Card Sharp

Staking out some of the best casi­nos from around the world

Red Magazine - - EXPLORED - WORDS TISHA RAMIREZ

Okada Manila

Okada Manila, a $2.4-bil­lion en­ter­tain­ment com­plex, is the new­est gam­ing hub in the Philip­pines. With over 3,000 elec­tronic gam­ing machines and 500 ta­ble games, it’s per­fect for casino vet­er­ans and new­bies alike. Ta­ble games in­clude Sa­mu­rai War, an ef­fort­less card game where the player and the dealer draw one card each and the card with the higher value wins. With the elec­tronic games, clas­sics such as Black­jack, Roulette, and Horse Rac­ing are avail­able for bet­ting.

The Vene­tian Ma­cao

Lo­cated on the Co­tai Strip in Ma­cau, The Vene­tian has the largest casino in the world, with 3,000 gam­ing machines and 870 card and ta­ble games spread across four dif­fer­ent themed ar­eas: Golden Fish, Im­pe­rial House, Red Dragon, and Phoenix. The casino of­fers ex­clu­sive ac­cess to their VIP guests through the Paiza Club, where high rollers are pro­vided with a but­ler as they en­joy pri­vate gam­ing rooms, lounges, and restau­rants.

MGM Grand Las Ve­gas

The casino in MGM Grand Las Ve­gas not only fea­tures gam­ing machines and ta­ble games but also a 24-hour lounge called Whiskey Down. What sets this gam­ing lounge apart from the gam­ing floor are its plush leather so­fas and the whiskey se­lec­tion that help peo­ple es­cape the mad­ness of the casino floor for a few en­joy­able rounds of Black­jack and video poker.

The Baden-Baden Casino

Lo­cated in south­west Ger­many’s Black For­est is The Baden-Baden casino where pop­u­lar games like Black­jack and punto banco can be found at its casino floor. But an­other venue in Baden-Baden of­fers guests a dif­fer­ent gam­ing en­vi­ron­ment: one of the city’s most pop­u­lar party venues, Club Bern­stein cre­ates a cozy at­mos­phere for guests who want to im­bibe the drinks of their choice as they get their game on with poker and roulette.

Crown Casino

Crown Melbourne is a re­sort com­plex with three ho­tels, en­ter­tain­ment fa­cil­i­ties, and a casino that has hosted sev­eral poker tour­na­ments such as the Aussie Mil­lions Poker Cham­pi­onship and the World Se­ries of Poker Asi­aPa­cific. Its VIP guests not only get to ex­pe­ri­ence com­pet­i­tive gam­ing but also en­joy events like the Aus­tralian Open Ten­nis Cham­pi­onships and the F1 Grand Prix.

Okada Manila Casino

Above and below: MGM Grand Las Ve­gas Casino

Above and below: The Vene­tian Ma­cao Casino

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