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Going Against Card Sharks of the Orient: Asian Casinos

February 3, 2014 1:47 pm    |    by Jonny Blair

Traveling and seeing the world is arguably the best way to wind down and relax from the demands of everyday life. It’s only natural for human beings to feel the weight of monotony at some point in their lives, and getting away from it all for a while is as sure a remedy as any.

A night out playing casino games is definitely a good option for chilling out. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of playing slots, poker, roulette, and the like to make you forget about the hassles of the world. And where else would people go for a night of gaming fun than at any of the 40-plus gaming establishments of Vegas?


The gaming industry being the lifeblood of the city, casinos have long been associated with the glitz and glamour of the Vegas Strip and Downtown LV that even online casino sites are capitalizing on that familiarity for wider audience reach. Not only does continued patronage of Betfair’s many digital casino games grant players access to exclusive VIP Club online game rooms; but if they play long enough, they may even get the chance to win stuff like the Vegas Baby promo that lets them fly to Sin City for free. Point being, casino associations more often than not point to Vegas, whether playing games online or off.

That said, there are certainly more places that the world has to offer the ardent gamer. Macau, in particular, has been dubbed time and again as the gaming Mecca of Asia. Even the James Bond flick Skyfall alludes to this, setting a chunk of the story in the Golden Dragon Casino, located right on the waterfronts of the Chinese region; and who better in pop culture to tell us about the best gaming places than Mr. Casino Royale himself? Macau is home to some of the best gaming establishments in the continent, the most prominent arguably being the Grand Lisboa. Its unique shape isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out, though. It also actually plays host to some of the most high-rolling casino aficionados, guaranteeing that almost everyone you come up against will provide ample challenge and deep pockets.

A look at the casino scene in Asia

And then there’s Singapore, which many are speculating might just give Macau a run for its money in the next few years. The casino scene here is rather new, having just begun in 2010. Even then, its two sole casinos Marina Bay Sands and Sentosa have managed to earn more than $5.85 billion in 2012 alone; just a hair’s breadth away from Vegas’ $6 billion.


These are but three of the many more gaming places available to the adventurous enthusiast. Playing casino games is already fun in and of itself. Adding traveling to the mix just makes it more so.

One Response to “Going Against Card Sharks of the Orient: Asian Casinos”

  1. […] This is only a quick top 5 and I know there are lots more things to see and do there, such as Marina Bay Sands Casinos and Sentosa […]

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