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Published on April 26th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Who Are the Biggest Stars in the Casino Gaming World?

When it comes to the gambling hall of fame, top glamorous casinos spend every dime to get on the list. Fired up by the legalization of land-based and online casinos in various countries, successful casinos have expanded their bases, sprawling across several complexes.

But, exactly which ones make our list of the stars of the gaming industry? For starters, you can find a comprehensive list of the best online gambling sites for US players at  That said, below is a list of the largest brick and mortar casinos around the world.

WinStar Oklahoma US

WinStar World Casino and Resort is the crème de la crème of the casino world in terms of magnitude. The 600,000 square feet casino is based in Thacker Ville, Oklahoma, is one of the few remaining tribal casinos in the United States.

The complex has several casino spaces, a luxurious hotel, restaurants, bars, a gym and other entertainment ventures. It was established in 2004 as Winstar Casino and was later rebranded WinStar World Casino in 2009.

A key aesthetic feature of the majestic casino is its replicative architectural buildings of the Taj Mahal, the London Parliament building and the Costa Rica Casino designed by Larry E. Seitz.

Venetian Macau, China

Macau was a Portuguese  Colony until 1999 when China reclaimed it. Today, the province is known as the Monte Carlo of the Orient as it has become the heart of the Chinese gambling industry. 

Venetian Macau is the grandest of the dozens of casinos in the region. WinStar World Casino only rivals Venetian in terms of size, 550,000 square feet. The complex is the sixth-largest building globally, costing $2.4B, and has a casino space of over 300,000 square feet, hosting 3000 slot games and 750 gaming tables.

City of Dreams Macau

The third-largest casino in the world is the City of Dreams, spanning 420,000 square feet. The Macau-based casino hosts 450 gaming tables, 1515 gaming slots, four hotels, and over 20 bars ad restaurants.

City of Dreams offers the best shopping experience in its 175,000 square feet retail space adjacent to the casino complex.

Foxwoods, USA

Foxwoods is the second-largest casino in the USA and fourth in the world, with a space of 340,000 square feet. The casino offers over 400 tables and more than 7000 slots games to thousands of visitors annually.

The complex consists of three hotel spaces with 884 rooms, 29 bars and restaurants and an assortment of guest amenities. You are likely to meet a celebrity at the Foxwoods as the hotel hosts popular shows from top musicians in the United States. Visitors can play blackjack, poker and baccarat.

Wynn Las Vegas

The US-based Casino Resort is one of the many Wynn casinos globally and the biggest in Las Vegas. Built in 2005, the casino cost a world record of $2.7 billion, a record which was broken in 2010 by the $5.5 billion worth Marina Bay Sands of Singapore

Wynn Las Vegas spans across 217 acres and with a 111 000 square foot casino and over 75,000 square feet retail space, including an 18-hole championship golf course. The casino has over 2700 tables and more than 5000 slot games.

Wynn, Macau 

Inspired by the success of Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau was established in 2010 as one of Macau finest casinos. The complex spans 273,000 square feet featuring an art gallery, a spa and pools.

Visitors can dine in any of the 4 five star restaurants or shop in any 29 designer shops. The casino has some of the best gothic architectural designs and art installations, such as the colour-changing Tree of Prosperity and the Dragon of Fortune.

Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

At 166,000 square feet, it possible to see why Ceasar’s Palace Casino complex stands out in a sea of Las Vegas casinos. Established over a half-century ago, Cesar’s casino’s architecture lives true to its name in its ancient Roman architectural design.

The complex hotels have massive roman like water baths dotting the corridors of luxurious hotel rooms. Additionally, Ceasar’s palace casinos draw such an enormous sense of admiration from other casinos that most have copied at least an aspect from its design.

The casino offers over 800 gaming tables and more than 1500 slot games, chic guest rooms, dozens of restaurants and cafes.

Sun City Casino Resort South Africa

Established at the height of the apartheid regime in South Africa, the Sun City Casino thrived through the unregulated gambling sector since the early 1980s.

The casino evolved with the South African revolution to become the grandest modern-day casino in the continent. The Vegas-like casino is located 2 hours from Johannesburg in the middle of a wildlife park away from human habitations.

It offers more than 850 slot games and over 40 gaming tables featuring games such as blackjack, American roulette and stud poker. The resort provides safari drives through the park for guests.

Hotel Lisboa Macau

The Grand Lisboa in Macau offers over 1000 slot games and more than 800 tables. However, what gets most visitors is its exquisite design and architecture. The exterior is a replica of a birdcage, while the interior dazzles with magnificent LED lights from a massive planet of LED dome.

Hotel Lisboa caters for top class wealthy clients, and their world-class services cost a fortune. For instance, the hotel is always hiring top chefs across the globe and has an extensive collection of over 15,000 wines (they won the Grand Award from Wine Spectator for their collection).

MGM Grand Casino Las Vegas

The MGM Grand Casino is a part of the larger MGM hotel complex and features 139 gaming tables and 2500 slot games. The casino spans 171,500 square feet, with its most luxurious wing being the Skylofts hotel a the top of the MGM Grand Hotel building, where guests can relax while ‘floating on the clouds.’

The hotel offers airport pickups, 24-hour butler services and other glamorous services.

Parting shot

Today, there are hundreds of casinos across the world, each seeking to offer a unique gambling experience to its clients. This magnitude dwarfs our list of the big fish in the industry. Nonetheless, the casinos listed above offer world-class services in a luxurious environment.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, Media and SEO Consultant, Journalist, Ph.D. and retired combat vet. 2023 recipient of The President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Partner at THM Media Group. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the United States Press Agency and ForbesBLK.

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