Get ready to discover ten of the largest gambling casinos in the world. Since we are about to delve into talking about the actual size of these establishments, we must mention that some of these gambling spots could easily pass as royal palaces! Our experts have rolled out the measuring tape for each of the locations that were in the running and sized them up to reveal the top picks for the biggest and most spectacular casinos around the globe. From Portugal to America, and many exciting stops along the way, here is the ultimate list of gambling destinations ranked in terms of size.
But before we reveal them, we thought you’d like to know that each of these facilities can be categorised as such because of the nature of the entertainment they provide. All of the listings that we count down below offer countless slots and table games that come in an array of variations and budgets. Be sure to have your bucket list on hand as some of these spectacular locations might just be worth seeing for yourself one day!
Counting down from ten, the smallest (at 165,000 square feet) all the way down to our number one pick for the largest gambling house on planet Earth. Each listing comes with a layout of the facilities, location, contact information, and the entertainment available. We have painted a picture for each facility and we hope that you enjoy our list.
Hold onto your backpack, we are off on our trip around the world.
Let’s start the countdown!
10. Casino Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal (165,000 square feet)
Located in the heart of the gorgeous city of Lisbon, Portugal, the Casino Lisboa and its expansive size of 165,000 square feet can be described as a stylish casino thanks to the grand attention to detail and flourish for style. But the size of this joint may not be that impressive compared to some of the higher ranking listings on this list. Outside of the context of this list, however, the sheer size of this venue is what makes Casino Lisboa the largest gambling establishment in all of Europe!
Based on its impressive stature, this spot has become one of the most prominent landmarks within the country of Portugal, as well as, all of Europe. Previously, there was another casino that held the title of being a “must visit” and “prominent landmark” in Europe. Unfortunately, this honour cannot be shared as the (once) oldest casino in Europe is no more. Prior to closing their doors in July 2018, the historic Casinò di Campione was the oldest gambling house in all of Europe. Now, this prestigious honour of being a gambling landmark falls to Casino Lisboa.
Situated in the Park of the Nations Center within this vibrant European city, there are hundreds of guests that gather at the casino each and every day during the establishment’s operational hours. From taking in the beautiful sights of the grounds, to enjoying some of Europe’s finest gambling, and taking a load off at the hotel, there is still much that can be done at the tenth largest casino in the world.
Please find out more about this establishment below. This includes the contact methods, the facilities available, and the games on offer.
Square feet: 165,000
Address: Alameda dos Oceanos, nº 45 Parque das Nações I 1990 – 204 Lisbon
Telephone: +351 21 892 90 00
Facilities: hotel, entertainment and shows
Restaurants: 4 bars + 3 restaurants
Number of games: 1,000 gaming machines + 26 card gaming tables
9. MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (171,500 square feet)
It simply would not be fair to not have any sort of mention of Vegas. It is unlikely that there is a composed list of gambling brands around the world that does not feature at least one establishment to represent the city of sin. Among the sea of establishments down in Nevada, it is the MGM Grand Las Vegas that makes this list thanks to its large size of 171,500 square feet.
This spot is so impressive and so very close to achieving that rumoured perfect casino experience that it was featured in the blockbuster film, Ocean’s 11! This is the movie that kickstarted the hit series back in the 2000s. This gambling joint was so attractive that it was made a mark for the scheming team of Hollywood heavyweights.
Located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, this venue has more to offer than just its gigantic size. It is also the second-largest hotel in the world with a whopping 6,852 rooms. The impressive facilities don’t stop there, this gambling establishment offers its patrons more than 2,500 slot machines and 139 table and poker games to choose from. Visitors can look forward to tons of entertainment and a happening night scene thanks to the notably world-renowned nightclub Hakkasan.
Square feet: 171,500
Address: 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +877 880 0880
Facilities: hotel, night club, swimming pool, car hire
Restaurants: dining and bar experiences around the clock
Number of games: 2,500 slot machines + 139 table and poker games
8. Sands Macao, Macau, China (229,000 square feet)
Get ready for the first of several entries from this gambling entertainment hub of a city. Sands Macao, located in Macau, China comes in hot as the eighth largest casino in the world. It is astonishing how many rankings this city has taken up on this list – you’ll see what we mean in a bit! This city has become known as the casino hub of the world in recent years because these gambling palaces have cropped up again and again one after the other.
