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  1. mdee

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    Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa now boost being the 6th largest casino in the world!
    So who would be #1-5? Are any of them in Las Vegas?
     
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    Largest as in...........
    Square feet?
    Number of machines?
    Number of Rooms?
    Acreage?

    I would say Atlantis is right up there. MGM Grand used to be the largest as far as number of rooms go, but that was back in the eighties IIRC.
     
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    They're stats talk about the Casino - The number of Machines, Table Games & Sq Footage only. I figured Atlantis
    was in the top 5 but I'm not really sure the casino is all that large. I visited once for about an hour back in 2008.
     
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    The Atlantis in the Bahamas or the one in Reno? The one in the Bahamas didn't seem that big as far as Casino floor IMHO. Can't really remember the Reno one much, too many beers.
     
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    I think Foxwoods in Connecticut was/is the largest casino in the world.
     
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    I think MGM is biggest in Vegas
     
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    I think someone posted in the past that the largest is somewhere in China.
     
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    Came across this list after this thread got me curious

    20. Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

    Square feet: 86,600
    Gaming machines: 2,100
    Table and poker games: 59
    Restaurants and bars: 9
    Hotel rooms: 711
    Web site: goldcoastcasino.com

    Located one mile west of the Las Vegas Strip, this casino is owned and operated by Boyd Gaming, which also operates the Borgata in Atlantic City, among many other casinos. The Gold Coast was built in 1986 and had a major upgrade in 2002 that added more restaurants, gaming machines and tables, and parking spots.

    19. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

    Square feet: 91,181
    Gaming machines: 2,137
    Table and poker games: 105
    Restaurants and bars: 12
    Hotel rooms: 728
    Web site: trumpplaza.com

    This Trump-branded casino-hotel designed by architect Martin Stern opened in 1984, but The Donald lost control of it in 2005 when it emerged from a second stint in Chapter 11. Trump and his daughter Ivanka are now trying to retake control of the Plaza and two other Atlantic City hotels, vowing to pour money into an effort to spiff them up.

    18. Resorts Atlantic City, Atlantic City

    Square feet: 100,000
    Gaming machines: 2,500
    Table and poker games: 95
    Restaurants and bars: 8
    Hotel rooms: 942
    Web site: resortsac.com

    This casino and spa complex was the first to open in Atlantic City after New Jersey legalized casino gambling in 1978. However, Resorts has suffered from the economic downturn as well as from competition from Native American-owned casinos in the Northeast. In August, the hotel’s owner, Colony Capital, asked the state to approve the transfer of its stake to its lenders, including Credit Suisse (CS).

    17. Wynn Macao, Macao, China

    Square feet: 100,000
    Gaming machines: 1,270
    Table and poker games: 390
    Restaurants and bars: 6
    Hotel rooms: 600
    Web site: wynnmacau.com

    Following the decision by the local government to end the longtime monopoly of local tycoon Stanley Ho, Steve Wynn was the first to open a Vegas-style resort in the Chinese city. His Wynn Macao, opened in 2006, features a sound-and-light show on a “Performance Lake” containing 800,000 gallons of water. Armani, Boss, and Chanel are among the designers with shops in the Wynn’s arcade.

    16. Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas

    Square feet: 110,000
    Gaming machines: 1,900
    Table and poker games: 167
    Restaurants and bars: 22
    Hotel rooms: 2,716
    Web site: wynnlasvegas.com

    This $2.7 billion resort is the flagship property of billionaire Steve Wynn’s Wynn Resorts (WYNN). It features an 18-hole golf course (co-designed by Wynn himself) complete with a 37-foot waterfall next to the final hole. Wynn is in the midst of a divorce and he and his wife, Elaine, recently sold more than $200 million in company stock.

    15. Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Paradise, Nev.

    Square feet: 120,000
    Gaming machines: 1,245
    Table and poker games: 104
    Restaurants and bars: 18
    Hotel rooms: 2,500
    Web site: riolasvegas.com

    Known as The Rio, this casino is located off the Las Vegas Strip in the unincorporated area of Paradise, Nev. It made a splash in 2008 by teaming up with a local gentlemen’s club to open what the Rio called a “European style” topless pool. Last month, however, the hotel announced it was suspending operation of the pool following a visit by local police.

