We’ve rounded up the hottest casino resorts in the world worth checking out, so if you’re the type that works hard to play hard, read on for your share of vacation inspiration.


Whether you’re planning a boy’s trip, flying solo or looking to get a little R&R, casino resorts have something to offer to just about anyone. From remarkable scenery and luxurious amenities, to mouth-watering meals and next-level entertainment, there’s no question that these resorts have all the necessary elements that make up a trip of a lifetime.


1. The Bellagio – Las Vegas, NV

If crossing an ocean is out of the question, your best bet may be to head over to Sin City to hit up the legendary Bellagio, located right in the middle of the Strip.


This award winning five star resort and casino tailors to all types. For those wanting to get a workout in between their casino sessions, the hotel boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center that’ll leave any gym rat in awe. If you’re traveling with lady friends, make sure they check out the 65,000 square foot spa and salon, or suggest that they stroll through the Via Bellagio Shops, which feature an endless number of designer boutiques. If you’re a foodie at heart, the hotel’s four world-class restaurants will not disappoint.  Looking for evening entertainment? From Cirque Du Soleil shows to the hotel’s legendary nightclubs, you could very well find yourself rubbing elbows with the rich and famous.


If all you really want to do is get your game on, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Spinners can enjoy 2,300 slot and video poker machines, many of which offer up jaw-dropping jackpot amounts. Those who prefer hitting the tables will find all the classics. From Blackjack and Roulette to Craps, Baccarat and Pai Gow, this casino’s got it all, not to mention a generous and personalized rewards program.


2. Hotel de Paris & the Casino de Monte Carlo – Monte Carlo, Monaco

Looking to venture a bit further away from home? Hop a flight across the Atlantic to the French Riviera and take in all the spoils the sovereign city-state of Monaco has to offer. Book a few nights at the famed Hotel de Paris and hit the Casino de Monte Carlo’s tables to get in on the full European gambling experience.


Built in 1864, this lavish hotel radiates traditional European elegance at its finest and happens to sit right across from the Casino de Monte Carlo, on the Place du Casino. Those interested in taking part in a gastronomical experience like no other should book a table at Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse, which boasts three Michelin stars and a Mediterranean menu fit for a king. Not only does this hotel offer the best of the best when it comes to food, it’s also known for having the largest hotel wine cellar in the world.


As for the casino, make sure you dress the part of a European gambler or you’ll be turned away at the door. Trade your shorts and kicks in for some slacks and a jacket or risk missing out on the choice of over 1,000 slot games, the most complete selection of table games in all of Europe and the snazzy salons privés (private rooms) where you’ll find Europe’s high rollers and their finest arm candy.


3. The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

If you’ve got a passion for gambling and the Far East is somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, Macau should be your next destination. Referred to by many as the Monte Carlo of the Orient, this Asian gambling destination has actually beaten out the Las Vegas Strip in gaming revenues for the past seven years.


If Macau is where you’re headed, we highly suggest you stay at the Venetian. It is the seventh-largest building in the world, houses one of the largest casinos in the region and has a list of amenities that is nothing short of impressive.

The list of activities worth taking part in during your stay at the Venetian is practically endless. Known for offering up an unmatched retail experience, shopaholics should check out the resort’s selection of over 350 shops. Those with a passion for fine dining have a choice of 30 world-class restaurants, each of which are sure to please even the most refined of palates, while sports and music fans can get their fix at the Cotai Arena, which showcases events ranging from basketball games and boxing matches to concerts and awards shows. Other activities include boating, swimming, museums and the list goes on!


If gambling is what you came to Macau to do, the selection of casino games will impress even the most experienced of players. If you’re the type who likes to spin and win, check out the Venetian’s 3,400 slot machine games. If shuffling and rolling is more your style, take your pick from the 800 table games made available to you.  From the four gaming areas which have their own themes to the casino’s exclusive VIP club, Paiza, the gambling experience that the Venetian has to offer is practically unmatched.