Most Expensive Casinos in the World

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Most Expensive Casinos in the World

Ever dreamed of staying in the world’s most expensive casino? Want to brush shoulders with high rollers at the biggest-stakes roulette tables or take your pick of thousands of slot machines on a lavish casino floor?

With this guide, you can discover the top 10 most expensive casino projects in the world. From the Las Vegas Strip to Singapore, we’ve rounded up the priciest resorts with the most rooms, the best amenities and the biggest gambling action.

Casino, Location (Cost)
10. The Palazzo, Las Vegas ($1.8 billion)
9. Encore, Las Vegas ($2.3 billion)
8. City of Dreams, Macau ($2.4 billion)
7. The Venetian Macau ($2.4 billion)
6. Wynn, Las Vegas ($2.7 billion)
5. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas ($3.9 billion)
4. Resorts World, Las Vegas ($4.3 billion)
3. Resorts Sentosa, Singapore ($4.93 billion)
2. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore ($5.88 billion)
1. CityCenter, Las Vegas ($9.2 billion)
All totals in US dollars

10. The Palazzo, Las Vegas

Price: $1.8 billion

Year Built: 2007

Game/Slot Machines: 2,700+

Table Games: 160+


  1. Shoppes at Palazzo
  2. Canyon Ranch Spa Club
  3. The Pools of Palazzo

Long regarded one of the best places to stay in Las Vegas, The Palazzo adjoins The Venetian resort and Sands Convention Center. The Palazzo isn’t the world’s most expensive casino, but it offers the same Italian Renaissance vibe as its sister site next door. And if you can take your eyes off the huge domed entrance as you walk in, there are nearly 3,000 slots and casino games to enjoy in its massive gambling space.

9. Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Price: $2.3 billion

Year Built: 2008

Game/Slot Machines: 900+

Table Games: 100+


  1. 18-hole Wynn golf course
  2. Encore Beach Club
  3. Surrender nightclub

Encore is the second of Steve Wynn’s big Vegas projects and directly adjoins the Wynn. The casino floor stretches across 72,000 square feet of space – enough room to fit in nearly 1,000 slots and over 100 table games. And while you’re there, don’t forget to call in on the Encore Beach Club, one of the best places in Vegas to catch top DJs.

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8. City of Dreams, Macau

City of Dreams

Price: $2.4 billion

Year Built: 2009

Game/Slot Machines: 1,500+

Table Games: 450+


  1. Club Cubic, Macau’s largest nightclub
  2. Morpheus Spa
  3. 17,000-square-foot Kids’ City play area

City of Dreams was briefly the most expensive casino in Macau, but it’s still one of the biggest resorts on the Cotai Strip. The casino was the brainchild of Melco Crown Entertainment, the company behind Studio City, which just missed out on our world’s most expensive casinos list. City of Dreams boasts over 400,000 square feet of gaming space, including over 2,000 slots and table games.

7. The Venetian Macau

Price: $2.4 billion

Year Built: 2009

Game/Slot Machines: 6,000+

Table Games: 800+


  1. 850+ store Sands Shoppes Macau
  2. 5-star restaurants and buffets
  3. 39-story main hotel tower

The Venetian Macau was based on the successful Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, itself based (loosely) on the beautiful Italian city. When it opened in 2009, The Venetian was the first integrated resort in Macau. As well as being one of the most expensive casinos built to date, The Venetian Macau is also one of the largest casinos in the world. Its gaming floor stretches over 500,000 square feet and manages to fit in over 7,000 slot machines and table games.

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6. Wynn Las Vegas

Price: $2.7 billion

Year Built: 2005

Game/Slot Machines: 2000+

Table Games: 170+


  1. Wynn golf course
  2. World-beating restaurants
  3. Regular hit musicals and shows

The Wynn is one of the oldest resorts on our list, but it’s still hugely popular with visitors from across the world. You can gamble on the 100,000-square-foot casino floor or play a round of golf on a course designed by Steve Wynn himself. Wynn doesn’t really do small projects, and The Wynn oozes class right from the front door. With the follow-up project, Encore, attached, it forms one of the biggest hotels in the world.

While Wynn isn’t the world’s most expensive casino built, it still spreads enough action for players of all budgets. There are more than 2,000 video slots and gaming terminals, as well as nearly 200 table games. You can also play Texas Hold’em in one of the city’s best poker rooms.

