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Top three holiday destinations for gamers!

| 02.09.2016

Finding the right holiday destination can be tough. There are many factors to consider, from the weather, to the location and the local culture. All of these, and more, will influence where you end up going. However, when gamers are looking for a place to go to, the decision may not be as complex.

Here we will look at some of the best destinations for those who have a love of the roulette wheels and the poker tables. We’re sure you’ll guess some of them!

Live the life in Monaco

Casino Monte Carlo

Firstly, as you all probably know, we have to say this is one very expensive place to visit. A game of blackjack at Coral may be a more realistic way to get your casino fix, according to the bank manager. However, if you are lucky enough to be able to visit this beautiful part of the world, then you are in for a treat.

The Monte Carlo Casino is well-known around the world and has even featured in Hollywood blockbuster Casino Royale. It has all the games you could want; roulette wheels, slots and poker. Oh, and you can play at the tables while looking out across the Riviera. Not a bad view.

Of course, when you visit the casino here, the dress code will be a lot stricter than your local casino, where you may be able rock up in your scruffy jeans and a shirt. Instead, you’ll have to wear your finest attire and dinner jackets. You will feel like 007 yourself, and it adds to the glamour of Monaco.

The appeal of Monte Carlo is enhanced with the grand buildings, and decorations really make the place look like a different world; of course though, it’s not restricted to just the casino.

Monaco is the home of the rich. Superyachts, the newest and fastest sports cars and famous people galore — they can all be found in Monaco.

There are also many attractions to take in during your stay, we wouldn’t recommend spending every hour at the casino!

Hopefully the weather is great and you could spend a day at the beach. If not, you can go sight-seeing; the Prince’s Palace, cathedrals, and museums will keep you entertained and why not end the day at the opera house, which is also part of the casino.

Monaco is a great place to visit, and while it might cost more than you’d planned for a holiday it will leave you with many memories. The casino is at the centre of the luxurious lifestyle that the people enjoy, so be a part of it!

The Monte Carlo of the Orient

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Some of you may not be aware of this place, but it is a great spot for anyone who loves to gamble and is known as the ‘Monte Carlo of the Orient’ – Macau.

Macau is a small peninsula off the mainland of China and around 40 miles away from Hong Kong. It’s the only part of China where casino gambling is permitted and so it has regular visitors and is the number one spot for gambling in the country.

In fact, you may be surprised to know that the income in Macau actually dwarfs Vegas! In 2013 they reported $45bn in gambling revenue, while Vegas would be lucky to get 15% of that total.

The exclusivity of the casino has made this a really important aspect of the local economy and the good news for them is that it’s only continuing to grow as its reputation enhances. However, it’s totally reliant on the casino industry, and with a population of around 600,000, the area needs the casinos to continue to blossom.

If the Chinese government changed the regulations or opened up gambling in different areas, then Macau may become vulnerable over a period of time.

Another issue would be the tourist attractions that are in Macau. There are many activities for you to do, from visiting local temples, museums and some historic architecture along with a great nightlife and spectacular views. However, it wouldn’t provide gamblers with the same level of attractions that you would find in Vegas and Monte Carlo.

Yet, they shouldn’t take away that when it comes to casinos — Macau is the undisputed king! There are around 40 casinos that will provide you with everything. Baccarat is very popular there, but of course, they have the games you may regularly play like roulette, poker and the slots.

So, plan a visit and check out the casino-mad Macau, it will certainly fill all of your gaming needs!

Viva Las Vegas!

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Okay, while we may have shocked you with the stats about Macau and their obsession with casinos, when it comes to the all-round package it’s hard to look past Vegas.

The strip is notorious, with some of the biggest names and A-listers regularly frequenting. With some of the grandest hotels and most popular casinos going, you will find all of the games you need in seconds.

Yet, as mentioned, it’s the entertainment factor of Sin City that creates the biggest appeal. The casinos, the bars, the bright lights, the noise. It’s non-stop and is one big party. What’s not to love?

As well as that, some of the biggest names from the music industry, the funniest casinos and marvellous performers will make the Las Vegas experience memorable.

The only downside we can think of is the cost! A trip to Vegas won’t come cheap and who knows what you and your mates could spend when you are out there, but nobody is telling. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, remember?

Add in the blistering heat to top up your tan (if you do come out of the casino), then you’ll have the perfect holiday.

You’ve seen the movies, you’ve read the stories, now it’s over to you. Experience the thrill of Vegas, the casinos, the entertainment and the fun. It’s the ultimate place for the gamblers out there, so check it out and enjoy!

There you go, three of the finest places for a gamer to visit. They may cost more than you had anticipated for a holiday, but it’s worth saving up for. Each provides all of the games you could want, and the entertainment and fun that comes with each area makes it all the more appealing. So, go check them out! You may need to hone your skills on Coral before you go, and who knows, if you transfer your skills to the casino it may take a chunk of your holiday of a lifetime. Good luck!



Ashley Hughes