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Casinos come in all shapes and sizes, from hole-in-the-wall gaming rooms to expansive, purpose-built complexes spread over numerous floors which often contain restaurants, bars, function rooms and even nightclubs.
And it is this latter category of super casinos which is on the rise today, with gambling hubs around the world looking to maximize profits by maximizing space.
It’s these larger casinos that really appeal to the high-rollers, too, with high-stakes games and plenty of offers to keep them at the tables.
Aerospy is a website that provides information on the world’s largest casinos for both players and casino enthusiasts. Our website also incorporates a useful guide on all of the nearest airports to these super casinos – perfect for globetrotting gamblers looking to try out their luck while seeing the world at the same time. We have received a number of requests from visitors concerning the subject of online casinos, in particular about which sites are the oldest and most established. We aim to cover this subject soon. Until then we suggest taking a look at Onlinecasinoseiten.org (German language with translation options). This site provides details about this growing sector, including information on the largest sites, when they were established, as well as comprehensive information about the various casino software developers. If you have any other subjects you would like us to cover, please let us know by getting in touch via our contact page.
Top 10 largest casinos in the world + the nearest airports for your travel convenience
Our top 10 casinos not only go big on floor size, but also feature a long list of other attractions and amenities to keep guests entertained. As well as all the classic casino games like poker, blackjack, baccarat, roulette and slot machines, these venues often contain buffet halls, live shows, bars, clubs and complete hotels.
The selection below on www.Aerospy.at encompasses all of the most famous gambling destinations in the world (that, of course, means Las Vegas and Macau) and also a few other cities that you might not have expected to find…
[Note. Aerospy’s list is in ascending order of size, which is measured by total square feet of the casino building].
10. Casino Estoril (Lisbon, Portugal) – 160,000 square feet
Covering a total of 160,000 square feet, Estoril in Portugal’s capital city is, in fact, the largest casino in Europe. The main casino floor hosts over 1,000 different games tables and slot machines, while the rest of the complex features an art gallery, a venue for live music and a nightclub – meaning there is a lot more to do here than just gamble.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to Casino Estoril is Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), which is a 45-minute drive away (30km).
9. MGM Grand Las Vegas (Las Vegas, USA) – 170,000 square feet
One of the larger and most famous casinos in the gambling Mecca of Las Vegas, MGM boasts over 2,000 gaming machines and 170 gaming tables in total, meaning the main floor of MGM can accommodate thousands of players at a time. There are also swimming pools, clubs, bars and even a 17,000 seater arena all attached.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to MGM Grand Las Vegas is McCarren International Airport (LAS), which is a 10-minute drive away (2.5km).
8. Trilenium Casino (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – 180,000 square feet
Trilenium’s claim to fame is that it is the largest casino in South America. Buenos Aires is somewhat of a hub for gambling in the region, with many players coming from neighboring countries, such as Brazil, where casinos are prohibited. As well as nearly 2,000 tables spread across 180,000 square feet of floor space, this major casino has an on-site hotel, multiple restaurants and bars and live music every day. Just outside, guests can also find a fully-operational theme park.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to Trilenium Casino is Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), which is a 45-minute drive away (51km).
7. Crown Casino (Melbourne, Australia) – 220,00 square feet
Any Australian casino player will know all about Crown Casino, the second largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere (see No.6 for the largest). Conveniently located in downtown Melbourne and just walking distance from many of the city’s hotels and restaurants, Crown Casino is popular with both locals and tourists. As well as 3,000 games and tables, the complex has a whopping 50 bars and restaurants plus an on-site ballroom seating up to 1,500 people.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to Crown Casino is Melbourne International Airport (MEL), which is a 30-minute drive away (25km).
6. Rio Casino Resort (Klerksdorp, South Africa) – 266,000 square feet
As mentioned previously, No.5 spot in Aerospy.at’s list of the world’s largest casinos also happens to be the largest casino in both Africa and the Southern Hemisphere, namely Rio Casino Resort in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
Guests visiting Rio Casino Resort can expect to find all the usual games like poker, roulette and slots, as well as some specially-organized tournaments held on a regular basis hosted throughout several different function rooms. The resort is also home to a hotel, theatre, bars, restaurants and a go-karting track for adults and kids. Located in the city of Klerksdorp, guests arriving from Johannesburg can reach the casino within a 2.5-hour drive (210km).
