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10 of the world's most extravagant casinos

By: Josh Lew on July 28, 2015, 2:39 p.m.
One of the world's largest and most opulent casinos is the Venetian Macao

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High rollers

As long as the odds are good, serious betters will gamble anywhere. But for most people, gambling is a form of entertainment, and the setting is part of the experience, which is why the most popular casinos in Las Vegas, Macau and Monaco have such over-the-top designs. (That's the Cotai Strip in Macau pictured at left.)

Casino developers understand what kind of settings the general gambling public wants. Some venues take a modern form with LED lighting and sleek furnishings. Other casinos opt for a more classic appeal with chandeliers, mosaics and marble carvings, like the lobby in Venetian Macao in Macau (which we highlight in this gallery). Whether classic or modern, the world's most fancy casinos excel at opulence. (Text: Josh Lew)