Sands Macao opened its doors back in 2004 after an impressive $240 million construction cost. The gaming space is 229,000 square feet and contains more than 200 gaming tables and 1,000 slot machines.
Aside from the gaming entertainment on show, visitors can enjoy several dining experiences. If you’d like to take a break and relax at the Sands Macao, the luxurious on-site hotel comes with 51 rooms.
The design really makes it stand out and it has been revered many a time because of its special architecture and many facilities. To paint a picture, this casino has been so profitable that it was able to pay off the debt incurred during its elaborate construction after just one year of operation.
Interestingly enough, for a brief moment back in 2007, the gambling venue was the biggest in the world after its expansion. This may not have lasted long in the dynamic casino world, but it still remains one of the most impressive resorts around.
Square feet: 229,000
Address: 203 Largo de Monte Carlo, Macao
Telephone: +853 2888 3330
Facilities: hotel, free parking, pool, fitness centre, entertainment staff, free shuttle or taxi services, conference facilities
Restaurants: 7 restaurants + bar areas
Number of games: 200+ gaming tables, 1,000 slot machines
7. Rio Casino Resort, Klerksdorp, South Africa (266,330 square feet)
Not to be confused with the one in Sin City, the Rio Casino Resort in Klerksdorp, South Africa (previously named the Tusk Rio Casino Resort) is different from Casino Rio Las Vegas. This whopper of a venue is the biggest casino in Africa, as well as, the entire Southern Hemisphere in credit to its 266,330 square feet. Located in the quiet South African city of Klerksdorp this resort also offers accommodation in the form of 70 at the Metcourt Hotel.
You can guess by the name of the establishment that this gambling house was inspired by the dazzling Rio Carnival. The architecture of this resort manages to stay true to its African roots while still displaying a great deal of influence by the world-famous Rio Carnival from Brazil. Having been open since 2002, it is known to provide guests with plenty of options for entertainment, as well as a multitude of gambling facilities.
Square feet: 266,330
Address: Corner of Rio Boulevard & N12, Meiringspark, Klerksdorp, 2571
Telephone: +27 (018) 469 9100
Facilities: hotel, theatre entertainment, conference facilities, go-karting, children’s entertainment
Restaurants: 2 restaurants + 1 bar
Number of games: 274 slot machines + 12 table games
6. Ponte 16, Macau, China (270,000 square feet)
Situated in Macau’s Inner Harbour area, it rests on a UNESCO heritage site, the historical center of the city, Ponte 16 is a resort that is renowned across the world. The facility consists of a five-star hotel and an exciting casino area. It used to be the home of Asia’s first and only Michael Jackson Hall of Fame and Gallery. The gallery has since closed its doors but it is still an interesting tit-bit.
The entire establishment expands an impressive 270,000 square feet landing it the number six spot on our list. This establishment is home to 109 gaming tables, about 300 slot machines, and 3 VIP Clubs. When visiting the casino, you will be able to rest in one of the resort’s 423 luxurious hotel rooms and enjoy the gorgeous view of Macao’s skyline.
The eye-catching design of the establishment has been inspired by Macau’s unique cultural heritage while featuring a European (mainly Portuguese) style molded together with traditional Chinese elements to create a tasteful style unique to this venue.
Square feet: 270,000
Address: Rua das Lorchas and Rua do Visconde Paço de Arcos, between Bridges 12A to 20, Macau.
Telephone: (853) 8861 8888
Facilities: hotel, shuttle service, pool, conference facilities, spa and fitness centres
Restaurants: 16 restaurants
Number of games: 109 gaming tables, 3 VIP Clubs and 300 slot machines
5. Wynn Macau, Macau, China (273,000 square feet)
Sophisticatedly designed in luxurious grandeur as the casino puts it, is rather fitting for the overall design. This casino comes in at number five on our list as one of the biggest gambling dens. The resort is all about making its guests happy, from the luxurious hotel, to the fine dining, and world-class entertainment, you’d swear Wynn Macau is all about that glitz and glam. It has been labelled the leading Las Vegas-style luxury resort in all of Asia by a few guests, this without a doubt makes this resort the perfect location for anyone that is enthusiastic about gambling.
