Asian casinos in Singapore and Indonesia are fast becoming popular tourist attractions that are giving Las Vegas a tough competition. Here is a list of few destinations with modern casino facilities that are the envy of top casinos around the world and are popular among tourists and hard core gamblers. Most top land based and online casino brands from Australia, United States and Europe have set shop in Asia to meet the burgeoning demand for quality casinos that are know for fair-play and good odds.
Here is a list of the most famous casinos in the Asian region
MGM Grand Macau
The 35 story casino cum resort in China’s most popular gambling destination Macau is owned partly by MGM Resorts International and billionaire Stanley Ho’s daughter Pansy Ho. The 600 room property raised $1.5 billion from its first IPO and has 12 food cum beverage outlets in its premises.
Owned by Las Vegas Sands this hotel cum casino is located in Cotai area of Macau and is spread across 10,500,000 square feet. The 39-storey hotel has 2905 suites and its exteriors are desigcned like Venice with moat around the hotel and gondolas transporting visitors to the hotel.
The Casino Goa
Set up for the entertainment of international tourists to the nation, this casino is located on yacht M.V. Caravela that is anchored on the river Mandovi located in Goa, India. It has card games like Roulette, Blackjack, Rummy and several slot machines. This offshore casino was set up by Advani Pleasure Cruise Co. Ltd to circumvent gambling laws in India.
This hill resort located in Malaysia that was expanded into a casino is owned by Genting Group. Located within an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and also by cable car Genting Skyway the property was originally set-up as a theme park and later converted into the nation’s only land based casino. It has five hotels in its premises and holds the second world record for largest hotel with 6118 rooms.