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A poker room at Aria Las Vegas.

We've scoured the world for some of the best places to lay down your chips.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas // This vintage casino has won the Best of Las Vegas blackjack award four years in a row, and recent renovations have upped its charm.

... POKER:
Aria Las Vegas // This newer addition to the Strip is sleek, shiny and packed with poker. Its 24-table Poker Room offers Texas hold’ em, three-card poker, pai gow poker and more, plus the high-limit Ivey Room for big spenders.

... CRAPS:

The Bellagio, Las Vegas // From the fountains to the food, it’s a Vegas icon for a reason. Throw the dice at one of the 10 craps tables or try the electronic craps. And don’t miss the conservatory and botanical gardens.

... BINGO:
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut // What started as the Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s bingo parlor is now the country’s biggest resort-casino, with a bingo hall that features 3,500 seats and matinee and evening games daily.


Longchamp Racecourse, Paris // This beauty of a course between the Bois de Boulogne and the Seine offers views of the Eiffel Tower as you watch the thoroughbreds circling the track.


Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco // Don your best attire to play the baccarat tables (or chemin de fer and punto banco, cousins of baccarat) at this legendary Riviera casino, long a favorite of the rich and famous. Don’t miss the three-Michelin-star Le Louis XV—Alain Ducasse in the Hôtel de Paris.


The Casino at the Empire, London // Among the West End’s theaters and bars is one of London’s best-known casinos, where free entry gets you access to all the low-stakes punto banco you could want. Don’t miss a drink on the Icon bar’s balcony.


Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai // The traditional Arabian sport gets a modern update here, where robot jockeys perch atop racing camels as their owners speed alongside in SUVs.


Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, Germany // Play roulette in the footsteps of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy at this opulent Old-World casino. Make sure to dress the part and bring your passport.

... SLOTS:

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore // The wow factor starts with the visually stunning structure and extends to the more than 600 gaming tables and 1,500-plus slot machines. Don’t miss the hotel-guests-only rooftop infinity pool at 57 stories high.

... SIC BO:

Wynn Macau, China // This Chinese dice game is booming in Macau, which is the only legal spot for casino gambling in China. The Vegas-style Wynn Macau offers table and electronic sic bo among its 265,000 square feet of gaming.

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