more than its American relative. This casino was eventually the largest in the world, besides on the planet there are only 4 buildings, large in size.
There are 4 theme rooms – Imperial House, Red Dragon, Phoenix and Golden Fish. Their area is 8 times higher than the average casino. One only machines in the casino 3400, and gaming tables around 800. Casino of this size was built not to break records. Just in the country came the corporation Las Vegas Sands, which thus decided to earn a lot of money.
The roots of the appearance of the casino giant should be sought back in 1850. Then the Portuguese administration of Macao legalized gambling in the city. This place was immediately nicknamed “Eastern Monte Carlo”. As a result, half of Macau’s revenues today are accounted for by gambling establishments. The flow of profit is so great that Las Vegas figures are already beaten, and business is only growing. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that competition among gambling establishments is very high. Each casino is trying to attract its customers with something unique, because the usual gaming tables will not surprise anyone.
Venetian Macao casino has Venetian themes. There are also such entertainments as swimming on gondolas on artificial canals. In the casino you can see the exclusive show of the elite circus du Soleil called “Zaia”. The performance involves 75 actors, and it tells about space, infinity and the meaning of life. The scope of the show is fully consistent with the global theme. It is in this casino every year that the beauty contest “Miss Macau” is held. Fans of sports simulators are presented with a unique attraction. Thanks to The Manchester United Experience, anyone can be in a virtual field in the T-shirt of the famous English football team.
Cazino di Venezia (Italy).
And this casino bears the name of Venice. This time everything is simple – it is in this city and is located. It is noteworthy that this institution has the honor to be considered the oldest in the world. It was opened in 1638. A competitor for longevity is the Belgian Casino de Spa, but it’s only a couple of centuries. And the building itself, in which the Venetian institution is located, is quite old. In 1509 the Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi was built.
The architect was Mauro Koducci, who built the famous church of San Zaccaria. And this building is associated with the name of Richard Wagner. True, it makes them sad circumstances. The German composer often visited Venice, eventually dying in the palace of Vendramin-Calergi. Now those events are not forgotten – in the mezzanine where Wagner lived with his family, now a museum dedicated to his work and the last days of his life was opened.
Until recently, the Casino of Venice had two brothers.But the first, “Casino Lido”, located among the golden sands of the famous island, closed 11 years ago. The second section is Casino di Ca ‘Noghera. This casino is located near the airport of Marco Polo and is still functioning successfully.
Venetian institution is designed in the image and likeness of American. There are a lot of slot machines, there are almost 4 hundred of them. Players can try their hand at roulette, blackjack and Caribbean poker. In total there are more than a thousand game places. The ancient history of the casino did not prevent him from implementing the latest technologies. For example, here is used fully automated electronic roulette Pepo, there is also a slot-analogue of the popular American game “Wheel of Fortune”, designed for 9 people.
Circus Circus Casino (USA).
Speaking of the most famous casinos in the world, you can not avoid Las Vegas. Among all the gambling local institutions, this was especially noteworthy. It was here on October 1, 1993, the largest casino robbery occurred in history. Criminals were able to make about $ 3 million. And this daring and ideal robbery was performed by 21-year-old Heather Tolchyfom with his lovers, Roberto Solis. This colorful man was a thief, a murderer, but at the same time a poet. The couple met in San Francisco, two months later they moved to Las Vegas, and two months later their names were heard all over America.
Heather got a job as a driver of a cash collection machine. On the day of the robbery, she simply left with a bunch of money intended for ATMs. After that the girl changed into an old disabled woman. Her chair was taken by a “doctor” in the person of Solis. Such a masquerade allowed the couple to leave the country without hindrance. True after 12 years, Heather returned to the United States, confessing to the deed. Robert Solis was never found, as was the stolen amount.
That pile of banknotes, stolen by intruders, was intended for ATMs of the same Circus Circus casino. Strange coincidence – was robbed one of the most famous gambling establishments in the city, although how many are in Vegas? The fact is that Circus Circus is a constant film career. This place is known to almost anyone, even never playing roulette. After all, this casino was so violently described in the famous “Fear and hatred in Las Vegas”. Yes, and in Bondiana Circus Circus also lit up as early as 1971. Here, during the game, acrobats are dancing right overhead. By paying a small amount you can order your own advertising, which will then be shown on a huge screen right in the center of Las Vegas.
Circus Circus is not only a casino, but also a hotel for almost 4000 guests. Originally it was an ordinary gambling establishment, on the side to which the circus was built. Over time, they merged into a single grandiose casino. It has 16 attractions, including a roller coaster, a mini golf course. There is its own wedding chapel and three swimming pools.
Tusk Rio Casino Resort (South Africa).
The color of this institution in Klerksdorp can embarrass an inexperienced European. After all, around Tusk Rio, the real African reality is raging, with its culture and exotic nature. And inside the institution is a completely different world – here is the carnival in Rio. Such a motley mixture makes the head literally spinning. Perhaps, it was this effect that the owners of this casino, the largest in the southern hemisphere, by the way, expected.
