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Abby Messick
 

Top 10 casinos by number of table games

29 August 2016

Lotus or artichoke? Just call it the Grand Lisboa

Lotus or artichoke? Just call it the Grand Lisboa (photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Table games run the gamut from baccarat to Let It Ride to pai gow all the way to poker and its many variations. "But Casino City!" you cry. "Spoiled for choice, how am I supposed to decide which game to play?"

Our reply: what if you don't have to choose?

Don't worry, we've narrowed it down for you: These top 10 casinos feature a massive number of table games and are known for their extravagant amenities and exciting locales.

10. Casino Grand Lisboa – Macau
Set in the heart of Macau and known for its iconic lotus shape, this casino has 409 table games at your disposal. The selection includes sic bo, American roulette, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker and more. An area dedicated to Premium Players offers high table limits and private tables. There's an additional VIP area, where the best of the best have access to 10 exclusive areas and over 140 baccarat tables.

9. MGM Macau – Macau
This 35-story building, which features eye-catching architecture composed of a wavy, multi-colored glass exterior, hosts 415 table games. It's located steps from Macau's outer harbor, which means those of you lucky enough to stay there will have an unbeatable view of the scenic ocean. Make sure you take a break from playing to peep the decor – this casino prides itself on its sense of style and class (and on the Dalian Dancer statue, a bronze cast of a sculpture by Salvador Dalí).

8. City of Dreams Macau – Macau
Far from finished with our tour of Macau, this property, located along the Cotai Strip, holds a total of 455 table games. Rounding out the casino experience are an impressive 1,514 slot machines. The hotel area is actually composed of four towers: Hard Rock Hotel, Crown Towers Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt Macau, which constitutes two towers itself. You can see why they call it a city.

7. Resorts World Sentosa – Singapore
This $4.93 billion resort – the fourth-most expensive building ever constructed (yes, in the world) – is located on the island of Sentosa and features 500 table games. This 24-hour casino has baccarat, blackjack, craps, pontoon and a few electronic table games for the technologically-inclined. And for those of you that can't go without luxury, there are three exclusive clubs to choose from, each with its own private gaming area and restaurant.

Finally, on the off-chance you've become bored with gaming, the Adventure Cove Water Park, Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A. Aquarium are just steps away.

6. Casino de Genting – Malaysia
This is the first and only casino in Malaysia, opened in 1971. Also known as Genting Highlands or Resorts World Genting, it contains 500 table games. As for traveling there, it's an hour from Kuala Lumpur by car or a quick trip via skyway. The new Awana skyway, which features grass-floor gondolas, is currently in the works.

5. Sands Cotai Central – Macau
Another Cotai Strip mainstay, this property packs 515 table games on its 106,000 square foot gaming space. Like the City of Dreams, the hotel is actually a collection of four towers that total 6,000 rooms.

Inexplicably, this resort is really into Dreamworks, so if you're starved for Kung-Fu Panda content this is the place to be.

4. Galaxy Macau – Macau
This place looks like a veritable palace, so it's only fitting that it should have 540 table games and more amenities than you can visit in a day. When you’re through with rolling the dice, visit the artificial beach and wave pool that contains gardens, six different swimming pools, and a beach with white sand.

The palatial Galaxy Macau

The palatial Galaxy Macau (photo by Brenden Brain)

3. Crown Entertainment Complex – Australia
Located on the south bank of the Yarra River, this casino has 540 table games. The main games include blackjack, craps, pai gow, poker, baccarat and roulette. This was the first place to introduce Rapid Roulette, an electronic version of the game. Additionally, adventurous types can try their hand at Blackjack Plus, a slightly modified version of the beloved game. (Rules found on the website claim the house edge to be 5.5%, so players beware.)

2. Marina Bay Sands – Singapore
Like No. 7 on our list, this casino also graces the most expensive buildings ever count, coming in at No. 3. But what you're here for is table games, and Marina Bay Sands has 610 of them. Over 200 are available in a special high limit area. Over 20 types of games are up for play, including roulette, craps, sic bo, and multiple variations of baccarat and blackjack.

1. The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel – Macau
Continuing the trend of everything in Macau being completely off-the-rails and impressive, this casino has 643 table games. It's the seventh largest building in the world, and if you're disappointed by such a low position on the totem pole, don't worry – The Venetian Macao holds the title of largest casino in the world. (This casino's sister property, the Venetian Las Vegas, featured in last week's top 10, is the second largest casino in the world. Impressive family.)

The casino is separated into four distinct areas: Golden Fish, Imperial House, Red Dragon and Phoenix. Each division features its own theme. Additionally, the Paiza Club is a premium guest's dream – it comes with a secret entrance, lobby and elevators to the private gaming rooms.
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.
Abby Messick
Abby graduated from Champlain College in 2013 with a degree in Professional Writing. She didn't expect to end up in the casino industry, but it's proving to be an educational experience.