It's estimated that

visit casinos every year. Any way you choose to look at it, that's a lot of people and a lot of gambling.

When it comes to the world's top casinos, it's about

. It's true that for many casinos the gaming activities represent the largest proportion of their income, but most realize that it's vitally important to

.

Modern casinos are

and many of them boast about being a

, with entertainment options for all members of the family, young and old.

We've put together a list of some of the top casinos around the world. If you're planning a Casino Holiday for the family, then these are definitely worth a look.

. Perhaps the most famous casino district in the world. Located in the unforgiving Nevada desert, Las Vegas is a

of lights, tourists, entertainment...and money.

Of all the casinos along the renowned Las Vegas Strip,

must certainly be

. With a

, consisting of two wings - one for serious high-rollers and the other for Joe Average - the casino contains over 2000 slot and video poker machines, card tables, roulette wheels and pretty much everything you'd expect from a top, top casino.

The

- it's not called a palace for nothing. Classic vaulted ceilings combine with striking marble columns and archways to create an environment that projects grandeur. This is one casino definitely worth a visit and its no wonder it attracts as many tourists as it does gamers.

From the US we head south.

Considered South America's premium casino resort, the

is located in Argentina's popular Puerto Iguazu area.

Just a few minutes from the Iguaza falls, near the Tancredo Neves Bridge, the casino's location must surely be one of its biggest draw cards. This

offers an excellent range of gaming attractions with 130 modern slot machines, 27 Gaming Tables including Roulette, Poker, Baccarat, Blackjack and al the other casino staples.

It also boasts fantastic VIP rooms and exciting tournaments, bars, restaurants, massage and beauty services, 40 Executive Suites, 8 Corner Suites, 7 Junior Suites, 4 Master Suites an 18-hole golf course, outdoor pool and a

for the business traveler.

The

, South Africa is blessed with a number of fabulous casino hotels. While there are certainly many contenders for the country's best offering, there is one, which stands out as

.

Just a few minutes from South Africa's busiest city, Johannesburg, the Gold Reef City Hotel and Casino resort is one of the country's most popular attractions. The Hotel boasts 40

while the casino complex boasts a wide range of restaurants, a 300-seat theatre and an array of function areas.

Nearby, the

provides entertainment for the whole family, with many exciting rides, tours, shows and other entertainment. The casino offers nearly 2000 gaming machines and 50 table games.

Gold Reef City offers visitors

they're likely to find anywhere else. It provides a unique combination of gaming, family entertainment, historical fact and four-star luxury.

Located on the Cote d'Azur in Monaco, between Italy and France,

is one of Europe's premium luxury resorts.

Favorably situated in an area that enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year, and often

, The Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel is one of the

. It has over 600 guestrooms and luxurious suites which overlook the Mediterranean Sea.

An

, the Fairmont Monte Carlo boasts am open-air dining terrace, hovering above the ocean and a spectacular rooftop pool. Just 500 meters from the hotel is the

.

They absolutely love gambling down under. In fact, Australia has the second highest number of gamblers in the world. As you'd expect from a nation of enthusiastic gamblers, the Aussies have a few fantastic casinos, one of which is the;

can be found in the heart of

. It is one of the main attractions in this subtropical holiday playground and offers a combination of international resort hotel luxury and the 24/7 buzz of Jupiters Casino.

Located on the

, the five-star resort is one of Australia's largest, with 21 floors and nearly 600 guest rooms. The Conrad Jupiters is

. The Casino and other entertainment make it a must-visit destination.

There is one thing and one thing only that will take any gambler from constantly losing to any hope of making a profit. It’s not lady luck; it’s not any magic trick, and it’s not a mystical ritual.
Gambling has been around in various forms for hundreds of years and is an enormous source of revenue for a multitude of casinos, government agencies, bars, clubs and other organizations. The reason that these organizations make such a lucrative income is not so much the huge numbers of people gambling as it is the high percentage of these people who fail to learn the one secret they need to know to have any chance of making a profit at all.
The usual gambling approach goes something like this: You go to the race track and overhear a stranger telling a friend that a particular horse is ready to win so you put ten bucks on it. Result – the horse loses. Or you go to the casino and put fifty bucks into a slot machine because you believe it is your “lucky” machine. Result – you walk out fifty bucks lighter if you’re lucky. In most cases you’ll have blown even more because you have the extra cost of drinks, and you may have been so caught-up in your attempts to win that you actually put more like sixty or seventy bucks into the slot machine.
So what is the secret that you need to change your gambling situation? The secret is this, “Education”. While ever there are people who make no attempt to educate themselves to a point where they can make informed choices then the casinos and bookmakers will always make very lucrative profits from the suckers who walk through their doors day and night.
As an example, let’s say we play heads-or-tails with a coin and I offer to pay you $1.80 per dollar bet every-time you pick the correct outcome. A typical gambler might think that’s pretty good and try to pick more winning picks than they lose in the mistaken belief that they can make a profit. An educated gambler on the other hand would see the truth, which is that the odds of picking any one outcome here is 50/50; so over one hundred spins on average you would win fifty times. The reality is that with a 50/50 game if you outlay one hundred dollars and win fifty of those at $1.80 your total return is $90 or a loss of 10%.
The above situation is not uncommon in many casino games. Slots for instance has a house advantage of up to twenty percent (meaning that the casino always makes up to a twenty percent profit on all money that is put through the slot machine), and yet gamblers continue to throw their money into the slots despite the fact that the longer they play the more they’ll lose.
To improve your overall chances of coming out in-front when gambling start with a few of these tips:
Note
Successful stock market investors never buy stocks based on a tip or because they like the name of a particular company, otherwise they would go broke very quickly. They learn all they can and make informed decisions when choosing what to invest in. Stop gambling now until you educate yourself enough to make gambling choices that are likely to return a profit, rather than lining the pockets of the casinos.
Copyright © 2006 Colin L Wolfenden