More and more people are visiting Vegas and other destinations for their vacations. With huge casinos with thousands of games, there’s a lot to enjoy.
That said, when you visit a casino, nobody tells you that gambling is hungry work. The emotional roller coaster that you experience at the tables needs to be handled on a full stomach – but – where are the best places to eat and gamble? Here is our list of the finest eating establishments that also allow you to get your bet on.
The Bellagio Hotel and Casino may be famed for the Fountains of Bellagio with the water displays synchronised to pieces of music but it is also a fantastic gambling venue that offers one of the best eateries in Sin City. The resort possesses 3,950 rooms with the Bellagio poker room one of the most highly reputed in the US and being the preferred venue of choice for a large number of professional poker players.
The resort’s Le Cirque restaurant offers quintessential French cuisine on the Las Vegas Strip within easy reach of the Bellagio casino tables. It is a continual AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant and was created by the illustrious Italian restaurateur Sirio Maccioni. The interiors were designed by Adam D. Tihany to give the décor a touch of class and the wine list delivers one of the most comprehensive selections in the world. Signature dishes here include Filet de Loup de Mer and Le Cirque Lobster Salad.
The Sands Hotel and Casino in Macau was opened in 2004 and boasts a 229,000 square foot gaming space. Controversial casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is the man behind the casino resort that already has a branch in Las Vegas. It has grown to become one of the most popular casino resorts on the Chinese enclave.
Copa Steakhouse brings a touch of Western cuisine to the East. The restaurant has an atmosphere that draws inspiration from the Rat Pack and the seafood platter is one of the signature dishes and the Copa Appetizer Platter is one of the must-have dishes. The open kitchen adds a touch of authenticity and it has recently been awarded the Best Western F & B Award and one of the Best Restaurants 2015 in Hong Kong Tatler Magazine.
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If you don’t want to venture further than Canada though, you’ll be pleased to hear you can enjoy some great casino games from the comfort of your home. Modern day online casinos offer the same games you’ll find in Vegas – with the advantage of being able to play them whenever and wherever you want. If you’re interested in trying some Internet casinos out, OnlineCasino.ca has some great offers and reviewed for Canadian gamblers.
As one of the most iconic casino resorts in Las Vegas, it is no surprise that Caesars Palace appears on this list. The AAA Four Diamond luxury resort was first built back in 1966 and has become a mainstay of the Las Vegas Strip. Its Roman-themed design is immediately recognisable and it has 3,960 rooms. The casino is renowned for being the home of slot machines that have paid out more $1 million plus jackpots than any other casino in the world.
Another stand-out part of the resort is the Guy Savoy restaurant. It is the namesake venue of the three star Michelin chef and, after it initially opened in 2006, Savoy brought over his executive chef from the famous Parisian restaurant of the same name to the venue in Las Vegas. It offers intimate fine dining and has been awarded two Michelin stars. Food is an art here and such is the emphasis on keeping the focus on food that no flowers are permitted within the restaurant and staff are not allowed to wear any perfume to ensure the aroma of the food is not masked.
The land-based gambling industry in Atlantic City might have taken a hit in recent years with the Atlantic Club, Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza all closing but there are still a number of brilliant venues to gamble and eat within the gambling destination located in New Jersey. Resorts Casino Hotel is one of those places. Its Roaring Twenties theme transports guests back in time and offers over 2,500 slot machines on its casino floor with craps, blackjack, baccarat, and roulette also available to play.
For something to eat, there is the Capriccio’s restaurant. It has won awards for its ambience, food, and overall performance including the Diners’ Choice Winner for Best Overall and Ed Hitzel’s Excellence Award. Guests are given the opportunity to create their own antipasti and the classic Italian dining cannot be matched at any gambling resort in the world.
The final entry on this list is a venue that offers something a little different. The Hippodrome Casino is a casino that has a wealth of history to its name. It was originally opened by architect Frank Matcham as a circus theatre back in 1900. It underwent a number of renovations over the next century before eventually closing in 2009. However, in 2012, the venue re-opened as a casino that holds a 180 seat cabaret bar, Lola’s Underground Casino, a PokerStars Live deck, six bars, and a music room.
Heliot’s Steakhouse is the award-winning restaurant at the heart of the venue. It is built into the seating area of the old theatre design giving it a unique design and ambience. The menu has been created by award-winning chef Barry Vera with some of his signature dishes including the mesmeric Millionaire’s Mac and Cheese decorated with a poached duck egg and truffles and the halloumi burger with roast field mushrooms and red pepper relish. Absolutely exquisite in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.
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