Casinos in North America

Most casinos in North America are part of a larger tourist resort, usually in the form of a hotel and casino resort complex. These are usually huge, sprawling buildings and often a resort complex will house any number of hotels, linked together to form the resort.

These resorts can be found all over the United States and they continue to pop up regularly.

Casinos in North America have led the charge for domination of the organised gambling industry for decades, although in recent years the spread of hotel and casino resorts to more exotic destinations around the world – such as Macau, the Caribbean and South America – has created stiff competition for America’s hotel and casino resorts.

Las Vegas Casinos

Las Vegas is the epitome of the American Dream – everything here is larger than life and flies by in the blink of an eye – and high rollers have flocked to the Nevada Desert to chase the dream ever since gambling was legalised in the state of Nevada in 1931.

Las Vegas’s iconic casino buildings are the stuff of legend, with Casino-Hotels like the Bellagio and The Venetian featuring in numerous motion pictures, television shows and other works of fiction.

Other North American Gambling Destinations

Other cities like Biloxi, Reno and Atlantic City – America’s second largest gambling city – also have a healthy gambling scene. In the United States alone there are at least 1 500 gambling establishments, ranging from the sprawling hotel and casino resorts popularised by Vegas, to poker rooms and pari-mutuel facilities.

Another sector that is growing in popularity is the riverboat casino industry, particularly in Illinois and Indiana, as well as on the legendary Mississippi River.

Canada also has a thriving hotel and casino resort industry, with a number of top-class establishments found nestled in some of the country’s most majestic settings.

Here is a list of some of the top hotel and casino resorts in North America: