Best Places to Travel to Play Casinos in 2022


There’s no denying that online gambling rates are at an all-time high and that the industry is expected to experience massive growth over the next few years. However, there’s still a certain charm that comes with being able to gamble at an actual land-based casino. There’s certain energy in the air when one is gambling in the wide halls of the Caesars Palace or the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. There’s a different aura to playing poker at the same tables that James Bond played at in Monaco. It’s no secret that gambling has fuelled tourism in a lot of places around the globe. People have shown that they’re willing to travel to far-off places just to get a unique gambling experience.


In this article, we are going to go over some of the best destinations for tourists who are looking to have a good time on the casino floor. Many tourists will travel for a variety of different reasons. Some tourists prefer to travel to take in the sights and the architecture of historical cities and institutions. Others are more interested in culinary and gastronomic adventures around the world, especially in food-rich countries like Italy, Spain, or Japan. Then, there are also some tourists who prefer to visit the shopping centers of other countries. And there are certainly places that are able to fulfill these needs better than others.


But for this piece, we are going to focus solely on the casino gambling experience. Of course, that isn’t to say that you can’t get a good meal when you dine in at casino restaurants. Some of the best casinos and hotels in this list are also home to some of the finest restaurants in the world, after all. Although, ultimately, we are going to focus more on the allure of gambling in itself and how these different tourist spots offer a very unique gambling experience for casino patrons.

Las Vegas, USA


It’s almost impossible to create a list of the best gambling destinations in the world without mentioning Las Vegas. This city is practically synonymous with casinos and gambling. The iconic Strip of Las Vegas is home to some of the most luxurious casino establishments in the world. This is where people from high society and casual casino patrons converge to indulge in the energy and buzz of Vegas. Some of the top destination in Las Vegas includes the Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace, and the MGM Grand. But there are so many options to choose from that one can never go wrong with a visit to the Mecca of gambling. Viva Las Vegas!

Macau, China

China practically outlaws gambling in all its forms throughout the country… except for Macau. Everyone knows that China has one of the most bustling economies in the world. That means that many citizens in China have a lot of disposable income that they can spend on recreational activities like gambling. This is why Macau is such a hotspot for gamblers, not just for Chinese locals, but for people around the world. Some of the most famous casinos in Macau include the Macau Palace Casino, Lisboa Casino, and the Galaxy Waldo Casino. Aside from that, Macau has a rich nightlife that’s made up of world-class bars, restaurants, and luxury shops that are open at all hours of the day. 

Salzburg, Austria

Granted, most tourists who visit Austria don’t go there with the intention of gambling. However, for those who are in the know, Salzburg in Austria is one of the most glorious places to visit for a truly unique gambling experience. Aside from the fact that the city is strategically located by the alps, Salzburg is rich with history and architecture which certainly lend to a certain kind of aesthetic that many tourists go for. The Baroque-style buildings scattered throughout the city offer a level of elegance that very few other tourist destinations are able to replicate. 

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Like Las Vegas, it’s almost impossible to run through a list of top gambling destinations without talking about Monte Carlo. However, unlike Las Vegas which is primarily for the masses, Monte Carlo is a more upscale and luxurious approach to gambling. If you plan on visiting the casinos in Monte Carlo, make sure that you’re dressed for the part. They have very strict dress codes there that are intended to uphold the class, elegance, and exclusivity of their casino establishments. While some might see this as snobby, there’s no denying the allure of high society that Monte Carlo unapologetically espouses. 



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