Here we find facts about casinos all over the world.  The introduction tells us that worldwide, the casino industry is expected to make $144 billion in 2011.  That’s a lot of dough.  Gaming companies are in constant competition, offering special incentives (comps) for high rollers, buying more and more extravagant properties, and offering cash sign-up bonuses for online players.  Here are some facts and statistics about the casino world.

Expected Growth

In a comparison of regional share of the global casino gaming market between 2009 and 2014, we see that there is a large difference in the Asia Pacific region of the world – 22% in 2009 compared to 41% in 2014.  There will be a decrease in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as Canada and the US to make up for this increase in Asia Pacific.  In 2009, the US held 57% of the global market, but in 2014, it will only hold 435.

Another graph shows that the monetary share of the global market will coincide and agree with the regional share.  The Asia Pacific region will make the most amount of money, etc.

Top 10 Most Expensive Casino Properties

The next section shows a small picture of the most expensive casinos int he world, along with how much they cost, how many rooms they have, and how many square feet of gaming space they have.  For instance, the Venetian Las Vegas cost $1.7 billion, has 4,049 rooms, and boasts 120,000 square feet of gaming space.  The most expensive, shown larger than the others, is the City Center Las Vegas, which cost $9 billion, has 4,004 rooms, and has 205,000 square feet of gaming space.  It sits on 67 acres of the Las Vegas Strip and is “the largest privately funded construction project in the history of the United States.”  Two smaller graphs show the largest casinos in terms of tables.  The Venetian Macau has the most at 800 tables.  It also has the most amount of gaming machines at 3,400, shown in a separate graph.

House Edge of Popular Casino Games

This section explores the odds of winning at different types of games.  The house edge on Craps is .60%.  The house edge on Blackjack is .80%.  The house edge on Baccarat is 1.63%, and the house edge on Roulette is 2.7%.  For poker, the house edge is 3.4%, and the house edge on Slots is 2-15%, depending on the type of slot machine and the casino.  Each of these pieces of information is accompanied by a photo of each game, and a short description.

Online Casinos

It is projected that online gambling will grow from its 2009 percentage at a rate of 38% by 2012.  Overall gambling growth is only projected to grow by 15%, which is less than half of the growth rate on online gambling.  Internet gambling is still illegal in some countries, but it is on its way to gaining a lot of acceptance internationally.

Top 10 Online Casino Sites

This section features ten poker chips with the logo of each casino site in the center.  The casinos are listed by popularity, with Rome Casino being the most popular, and Diceland being the 10th most popular.


Design:  B

It’s busy, but then so are casinos, so that kind of fits.  I really like the design of the header, but I don’t like the way all the data was presented, especially the top 10 online casino sites section.

Information:  B-

In the most expensive casinos, part, it would have been nice if they had told you where each casino is located.  In some it is obvious because the city is included in the name, but that isn’t the case for every one.  Showing the urls for each of the online casinos would have been helpful, as well.

Source:  Casino Top Lists – Online Casino Guide