View Poll Results: Which of the largest gambling destinations have you visited?

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  • Macau, China

    4 28.57%
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

    11 78.57%
  • Marina Bay, Singapore

    1 7.14%
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

    4 28.57%
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    Question Which of the largest gambling destinations have you visited?

    Today I announced the GPWA is offering free passes to the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas in October in the following thread:

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    Historically G2E is not the most popular show for those involved in the iGaming industry because of legal issues stunting the growth of the industry within the United States. But still, many affiliates have visited the show over the years, partly out of a desire to visit Las Vegas, historically the largest gambling city in the world, though more recently Macau has taken the lead based on gross gaming revenue.

    So, for this week's poll, I thought I would ask folks which gambling destinations they have visited. I've listed the top four in the poll, but please include others in posts in this forum thread. And feel free to embellish your post with a favorite gambling story.

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    Personally, I've been to many gambling destinations. The first was Atlantic City, New Jersey. The company my wife and and founded did work for the Atlantic City Showboat Casino way back in the beginning of the 1990's. Next on my list was Las Vegas in 1996. We launched the website CasinoCity.com in 1995, and showed it off a a trade show in Las Vegas the following year. Since then I've also been to Macau, Biloxi, Laughlin, and all the casino towns in Colorado (Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek).

    My favorite personal gambling story is the time I took the free shuttle bus from Black Hawk to Central City, got a coupon for a free roll of nickels, and then won a jackpot on a nickel slot machine. Not a lot of money, but the percentage gain was impressive. I have a few favorite family gambling stories. the one that started it all is that my father won the money to buy my mom's engagement ring playing poker. Then there is my daughter Emma, playing poker in something like the first grade. The kids were betting food from their lunches, and some were going without food before parents complained and the teachers decided they had to put a stop to it. An then there is my youngest (very under-age son at the time) that played for free on full-tilt poker when it first opened, and eventually pulled his older brother in and got him interested enough to become a serious real-money player there for a while.

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    Although I have chosen Vegas, i also chose other since I have also visited the Hard Rock in Tampa.

    Even though Tampa may not be considered a huge "gambling destination" city wise, nor are they loaded with casinos on every corner, the Hard Rock itself is a rather large impressive casino. (from wiki) In fact the Hard Rock Tampa is a 190,000 square foot casino is the sixth-largest in the world, and has been expanded multiple times since its opening. It is a 24-hour venue that permits smoking indoors.

    I do not know how long ago the wiki was updated, but it is clearly a top 10 in gaming space world wide.

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    I've been to Sydney, Australia many times and they beautiful and very large casino venues down there. They have so many games to play with lots of slot machines. I haven't been down there in a while, but I hope to go back someday soon. It's always very busy down there all year round and they must make a huge profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by universal4 View Post
    Even though Tampa may not be considered a huge "gambling destination" city wise, nor are they loaded with casinos on every corner, the Hard Rock itself is a rather large impressive casino. (from wiki) In fact the Hard Rock Tampa is a 190,000 square foot casino is the sixth-largest in the world, and has been expanded multiple times since its opening. It is a 24-hour venue that permits smoking indoors. I do not know how long ago the wiki was updated, but it is clearly a top 10 in gaming space world wide.
    Casino City Press operates the website GlobalGamingAlmanac.com, a subscription-based site offering data to those in the gaming industry. From that site I extracted the current top 25 gaming properties in the world based on gaming positions. We calculate gaming positions as (the number of slot machines) plus (the number of table games) times (six) plus (the number of bingo seats). That is, of course, a different measure than number of square feet of casino space.

    Rank Gaming Positions Property Name and Location
    1 10,058 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
    2 9,165 WinStar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
    3 7,172 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
    4 6,208 Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States
    5 6,168 Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    6 6,000 Casino de Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
    7 5,960 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Singapore
    8 5,750 The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel, Cotai, Macau
    9 5,436 Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa, Singapore
    10 5,238 Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Niagara Falls, New York, United States
    11 5,200 The Parisian Macao, Cotai, Macau
    12 5,140 Galaxy Macau, Cotai, Macau
    13 5,134 Live! Casino & Hotel, Hanover, Maryland, United States
    14 5,047 San Manuel Casino, Highland, California, United States
    15 5,000 Empire City at Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers, New York, United States
    16 4,980 Okada Manila, Manila National Capital Region, Philippines
    17 4,900 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States
    18 4,878 Twin River Casino, Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
    19 4,849 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, Minnesota, United States
    20 4,807 Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    21 4,790 Sands Cotai Central, Cotai, Macau
    22 4,650 Choctaw Casino Resort, Durant, Oklahoma, United States
    23 4,617 City of Dreams Macau, Cotai, Macau
    24 4,554 Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
    25 4,540 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Coconut Creek, Florida, United States

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    Thanks Michael, some interesting metrics there, I knew Foxwodds would certainly be a high ranker, but it nice to see them ranked that way.

    What is even more interesting, is not a single Las Vegas property.

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    Visited none of the above so far unfortunately, but I'm keen to very much!
    So far I've been visiting couple of big casinos in Germany which was a nice experience but none compared to the above I'm sure...

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    None. They hold little interest.
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    We did Vegas a few years ago and loved it. Can't wait to go back. Would love to go to Macau in the near future
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    I love Las Vegas and i go back when I can!

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    I have been to Las Vegas several times but when I compare it to Macau for example, Macau just appeals to me so much more. Las Vegas Hotels are outdated and need a revamp, same do the casinos themselves. I think a total make over is needed.

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    Marnia Bay, it was awesome!

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    Las Vegas. But Macau China is also on my list. The 18th of October i planned a trip to Vegas to celebrate my oldest brothers (40th) birthday with some good friends. Its going to be i wild party . No wife's, no kids, boys week out! haha

    We will be staying in the Hard rock!
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