April 9, 2021
When you think of a casino, you probably think of it as a stand-alone building or assume it’s attached to a hotel. But these aren’t the only places you’ll find one. If you’re an avid traveler, you’ll want to be on the lookout for the world’s best airport casinos.
If you travel across the pond to London, book your flight into and out of Heathrow Airport to enjoy some casino action while you’re there. And while you won’t find a full blown casino floor, the airport features slot cabinets that you’ll find in various locations. It’s interesting to note that even though the legal gambling age in the U.S. is 21, in the U.K. it’s 18. So as long as you have ID to prove you’re 18 or older, a trip through Heathrow could very well pay off. And thanks to U.K. laws, you never have to pay taxes on your winnings.
Scheduling a visit to the Netherlands and flying into the Schiphol Airport is a great excuse to visit Holland Casino. It has a limited number of games to offer, but you can choose from various slots, and even table game type slots like Multi Roulette and Video Poker. Other games you’ll find in the casino include Punto Banco, roulette, and bingo.
You can stay in the U.S. and still try your luck at an airport casino. One place to do it as at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. It’s gaming area/casino floor is 4,100 square feet. Though it’s only open 5am to 11pm local time, if you time your flight right, you don’t even need to head to Reno’s handful of casinos. The selection of slots at the Reno airport are mostly IGT titles. You can choose from penny, nickel, quarter and dollar slots of Elvis, Megabucks, Wheel of Fortune, Party Time, and Jeopardy.
You’d expect Las Vegas’s McCarran Airport to have slot machines, and it doesn’t disappoint in that area. They aren’t confined to one part of the airport, they are scattered throughout it. Unlike most other airports, this one boasts over 1300 slot machine games. And if luck is on your side, you may win a seven figure amount like a California woman recently did on Wheel of Fortune Pink Diamonds.
Proving Nevada has casino games everywhere you look, the Elko Regional Airport is no exception. While you have to take a shuttle from the airport to the Ramada Elko Hotel & Casino, it’s worth the short trip. But don’t look for slots, because Stockmen’s Casino is strictly for table games. Time your visit carefully, because the casino is only open during the evenings.
Ethan Lim, a native of the Lion City, is Singapore’s rising star in the domain of online casino guide localization. He masterfully blends his intimate knowledge of local culture with international gaming standards to produce content that resonates deeply with Singaporeans.