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The best casinos in the world

Today we will focus on the biggest, most expensive, the best casinos in the world.

Cities like Las Vegas, Macau, Monte Carlo is rightly considered the world capital of gambling. So we decided to talk about the most famous casinos of these and other cities.

Bellagio Hotel Casino (Casino Bellagio) in Las Vegas

At the opening of the 1998 Entertainment Complex Bellagio was the most expensive casino ever built in the world. At the Bellagio 200 roulette tables and 2,000 slot machines. In addition to a casino and hotel complex has several restaurants as well as the world famous Circus Du Soleil.

The Venice Casino (Venetsian) in Macau

In recent years, Macau has become the world capital of casino gambling business investment in the city several times the investment in the casinos of Las Vegas and Singapore. In 2008 there was built the Venice Casino Macau, the largest casino in the world at that time. It was built according to the prototype of the same name casinos in Las Vegas, but with a much grander scale. The hotel complex includes 3,000 rooms, built canals on which gondolas float, a huge shopping center and much more. The Venice Casino Macau has 870 gaming tables and 3,400 slot machines.

Atlantis Casino Resort (Atlantis Resort) Bahamas

Atlantis Resort Casino is the largest in the Caribbean and, of course, the most expensive! Apartments in the hotel adjacent to the casino will cost $ 25,000 per night. In the casino, 980 slot machines and 78 tables for roulette, Blackjack, baccarat and other games.

Casino de Monte Carlo (Casino de Monte Carlo) in Monaco

Casino de Monte Carlo was designed by Charles mountain – the architect of the Paris Opera. This is one of the most luxurious casinos in the world. It has 316 slot machines and 35 gaming tables (roulette, craps, blackjack, baccarat, etc.)

Wow Marina Sands Casino in Singapore

Wow Marina Sands complex in Singapore called the new wonder of the world. And this name is quite justified, 5-star hotel on the 2,560 rooms, exhibition halls, shops, a theater, and of course, also the most expensive casino in the world, numbering 500 tables for roulette, blackjack, baccarat, craps and 1600 slot machines.

Casino Resort World Sentosa in Singapore

Hotel Leisure Centre Resort World Sentosa is also in Singapore. The complex includes six hotels with a total number of rooms, more than 1,800. In addition to casinos and hotels, there is the aquarium, attractions, theme park, a variety of restaurants. The total cost of the complex is more than 5 billion dollars.

MGM Casino in Las Vegas

The structure of the casino MGM Grand Hotel include shopping center, 19 restaurants, amusement park, swimming pools, a dance club, a big arena. The hotel comprises 5044 rooms and a total area casino is 16,000 square meters. In this case, it employs 2,500 slot machines.

Casino St. James Club (St James Club) in Antigua

Tourist complex St James Club is located on a private peninsula and includes a hotel, a leisure center and a small but very expensive casino where 5 tables for Roulette, Blackjack and poker, slot machines and 56.

Casino Borgata (Borgata Casino, Hotel, Spa) in Atlantic City

Casino, Hotel, Spa Borgata is located in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Casino has 3,650 slot machines and 145 tables for roulette, blackjack Brack, baccarat, craps. This is one of the largest and most luxurious casinos on the east coast of the United States.

The history of gambling. The first casino.

              

The history of gambling is rooted in antiquity. And although there is no mention in the annals of gambling, but there are legends, stories, fantasies, version. Precise chronology of a card and roulette there.

During the excavation of ancient sites, archaeologists find items that could be used for games. There are suggestions that these items were originally magical, sacred meaning, and with the course of the centuries have become a means fascinating pastime. Egyptian tomb preserved to the present day image of a man playing dice. In ancient Tibet gambling charts were drawn on the roofs of the temples. The symbolic image of the game can also be found on the seats of monks in medieval English churches. The Greeks have a myth of Zeus and Aphrodite, who throw dice to determine the fate of the hero, and the “Iliad” of Homer describes the Olympian gods who play the lottery to determine the winner of the battle.

