Top 10 Biggest Casinos Ever – The Largest Casinos in the World

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When you think about the biggest casinos in the world, your mind probably wanders to the gambling paradises of Las Vegas and Macau. Despite Las Vegas being home to some of the largest casinos in the world, it might surprise you that they don’t even have the biggest casino in the US.

Here we’re going to reveal where you can find the world’s largest casino in terms of gaming space as well as their nine closest competitors.

Top 10 Biggest Casinos in the World

Casino Location Gaming Space
1. Venetian Macau Macau, China 546,000 square feet
2. WinStar World Casino Thackerville, Oklahoma 519,000 square feet
3. Wynn Palace Macau Macau, China 424,000 square feet
4. City of Dreams Macau Macau, China 420,000 square feet
5. Galaxy Macau Macau, China 400,000 square feet
6. Foxwoods Resort Ledyard, Connecticut 344,000 square feet
7. Wynn Macau Macau, China 273,000 square feet
8. Ponte 16 Resort Macau Macau, China 270,000 square feet
9. Rio Casino Resort Klerksdorp, South Africa 266,330 square feet
10. Sands Macau Macau, China 229,000 square feet

10. Sands Macau

Sands Macau Casino Floor
Image: Maven of Macau

Size: 229,000 square feet

The Sands Macau was the very first property that Las Vegas Sands opened in the area back in 2004 and, quite frankly, little is to be desired except the casino floor.

The resort lacks any sense of style and as you can see from the image above, Sands Macau exists pretty much only for the casino action.

Despite having one of the largest casino spaces, there are less than 300 hotel rooms, so good luck trying to get a nice suite.

Furthermore, there are no poker tables, craps tables, or video poker machines anywhere on the property. There’s hardly a standard baccarat table in the house, instead featuring mostly commission-free baccarat, which pays 1:2 on a banker six.

Sands Macau is, by far, the most disappointing casino on the list. We’d suggest saving the money you’d spend on a flight and playing at one of the top online casinos instead.

9. Rio Casino Resort

Rio Casino and Resort
Image: Rio Casino

Size: 266,330 square feet

Wait a minute, we have a casino that’s not in Macau or the United States.

The Rio Casino Resort, located in Klerksdorp, South Africa, is the largest casino in the world south of the equator and ninth on our list.

The casino has a Brazilian Carnival theme and is host to 274 slot machines as well as 12 different types of table games.

Being that the casino is located in South Africa, games are far more affordable than if you were in Macau. Games are available to play in both South African Rand and United States currency, so no need to worry about exchanging money before you arrive.

The king-sized bedrooms were advertised on its website starting from around $100 per night, which is loads compared to the $20-$30 nightly Airbnb rates we saw on entire houses in the area.

8. Ponte 16 Resort Macau

Ponte 16 Resort Macau
Image: Maven of Macau

Size: 270,000 square feet

While Ponte 16 Resort will wow you with the size of its gaming floor, the game selection falls very short.

In fact, it has just over 400 combined slots and table games, about a third of the availability at Wynn Macau (up next on our list).

However, this does not include the games in the VIP space, so there could be heaps more that we are unaware of.

The upside on Ponte 16 Resort is that it has some of the most affordable tables anywhere in Macau. For example, it has nine blackjack tables starting from just 100 MOP ($12.50), which is far below competing casinos.

Baccarat also starts from 300 MOP ($37.50), so if you’re of average means and find yourself in Macau, Ponte 16 Resort may be the way to go.

7. Wynn Macau

Wynn Macau
Image: Wynn Macau

Size: 273,000 square feet

Not to be confused with the Wynn Palace in Macau, the Wynn Macau is considered to be one of, if not the swankiest hotels in the region.

Just like the Wynn Las Vegas, everything at Wynn Macau oozes class and it has the best poker room in town. Notably, it is the only casino in Macau that offers Pot-Limit Omaha, with blinds set at 100/200 MOP ($12.50/$25 USD).

Texas Hold’em cash games run from 50/100 MOP ($6.25/$12.50) all the way up to 2,000/5,000 ($250/$625 USD), with nearly non-existent rake capped at 400 MOP.

The Wynn Macau has plenty to offer in the casino as well as the hotel side, with the hotel having a reputation for being the best living option in the “old Peninsula.”

Aside from the art inside the building and the clientele, you would have no idea that you weren’t in the biggest casino in Las Vegas.

6. Foxwoods Resort

Foxwoods Casino Resort
Image: Foxwoods Casino Resort

Size: 344,000 square feet

This writer went to Foxwoods Resort back around 2015, when he was still working on a Master’s Degree and playing $1/$2 Texas Hold’em cash games.

I was forced to play way above my paygrade at $2/$5 as it was the only table open and hit-and-ran after an orbit after getting aces against queens.

Let’s just say this place was a smoke-filled maze and I had the worst chicken wings I have ever eaten in my entire life. I won’t be going back unless I’m playing in a tournament.

The Connecticut-based casino was opened in 1992 and had only been last renovated in 2008 mostly due to borrowing large sums of money right before the recession, causing them to default on $2 billion in 2009.

