by Aveline MacQuoid on June 2, 2021

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The casinos that always feature in movies

The casino industry is one that has become very popular in the world. People love excitement and taking risks and casinos give humans those feelings. This enjoyment has even transferred over to online casinos such as LuckyNiki, and many people are enjoying the benefits that playing from home brings. It is also a great form of entertainment and people love the positive feeling that casinos bring. The global gambling market grew from $465.76 billion in 2020 to $516.03 billion in 2021 which is huge! It is no wonder that so many movies centre around casinos and many casinos have featured in movies over the years. If you are a big fan of movies and love to gamble, here are a few casinos that have appeared in movies.

The Mirage

The Mirage is a casino located in Las Vegas in the United States. This casino was built in 1989 by Steve Wynn and is both a hotel resort with 3000 rooms and a casino. The mirage is considered a very beautiful and luxurious casino making it a perfect place to film a casino movie. The Mirage is known to make their visitors feel like royalty and offers them the best treatment in the world. This popular luxury casino was featured in the comedy movie “Vegas Vacation” that was released in 1997 and stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Wayne Newton, Ethan Embry and Wallace Shawn.

The Bellagio

The Bellagio is considered one of the most beautiful casinos in the world and is located in Las Vegas in the United States. The Bellagio is a beautiful building and the casino has an Italian theme running throughout. This casino is one of the most recognized in Vegas, especially for players who love poker. It is luxurious and breath-taking and is the perfect place to shoot a casino movie. This popular casino was featured in the box office hit movie “Ocean’s Eleven” starring A-list actors George Clooney, Brad Pit, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. After the movie was released, The Bellagio rose to fame and people started visiting the casino frequently.

Caesar’s Palace

If you do not know the name Caesar’s Palace then you are living under a rock. It is one of the most famous casinos in the world located in Las Vegas in the United States. This casino has been in operation for more than 50 years and has beautiful architecture. This world famous casino attracts gamblers from all over the world and offers a great gaming experience and also has a hotel with very spacious rooms. The beauty and reputation of this casino makes it a great place to film a casino movie and of course Hollywood has jumped on the opportunity. The famous 2009 movie “The hangover” was filmed at Caesar’s Palace and stars Hollywood megastars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms.

The Venetian

Situated on the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Venetian is a unique casino offering a different experience and not only is it a casino but a hotel too. This casino venue resembles Venice Italy and gives its visitors a real tour of the romantic Italian city. It even has copies of landmarks like Piazza San Marco and St Marks Campanile. The unique and Italian style casino is the perfect place to film a casino movie and there have actually been quite a few Hollywood movies that have been filmed at this location including the original Ocean’s Eleven, Rat Race starring Rowan Atkinson and Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock.

Planet Hollywood Casino

The last casino we are going to cover is Planet Hollywood Casino. This casino is also situated in Las Vegas in the United States and is considered one of the most popular casinos in the world. This famous casino is inspired by Hollywood and has become popular surprisingly for its restaurants and family friendly environment. If you are into card games then this is a casino that you must visit! The floor is full of gambling tables and hundreds of slot machines for your entertainment.  It is one of the newer casinos in Vegas but already has been placed at the top of the list of casinos that visitors must visit. The movie “21” features this casino and stars Kate Bosworth, Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey in this Crime/Drama flick.

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