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We’ve been traveling in Southeast Asia and in many cities, we’ve found one popular destination of many tourists- the casinos.

Here is our pick of some of the best casinos in Asia that are worth taking a detour to pay a visit. Although many of them are renowned for their high stakes players, you don’t have to even gamble to enjoy the opulence of their architecture and décor. After all, traveling, for many people, is sightseeing.

Number One is the future venue of this year’s lone fight of Manny Pacquiao! Yes, it is Macau. Macau is often described as being the Asian equivalent to Las Vegas; in fact it is the gambling capital of Asia. It has many casinos of varying styles, but the two that really stand out are the Venetian and the MGM.

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The Venetian Macao is casino hotel complex on the coastal strip and includes a 3,000 suite hotel. It is a replica of the canals and buildings of Venice and its design is based on Marco Polo’s epic journey to Asia. The gaming area is vast and includes upwards of 3,000 slot machines and over 800 casino games. If you have ever visited the Venetian in Las Vegas, then you will be familiar with the style; it is just somewhat larger. There are many outdoor recreation facilities too including an oasis containing waterfalls and gardens, which you can explore by gondolier.

The MGM Macao is also very splendid, but on a smaller scale than the Venetian. It is about half the size in terms of hotel rooms and gaming area, and it is famous for its fifteen different restaurants which provide a huge variety of cuisine.

Another top place in Asia for some really great casinos is Singapore. Although there are only two of them, they are particularly appealing, and especially so is the wonderful Marina Bay Sands casino hotel complex. The building itself is simply stunning and on the top is what is almost certainly the best swimming pool in the world from where you can see all of the Singapore skyline. The casino gaming areas is quite impressive too with 600 table games and 2,500 slot machines.

If however, you are unable to travel all the way to Asia to gamble, why not try betting in an online casino such as . It may not have all the thrills of a trip to Asia, but there is still hundreds of slots and table games, with daily poker tournaments at varying stakes ensuring you don’t get bored at home on your ‘staycation’.