Top 5 Casino Hotels

If you like to gamble and enjoy traveling, a casino vacation at a luxury resort provides the best of both worlds. These upscale destinations offer more than merely table games and slot machines; they provide extravagant pampering, world-class restaurants, and exceptional entertainment. Our top five casino hotels represent the best gambling destinations worldwide. Some of these are no-brainers, but a few of them may surprise you.

1. Trump Taj Mahal (Atlantic City)

The name Trump is synonymous with grandeur, and the stereotype certainly holds true for Atlantic City's Taj Mahal. From the second you enter this 51-story casino hotel you are showered in extravagance. Visitors are greeted by the famous Austrian crystal chandelier, setting the tone for a luxurious stay in one of the 2,010 rooms, many of which have Atlantic Ocean views.

The casino gambling amenities include everything one would expect at such a hotel, with an exclusive section for high limit betting. When you're not gambling, you can relax in the spa, indulge in gourmet dining, or shop in one of the many boutiques. The entire property is nothing short of impressive.

2. The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (Las Vegas)

It's about time Las Vegas showed up on the list. The Palazzo is actually connected to The Venetian, its sister property, by the Grand Shoppes arcade. Nevertheless, this European-inspired casino hotel offers lavish amenities all on its own, while maintaining an elegant shoppe-like atmosphere not often found in Las Vegas.

Gamblers will rejoice in The Palazzo's lush casino features. In addition to a vast array of casino games, there is a both a sportsbook and racebook, along with an enormous 112,000 square-foot poker room with an exclusive high limit section where players can take advantage of butler service.

When you're not gambling, retreat to your extravagant suite, or visit one of the world renowned dining venues, which include Emeril Lagasse's Table 10, Wolfgang Puck's CUT, and Mario Batali's Carnevino. No matter what your preference, you will not go wrong in Las Vegas at the Palazzo.

3. The Ritz-Carlton (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

If you fancy the beach, our number three hotel casino will not disappoint. The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan combines tropical paradise with casino gambling in a modern, yet laidback estate on the Atlantic Ocean coast. Gamblers will delight in everything from blackjack, roulette and baccarat, to over 340 slot machines and more.

When you're not gambling in the casino, you can put your feet up at the scenic pool or indulge in some fine dining. The island also offers various attractions, including the El Yunque Rainforest, the El Morro Fortress, and the Bacardi Rum distillery. Overall, you get exactly what you expect from the Ritz-Carlton: elegance and class.

4. Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)

Marina Bay Sands exquisitely combines casino attractions with art and history. The resort is truly extraordinary, with a stunning infinity pool towering over the city, a Banyan Tree spa, and a spectacular museum with an eighteenth-century France inspired exhibit. Theatre-lovers will relish their Broadway productions and artistic installations. Restaurateurs will also have their expectations exceeded with some of the best dining worldwide, including Mario Butali's Osteria Mozza and Wolfgang Puck's CUT.

And the casino you ask? It's top notch. Players will find nearly 500 table games and over 2,300 slot machines, all radiating extravagance. If you like gambling, fine dining, and art and history, Marina Bay Sands is a must-see.

5. Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantuchet, Connecticut)

Rounding out the list is North America's largest casino resort: Foxwoods. This expansive property is owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and encompasses six casinos, two championship golf courses, and an impressive 38 restaurants. Among the dining choices is Tom Colicchio's steakhouse Craftsteak. You will also find multiple spas, nightclubs, comedy clubs, shops, and even a bowling alley.

Of course, they excel in their primary goal: to provide gambling accommodations. Their casinos are among the best, and gamblers will feel right at home in venues such as the MGM Grand at Foxwoods. If you're looking to gamble and want the total pampering package, Foxwoods Resort will not disappoint.

Honorable Mention: Ibiza Gran Hotel (Spain)

Ibiza is known for its tourist attractions and vivacious nightlife, making it the perfect setting for a casino hotel. The Ibiza Gran Hotel takes an approach very much the opposite of most gambling sites: subdued and classy. Favoring an understated style and sophistication, Casino de Ibiza is the perfect fit for the Ibiza Gran Hotel.

The resort overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and Old Town, a perfect backdrop to showcase its soothing design and modern artwork collection. During the day, you can spoil yourself at their full-service spa or simply relax at the pool. As far as gambling goes, the casino hosts a wide variety of gaming options and poker tournaments that make this hotel a worthy honorable mention.