Located in Macau, China, the casino is another (and not the last) gorgeous spot to emerge from Macau. The different areas of entertainment at this venue are called Performance Lake, Moon Jelly Aquarium, Dragon of Fortune, and Tree of Prosperity.
When it comes to facilities and amenities, this resort has them in spades. From the on-site hotel with over 1,000 guest rooms, eight restaurants, numerous spas, a fitness center, a salon, a sparkling pool, and more, this site seems to have it all.
Square feet: 273,000
Address: 394 R. Cidade de Sintra, Macau
Telephone: +853 2888 9966
Facilities: pool, fitness center, spa, a salon, conference and wedding facilities, aquarium, art gallery
Restaurants: 8 restaurants and bars
Number of games: 672 gaming machines + 222 table and poker games
4. Foxwoods, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA (340,000 square feet)
This casino can be found in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Named as Foxwoods, it is one of the most sizable entertainment complexes in North America. The resort is made up of a total of six casinos, four hotels, and several restaurants. Foxwoods covers an area of 344,000 square feet which includes over 380 gaming tables and 3,500 slot machines to enjoy. Apart from that, there are various chances to play poker, bingo, and other casino game classics.
No matter the dining experience you are craving, Foxwoods has you covered from fine dining to casual meals and more. There are also several bars to choose from if you are looking for some downtime.
When it comes to gaming opportunities, the casino is filled with options. Let’s take a look below:
Address: 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338, United States
Telephone: +1 860-312-3000
Facilities: shows, nightlife, spa, retail, golf, kids corner, conference and wedding facilities
Restaurants: 8 restaurants + 15 bars
Number of games: 3,500 slot machines + 380 gaming tables
3. City of Dreams, Macau, China (420,000 square feet)
If it hasn’t seemed clear yet, it will soon be with these next two entries. It is crystal clear that Macau is one of the top places in the world for in-person casino gambling – and the City of Dreams is another casino which reinforces this idea.
Boasting a total of 420,000 square feet, the City of Dreams makes the top three biggest casinos in the world. This massive casino offers its guests plenty of chances to win big by tempting Lady Luck at more than 450 gaming tables and over 1,500 slot machines. All of this entertainment can be achieved in good company, as this resort forms part of a complex that includes the prestigious Grand Hyatt Macau and Hard Rock Hotel along with another two hotels bringing the total to four accommodation choices.
The casino opened its doors back in 2009 and it has been anything but quiet ever since. The amenities and facilities of this establishment would put any entertainment center to shame. Visitors can enjoy selecting between 20 different restaurants and bars, one of which is the biggest in the entire city of Macau. A few of the other attractions include a video aquarium, a gorgeous fountain, and a dancing water theatre. This location also boasts an impressive 175,000 square feet of retail space that includes plenty of branded and designer shops.
The City of Dreams’ design and essence reminds guests of an ideal image of a luxury Las Vegas casino, but better! Perfect for both tourists and gamblers, this resort mixes elegance with modern style to appeal to a range of visitors.
Square feet: 420,000
Address: Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau
Telephone: +853 8868 6688
Facilities: retail, aquarium, water fountain, hotel
Restaurants: 20 restaurants and bars
Number of games: 1,500 slot machines, 450 gaming tables
2. Venetian Macau, Macau, China (546,000 square feet)
Inspired by the Venetian Las Vegas, however, it should be made known that the Venetian Macao is far more than an imitation of the original.
Launched in 2007, on Macau’s Cotai Strip, this super-sized casino is one of the biggest buildings in the world when it comes to floor space. This 546,000 square feet (nearly 550,000 square feet) is mostly used up by the various gaming machines and other forms of entertainment for visitors to enjoy.
With more than 2,000 machines and 500 plus gaming tables and other forms of entertainment to enjoy, there is no shortage of things to do at the Venetian Macau. Formerly the top spot on our list, this casino is a close second and a spectacular display of entertainment and luxury. The casino is divided into four themed gaming areas: Phoenix, Red Dragon, Imperial House, and Golden Fish.
