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These 6 casinos were made for more than gaming

These 6 casinos were made for more than gaming

Most casino gambling is a combination of chance and skill.

Whatever the case, we’re certain no one would turn down a little extra money, and what better way to spend it than treating yourself to a guiltless splurge.

Gay Star Travel looks at some of the world’s most popular casinos whose claims to fame include watering holes for James Bond to America’s first gay bar in a casino.

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Show off your new gaming expertise at any of these six casino hotel resorts around the world from South Africa to China. Or, if gaming isn’t your forte, get started with some complimentary drinks at the slots and then go find a different adventure in the gamer’s paradise.

Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco

Considered one of the area’s primary sources of income, the Casino de Monte Carlo is strictly for foreigners. The casino was first conjured up in 1854 to save the royal House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy elite gamers go to .

Players who want to try their luck can play poker, roulette, black jack and slot machines in six different salons named after the US, Paris and Monte Carlo Bay.

Be aware: there’s a mandatory ‘correct dress’ code, which includes jackets recommended after 8pm in the Salons Privés. When you’re ready to ditch the jackets head down to the waters of the French Riviera to see the luxury yachts float by or buy yourself a drink on the shore.

MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada

The City of Sin earned its reputation indeed with nearly every corner of The Strip lined with casinos and gambling joints. For the heavy-hitter, head over to the MGM Grand, the third-largest hotel in the world. 

The MGM houses 139 gaming tables and 2,500 machines along with five outdoor pools, rivers and waterfalls for the ultimate gaming experience. Just don’t get your cash wet. If you’ve won enough (or given up) then check out the various shows and attractions including the world-famous Circue du Soleil productions.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa – Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is home to the first full-time gay bar in any American casino, Pro Bar.

The stunning Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa welcomes gamers and tourists from the East Coast and beyond with 85 poker tables and daily poker tournaments. Try your hand at baccarat, blackjack, craps or various other table games before scoping out the line-up of some of the best entertainment acts around. Get your laugh on with lesbian comedian Wanda Sykes who is scheduled to perform 8 to 9 November 2013.

Emperors Palace Casino – Johannesburg, South Africa

Dubbed the Vegas of Africa, the Emperors Palace is home to 1,724 slot machines and 68 game tables where players can lose themselves in time. Emperors authorized dealers also preside over international games including Punto Blanco, which is the North American version of baccarat.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite you can select from any of 16 eateries within the hotel that offer menus ranging from Asian to Mediterranean. Emperors also has a day spa modelled after ancient Rome (Roman bath included).

The Venetian Hotel – Macau, China

The Venetian Macau is a 40-story luxury resort and casino modelled after the Venetian Las Vegas, which presumably is modeled after Venice. It is the largest casino in the world and Asia’s largest hotel building.

The gaming area is divided into four Asian-themed houses, with over 3,400 slot machines and 800 gaming tables. Macau is known as the Monte Carlo of the Orient, attracting more gaming tourists from around the world than Las Vegas. Judging from the picture below, you might feel like you’ve never left Europe.

Foxwoods Resort Casino – Connecticut, US

From poker and bingo, to table games and slots, the Foxwoods Resort Casino is a gambler’s paradise just a train ride away from New York City. With over 100 gaming tables and 6,300 slot machines in six different casinos, Foxwoods claims to be the biggest resort casino in North America.

The resort casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, who through the casino and other economic ventures are one of the state’s largest employers.

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