In 2022, Foxwoods announced an $85,000,000 renovation plan that included the opening of a sixth casino on the property, which was unveiled last summer.

5. Galaxy Macau

Galaxy Macau Grand Resort Deck
Image: Maven of Macau

Size: 400,000 square feet

The Galaxy Macau is another one of the luxurious gems in the region, which was a $1.9 billion project that was opened in 2011.

Believe it or not, Galaxy Macau has more games than City of Dreams despite having 20,000 less square feet of gaming space to work with. It has an interesting design concept as most of the gaming space is actually open, with most of the games packed into a tight area.

If you want to play roulette on a budget, Galaxy Macau is for you. While most casinos in Macau have 100 MOP ($12.50) inside and 500 MOP ($62.50) outside minimums, you can find 50 MOP / 200 MOP minimums at Galaxy Macau.

As a plus, the rooms are also much more affordable than its counterparts and everything in the mini bar is free.

4. City of Dreams Macau

City of Dreams new exterior
Image: Maven of Macau

Size: 420,000 square feet

Coming in at the four spot just under the Wynn Palace is the City of Dreams, which is actually located in front of the Wynn Palace.

The hotel rooms are all extremely modern and you control everything via iPad. It’s much more chic than the Wynn Palace, though you will either really love or really hate the exterior and interior design of the facilities themselves.

The gaming space is divided into three main areas and has an abundance of high-limit and VIP space. There are also about 400 more games in City of Dreams than at the Wynn Palace, with minimums also slightly smaller.

You’ll still have to shell out $250 for each hand of baccarat and deal with an annoying blackjack rule that allows the casino to take both your bets if you happen to double down against a dealer blackjack.

If you read our blackjack strategy guide, you’ll know that you have no business doubling down against a dealer 10 or ace unless you have exactly 11.

3. Wynn Palace Macau

Wynn Palace Macau
Image: Maven of Macau

Size: 424,000 square feet

You’ll now be used to seeing Macau-based casinos here on the list as the the most densely populated city in the world is home to seven of the 10 largest casinos in the world.

The Wynn Palace Macau is not for low-rollers as many of the table games are said to have very high minimum bets.

Many of the casinos in Macau have a very similar offering when it comes to game selection and the Wynn Palace Macau centers itself around Baccarat, which carries a 3,000 MOP (roughly $375 USD) minimum per hand. Blackjack has a 500 MOP (about $65 USD) minimum per hand.

We went to its website and found that booking a room with a king-sized bed at this five-star hotel ranged from $300 all the way up to about $750 per night, depending on the date and add-ons.

2. WinStar World Casino

WinStar World Casino
Image: Chickasaw Nation

Size: 519,000 square feet

WinStar World Casino is located legitimately in the middle of nowhere, in the tiny town of Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Located on the Texas-Oklahoma state border and home to just 400 residents, there are really just two things that stick out.

The first being the ranch of four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw. The second, and much more obvious, is that Thackerville is home to not just the largest casino in Oklahoma, but the biggest casino in the US.

While there is some debate over WinStar’s true gaming floor size, its website claims that it is the “biggest casino in the world” with “a mile of gaming floor.”

WinStar World Casino, owned by the Chickasaw Nation, also claims to have “the largest collection of electronic and table games anywhere in the world.”

A blog inside WinStar’s website states that there is 519,000 square feet of gaming space, so we’ll go with that for its size.

1. Venetian Macau

Venetian Macau
Image: Macau Lifestyle

Size: 546,000 square feet

Owned by Sands Resorts Macau, the Venetian Macau is currently the biggest casino in the world.

With well over a half million square feet of gaming space, the Venetian Macau is home to an astonishing 6,000+ slot machines and over 800 table games.

The Venetian Macau isn’t just the largest casino in the world, it’s also one of the largest buildings in the world by floor area.

The 39-story Venetian Macau comes in at 10,500,000 square feet, giving it the 10th-most usable floor area of any building in the world.

In fact, it is home to the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena, which is used for sporting events as well as various forms of entertainment.

The Venetian Macau, modeled after the Venetian in Las Vegas, is located on the extremely luxurious Cotai Strip, home to more than a dozen multi-billion dollar resorts.

Although there is some debate about whether or not Venetian Macau is the largest casino, we can assure you that there are inaccuracies on other pages regarding actual casino floor space.

Conclusion

While most of these casinos offer a lot of glitz and glamor, many of them fall short when it comes to utilizing their casino floor space.

In essence, bigger is not always better.

You may be better off playing at one of the best offshore casinos rather than flying out to Macau to play at these gargantuan facilities.

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Blaise Bourgeois
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Blaise Bourgeois
Poker and Gambling Expert

Blaise is an Expert Gambling Writer and a professional poker player in Brazil. He has played and traveled throughout Latin America for the last four-and-a-half years and recently won his first WSOP Circuit ring! He received his Master's in Sport Management and Sports Analytics from St. John's University. Blaise also holds a Mathematics and Computer Science degree from SUNY Purchase, where he still holds the school's Men's Soccer record for goals in a season. Blaise has worked for Catena Media, OddsSeeker, WSOP, PokerNews, and Poker.Org in various capacities. He has a passion for extensive research and aims to provide accurate…