Best 10 Cities to Gamble in

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Gambling has a stigma of being dangerous and addictive. That can be true at times, but its so fun. Gambling is a million dollar industry, so it can’t be boring. Walking into a casino ignites the senses. The smell of alcohol and cigar smoke, the sight of the flashing “jackpot” lights, the feeling of a stack of chips in your hands makes you wan to try your luck. It sucks when you lose but at least you have a story to tell. One thing that makes gambling fun is where you choose to gamble. All over the world different cities have different gambling rules and regulations. Some are very strict, while others are super relaxed. This list will tell you where the best gambling cities in the world are.

San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica isn’t even on most people’s radar when they think of gambling, but the capital city of San José can definitely hold its own. This capital city of Costa Rica has over 30 casinos in the area. The exchange rate is very attractive for tourists coming in with American, Canadian, or European currency. This is what they mean when they say “getting the bang for your buck.” The surroundings aren’t bad as well. Risking your money always feels better when it done in 75 degree weather.

Reno, Nevada

Reno is like the cool little brother to Las Vegas. It doesn’t have all of the glits and glam of the Vegas strip but you will be thoroughly entertained. Over 20 casinos are waiting for you in ‘The Biggest Little Town in the World’. Before the second half of the 20th century Reno was the traditional gambling destination in the United States, previous to Vegas. It’s now considered to be the starter kit for big gambling. Reno is close enough to California that residents of Cali can drive to Reno to roll the dice and go back home when they run out of money.

Paris, France

Paris is a city of chance. There is a chance that you may or may not find love. There is also a chance that you may or may not lose all your money gambling. Paris isn’t a city that is known for gambling and doesn’t have many casinos, but it still attracts all the high rollers. That’s where the real gamblers are. Online gambling is illegal in France, so going to a real casino is the only way for you to meet lady luck.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles’ gambling scene is often overshadowed by Las Vegas and Reno. Two of the biggest and  most well known establishments in LA is The Commerce Casino and Bicycle Casino. There are other smaller casinos in the city that can hook you into emptying your pockets. The City of Angels has almost everything else good weather, the beach, legalized weed, why not casinos to boot?


Singapore is still very much new to the gambling industry. Gambling was legalized on the island nation only a few years ago. Despite it being new to the industry, Singapore is no slouch in attracting those who know how and want to play.  The huge resort like the Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World casinos put Singapore on this list as a great place to gamble.  With 2,500 rooms, a Universal theme park, and a 3-acre piece of land containing nightclubs, gardens, swimming pools and other leisure activities named the ‘SkyPark’, it’s hard to not want to come here. Singapore is close enough to China that its  well off citizens come over to spend a weekend away at a luxurious destination. Singapore is quickly on the rise to becoming the best gambling spot in the world.

London, England

London is one of the most important cities in the world due to its economic pull. It’s gambling scene is a big part of that. London has plenty of public casinos citizens and visitors can frequent. What sets London apart are the private casinos. Exclusive establishments like the Ritz and the Crockfords Club have a very strict policy about who is allowed inside to gamble. The average person probably wouldn’t feel comfortable in there any way with an average buy in for a poker game being $13,000.

Monte Carlo, Monoco

Monte Carlo is the most legendary gambling city in Europe, maybe even the world. The James Bond film Casino Royale was shot in Monte Carlo. The cities wealth and prosperity is a direct result from the success of its many casinos which began to flourish in the 19th century. Its railroads were able to bring in wealthy patrons from all over the continent to spend money. Come prepared if you come to gamble here, this is for prime time gamblers and not light weights.

Atlantic City, New Jersey

While most people feel that they have to go to the west coast for a great gambling experience, real gamblers know that Atlantic City is a great experience as well. Located on the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, is home to the Trump Hotel and Casino, Tropicana, Caesars and other big name casinos. The city was built around the gaming industry. The streets on the Monopoly board are based off Atlantic City. The city is not what it used to be due to Hurricane Sandy, but it is in its rebuilding stages.

Las Vegas, Nevada

This list would not be legit if Las Vegas was not on it. Las Vegas is the destination for almost every bachelor and bachelorette party, and every 21st birthday party. There is so much to do in Vegas but the main thing Vegas is known for and was built on is gambling. Vegas was built in the middle of the desert and was built with tourist in mind. Vegas has become the place where inhibitions, dreams, homes, cars and a lot of other things get lost, earning it the name ‘Sin City’.

Macau, China

China’s political and administrative rules are a little complicated which is why Macau is able to be the gambling center it is. Macau has its own monetary system, immigration policy, and legal system that makes it distinct from the laws of China, and it will stay this way until the year 2049. Macau is a wealthy region with an extremely high quality of life that attracts wealthy tourists from all across Asia. More money flows through Macau’s casinos than anywhere else in the world. Las Vegas based casinos like MGM Las Vegas Sands, and Wynn Resorts have all entered Macau’s gaming market.


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