When it comes to dining, you can enjoy choosing between 24 unique dining experiences with international and traditional cuisine, three substantial retail areas, a Venice-themed gondola ride, and four swimming pools.
There are more than 2,000 suites available when it comes to accommodation. This venue additionally has the ability to host international awards, concerts, and sporting events.
Square feet: 546,000
Address: s/n Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Macao
Telephone: +853 2882 8877
Facilities: sparkling pool, cabana, retail outlets, hotel
Restaurants: 24 restaurants
Number of games: 2,000 slot machines + 500 gaming tables
1. WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, USA (600,000 square feet)
There’s no drumroll needed, we all saw this coming. WinStar World Casino, Oklahoma, USA is the casino that took over the global list of the largest casinos back in 2009 and held onto this title tightly ever since. If you think about it, this casino is scarily well-named. This could be due to a very ambitious start or Lady Luck deciding to share a little fortune with the world’s largest house of fortune. Either way, it works!
WinStar World Casino, the largest casino in the world is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma, and it is just a mere hour’s drive south of Oklahoma City. This casino was launched way back in 2003 and it may have made headlines then just for opening but this was nothing compared to the attention it would begin to garner just three years later. It wasn’t until 2013 when it made countless headlines and record books for a whole other reason. After undergoing a pretty big extension that began three years after the original opening of the WinStar World Casino in 2009, this spot became the biggest land-based casino in the world.
In addition to a vast number of slots and other gaming machines along with various card tables, this casino additionally has a large hotel on the property that offers 1,500 rooms. The entire venue also acts as an entertainment venue for several famous stars, both local and international ones. If you’d like to get an idea of just how big Indian casinos are in the United States of America, just take a look at this top world listing of the WinStar World Casino (previously WinStar Casino), in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
There are plenty of activities that you can engage in at this resort aside from gambling in the casino, however, it is the casino that most visitors come to see, making it the main attraction of course. Who wouldn’t want to see the biggest casino in the whole entire world?
If you are in the market for the full vacation package, this venue allows for plenty of fun times thanks to amenities and activities such as the bull riding arena, the PGA-designed golf course, and several dining establishments conveniently located on the property.
Square feet: 600,000
Address: 777 Casino Ave. Thackerville, OK 73459
Telephone: +1 800 622 6317
Facilities: shuttle and taxi services, free parking, free WiFi, pool, fitness centre with gym/workout room, bar/lounge areas, golf course
Restaurants: 7+ restaurants and bars
Number of games: 7,000+ gaming machines, 100+ gaming tables
We hope that you’ve enjoyed the ride. We’ve travelled all the way from Lisbon, Portugal to Oklahoma, USA. The largest casino across the globe can be found in the home of the free – America’s very own WinStar World Casino in the state of Oklahoma takes home the first prize. Starting at 165,000 square feet, each casino on this list will take a good while to explore on foot and much longer to experience to the fullest.
Don’t be too hard on yourself if you too thought that Nevada and its star city would make more appearances on the list, so did we! It can be easy to assume that Las Vegas is always at the top of the best casinos due to its lavish reputation and the sheer substantial number of its many casinos, however, as we have seen, it is actually Macau that has a higher number of larger casinos than any other area. This area features not once, not twice, but five times on this list! Macau is home to rankings two, three, five, six, and eight. Not only do the casinos in Macau tend to be of the best in terms of caliber and service offerings, it seems that they are also lavish and determined to keep wowing the rest of the world.
Thanks to great facilities such as guest rooms and dining establishments, and not to mention, conveniently located on these casino properties, the fun does not need to end just yet. If you are interested in enjoying your escape from reality for more than just one night, there are plenty of eateries, entertainment, and rest opportunities to offer visitors of each of these worldly sites a fun break from reality for as long as it is needed.
With each listing being larger than the one before, you would have gotten to experience more facilities, more games, and more space as you travelled further and further down this list. It seems that size really does matter! Until next time, this has been our comprehensive list and subsequent descriptions and directories of each of these top sized casinos. These have been the top ten biggest casinos from all around the world.