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Unusual Casino Locations

Posted By GUNetwork on Aug 16, 2017 at 8:17AM

Unusual Casino Locations

From trains to planes via basements and caves, the world is full of unusual casino locations. Here are some top entries complied by Jackpot.co.uk

1) The Basement Casino:  

North Cadbury Court is a beautiful private house located in the quaint village of Yeovil in Somerset, England. The original building was constructed as a medieval hall in the early 1300s, and has since been converted into a private residence. Today, the house is used as a venue and events space boasting 21 bedrooms, a dining hall with seating for 96 and a ball room that can accommodate 150. Unusual Casino Locations

But it is below ground where things get really interesting. The owners recently converted part of the basement, which used to be wine caves, into an underground casino. Despite the low ceilings, the space can hold up to 30 punters and offers a blackjack table, roulette wheel, and poker room. The games are run by local croupiers, and use of the casino is reserved only for those who book out the whole house for an event.

This makes it not only one of the smallest casinos in the world, but one of the most exclusive.

2) The Underground Casino:

Going even deeper underground, the Desert Cave Hotel, located in the outback town of Coober Pedy, Australia, offers guests the opportunity to play at 16 subterranean poker machines during their stay.

There is only one casino in South Australia, an 850km drive away in Adelaide, so locals and tourists alike flock to the Desert Cave Hotel and descend below ground to get their gambling fix in cool and calm surroundings.

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The hotel celebrates dug-out-style living, boasting an underground shopping arcade where guests can buy a piece of locally-mined opal, as well as a bar and games room. In other words, plenty of opportunities to spend their winnings.

3) The Casino built on a Puddle:

At first glance, there’s nothing unusual about the location of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois. Built in 2011, the modern casino is located just minutes away from downtown Chicago and the O’Hare International Airport. Inside, it has more than 1,000 slots machines including Wheel of Fortune, Quick Hit and Lucky 8, as well as 50 tables including poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat games. Unusual Casino Locations

So far, so ordinary. Until you discover the Rivers Casino is actually built on a puddle, or, to be more precise, a shallow pit of water. This is to ensure the property complies with state gaming law, which only permits riverboat casinos.

It’s a creative way of complying with state gambling law, and earns the Rivers Casino a place on our list.

4) The Casino in the Sky 

The sky really is the limit when it comes to unusual casino locations, thanks to a concept from AirJet Designs and Designescence. By combining their bright minds and creative talents, they have produced designs for a casino that can be installed on airliners and private jets, allowing players to wager while 30,000 feet above ground.

Unusual Casino Locations

The Casino Jet Lounge features casino games tables, a bar, and space for passengers to move around, relax and mingle. The idea behind the project was to recapture the golden age of air travel, where people would meet and share a social experience together. 

The designs first surfaced a couple of years ago, with certain aspects incorporated into other projects the have since worked on. But as airliners continue to up the ante when it comes to the experience offered to their first-class customers, it won’t be long before the Casino Jet Lounge is a common feature on most long-haul flights.

We know there are more amazing Casino properties, so welcome comments and suggestions.

Thanks to Martyn Hannah for his support in providing the text and photos.