After reading a recent article on a so-called New England casino blog ( not this one ), I had to comment and correct the fact that Foxwoods wasn’t the largest casino in the western hemisphere anymore. So, I started wondering what the largest in gambling was – machine, facility – anything. So here’s what I found:
LARGEST CASINO IN THE WORLD – It’s on the Cotai Strip in Macau and is modeled on its Las Vegas counterpart. It is also the 4th largest building in the world when it comes to area, measuring in 10.5 million square feet (980,000 square meters).
The Venetian Macao is not simply a casino, it’s actually a holiday resort and boasts 3,000 suites, over 1 million square feet of convention space, another 1.6 million square feet of retail space and 550,000 square feet of casino space. It really is a mammoth building, where the world’s largest casino resides.
So, in the 550,000 square feet of casino space, what is there? Well, it’s divided into four themed areas: Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. Inside all these areas, there is a total of 3,400 slot machines and 800 tables. There is also a VIP club for all you high rollers out there called Paiza Club, which has its own private gaming rooms.
World’s Largest Slot Machine, Four Queens
According to the Guinness World of Records, the enormous eight-reel contraption within the Four Queens Hotel-Casino is the largest slot machine in the world. Up to six players at a time insert from one to three-dollar tokens into the slot of the 9-ft (3-m) tall and 18-ft (6-m) wide machine; an employee pulls the giant-size handle; and everyone watching holds their breath.
Largest Casino Hotel in the World – Venetian / Palazzo, Las Vegas – 8108 rooms, 52, 37, and 14 floors (3 towers)
Largest Casino in Western Hemisphere – WinStar World Casino is Oklahoma and the world’s second largest casino. With over 500,000 square feet of gaming floor, eight city-themed gaming plazas boasts over 6,700 electronic games, 76 game tables, off-track betting area, Bingo Hall, Poker Room and high stake gaming.
Largest Gambling Area – Macau in 2006 surpassed Las Vegas as the world’s biggest gambling center by revenue.
World’s Largest Casino Company – Caesar’s Entertainment, formerly Harrah’s
World’s Largest Slot-Machine Maker – IGT
That enough for now. Now go get that royal!