    14. The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, Las Vegas

    Square feet: 120,000
    Gaming info: 3,086
    Table and poker games: 309
    Restaurants and bars: 18
    Hotel rooms: 4,027
    Web site: venetian.com

    Can’t make it to Italy? The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, owned by Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands, offers States-side tourists the chance to ride gondolas on a quarter-mile recreation of the city’s Grand Canal. The hotel boasts more than 4,000 suites, an 85,000-square-foot ballroom and 19 restaurants. It has a Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and its theater is the Vegas home of the Blue Man Group.

    13. Starworld Hotel & Casino, Macao, China

    Square feet: 140,000
    Gaming machines: 500
    Table and poker games: 284
    Restaurants and bars: 7
    Hotel rooms: 507
    Web site: starworldmacau.com/eng/starworld

    It may not be one of the larger resorts in Macao, but the Starworld doesn’t disappoint. The resort provides dazzling decor and superior services for its guests, which in part made it win the 5-Star Diamond Award granted by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2008.

    12. Caesars Atlantic City, Atlantic City

    Square feet: 145,100
    Gaming machines: 3,027
    Table and poker games: 163
    Restaurants and bars: 11
    Hotel rooms: 1,140
    Web site: caesarsac.com

    Caesars Atlantic City is the East Coast flagship of Harrah’s Entertainment, which acquired Caesars Entertainment, parent of famed Las Vegas casino-hotel Caesars Palace as well as Caesars Atlantic City, in 2005. Harrah’s now operates or manages casino resorts on four continents.

    11. Bellagio, Las Vegas

    Square feet: 155,000
    Gaming machines: 2,449
    Table and poker games: 207
    Restaurants and bars: 20
    Hotel rooms: 3,933
    Web site: bellagio.com

    Located on the Las Vegas Strip and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Bellagio is a luxury hotel and casino owned by MGM Mirage (MGM). Opened in 1995, the Bellagio is inspired by the Lake Como resort of the same name in Italy. In addition to its casino, it has more than 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention facilities.

    10. Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City

    Square feet: 161,000
    Gaming machines: 4,100
    Table and poker games: 285
    Restaurants and bars: 17
    Hotel rooms: 2,002
    Web site: theborgata.com

    It may be called “little village”—as its name means in Italian—but the Borgata is anything but small. The $1.1 billion hotel, casino, and spa is the largest resort in Atlantic City. This mammoth gambling center opened in 2003 and is owned by Marina District Development Corp., a subsidiary of Boyd Gaming (BYD), which operates casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas as well as Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

    9. Casino Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

    Square feet: 165,000
    Gaming machines: 1,000
    Table and poker games: 26
    Restaurants and bars: 7
    Hotel rooms: 1,000
    Web site: casino-lisboa.pt

    Located at Lisbon’s Park Of The Nations, Casino Lisboa is a major landmark in Portugal’s capital city and the largest casino in Europe. The Lisboa, which opened to the public in 2006, is owned by Estoril-Sol, whose major stakeholder is Hong Kong-based gambling mogul Stanley Ho, who also operates a Lisboa in Macao.

    8. MGM Grand Las Vegas, Las Vegas

    Square feet: 170,000
    Gaming machines: 2,300
    Table and poker games: 178
    Restaurants and bars: 20
    Hotel rooms: 5,044
    Web site: mgmgrand.com

    This luxury hotel first opened in 1993 as a Hollywood themed resort and is one of the largest hotels in the world. Operated by publicly traded MGM Mirage (MGM), this 30-floor, 293-foot-high complex has five outdoor pools, rivers and waterfalls.

    7. Sands Macao, Macao, China

    Square feet: 229,000
    Gaming machines: 750
    Table and poker games: 1,000
    Restaurants and bars: 7
    Hotel rooms: 51
    Web site: www.sands.com.mo

    Before Sheldon Adelson opened his giant Venetian hotel and casino on the Cotai Strip, Las Vegas Sands made its first foray into China’s gambling hub with the Sands Macao. The hotel, located in peninsular Macao, was designed by the Paul Steelman Design Group and opened in 2004. Today it is a day-trip destination for thousands of visitors, mainly from mainland China and Hong Kong.

    6. MGM Grand Macao, Macao, China

    Square feet: 221,952
    Gaming machines: 835
    Table and poker games: 410
    Restaurants and bars: 12
    Hotel rooms: 593
    Web site: mgmgrandmacau.com

    This 35-story casino resort officially opened in 2007 and is owned and operated as a joint venture between MGM Mirage and Pansy Ho Chiu-King, daughter of local casino mogul Stanley Ho. The resort, located near some of the elder Ho’s casinos on the Macao peninsula, plans further expansion, including a future Mandarin Oriental hotel.

