10 Largest Casinos In The World

By Chris Kolmar - May. 14, 2021

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Known for their grandiose architecture and extravagant interiors, casinos have been a societal mainstay dating back to the 17th century, starting with the Casino di Venezia in Venice, Italy.

Since their inception, Casinos have steadily grown in size and splendor to attract big-spending patrons, extending beyond the blackjack tables and slot machines, including everything from restaurants and shopping malls to full-size roller coasters.

Going to a casino isn’t just about gambling anymore, but enriching their guests with the best offerings money can buy.

But which is the largest? To find out who has the best offerings, from world-class slots to luxury swimming pools, we’re looking at the top ten casinos in the world by the square footage of actual casino space.

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  1. WinStar World Casino. Oklahoma, USA

    Square Footage: 600,000

    Oklahoma might not be known for its casinos, but the WinStar World casino takes the crown for the largest casino in the entire world. America is truly home to something spectacular.

    Built in 2004, this Chickasaw Nation-owned casino has a whopping 8,500 electronic games, 100 table games, a 55-table poker room, and so much more.

    But that’s just for starters. The WinStar has its very own 18-hole golf course designed by a former PGA pro, a 200-space RV park, and is home to the Built Ford Tough Series bull riding competition. There is a resort-style pool with a custom-built waterfall, a world-class spa, a 7,700 seat Colosseum, and even a Toby Keith-operated Bar & Grill.

    Each of the eight gaming plazas is named after famous cities, giving it international thematic elements. This is also considered in their 17 full restaurants, with cuisine that spans across the globe.

    There is no bigger and better place to visit if you want the absolute best range of games. To anyone who makes a trip to this iconic beast of a building, we wish you the very best of luck.

  2. Venetian Macau. Macau, China

    Square Footage: 546,000

    Located just opposite of the City of Dreams, Venetian Macau cements Macau as the gambling destination of the world. Finished in 2007, this casino-resort is the single largest structure in Asia, seventh worldwide, at an awe-inspiring 10.5 million square feet of space overall.

    With over six thousand slot machines and game tables, this mammoth building has everything you could hope for and more. Venetian Macau is styled after Venice, complete with iconic canals and replica landmarks, offering guests a romantic ambiance.

    From restaurants, art exhibitions, designer retail, and so much more, it is easy to get lost within the giant, winding halls of this gargantuan building.

  3. City of Dreams. Macau, China

    Square Footage: 420,000

    The name says it all. This cityscape has an other-worldly theme, attracting guests from around the globe. Built in 2009, this casino offers 450 gaming tables and an additional 175,000 square feet of seemingly endless shopping centers and boutiques.

    One of its most famous installations is an 8-foot bubble fountain. It is also home to The House of Dancing Water, one of the largest commercial pools in the world, holding over 3.7 million gallons of water.

    The central stage holds up to 2,000 guests and is a recipient of a 2012 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Live Show Spectacular.

    The interior design is absolutely stunning, as to be expected, complete with nightclubs, luscious spas, over 30 restaurants, and so much more. This is true decadence at its finest and an absolute must for any Macau tourist.

  4. Foxwoods. Ledyard, Connecticut, USA

    Square Footage: 340,000

    It’s almost not fair to compare this lavish resort in casino floor size, as this sprawling retreat has over six full-size casinos, more than doubling our number ten spot in size. Foxwoods is one of two casinos on our list owned by a Native American tribe, specifically the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

    With an incredible 34,000 slot machines and 250 gaming tables, there’s a lot to dig into if you are here for gambling.

    Looking for something a little extra? How about an 18-hole golf course right on the property. Nestled away in a somber forest, Foxwoods offers their guests a full zip-lining experience.

    They also have a hiking trail for the more outdoorsy types. Add on a bowling alley, escape room, go-karts, and amusement rides; you will find yourself with plenty to do.

    They are also known for their entertainment, with a state-of-the-art theater hosting nationally acclaimed acts and comedians. If you ever find yourself in Ledyard, don’t pass up a trip to Foxwoods.

