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While architecture and interior design might not be the first thing you think about when you think of casinos, they’re not all designed just to be efficient houses of gambling.

It’s true that not all casinos conjure up visual images of style, glitz, and glamour, but those that do can do it with elegance and grace.

Many casinos around the world are meticulously designed, both inside and out to offer visitors and guests the most stylish of venues to while away the hours on their favourite card table or rolling dice at the craps tables.

These casinos are about so much more than gambling, and each one we’ve chosen features a different set of activities outside of the casino itself for you to enjoy. Let’s waste no more time then and have a look at some of the world’s most stylish casinos.

The World’s Most Stylish Casinos

Casino de Monte Carlo

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If you’re a James Bond fan wondering who might replace Daniel Craig, you might be interested to learn that the Casino de Monte Carlo was Ian Fleming’s inspiration for Casino Royale.

Any list of the world’s most stylish casinos would be mistaken if it didn’t include the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. Even the location in the Principality of Monaco screams wealth, glamour, and style.

Built all the way back in 1863, this 99-room hotel and casino boasts a reputation of being one of the most recognisable casinos in the world, and the reputation is not undeserved.

Even if you’re not visiting the Casino de Monte Carlo for the gambling, time your stay well and you might find yourself able to spectate one of the most celebrated races on the Formula One circuit in the city in May each year, and you’ll find Michelin star restaurants in the hotel too.

If you’re a movie fan, you might recognise it as a location used in Iron Man 2

Marina Bay Sands

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One of the newer constructions on the list, built in 2010 is the jaw-dropping Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino.

The first impression you get of this incredible hotel and casino starts the moment you first see the enormous triple skyscraper design towering above the Singapore skyline.

Topping the three towers is the world’s biggest cantilevered platform, called the SkyPark. The hotel and casino sit right on the water, and the architects who designed the buildings have said they drew inspiration from a deck of cards, which is very appropriate given the size of the casino itself. 

Once inside, you’ll find a casino that stretches over four floors and features more than 500 tables for every casino card game you can imagine, and more than 1500 slot machines.

If you’re familiar with playing online, you’ll feel right at home at the Marina Bay Sands. It’s truly a casino at a massive scale, and if you aren’t afraid of heights, be sure to take a swim in the infinity pool on the roof.

Casino de Chamonix Mont Blanc

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Mont Blanc is known the world over for winter holidays spent on skis or a snowboard on the slopes, but it’s not the only entertainment you’ll find here.

While the casino itself has only been in operation since 1992, the building itself is of historic importance, constructed in 1816. It might not look like much from the outside but enter the doors and you’ll be transported to an interior that has been meticulously crafted and detailed.

It has been styled very much on classic French inspired old-world architecture and design, and the Casino de Chamonix Mont Blanc offers a respite from the cold outside in the winter months that it sees most of its visitors.

The casino is rather small, with only around 60 slot machines and four card tables, but don’t let that stop you. The casino has recently seen some renovation and expansion is underway.

This is a casino that shouts exclusivity and luxury. Don’t forget to stop by the bar and try their cocktails, which include both hot and cold options.

Sun City Casino Resort

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The next entry on our list is a far cry from the mountains of Mont Blanc, nestled away in a remote part of South Africa.

Sun City Casino and Resort is more than just a casino and offers an incredible coming together of the elegant and tasteful architecture of the resort itself and the wildlife and outdoors of the South African bush.

Where else on earth can you spend the day in a private nature reserve and game farm spotting huge wild animals, and in the evening in a fine dining restaurant and casino without having to travel? 

The casino itself features all the games you’re likely to want to find, playable on an offering of many card tables and slot machines. If you need a break from the gambling, you’ll find an incredible swimming pool and resort area just outside the hotel doors, waiting for you to soak up some sun and sip on a summer cocktail.

And if you want to do both, you can use your smartphone to play a few games on the sun lounger! It’s a good idea to check out a site like Online Casinos if you plan on playing online, since they list only safe and secure sites.

The Venetian Macao

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Perhaps not the first destination many will think of when thinking about casinos to visit is Macao in China. Here you’ll find the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel.

It’s loosely based on the Las Vegas hotel of the same name, but that’s where the similarities end. This is one of the biggest casinos in the world, and if you’re looking for a destination for sheer impressive size of the casino floor, this should absolutely be on your list.

There’s 500 00 square feet of casino floor here, and all of it is packed with thousands of slot machines and hundreds of gambling card tables. 

After looking through this list you’re probably itching to enjoy an Old Fashioned at the bar of the Casino de Monte Carlo or try your lick on the card tables of the Casino de Chamonix Mont Blanc, and we can hardly blame you.

The next time you go to a casino, look past the flashing neon glow of the slot machines and the fluorescent lighting of the games floor, and take a moment to appreciate the design and décor because it’s sure to enhance your visit.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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