    5. Tusk Rio Casino Resort, Klerksdorp, South Africa

    Square feet: 266,330
    Gaming machines: 257
    Table and poker games: 12
    Restaurants and bars: 2
    Hotel rooms:
    Web site: riocasino.co.za

    The largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere, the Tusk Rio was inspired by the passion, vibe, and color of the Carnival in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. The casino is located a few hours by car from Johannesburg and is among the most popular casinos in South Africa.

    4. Casino Ponte 16, Macao, China

    Square feet: 270,000
    Gaming machines: 320
    Table and poker games: 150
    Restaurants and bars: 3
    Hotel rooms: 423
    Web site: ponte16.com.mo

    The Ponte 16 is a world-class integrated casino and entertainment resort built along the Inner Harbor of Macao, in the older part of the city. Close to some of Macao’s traditional colonial buildings, the resort draws inspiration from the former Portuguese enclave’s unique East-West cultural pluralism.

    3. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Conn.

    Square feet: 340,000
    Gaming machines: 7,000
    Table and poker games: 400
    Restaurants and bars: 29
    Hotel rooms: 824
    Web site: foxwoods.com

    America’s biggest casino isn’t on the Las Vegas Strip or Atlantic City Boardwalk. Opened in 1986 in western Connecticut, Foxwoods is a complex of six casinos with 17 different types of table games, including 100 for poker. Managed by the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe, Foxwoods benefits from its location within driving distance of New York and Boston. In addition to its casino, the resort has one of the world’s largest bingo halls.

    2. City of Dreams Resort, Macao, China

    Square feet: 420,000
    Gaming machines: 1,350
    Table and poker games: 520
    Restaurants and bars: 14
    Hotel rooms: 1,400
    Web site: cityofdreamsmacau.com

    Recently opened City of Dreams is a $2.1 billion gamble by Melco Crown Entertainment’s Lawrence Ho and Australian billionaire James Packer. The resort, located across the street from the Venetian on the Cotai Strip, faces tough odds as Macao gaming revenues have been hit hard by the global economic crisis.

    1. The Venetian Macao, Macao, China

    Square feet: 546,000
    Gaming machines: 3,000
    Table and poker games: 870
    Restaurants and bars: 24
    Hotel rooms: 3,000
    Web site: venetianmacao.com
     
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    Just to give an idea of size for comparison: MGM Grand in Las Vegas is 170,000 square feet of casino space.

    The two biggest casinos in the world are in Macao: The Ventian (546,000 square feet of casino space) and City of Dreams (420,000 square feet)

    After that it depends how you count Mohegan Sun (350,000 square feet) because they have their casinos broken up in to the Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind - if you count that as one then they are next.

    The next one is Foxwoods at 340,000 square feet and then its back to Macao for Casino Ponte 16 at 270,000 square feet.

    The fifth (or sixth, depending on how you count) would be Tusk Rio in South Africa at 266,000 square feet.

    Then it would be back to Macao for the MGM Grand Macao at 221,000 square feet.

    The latest expansion at Seminole Hard Rock is supposed to push them just above the 221,000 square feet point and so that'd be the casino they are displacing in taking 6th (7th?) place.


    Personally, I think MGM Grand's casino is huge and some of these sizes just seem ridiculous being as much as three times as big as that... but then on the other hand the casinos in Macao have a lot more table games and those use up more space than slots do (to compare: City of Dreams at 420,000 square feet has 1,300 slot machines and 520 table games/poker tables... compared to MGM Grand in Las Vegas, at a little more than a third the size, has 2,300 slot machines and 178 table games/poker tables).
     
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    Bloomberg Businessweek has a list of the 20 largest casinos in the world.

    Not sure how recent this list is:


    20. Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
    Las Vegas
    Square feet: 86,600
    Gaming machines: 2,100
    Table and poker games: 59
    Restaurants and bars: 9
    Hotel rooms: 711

    19. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino
    Atlantic City
    Square feet: 91,181
    Gaming machines: 2,137
    Table and poker games: 105
    Restaurants and bars: 12
    Hotel rooms: 728

    18. Resorts Atlantic City
    Atlantic City
    Square feet: 100,000
    Gaming machines: 2,500
    Table and poker games: 95
    Restaurants and bars: 8
    Hotel rooms: 942

    17. Wynn Macao
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 100,000
    Gaming machines: 1,270
    Table and poker games: 390
    Restaurants and bars: 6
    Hotel rooms: 600

