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Casinos with the most restaurants show international flavor

8 September 2008

Gambling on an empty stomach just isn't fun. Who needs hunger headaches when you're trying to decide whether or not to split aces with a deuce showing? In addition, many casinos offer restaurants with high-end chefs and great food, making it an experience you definitely don't want to miss. So if you're looking for plenty of restaurant options on your next trip to a gambling establishment, here are the ten casinos with the most food spots (number includes cafes, snack bars, bars, pubs and any other place you can get food).

1. Sun City Resort Casino Complex – 35
The popular South African holiday destination features an incredible 35 eating options. From Asian to seafood, Italian and buffets, this resort has it all. In addition to the Sun City Hotel, which houses the casino, visitors can stay at The Palace of the Lost City, The Cascades Hotel and The Cabanas Hotel.

2. Mohegan Sun – 31
At the end of the month, this popular Connecticut casino will increase its food spot offerings to 32 when Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville opens on Sept. 29. The new eatery sits on 16,000 square feet next to the poker room that opened at the end of August. The two-level restaurant will include an outdoor dining terrace, tiki huts, palm trees and an 8-foot tall blender for margaritas.

3. Casino de Genting – 29 (tie)
Located in Malaysia, Casino de Genting is one of the world's largest casinos. And it has the restaurants to prove it. Among its 29 offerings are eight that feature food from the Orient, including the Elite Palace, which is know for its Cantonese cuisine.

3. Foxwoods – 29 (tie)
Our second entry from Connecticut is known primarily for its massive poker room. But poker players like to eat. And Foxwoods gives them 29 options, ranging from casual to gourmet. From Nathan's Hot Dogs to the California Pizza Kitchen and Paragon, one of only 7 restaurants in Connecticut to achieve the AAA Four Diamond Award of excellence, Foxwoods has a bit something for everyone.

5. Crown Casino – 28
From gaming to fine dining, there's plenty of fun to be had at Melbourne, Australia's Crown Casino. In fact, the culinary selection at the Crown is just amazing. Award-winning chef Guillaume Brahimi runs Bistro Guillaume, a traditional French bistro that showcases Australian flavors. Nobu is one of the world's most recognized Japanese restaurants. And Silks is a Chinese restaurant designed like a Chinese mansion complete with a Mongolian tent. And those are just the tip of the iceberg at the Crown.

6. Montecasino – 27
Montecasino is South Africa's second entry on this list. Located in Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, Montecasino offers a wide variety of restaurants that offer everything from Italian to Chinese and specialty sea food.

7. Caesars Palace – 25
Caesars is the first Las Vegas entry in this list. The popular casino boasts an eclectic lineup of international fare that ranges from French fine dining to the food stylings of Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill. If you're looking for something simpler -- or less expensive -- try the Cafe Lago Buffet. It's one of the better ones in Vegas.

8. Venetian Macao – 24
The one thing you can't do at this luxury resort in Macau is go hungry. The resort features five Chinese restaurants, three Japanese spots, seven "Western" eateries (including Morton's of Chicago) and four "Asian/International" restaurants among its 24 food spots.

9. Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino – 23 (tie)
The Mandalay Bay is a symbol for cool elegance in Las Vegas, and its 10 "signature" restaurants epitomize that. From Fleur de Lys (French cuisine) to Chef Michael Mina's STRIPSTEAK, the restaurants of Mandalay Bay provide quality food to match the casino's elegant, yet contemporary surroundings. And whether it's steak, seafood, or even Russian, there's something for everyone at Mandalay Bay.

MGM Grand Las Vegas – 23 (tie)
From fine dining to cafes and quick eats, the MGM Grand has something for almost everyone. Reknowned French chef Joel Robuchon operates two restaurants at the MGM Grand. And Emeril Lagasse has a restaurant there as well -- though his is classified as casual dining. Bam!

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – 23 (tie)
One of Las Vegas' most underrated casinos offers plenty of places to eat at -- but no Planet Hollywood restaurant. Instead the signature restaurants here are Koi and Strip House. Koi blends Japanese cuisine with California accents and is popular with the celebrity crowd. And Strip House was voted one of America's greatest steakhouses by GQ magazine.

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