Resorts World Las Vegas, to be built by the Malaysia-based Genting Group, came one step closer to reality when a three-member panel of the Nevada Gaming Control Board gave preliminary approval for a range of applications by the company, such as the
For many of us in India, the word ‘casino’ brings forth the image of a high profile, white-collar businessman who seeks solace in expensive liquor and the thrill of gambling. Movies took it a step further by showing casinos as a place where crime syndicates and corrupt politicians and prostitutes interact while being intoxicated.
Casino gaming has a long and eventful history. The industry stops for breath once in a while, but its contribution to the inflow of tourists and foreign currency as well as tax revenues cannot be overlooked. Yes, it is continuously in the spotlight of government regulations, but an increasing number of countries are embracing the opportunities the casino industry has to offer.
More recently, Macau has become the epicenter of the global casino industry. However, visiting Las Vegas still remains the dream for most casino lovers. The EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region also has its share of magnificent and exciting casinos.
In my previous article, which you can read here, I covered some of the best casinos in the Eastern part of the world. Here, I have described some of the most exciting casinos in Las Vegas and the EMEA region. There is also one casino from Nepal that finds a mention in this article.
Despite being around for merely a couple of years and with barely two casinos, the revenues of Singapore’s gaming industry are set to surpass the revenues of the Las Vegas Strip. Hard to believe, but true!
When the Singapore government, known for its stringent legal and moral conduct, issued licenses to a couple of casinos in 2010, it took the world by surprise. The initial idea was to enhance the experience of tourists and provide them with a wide range of entertainment options and services. The strategy was to boost the tourism of the island.
The thrill of legal gambling is known only to a select few. Moreover, a lot depends on the atmosphere of the casino, as it takes gamblers to an exalted state of mind. I will tell you about the top three casinos of the world that you definitely cannot afford to give a miss in this lifetime.
Asian casinos are the new target of cheats who leave no stone unturned to take the gambling world by surprise. Casinos in Asia generate billions of dollars each year and are, thus, an obvious target of cheats. Moreover, in a clear trend, the gaming industry in the Western world is stagnating, while in Asia casinos are generating impressive growth.