    16. Wynn Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, NV
    Square feet: 110,000
    Gaming machines: 1,900
    Table and poker games: 167
    Restaurants and bars: 22
    Hotel rooms: 2,716

    15. Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
    Paradise, Nev.
    Square feet: 120,000
    Gaming machines: 1,245
    Table and poker games: 104
    Restaurants and bars: 18
    Hotel rooms: 2,500

    14. The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
    Las Vegas
    Square feet: 120,000
    Gaming info: 3,086
    Table and poker games: 309
    Restaurants and bars: 18
    Hotel rooms: 4,027

    13. Starworld Hotel & Casino
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 140,000
    Gaming machines: 500
    Table and poker games: 284
    Restaurants and bars: 7
    Hotel rooms: 507

    12. Caesars Atlantic City
    Atlantic City
    Square feet: 145,100
    Gaming machines: 3,027
    Table and poker games: 163
    Restaurants and bars: 11
    Hotel rooms: 1,140

    11. Bellagio
    Las Vegas
    Square feet: 155,000
    Gaming machines: 2,449
    Table and poker games: 207
    Restaurants and bars: 20
    Hotel rooms: 3,933

    10. Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
    Atlantic City
    Square feet: 161,000
    Gaming machines: 4,100
    Table and poker games: 285
    Restaurants and bars: 17
    Hotel rooms: 2,002

    9. Casino Lisboa
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Square feet: 165,000
    Gaming machines: 1,000
    Table and poker games: 26
    Restaurants and bars: 7
    Hotel rooms: 1,000

    8. MGM Grand Las Vegas
    Las Vegas
    Square feet: 170,000
    Gaming machines: 2,300
    Table and poker games: 178
    Restaurants and bars: 20
    Hotel rooms: 5,044

    7. Sands Macao
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 229,000
    Gaming machines: 750
    Table and poker games: 1,000
    Restaurants and bars: 7
    Hotel rooms: 51

    6. MGM Grand Macao
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 221,952
    Gaming machines: 835
    Table and poker games: 410
    Restaurants and bars: 12
    Hotel rooms: 593

    5. Tusk Rio Casino Resort
    Klerksdorp, South Africa
    Square feet: 266,330
    Gaming machines: 257
    Table and poker games: 12
    Restaurants and bars: 2
    Hotel rooms:

    4. Casino Ponte 16
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 270,000
    Gaming machines: 320
    Table and poker games: 150
    Restaurants and bars: 3
    Hotel rooms: 423

    3. Foxwoods Resort Casino
    Ledyard, Conn.
    Square feet: 340,000
    Gaming machines: 7,000
    Table and poker games: 400
    Restaurants and bars: 29
    Hotel rooms: 824

    2. City of Dreams Resort
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 420,000
    Gaming machines: 1,350
    Table and poker games: 520
    Restaurants and bars: 14
    Hotel rooms: 1,400

    1. The Venetian Macao
    Macao, China
    Square feet: 546,000
    Gaming machines: 3,000
    Table and poker games: 870
    Restaurants and bars: 24
    Hotel rooms: 3,000
     
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    Thats odd Winstar World Casino in Oklahoma has billboards all over Dallas claiming them to be the 2nd largest Casino in the world but not on any of the lists posted here
    Wikidpedia says:
    519,000 square feet (48,200 m2) of casino floor made it Oklahoma's largest casino[2] and the 2nd largest in the world. WinStar has over 7,200 electronic games, 46 table poker room, 76 table games, Racer's[3] Off-track betting, High Limit Room and Bingo. [4]
     
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    Trump Taj Mahal is not on the list but has 161,000 square ft. of gaming space, it's bigger than Trump Plaza in Atlantic City which is on the list.
     
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    The wife and I went to Winstar a couple of months ago and the casino is huge. Definetly larger than any casino in Vegas.
     
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    That list sucks. Where's Mandalay? Where's Sante Fe Station?? There are a few AC properties missing as well.

    Nick:beer:
     
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    According to that list - the new Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland, Ohio should be on that list. The Cleveland Horseshoe 'temp' casino now is 96,000 of gaming. 2100+ slots, 64 gaming tables, and 30 table poker room.
     
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    Wow! I thought the Vegas ones were huge, that's nuts.
     
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    Seriously, 546,000-square-feet, that's insane!
     
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    I would have had five of six Vegas properties correct (though MB was the sixth).

    Would have never guessed Gold Coast was the sixth largest casino by square feet in Vegas.
     
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    the plaza nearly made that list - it has 80,000 sqft of casino.

    :thumbsup:
     
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