Top Gambling Destinations Around the World

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PHILIPPINES-GAMING-CASINO-BUSINESSIf you enjoy a bit of gambling and the excitement found in casinos, why not explore some of the best casinos in the world? In the U.S., there’s Las Vegas, of course. But there are also the casinos in New England and the ships languishing off the coast of Mississippi. Each of these destinations holds something appealing for everyone, but there are more perks to be found in the casinos throughout the world.

Beyond Las Vegas, and the U.S. in general, there are thriving locations teeming with life and an abundance of culture just waiting to be discovered by those who enjoy a game of chance and a roll of the dice.

Macau

Macau is a location in the Orient shrouded in the blush of the exotic scents that permeate most destinations in the Far East. Gambling has been legal in Macau since 1851, and makes up nearly 50 percent of the city's income. Macau has a long and storied history, first being settled by the Portuguese in the early 1500s. It remained a Western administered city until 1999 when the People's Republic of China finally acquired it. Due to this long history of being a dual nation, Portuguese and Chinese, there is a blending of traditions on Macau which gives respect and honor to both cultures.

You can see the Oriental flavor in the temples, gardens, and museums on Macau that give the city an undeniable mystique. Just as present, however, are the spires of churches built by the Jesuits, bringing the religion of the Portuguese to the entryway of the Orient. If you're going to Macau to gamble, do not miss these beautiful and ethereal links to a duality of cultures that has existed peaceably for centuries.

Gambling Cruise

If you're an adventuresome soul, then taking your money and your love of gambling on the high seas may be something to try. Many cruise lines offer gambling as entertainment on their cruise ships. If you choose a luxurious cruise liner chances are you're going to spend some time enjoying the calls to port as well as other ship amenities. However, gambling on a cruise ship is not full of the perks that most serious gamblers are used to. More than likely you will not have a lot of high stakes play, and the care that is given to guests at true gambling destinations is not present onboard a cruise ship. While some cruise lines have instituted player clubs, true gamblers may see the loss of attention to detail a huge detriment when they're laying their money on the line.

Monte Carlo

Think of Monte Carlo and you think of luxury, pure and simple. Who can forget the images of Grace Kelly marrying Prince Rainier, and there is a culture steeped in romance and wealth. Gambling in Monte Carlo is primarily for those whose checking account has more zeros than most folk will see in a lifetime. While the average person isn’t going to be able to afford a vacation in Monte Carlo, the location has some of the most impressive gambling and entertainment in the world.

When you're not gambling, charter a yacht to squire you through the endless deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, which is one border to the sovereign city-state located in France. Want something a little more exciting? Plan your vacation around the Grand Prix, which runs in April. It started in 1929, and continues to attract race enthusiasts to this day. Take a day trip into France and see the Eiffel Tower, or cruise on the autoroutes into neighboring Spain or Italy.

 

This article was contributed by Jim Martinez, vacation expert and veteran jetsetter. If your favorite gambling spot is Las Vegas and would like to own a place right on the strip, Jim suggests checking out Turnberry Towers, high-quality condos for sale in Las Vegas, NV.

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