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Top-10 Largest Casinos10 December 2007
Mohegan Sun poses a challenge to Foxwoods as the premier casino in the northeast thanks to more than 6,000 slot machines, a race book and a full range of table games. After four years without a poker room, Mohegan added 12 PokerPro automated tables in November. As for the Odawa, it features 1,500 slot machines – including the newest options like Hot Shot Progressive, Playboy and Deal or No Deal - and 36 different table games as well as a full tournament schedule in its new poker room.
9.) Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino (Lakeside, Calif.) – 310,000 square feet
This San Diego-area casino prides itself on offering "the best Blackjack rules in the country" with single- and double-deck games and high table limits (up to $10,000 and more). There are also $25 video poker games and $500 slots.
8.) Casino du Lac-Leamy (Gatineau, Canada) – 319,105 square feet
The Casino du Lac-Leamy promotes the fact that it has "an exhilarating atmosphere" thanks to almost 2,000 slot machines and 60 gaming tables. There's also a Royal Ascot electronic horse racing track and a high-limits gaming area and lounge.
7.) Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel (Morton, Minn.) – 325,000 square feet
Jackpot Junction has two floors and is big on video slot machines, offering more than 1,300 to choose from with a range of penny to $25. In addition to the dizzying amount of slots and table games there is also a live poker room. There are also regular and matinee sessions of Bingo and the new Highstakes Lounge located on the second floor features slot machines and blackjack.
6.) Viejas Casino (San Diego, Calif.) – 327,000 square feet
If you can't find something to pique your interest here, you simply don't have a gambler's bone in your body. Not only are there 2,500 slots, 10 different table games and a 20-table poker room that hosts daily tournaments, but there is also a bingo pavilion with smoking and non-smoking areas and electronic touch pads. And for horse racing enthusiasts there's an off-track betting area with a dozen 50-inch flat screen televisions and 45 personal monitors. In addition, the private Turf Club offers table service for food and beverages, 10 personal booths, eight four-person tables and five big screen TVs.
5.) Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket, Conn.) – 344,000 square feet
With more than 380 table games to choose from and 7,200 slot machines, it's easy to see why more than 40,000 guests visit Foxwoods on a daily basis. There's also a state-of-the-art World Poker Tour poker room that boasts 114 tables and attracts players from around the world as well as the Ultimate Race Book, where you can bet on everything from thoroughbreds and harness to greyhounds and jai-alai. Oh, and don't forget to visit the 3,200-seat High Stakes Bingo Hall.
4.) Island Resort & Casino (Harris, Mich.) – 408,520 square feet
There's a full variety of table games as well as live poker and keno. Also on the gaming floor you will find close to 1,500 slot machines, including video, reel, wide-area progressives, dual screen bonus games and in-house progressives. The Bingo Hall is open seven days a week and there are weekly and monthly poker and slot tournaments as well as a monthly themed Blackjack Party Pit tournament.
3.) San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino (Highland, Calif.) – 480,000 square feet
Bingo was the main attraction here when the San Manuel opened in 1986 and the casino has stayed true to its roots as it features a 2,500-seat Bingo Hall that has 15 games every night as well as matinee games with low buy-ins. There are also 2,000 slots, gaming tables and a smoke-free poker room with tableside food and beverage service.
2.) Casino de Montréal (Montreal, Canada) – 526,488 square feet
The Casino de Montréal is open 24/7, 356 days a year and has a client capacity of approximately 4,000 people. It features more than 3,200 slot machines, 115 gaming tables, a keno lounge, a Royal Ascot electronic horse racing track and a high-limits gaming area and lounge.
1.) The Venetian Macao (China) – 546,000 square feet
This is the second-largest building in the world and claims to be big enough to hold 90 Boeing 747 jumbo jets. The casino features 6,000 gaming machines and 870 table games, but is just a small part of the property, which is also home to 18 restaurants and a hotel with 3,000 rooms.