It is known that the dice used for throwing dice and for gambling. For example, the Aryan invaders of India in the 2nd millennium BC were very fond of gambling. Dice nuts vibhidaka was popular among castes. Collection of Vedic hymns, the Rig Veda contains the poem “complaints of players.”

In the Indian epic Mahabharata, written probably in the I century R.X. often describes in detail the dice, and it qualifies as a game of chance.

A lot of references to gambling is contained in the folk tales of different cultures around the world. Greek and Roman myths mention of God or a god of gambling luck. In Irish and Scots have stories about unusual rates or rates, not claimed as winners. A lot of dramatic stories about gambling can be found in the folk literature of Asia, including Southeast Asia, Japan, the Philippines and India. Another continent rich folk traditions about gambling – North America. Of all sufficiently studied world cultures, gambling, half – the North American Indians.

With the growth of civilization and the emergence of large cities gambling found its place in the bustling bazaars and inns. It offered a choice of a wide variety of fun. For the pleasure of trying your luck often had to pay with gold and jewels.

First gambling houses (“casino” in Italian – house) appeared in the Roman Empire. Happy birthday casino historians call 557 BC when the Roman king Lucius Tarquinius Priscus erected in honor of the god of harvest keeper Konsa called the Circus Maximus – an ancient Roman center of the entertainment industry. There have bet betting, craps. The audience spent day and night in the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum in amusements and spectacles.

In Europe, the process of gradually spread gambling joined the secular authorities by imposing taxes on casinos. First public gambling house was legalized in 1626 in Venice. While in high Venetian society has a tradition to gather for a variety of meetings in the so-called “small houses” or «Casini». Important and wealthy business transactions concluded there, arguing about politics, gamble.

The first casino in the modern sense was opened in 1765 in Paris. Ordered to open the casino’s first Minister of France, Cardinal Giulio Mazarin, in order to fill up so meager coffers of Louis XIV. At the same time, the world learned that in addition to the usual card games and roulette there.

In 1806, the French gambling house first received the formal approval of the highest state authority. That man was the French Emperor Louis de Bonaparte, was graced by one of the Paris casino.
The nineteenth century added to the image of gambling new touches: there was a high quality service, was luxurious and comfortable interior decoration and security at the entrance was to restrict access to the casino, flowing into the only respectable-looking people. Gambling has become a fashionable hobby and Casino – a place where it was sure to light up anyone who considered himself a wealthy man.

In 1861, in the small European country of Monaco, while experiencing financial difficulties, a man named Franz Blank offered his state to open a casino for the enrichment of the principality. Three years later, it opened the mall “Monte Carlo”, which became today one of the most famous and gorgeous places on earth. Around the same time gambling “den” (as they were called by the locals) have appeared in Asia. The largest centers of Asian gambling Steel City Saigon and Macau. In 1899, the world’s largest casino, a new concept – “private rooms” where you can while staying focused on the gambling hall, to make unlimited rate.

In Russia at the court of Catherine II roulette tables decorated not only luxurious halls of palaces – they can even be found in kitchens, where the court cook in a spare moment fun playing overseas. Having learned from the captured French about the existence of the tapes, the Turkish Sultan Selim III sent abroad their masters that they have learned to produce it, “wheel of fortune”. And the Indians with this game introduced British diplomats.

In America, gambling, like many others, have brought immigrants from the Old World. In numerous saloons of the Wild West win questions dealt with the Colt. Throughout the 1700s and 1800s, the city of New Orleans has been a mecca for players of the New World. However, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) legal casino almost completely disappeared in all states. As a result of the ban on the whole country was a vast network of illegal “gaming clans.” After the removal of the ban Benjamin Siegel was the founder of the modern Las Vegas, the city of casinos, which are today the glory of the world’s entertainment capital.

Today, gambling houses – is a fashionable establishment, mahogany tables, soft-touch cloth, heavy curtains, the dealer in strict form, the scent of cigars and spirits. Enter the world of gaming today is not too difficult. If you have decided, then we wish you good luck!