There are numerous places across the globe to enjoy the casino experience, land based or online. Each location boasts of a particular game of choice. For example, in Italy and Spain, it is all about poker.
It could be something quite different in Macau, Austria, America, or Australia. Then in Monte Carlo, Las Vegas or Monaco, it would be a local favorite no doubt. While these places are obvious as top of mind for gamblers, a few others also come to mind.
Romania may not be the most well-known tourist destination, but its casinos are stellar. The country – the size of the state of Oregon – is home to the second-highest number of casinos in the world. Imagine that, one step behind America with over two thousand.
In fact, Romania boasts 320 casinos in total for a population of twenty-two million. Obviously, the locals love to gamble. They hand to wait, however, until the end of Communist rule when the ban on gaming was lifted in the 1990s. The sector has grown immeasurable ever since – mostly in the capital, Bucharest.
Not to be discounted as a major player, Canada is ahead of the trend when it comes to legalizing previously outlawed activities. There are 216 casinos across this land, including the impressive and scenic Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Ontario. A monster venue with 2.5 million square feet, it is luxury complex with 3,000 slot machines and 130 gaming tables. Of note, each Canadian province controls the legality of gambling. The choices are legion and unique.
The Netherlands are included in this list of almost forgotten gambling meccas. Amsterdam has long been a location of entertainment and even vice. But gambling is legal in the fourteen casinos in the city as well as the other one hundred and seventy four sprinkled across the country.
Locals flock to the Holland Casino Rotterdam, the largest in the lot. You can enjoy a game of poker here or a spin of the roulette wheel. If you tire of these fan favorites there are tons of slot machines. No wonder the casino draws over a million guests each year.
Interestingly, gambling has a history stretching back to the 14th century. In fact, it is alive and well in the Netherlands.