What started out as a game of dice between friends, has now grown into a juggernaut of entertainment, dining and unique gambling experiences. And in this article we will be taking a look at the most gigantic casinos in the world today.
We can expect a few new entries to our list over the next few years, as some major projects are in the works. Not least, the remarkable $5 billion Moon World Resorts, destined for Las Vegas; a 1/75,000 replica of the moon, as well as two huge new developments planned for Japan.
For now, most of the top ten remains the same, although our number one entry came out of temporary retirement to top our list. These are the casinos where a trip from the blackjack table to your room can take an hour, and a game of hide and seek could last forever. If you like your casinos with room to manoeuvre, and cat swinging space-a-plenty, this is the place for you.
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Otherwise, here is our comprehensive list of the ten biggest casinos in the world in 2023:
#1. Casino di Campione, Italy (590,000 Square Feet)
The Casino di Campione on the shores of Lake Lugano in Italy is the biggest casino in the world, with a gaming space of 590,000 square feet (55,000 square metres). The casino was founded all the way back in 1917, making it one of Europe’s oldest casinos as well as the largest in size. The casino moved to its current location in 2007, its gigantic new home allowing space for 56 gaming tables and more than 500 slot machines over 9 stories. The casino closed in 2018 but reopened once again in January 2022 to reclaim its title from the Casino Lisboa in Portugal as Europe’s largest casino.
#2. The Venetian Macau (546,000 Square Feet)
The Venetian Macau holds the title of Asia’s largest casino. As well as being the second biggest casino on the planet, it is also the largest single structure hotel in Asia, boasting no fewer than 3,000 rooms.
Built in 2007, the Venetian Macau packs 3,400 slots, and 800 table games, into 540,000 square feet of casino floor space. It also has a canal, complete with bridges and gondolas, 350 shops, a live arena, and Michelin starred restaurants.
#3. Winstar World Casino, Oklahoma, USA (519,000 Square Feet)
The biggest land-based casino in the United States is the Winstar World Casino in Oklahoma. That’s right, Oklahoma; that’s the home of Woody Guthrie, chicken fried steak, and corn that’s as high as an elephant’s eye, with a wind that comes sweeping down the plain. Winstar Casino is often listed as the biggest casino in the world, but this is only if you include the entire compound of more than 630,000 square feet. In fact, according to the Winstar Blog the gaming space amounts to (a still very impressive) 519,000 square feet which is why it places third in our list.
This casino allows you to spend all day inside, in any of the nine globally themed gaming plazas that stretch for more than a mile, from Beijing and London to Cairo and Madrid. If you put a dollar in each slot, you will need at least $10,000 – and that’s before we even get to the table games.
#4. Wynn Palace, Macau (424,000 Square Feet)
Wynn Palace Casino is another luxurious resort and casino which is located in Macau. As you would expect, the casino offers a huge range of gaming tables, including baccarat, blackjack, and roulette, as well as more than 1,000 slot machines. One of the standout features of the Wynn Palace Casino is its stunning floral decor, which features a vast collection of floral sculptures and installations throughout the resort. The casino also boasts what is known as a ‘performance lake’, which features a choreographed fountain show set to music.
#5. City of Dreams Macau (420,000 Square Feet)
Make sure you’ve packed your comfy shoes for that trip to Macau because our next entry is also located in the world’s most densely packed city. The City of Dreams is a hyper modern destination, with three separate casinos taking up 420,000 square feet.
If you want to eat at the CoD, you need to win big at the tables. The resort has a total of seven Michelin stars, including the three-star Jade Dragon. It is also home to the world’s largest water extravaganza: the Dancing Water Theatre, with seating for 2,000. It’s not just blackjack on the menu, in the City of Dreams
#6. Galaxy Macau (400,000 Square Feet)
Galaxy Casino Macau is another luxury resort and casino to be found on the Cotai Strip in Macau, China. This enormous casino offers a wide range of gaming options, including baccarat, blackjack, and roulette, as well as more than 600 slot machines. The resort features over 2,200 hotel rooms, several fine dining restaurants, and a variety of entertainment options, including a 10-screen cinema, a wave pool, and a performance venue.
#7. Foxwoods Resort Casino, USA (344,000 Square Feet)
Head to the east coast of the USA, a three-hour drive, north from New York, and you’ll find yourself at the heart of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The Foxwoods Resort Casino is nine million square feet of hotel and casino. It’s packed with 3,400 slots and 249 table games, including craps, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, baccarat, roulette, sic bo, and plenty more.
In 2022, Foxwoods celebrated 30 years in business. In that time, it’s welcomed more than 330 million visitors and generated $4 billion in revenue. It’s multi-award-winning blend of middle-American hospitality, golf, and entertainment. They must be doing something right.
#8. Wynn Macau (294,000 Square Feet)
Off to the East we go again, this time, to the Wynn Macau. Operated by Wynn Resorts, the Wynn Macau is 294,000 square feet of casino space (according to the Wynn corporate site), delivered with the confidence you would expect from one of the great names in casino development.
Although retired, and mired in controversy, Stephen Wynn is the man behind some of the most iconic casinos in the world, including The Mirage, Bellagio, and the legendary Golden Nugget. The Wynn Macau is old school opulence turned up to 11.
#9. Ponte 16 Macau (270,000 Square Feet)
Location, location, location. We’re still in Macau, where the Ponte 16 Resort sits at the centre of the Inner Harbour on the water’s edge. The fact that Macau has six entries on this list when compared to zero from Las Vegas gives you an idea of the changing balance of power in the gambling world. Across the road from this casino you will find a maze of old Macau and a glimpse into its trading past. It’s the best located five-star casino and hotel in town.
Inside the slightly old-fashioned French-themed hotel, there is more than 270,000 square feet of gaming space, as well as 408 rooms and 19 exclusive mansions. The Ponte 16 is very popular with guests from mainland China, attracted to the hotel’s old school European vibe.
#10. Rio Casino Resort, South Africa (266,330 Square Feet)
We head to another continent this time: Africa. Situated in Klerksdorp, the birthplace of Demond Tutu, in the Northwest Province of South Africa, the Rio Hotel Casino Convention Resort is the biggest casino on the continent, with more than 260,000 square feet of gaming space.
The resort takes its name and inspiration from the Brazilian city, bringing a carnival atmosphere to the former Transvaal Republic. If the slots get too much, you can always head out on safari.
The MGM Grand, the Biggest Casino in Las Vegas (171,500 Square Feet)
Although it doesn’t quite make our top ten, we couldn’t complete this list without including the biggest casino in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand. Boasting over 170,000 square feet of dedicated gaming space, it’s the largest single hotel in the world with an impressive 6,852 rooms. In the casino, punters can indulge themselves on more than 2,500 slots and 139 poker and table games.
The MGM Grand is also one of the world’s most famous casinos, and the biggest one to be found in the home of gambling.
And there you have it: our top ten (or eleven, if you include our entry from Vegas).
Of course there is an argument to say that the internet is home to the world’s largest casino. After all, there are 100s of online casinos to choose from – including Casino.com, of course – with offices all over the world and a huge supporting infrastructure. Gambling hubs and offices in places like Gibraltar, Malta, London, and the Caribbean almost certainly take up more square foot of office space than any single casino.
Casino game software developers like Playtech, Microgaming, and IGT all have huge offices, as well as dedicated buildings offering live online casino play to various clients. In Riga Old Town, Playtech’s Live Casino takes up more than 90,000 square feet – and that’s just one operator. Without a doubt, the biggest casino is at your fingertips. It’s online.
If you fancy a cosier gambling venue, why not check out our guide to the Smallest Casinos in the World?