The local gambling establishment works around the clock, offering many ways to entertain. There are about 300 gaming tables, there are vending machines for blackjack, poker and other card games. Every week here championships are held, including the game of pool. And around is the atmosphere of a carefree and incessant carnival in Rio. For the most respectable players an exclusive showroom is opened, there is also a zone for the youngest guests of the casino. They are provided with playgrounds where the kids will not be bored while their parents spend their family budgets in automatic devices.
A mistake will be to believe that Tusk Rio is an ordinary casino. This place is meant for rest of the whole family. In the complex there are many attractions that can so tighten the guest that he does not reach the gaming halls at all. You can take part in a paintball game and play golf, go diving or go karting. It is worth noting that in the city of Klerksdorp, in which the casino is located, there are own gold mines. Guests of the institution can visit one of the oldest developments and see for themselves how in the 18th century they extracted yellow metal here.
Baden Baden Casino (Germany).
The name of the famous Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky is connected with this institution in Baden-Baden. In October 1866, he was in a quandary. Dostoevsky died not long ago, his wife and brother. The writer received the “Epoch” magazine in the care of the children, which required considerable investments. The situation was also worsened by the long-standing addiction of Dostoevsky – the game. He was in the deepest depression and in the most fashionable resort in Europe at the time,
Baden-Baden, lowered the remaining funds. The situation was aggravated also by the situation with the publisher, before November 1, it is necessary to hand over a new novel. Otherwise, Dostoevsky was deprived of a fee for the future publication of his works. To cope with the problems, on the advice of friends, the writer hired a stenographer. For 21 days in a row he dictated to her his new work, based on his sad experience with the casino.
Only on October 31 the novel is finished and copied completely. The next day, the “Player” gets to the publisher. And a week later the writer makes an offer to his stenographer, Anna Snitkina. After the wedding, the couple goes on a honeymoon in Baden-Baden, where Dostoevsky again loses all clean. The writer found the strength to give his wife the obligation never to go to the gambling table, which he did.
Casino in Baden-Baden has existed since 1821. Since that time many celebrities have visited it. The institution interrupted its work for the time of world wars. Marlene Dietrich wrote about him that it is the most beautiful in the world, and after all she saw all the other casinos. In his “Anna Karenina” Leo Tolstoy described exactly Baden-Baden. And the popularity of this casino is not accidental. The area, rich in hot springs, was noticed by the ancient Romans. But here a long time went not so much for treatment in healing water, so much to satisfy their excitement.
True, in addition to its unique history, the Baden-Baden casino has little to boast of. Here, only a few hundred slot machines have appeared recently, and the set of games is standard – poker, blackjack and roulette. There was a time when real gold and silver chips were used in roulette. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore).
Marina Bay Sands in Singapore – this is a whole luxury complex, against its background and the shine of the local casino slightly fades. But it is the most expensive in the world. The construction costs of this entertainment center amounted to 8 billion dollars. The casino is located on three floors. It includes 2300 machines and 500 gaming tables.
Among the board games of the usual hold’em can not be found, but there are baccarat, roulette, sic-bo and their varieties. But in this casino you can fight in Singapore poker. They say that this version was invented specially for this casino. But in fact it’s still the same Caribbean poker, in which a somewhat different system of wins. In addition to the scale of the casino and the surrounding luxury, there is really nothing to note here.
But there are a lot of interesting sights around. What is at least Sands SkyPark. This terrace has an area of a hectare, and it is located on the roof of the hotel, at an altitude of 55 floors. The park has about 500 trees. From the observation deck opens an amazing view, and the special pride of the complex is a huge pool. Bathed in it, it seems that you splash right in the sky.What can I say about the numerous cafes and nightclubs?
And this resort became the brainchild of Americans from Las Vegas Sands. It was planned to open it in 2009, but the global financial crisis frustrated these plans. As a result, it was decided to open the complex in several stages. On February 17, 2011 the last of them took place – the official ceremony. Since that day, the ArtScience museum has opened here with the world premiere of the exhibition-performance “Live Van Gogh”. Now guests are presented with a water show and Wonder Full illumination, and the Broadway musical “The Lion King” was staged on the stage of the theater.
Crown Casino (Australia).
Australian construction magnate Lloyd Williams has created many memorable projects. But the most vivid and significant of all was the Crown Casino in Melbourne. This institution is the largest in the country. The whole complex occupies almost two quarters in Melbourne, quite a bit behind Tusk Rio from South Africa in the struggle for the title of the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere.
Although the game area of the Australian institution is smaller, few people can compete with it in terms of luxury and splendor. The atrium is trimmed with black marble, and in the “Palladium” hall there are carpets exclusively handmade. Is it any wonder that many official events take place here. In the casino, the most prestigious telenograd of Australia is awarded to the Logie Awards, and they are immediately awarded the winner of the national Grand Prix in Formula-1.
