Casinos With Iconic Architecture

When it comes to architecture, the casino industry is going out of its way to impress people with each new building being erected around the world. People may think that only Las vegas houses the most well known casino ever. While there is a large number of casinos in Las Vegas, there are many other places in the world which have casino buildings with some of the most impressive architecture ever seen.

The Venetian Macao

The casino was designed by Aedas and HKS, Inc and was officially opened in 2007. The resort can be considered a sister to The Venetian in Las Vegas and as such features many elements and architectural styles found in the city of Venice and a miniature reproduction of the city itself.

The building is home to a hotel which is situated in the main tower. The hotel spreads from the 7th to the 38th level and is home to 300 room served by 250 elevators. The resort is divided into many different zones, each with its own purpose. There are shops, theaters and also gondola canals.

When it comes to the interior, the casino features beautifully realized frescos on the ceiling, a golden color theme combined with red accents and tile floors with ambient light being cast from many different styled chandeliers.

Marina Bay Sands

Owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the Marina Bay is truly a sight to behold, even from afar. The resort is recognized as one of the most iconic architectural wonders in Singapore. It truly has a unique design style. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie and had its grand opening in 2011. Safdie said that the inspiration came from card decks and this can clearly be seen when seeing it for the first time.

What makes this establishment truly stand out is the three-acre park at the top, known as the SkyPark. The park is home to restaurants, swimming pools and jogging areas. Besides the SkyPark, the casino also houses a museum, shops, restaurants and two theatres.

Grand Lisboa

The most famous casino in all of Asia, the Grand Lisboa is truly an amazing architectural wonder and represents a symbol of Macau. The design takes the form of a spreading lotus flower. The structure is a remarkable piece of human engineering and it’s quite impressive that a building like this actually exists. This complex structure was designed by the architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man and the building is owned by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau.

Because of its extravagance and lotus shaped form, the building also acts as a guiding landmark for the people in Macau. Since the casino opened its doors in 2008, it has been and still is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Macau.

Casino de Monte Carlo

When visiting Monaco, the Casino de Monte Carlo is probably the main attraction. The reason for this being the incredible exterior architecture of the building. The design looks like it has been ripped straight out of the renaissance era.

The interior does not disappoint either and there are some interesting parts of the interior to visit. People interested in slot games can visit Salle des Amériques which is an entire room for slot machines. The machines have an interesting curved shape screen which is a bit different from others found in different casinos. There are many different types of slot games, some of them similar to the classic themed Sizzling Hot found online at Slotpark. If you are not interested in slot games, then there is also the iconic private room Salle Médecin where people can play table games. If you are a fan of James Bond, you will surely enjoy this room.

The building was designed by Charles Garnier the man who created the Opera House in Paris and was completed in 1893. The building was also used as a film set for some well known movies like “Golden Eye” and “Never Say Never Again”.


These resorts are not only popular for their casino activities but are also important landmarks around the world. They never disappoint when it comes to architecture and beauty. People who are looking to travel to their first casino, should consider visiting one of the casinos mentioned in this list.