  5. Wynn Macau. Macau, China

    Square Footage: 273,000

    Boasting over 22 full-size resorts and casinos, the Wynn is the cornerstone of high-class resorts. However, China hosts the largest of Wynn’s fleet, with a 273,000 square feet casino.

    You can recognize their buildings from the garish golden glass and curvature of the building, but there is nothing ordinary about this casino. Built in 2006, the Wynn Macau is the only resort worldwide with eight independent Forbes Five-Star awards.

    The front desk hosts an aquarium for moon jellyfish, and the main entrance sits the Tree of Prosperity, an 11-meter tree with 98,0000 leaves embellished in 24-karat gold and brass leaf, alternating seasonally with the Dragon of Fortune — an iconic 28-foot golden sculpture that breathes smoke.

    If that’s not impressive enough, the lake out front features a music, light, and fire show nightly to entice guests to come through the door.

    In addition to these over-the-top offerings are a gallery, pool, spa, 29 designer shops, and four fine-dining restaurants.

  6. Ponte 16. Macau, China

    Square Footage: 270,000

    Nestled within Macau’s historic Inner Harbor area, Ponte 16 looks more like a colorful Disney castle than a casino or hotel. It’s picturesque and elegant, with a free-form pool and terrace right at the front, offering guests a hideaway in a beautifully shaped oasis.

    At 270,000 square feet, you can expect 109 table games. Sure, there are Chinese favorites such as fun tan and pat kao, but they also host American classics such as roulette, blackjack, and Texas Hold’em.

    Need something to keep the kids occupied? Ponte 16 constructed a 6,000 square foot Angry Birds-themed play center, including interactive games, a large maze, an inflatable trampoline, a ball pit, and so much more.

    Top it off with a five-star French hotel, spa, fitness center, and a dedicated foot massage section; there is so much to do and explore. Looking for some local culture? Don’t miss your chance to watch a live performance during their outdoor street performance experience.

  7. Rio Casino Resort. Klerksdorp, South Africa

    Square Footage: 266,330

    Taking its architectural inspiration from the Brazilian city based on the casino’s namesake, the Rio Casinos carnival aesthetic is enough reason alone to visit. At 266,330 square feet, this massive casino and resort boast an arcade for the kids, two restaurants, a crèche, and a hotel.

    Built in 2002, Rio is the largest casino in the African continent. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere, this casino truly has a little something for just about everyone.

    Sure, there’s gambling, but there is also a go-kart track, fine dining, and the prestigious Escapades Theatre — offering regular entertainment and performances from some of South Africa’s most popular artists.

  8. Sand Macau. Macau, China

    Square Footage: 229,000

    Out of the top ten largest casinos in the world, four of them are home to Macau, China, overshadowing Vegas as the gambling mecca of the world. Not only is there a sheer volume of casinos, but also they are gargantuan in size.

    The smallest out of the list is Sand Macau, offering 229,000 square footage of pure gambling extravagance. This casino and resort opened in 2004 at the cost of $240 million dollars. With its trademark high ceilings, spa, and theater, there is plenty of room to spread out and play.

    If you’re feeling hungry for American cuisine, they have a Starbucks, KFC, and a Mcdonald’s to make you feel right at home.

  9. MGM Grand. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

    Square Footage: 170,000

    Las Vegas is known for its upscale casinos, and MGM is up there near the top. Since its construction in 1993, the MGM set a new gold standard for casinos. To this day, it is considered a top player in the most magnificent gambling establishments.

    With over 3,000 slot machines, 200 table games, three hotels, 15 restaurants, a nightclub, spa, resort, and 25 shops, there is a lot to get excited about. Placed at the front of the gargantuan building rests its iconic golden lion, luring in customers right off of the main strip.

  10. Casino Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal

    Square Footage: 165,000

    Set in the heart of the Portuguese capital, Casino Lisboa sits at a staggering 165,000 square feet, boasting a two-tier casino, costing a whopping 108.9 million Euro to construct.

    With over a thousand slot machines, three full-size restaurants, a panoramic auditorium, a rotating stage, and even a contemporary art gallery, this casino is truly a sight to behold. Easily accessible by bus or taxi, this is a trip you won’t want to miss.

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Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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