Yes, and the game rooms of the Crown Casino are few people who step in their luxury. “Hall of mahogany” amazes with luxury, and “Teak Hall” – its sophistication. In the same room, “Las Vegas” all glitters and gives gloss. The total length of the playing area is half a kilometer. Here they play not only in traditional for most poker, roulette, bones and blackjack.
Guests are presented with very unusual pay-gau, sit-bo and baccarat. Crown Casino is also famous for the fact that it was here that the first time to install the electronic roulette Rapid Roulette. This system allows players to bet without waiting for the dealer to queue. The experiment turned out to be so successful that not only the roulette, but also the baccarat, the sit-bo and the wheel of fortune have become e-recently.
Both inside and outside the complex, the public can entertain themselves in illuminated water attractions. Along the entrance to the casino there are six towers, which fire at night in the sky with fireballs. Today, the appearance of the night Melbourne can not be imagined without this pyrotechnic show. Nevertheless, there are opponents of such an evocative luxury. Even at the opening of the complex, in 1997, there was a scandal. Then the Australian actress Rachel Griffiths went to the half-naked with a thorns wreath on her head in protest against the new building. The casino building in her opinion disfigured the image of the city. Nevertheless, this trick of the future owner of the Golden Globe went only to the benefit of the institution. Excellent turned out advertising.
Casino de Monte Carlo (Monaco).
It is difficult to imagine that there was a time when gambling was not yet an integral part of Monte Carlo. The first casino opened here under Prince Charles III back in 1862. Elite gaming establishments immediately attracted the aristocracy, to know and just businessmen. There are several casinos and hotels in Monaco. The best of them are in the possession of the company “Societe de Mer de Bains”.
Among them is the casino “Monte Carlo”. His building was designed by Charles Garnier, who also noted the development of the Grand Opera building. The casino is a giant palace made in the style of eclecticism. The facade is decorated with marble and 28 columns, bronze and gold elements. In addition to the game halls, there is also an opera hall and a cabaret. Once in this casino there were Chaliapin and Sarah Bernhard, Caruso and Anna Pavlova.
Inside the casino is a whole series of game rooms. Their names are elegant – the Salon of Graces, the European salon, the Salon-Renaissance … There are also rooms for the most important ones especially – Tause Hall, the salon Franssua-Mersen.The rooms are decorated with sculptures, allegorical painting and bronze lamps. At the Opera House, or the Garnier Hall, Berlioz, Stravinsky and Debussy played. Diaghilev showed his improvisations in Picasso costumes. The facade of the casino opens to the sea, there are ideal lawns with flower beds.
There are 35 tables for roulette, craps and blackjack and 316 slot machines in the casino. The dress code does not allow you to use jeans – you only need to wear a jacket and tie. Entrance here costs 10 euros. It is interesting that it is forbidden to photograph and shoot on video inside the room.
The Clermont Club (England).
This London institution is not even a casino, but a closed elite club. According to the laws of the country, one who wants to visit this London club, it is necessary to become his member for at least a day. And the “Clermont Club” is located in Berkeley Square. The building itself was built in the beginning of the XVIII century. Since 1972, the owner of the establishment was the corporation Playboy Enterprises. The new owners immediately advertised the casino, there appeared Roger Moore and Princess Margaret.
Visiting this institution is recommended to feel its atmosphere. Here you can hide from the bustle of the city and just relax. It is believed that the casino is elite. Here rich players gather, in one sitting, impressive amounts are won and played. Inside the casino is an elegant environment and excellent service. Here you can see S-shaped scrolls when climbing up the long stairs. In this private casino there are 6 tables for baccarat, blackjack and roulette. Members of the club hold tournaments. For a complete relaxation of the guests there is a club room and a restaurant.
Bellagio (United States).
And again we will talk about the casino of Las Vegas. This complex of hotel and casino was opened in 1998. Then he became the most expensive in the world, costing masters 1.6 billion dollars. Years have passed, but Bellagio still remains the most elegant and noteworthy institution in Las Vegas. You can play roulette on 200 tables, and slot machines here as many as 2000. All guests of the casino can visit several Bellagio restaurants, and entertain them with a live performance of the circus troupe Cirque Du Soleil.
The complex includes, in addition to the hotel and casino, a full-service spa. It is in Bellagio that you can see a rare show of singing fountains. The guests of the complex are settled in cozy and elegant rooms, where the bathrooms are decorated with marble. The hotel environment is rich, and guests receive at their disposal an LCD TV with satellite television. The mechanism of opening the curtains is controlled by electricity. Guests also receive soft bathrobes, a minibar and an iPod docking station. And this casino got into the cinema. It Bellagio robbed by intruders in the “11 friends of Ocean”.