The Most Memorable Casino Designs in the World, International Architecture
The Most Memorable Casino Designs
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19 Mar 2019
The Most Memorable Casino Designs
Traditionally, casinos have been places where the sole focus has been entertainment. This entertainment would be predominantly be in the form of slot machines and table games. But as the industry matured, land based casinos have become a more wholistic package, with fine dining, drinks, cabarets and live shows all included as a matter of course. This ensured that casinos catered to everyone who walked through their doors.
This to a certain degree has been replaced with online and mobile casinos. In this virtual world, the main focus was again quality content in terms of slot machines and table games. Although, more and more innovative brands such as mFortune, have quickly realised that players need more than just content. And you only have to visit their mobile casino to see how they have given huge consideration other factors like design, promotions and service.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when most of us discuss land-based casinos they often talk about the contents such as what games are available to play, the dining opportunities, the resort, and so on. However, one of the most important features which is often overlooked, especially when talking about land-based casinos is its design. Nowadays, there are some venues where the actual design of the casino has made all the difference and sets them apart from the rest. In fact, there are a few casinos and casino resorts out there which have a totally unique and mind-blowing look, and we’ve done our best to pick out some of the finest below.
The Venetian, which is based in Las Vegas, is arguably the most unique casino and casino resort in the world. Many will have guessed from the name that this is place inspired by the brilliant city of Venice, and they really do it justice at The Venetian. As with many casinos in Vegas, The Venetian is a hotel casino and inside guests will find over 250 tables and betting stations combined, making it ideal for even the most ardent of gambler. Walking into the Venetian is just like walking into Venice, with all its rich art and architecture on display for all to appreciate. Furthermore, visitors can also enjoy a ride aboard a real gondola, just like the ones which take people down the canals in Venice.
The Genting Casino Resort based in Malaysia is not only a place which features memorable design, it’s also in a unique location and patrons must take a somewhat uncommon form of transport to enjoy some gaming action. The casino resort itself is based on top of a high mountain in Malaysia and the only way to get there is to take a ride on a skyway cable car. So, the experience begins when you step aboard the cable car. The memorable design element comes into play, due to the casino’s location; as it not only offers stunning views, it is also a casino and a resort that is a far cry away from the heat and humidity of Malaysia itself. Genting Malaysia is also a casino packed full of vibrant colours, as well as state of the art technology.
Baden-Baden, which is in Germany, is one of the most iconic casino venues in the world for several reasons. With art-deco structures, premium artwork and everything that screams, glitz, glamour, and luxury. The Baden-Baden casino plays host to the elite gamblers of Germany and beyond. The venue itself has been built over time with its reputation always on the increase, and this saw it become the place to be if you’re recognised as one of the elite members of society. With an extremely strict dress code, the Baden-Baden casino is a place that has the best of everything, with the place giving off the feel of a palace or a venue for royalty. May claim Baden-Baden is the most beautiful casino in the world today, and we can certainly see why, as even the fountains in the grounds are a thing of beauty and luxury.
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