A Closer Look at Top Land Based Casinos in Asia
Posted on by Sean Williamson
Gambling in Asia has always been a popular pastime and it’s even believed that the game of Keno was used to generate funds to help build the Great Wall of China. While many may think Vegas is the gambling capital of the world, they’d be mistaken, as it is Macau that is home to 8 out of 10 of the world’s largest casinos, and has more casino games per square foot than Sin City.
Macau is the only place in China in which casinos are strictly legal, and this special administrative region has wholly capitalised on this. Macau attracts a huge number of visitors looking for great gaming entertainment, and despite a rocky few years with changing legislations, the region is back on the up looks set to add to its gaming venues in the years to come.
Other areas in Asia are also magnets for gamblers, and Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, the Philippines, South Korea and Singapore all boast a number of renowned casinos. It is also estimated that by 2020 more than 17 new casinos will open their doors in the Asia Pacific region and Vietnam and Cambodia are also looking for big name casino brands like Wynn, MGM and Genting to set up in their region.
To give you a better idea of what the top Asian land based casinos have to offer we’ve rounded up 4 of the best.
Located on the Cotai Strip, the Galaxy Macau is an opulent, extravagant and enticing gem. From glittering wishing crystals that light up when visitors approach to its own private man-made beach, this casino resort has to be seen to be believed. There are 5 outdoor swimming pools, a number of restaurants serving decadent dishes inspired by both Asian and international cuisine and a 42,0000 square foot gaming space. Over 1900 slots are available and there are more than 550 gaming tables, private gaming salons and exclusive high roller gaming areas.
Marina Bay Sands Resort
In Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands Resort is one of 2 very large casino complexes and the resorts 3 enormous interconnected terraces are a prominent feature in the skyline. Boasting the world’s largest atrium casino that covers approximately 5,000 square meters of gaming space, the Marina Bay Sands has slots, table games and electronic games to suit every player. For those wanting to take a break from gaming there’s an impressive infinity pool, a canal, nightclubs, an ice rink, boutiques and celebrity restaurants. There is also free Wi-Fi so if you want to relax for a while you can still enjoy casino games on your mobile, and be ready to hit on of the 200+ gaming tables on your return.
Paradise Casino Walker Hill
The largest casino in Korea, this gaming destination is a great option for so called ‘begpackers’ who have been resorting to begging or peddling wares to try and earn money to fund their travels. A few wins at this elite casino could set a player up for a while, and the casinos ‘gift events’ where they show appreciation for guests are famous for their generosity. This glittering Seoul casino overlooks the Han River and has more than 140 slot machines and 91+ table games. A more intimate casino, this Asian favourite may be smaller than many other gambling destinations, but it is certainly one of the best.
This casino is just outside Kuala Lumpur and the only legal gambling destination in Malaysia. Reaching the Resorts World complex is already a thrill, as it is only accessible by car or cable car. The complex also includes an enormous theme park, but it is the casino that is the real draw card. With sweeping views and a gaming floor that is over 200,000 square feet, the Genting Highlands Casino is home to 3000 slots and more than 400 tables, making it an Asian gamblers paradise.