We all lead incredibly busy lives these days and that means it is important to have something to look forward to. A break from work and the daily routine is always welcome and few things are quite as exciting as having a date in the diary for a getaway with the girls.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay

Taking a trip with your besties gives you all a chance to properly catch up, make memories and simply enjoy yourselves. There are plenty of locations that are ideal for a great girls’ holiday and we recently highlighted some of the options available in regions across the US. However, why not base your next break around a theme rather than a specific location?

One possibility may be to structure a trip around some casino fun, as the glitz and glamour of such establishments make them the perfect place for a trip to remember.

Part of pop culture

Casinos have been a key part of popular culture for many years and the industry has continued to go from strength to strength in recent times. For example, a report added to Business Wire in 2019 revealed that the global gambling market size had a value of around $449.3 billion in 2018. Also, it was expected to reach $565 billion by 2022. The report also found that Asia-Pacific was the largest market for gambling, followed by North America and Western Europe.

When all of that is considered, it is clear that gambling is a popular pastime across the world. But, before we look at the places you could head to for your casino break, let’s consider what you should be packing. You will of course need key essentials like your passport, any necessary tickets and travel money, while you also need to think about what will boost your casino experience. The establishments have always had a reputation for style and sophistication, so you should ensure you have a wardrobe fit for the occasion. Also, consider your bankroll by perhaps setting aside a portion of your funds for gambling. Finally, are you planning to do other activities during your holiday? If so, make sure you are prepared for those too.

Safe bets for fun

So, we have offered up some suggestions for your suitcase, but now it is time to decide where you are booking a flight to. There are some classic destinations that you can choose for a casino holiday, while there are a few slightly more surprising names that are worth considering as well.

Of course, any discussion about a casino holiday must begin with a reference to the bright light city itself, Las Vegas. The destination has become renowned for its massive casino resorts and it is always a huge hit with tourists. Last year, KTNV reported on figures from the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority, which revealed that more than 49 million people visited the city in 2019. Statista.com also states that 81 per cent of Vegas visitors gambled during their stay in the same year.

Another key name to consider for a casino break with the girls is Macao. Located on the south coast of China, the region is well-known for its gambling options. As the Macao Government Tourism Office details, the industry has developed rapidly and many of the casinos also feature top-class entertainment and food. Data from the organisation also reveals that there were more than 39 million visitor arrivals in 2019. Finally, Monaco could be an option for casino glitz and glamour in Europe. Visit Monaco outlines how the area is home to the stunning Casino de Monte Carlo, which was originally built in 1893.

Other exciting options

But, while the names above might be obvious places to start when planning a casino break, there are other locations you can consider too. Besides, some might even seem a little leftfield at first glance. For instance, have you ever considered enjoying some casino fun in Sweden? Source: Pixabay

You might not realise it, but the country has had a big role to play in the gambling world in recent years. For example, it has plenty of links to online gambling, with the casino gaming solutions provider NetEnt having an office in Stockholm. There are plenty of other brands operating in the region too, with 888 Casino highlighting the range of games that are now on offer. The site features a wide array of options, from classic casino games to online slots and jackpot titles. Players can also access live casino experiences, which feature real-life action presented via a video link. However, do not be fooled into thinking that casino gaming only exists online in Sweden. Casino Cosmopol outlines how it operates international casino services in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo. The site adds that the stunning Stockholm site once also played host to movie premieres.

If you’re looking to travel further afield, another potential option for your casino holiday could be South Africa. Sun International details how it operates many casinos in the country, including GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in Cape Town. The site adds that the casino features 1,802 slot machines and 50 premium table games, with some being found in its Salon Privé. The latter gaming area is described as luxurious and includes the Captain’s Cabin for high-stakes players.

Prepare for your next adventure

Girls’ holidays can come in many shapes and sizes, but there is no denying that a casino-themed trip could bring a fresh twist to your next adventure. After all, casinos tend to combine gaming action with a host of other entertainment options, so there is plenty to do and enjoy.

We hope that the ideas above have provided you with a little food for thought as you prepare to book your next break. The gambling industry really appears to be in rude health at the moment and, with it undeniably having a global outlook at present, there are plenty of places you could visit. Wherever you ultimately opt for, we are sure you will have a great time.


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