Nearest airport: Klerksdorp does have a small airport just outside the city. However, most visitors use O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg which is a 2-hour drive away (200km).
5. MGM Grand Macau (Macau, China) – 267,000 square feet
With over 200,000 square feet of floor space dedicated to gaming, the MGM Grand Macau is a gambler’s dream casino. While the overall facilities here might not rival some others in Vegas, guests are spoiled for choice in terms of gaming options. In total, there are over 1,000 slot machines and 400 card tables, which prove popular for blackjack, baccarat and poker players coming from all over Asia.
Alongside an expansive casino floor, MGM Grand Macau has a 600-room hotel next door, 12 on-site bars and numerous restaurants. While this makes No.5 spot on our list of super casinos, the MGM is only the fourth biggest in Macau!
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to MGM Grand Macau is Macau International Airport (MFN), which is a 15-minute drive away (10km).
4. Casino Ponte 16 (Macau, China) – 270,000 square feet
Just a fraction larger than the nearby MGM Grand Macau, Casino Ponte 16 covers an estimated 270,000 square feet. Opened in 2008 and situated on the site of an old fishing port, Ponte proves popular with players coming from nearby mainland China thanks to its 400 plus tables accommodating poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat players.
Also worth a mention here is the luxury hotel attached. Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 covers 20 floors and totals over 400 rooms – meaning guests wanting to play downstairs can stay just an elevator ride away. Elsewhere (even if you’re not booked into the hotel), there are numerous bars, restaurants and a wide buffet spread every day.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to Casino Ponte 16 is Macau International Airport (MFN), which is a 10-minute drive away (8km).
3. Foxwoods Resort Casino (Ledyard, United States) – 340,000 square feet
Yes, that’s right – the largest casino in America is not found in Las Vegas or Atlantic City but rather Ledyard in Connecticut! With over 340,000 feet of floor space and 7,000 games, Foxwoods Resort also sneaks into the top 3 largest casinos in the world.
The secret behind Foxwoods’ gigantic size is down to the fact that it is actually six different casinos all joined together. As a result, guests visiting Foxwoods have thousands of different game machines to choose from as well as hundreds of tables hosting all the classics such as blackjack, craps, baccarat, and roulette, and some more unusual games, including Crazy 4 Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, and Spanish 21.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to Foxwoods Resort Casino is T.F. Green Airport (PVD), which is a 45-minute drive away (60km).
2. City of Dreams Casino (Macau, China) – 450,000 square feet
This almost half-million square foot complex in Macau goes big on just about everything, especially the entertainment options for guests. For example, at City of Dreams, you will find Macau’s largest nightclub, a large LED-projection theatre, water shows and productions, hotel rooms and countless bars and restaurants.
Of course, when you are not being distracted by the casino’s range of family-fun entertainment, there is also a whole lot of gambling to be enjoyed on the expansive casino floor for both regular and high-roller/VIP players. Games include various forms of roulette, craps, baccarat, and blackjack, pontoon and poker, while if you are a high-roller, tables are available with minimum bets starting at $650.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to City of Dreams Casino is Macau International Airport (MFN), which is a 5-minute drive away (2km).
1. The Venetian Macau (Macau, China) – 546,000 square feet
Standing proud as the largest casino in the world and thus taking top spot on Aerospy’s list is The Venetian Macau.
Not only is this the largest casino in the world in terms of floor space, but it’s also the largest in terms of gaming facilities – with over 4,000 machines and tables in total. Aside from the gambling, The Venetian contains a 15,000 seater indoor arena for live events and performances, the attached hotel has 3,000 rooms (enough to accommodate every player in the casino) and approximately 400 other establishments dotted around the complex including bars, shops, restaurants and family-friendly activities.
True to its name, guests can even take gondola rides along the indoor (and manmade) canal – a relaxing way of traveling through what is the world’s seventh largest building by total floor area.
Nearest airport: The nearest airport to The Venetian Macau is Macau International Airport (MFN), which is a 7-minute drive away (3km).