Players can also access dozens of free-play slots through the dedicated Wynn app and turn points into comps like free hotel rooms.

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5. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas


Price: $3.9 billion

Year Built: 2010

Game/Slot Machines: 1,300+

Table Games: 500+


  1. 3,000+ hotel rooms and suites
  2. 3,200-seat theater
  3. Spas, pools and clubs

The Cosmopolitan opened in 2010 as part of a new wave of luxury casinos in Las Vegas. The hotel has won numerous awards and is generally regarded as one of the best in the world. You can also shop at one of hundreds of outlets, or watch a show in the 3,200-seat theater.

The Cosmo casino spreads across 110,000 square feet of gaming floor space. There are more than 1,300 video slots and video poker machines with stakes up to $500. Table games include favorites like roulette, craps and blackjack, as well as Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Casino War, and Fortune Pai Gow Poker.

For big-stakes players, the high limit lounge spreads 17 games including mini-baccarat, blackjack and roulette. Minimum bets are $100, which shouldn’t put off every casual gambler passing through the doors.

4. Resorts World, Las Vegas

Price: $4.3 billion

Year Built: 2021*

Game/Slot Machines: 3,000+

Table Games: 250+


  1. Hotel and luxury suites
  2. Michelin-starred restaurants
  3. 220,000-square-foot pool complex

Resorts World Las Vegas doesn’t actually open until 2021, but it will shoot straight into No. 4 on our list when it finally opens its doors. The newest addition to the Genting Group chain of Resorts casinos, Las Vegas will feature a 5,000-seat theater, shops and a hotel for 3,500+ guests. The casino resort will boast more than 110,000 square feet of floor space, enough room to fit thousands of slots and table games. There will also be a dedicated poker room and VIP Salon Prive.

3. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Price: $4.93 billion

Year Built: 2010

Game/Slot Machines: 2,400+

Table Games: 500+


  1. Universal Studios tour
  2. Aquarium and waterpark
  3. Fine dining and shows

Asian gambling giants Genting opened Resorts World on the island of Sentosa back in 2010. It still dwarfs its sister sites like Resorts World Manila and Resorts World in the UK. Resorts World Sentosa boasts an expensive casino that is spread over nearly 600,000 square feet of gaming floor. But the casino is itself dwarfed by the amenities available across Resorts World’s 120 acres. There are seven hotels to stay in, as well as an aquarium, waterpark and Universal Studios visitor center.

2. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands

Price: $5.88 billion

Year Built: 2010

Game/Slot Machines: 1,500+

Table Games: 600+


  1. SkyPark gardens and pool
  2. Canals and gondolas
  3. 300 shops and boutiques

Opened in 2010 by the Las Vegas Sands corporation, Marina Bay Sands is one of the world’s most striking constructions. Resembling a boat balanced on top of three skyscrapers, Marina Bay Sands includes a hotel and convention center. It also boasts the most expensive casino ever constructed in Asia.

And if you’re bored of gambling t this casino resort, check out the infamous infinity pool on the roof. The rooftop SkyPark also includes a swimming pool and one of the world’s highest gardens. Then go shopping in one of 300 boutiques, and travel by gondola right through the mall. The casino at Marina Bay has room for over 1,500 slots and 600 tables spread over 160,000 square feet. Entry is free to overseas visitors but locals must pay a daily entry levy.

1. CityCenter, Las Vegas

Price: $9.2 billion

Year Built: 2009

Game/Slot Machines: 2,000+

Table Games: 100+


  1. 16 restaurants
  2. 10 bars and clubs
  3. 1,800-seat theater

We’re cheating a little with our world’s most expensive casino. Strictly speaking the CityCenter in Las Vegas isn’t just a casino, but it’s still one of the most impressive construction projects in America. And at $9.2 billion, it’s certainly the most expensive.

CityCenter doesn’t just incorporate a casino (ARIA), but also a huge 4,800-room hotel, high-rise apartment blocks and retail district. There’s even a passenger walkway taking gamblers to the neighboring MGM Grand casino.

ARIA itself features a 150,000 square foot gaming floor – enough room to cram in over 2,000 slots, 100+ table games, and a sportsbook. The high limit room caters for big-stakes Pai Gow, blackjack and baccarat players.

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