Gambling has become incredibly popular in the last decade, with the growth of the market increasing each year. This is evident when looking at the growth of the online gambling market which is estimated to grow from $58.9 billion to $66.7 billion by the end of this year. Part of this growth is part and parcel of the process the casino industry underwent to revolutionize gambling. Starting in the early 90’s by making it accessible to those at home with computers, then in the 2000’s to those who use mobile devices and now today when the worlds first virtual reality casino was launched in 2016.
This rise in popularity has allowed many licensed casinos to open around the world, increasing the number to around 2148. The effect is even seen in Japan, where integrated resorts are being planned to be built, and laws that banned casinos for longer than a century to be revised.
Knowing the best up-and-coming casinos can help tremendously in providing entertainment, and most importantly avoiding disappointment.
Live! Casino Pittsburgh
Live! Casino Pittsburgh is a new facility in Greensburg that opened its doors on December 5, 2020, built on the premises of the vacated Bon-Ton department store. The casino itself is quite large at 100,000 square feet and will house a total of 750 slot machines and 30 gaming tables.
Currently the games available to play at the casino are blackjack, roulette, baccarat and sports booking. The casino also offers a generous number (6,400) of parking spaces which is located at the casino. It is advertised to be open 24/7, but those times may change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The casino also has a hotel and a restaurant which can be found inside, catering to those with a love for American styled food. The Sports & Social Steel City is not only a restaurant but also a social lounge and gaming venue, and offers 445 seats on its two levels, providing a variety of games.
Circa Resort & Casino
The Circa Resort & Casino opened on 28 October, 2020 and is situated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casino itself is moderately sized at 7,000 square feet, hosting an impressive 1350 gaming machines and 55 table games. Games which are available include craps, roulette, 3 card poker, baccarat and more.
Visitors will find 66 suites spread over 35 floors, with availability opening up for reservations on 28 December. Along with many rooms, visitors will also be able to park in any of the 982 parking spaces housed in the 9-story parking structure, with a valet service also being made available. The resort also offers five bars and restaurants and a spa, with venues such as Legacy Club, Vegas Vickie’s, Meeting & Event Facilities, Mega Bar, Overhang Bar, Circa Bar, Circa Sportsbook. The resort and casino are a combined 1.25 million square feet. It is advertised to be open 24/7, but those times may change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The casino offers games such as craps, roulette, 3 card poker, baccarat and more.
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort opened its doors on October 29, 2020 and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The casino offers a large number of gaming machines, currently at 923, which can be found in its very large 166,000 square foot building. There is a poker room where visitors can play poker at any one of the five tables.
The casino caters to many kinds of players by providing a range of games such as blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, free bet blackjack, electronic bingo, three card poker and more. For visitors planning on staying overnight at the casino, they can do so in the AAA Four Diamond Hotel, which offers 246 guest rooms along with 24 suites. There are a number of restaurants available to suit any needs, including vegetarian, steak, seafood and American dining among others. Additional services provided in the resort include a gym, heated pools and jacuzzi, spa treatments and a hair and nail salon. In terms of parking, there is a four-story parking structure with valet parking available. It is advertised to be open 24/7, but those times may change due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.