Although most of us, the word “casino” is associated, primarily, with Las Vegas, the world offers a lot of institutions that can compete with the best hotels and casino of the “American Dream.”
Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ontario
Casino Windsor, located in the same city in front of Detroit across Lake Ontario, is one such example. In the newly renovated 22-story complex invested $ 400 million. In addition to traditional Elvis show and poker tournaments, here you will be offered the new games and entertainment of all that exist in North American casinos located outside of Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Caesars Windsor – a haven for non-smokers, for strict local laws prohibit smoking in gaming rooms and in hotel rooms.
Casino Cosmopol, Stockholm
The only casino in Stockholm Cosmopol – not for the “early birds”: its doors swing open to the earlier hours of the day. Having paid 30 SEK (about $ 5) for the entrance, visitors enter the halls with 31 gaming tables, 300 machine guns, a restaurant and two bars located on four floors. In this European casinos you can get lucky in the fascinating ancient Chinese game of Sic-Bo. Dress code is more suited to the institutions of London, rather than to Atlantic City.
The Casino at the Empire, London
Opened in 2007 in the former ballroom of The Casino at the Empire immediately became the largest and most visited gaming establishment in London. The kit includes amusement poker, “fruit machine” (a slang designation of slot machines), roulette, blackjack, paragraph banks, as well as three restaurants, a variety of bars and a la Las Vegas. A variety of competitions, tournaments and themed nights “Learn to play” on Tuesdays.
Casino Lisboa, Alameda dos Oceanos, Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon
In 2006, the opening of the casino caused a major public outcry: the population of the Portuguese capital believed that money could be spent on cultural events. Then the city fathers went compromise. In the Casino Lisboa, along with 1,000 slot machines and 22 tables is a night club with resident DJ-playing and mainstream hits from popular musicals.
Casino Zodiak Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan
If it existed in nature prize “Most international casino” – it would certainly have won the Casino Zodiak, a Central Asian outpost of the network. Among the visitors to establishments located in the capital of Kazakhstan – Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainians and other former Soviet republics, Americans, Western Europeans, Israelis, Turks and Greeks. In the VIP-zone on the upper floors of the casino to bet on poker to 5,000 dollars per turn. Neon lights of the building put to shame even the Las Vegas Strip c. 1975.
Hard Rock Biloxi, Biloxi, Mississippi
Like many resorts on the south coast of the USA, Hard Rock Biloxi, before the discovery of which then had a few days, was destroyed by the hurricane “Katrina”. Now the casino is fully restored: 1,400 slot machines, 56 tables, spa services, and a higher level of traditional rock-oriented concerts.
Harrah’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey
When Harrah’s corporate bosses want to revitalize Atlantic City, they decided to just build something new. As a result, in March 2008 opened a new 44-story hotel-casino on the 906 rooms – the tallest building in the city. At night the courtyard with a swimming pool turns into a nightclub with all imaginable pleasures. The casino itself is the novelty of his proposals favorably with the “regular” schools of Atlantic City.
The Venetian Macao, Macao
Compared with the very Macau this enormous entertainment complex in the former Portuguese colony covers a huge area. 550,000 square feet of gaming halls with 3,400 machines and 800 tables. 1.2 million square feet of offices and conference rooms, a concert hall, a stadium for 15,000 seats. The list can be almost endless. People come here to perform world-class stars, including the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Celine Dion and the Police.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Officially, allowing the game business in the country, the Singapore authorities have decided to take revenge on all the “game” world: which opens in 2009, Marina Bay Sands will be the most expensive casino in the world. The parent company Las Vegas Sands has invested in the project is more than 3.5 billion dollars, while creating 10,400 jobs. The territory of gaming halls will be one of the most extensive in Asia, plus a business center for 50,000 participants, 2,500 hotel rooms, a museum area of 200 thousand square feet and floating glass pavilions. As planned by the architect Moshe Safdie tower complex will look like a deck of cards.