The first casinos opened their doors to the public some 400 years ago, but gambling has been around for far longer than that.
But the landscape of casinos is shifting.
As a result of increased competition from online betting, casinos have shifted their focus to providing patrons with a wide variety of entertainment options .
Beyond just the standard slot machines and table games.
As a service to our readers, OLBG has compiled a list of the world's top 10 most spectacular and distinctive casinos.
The vast majority are hotels with casinos on the premises, with room availability for thousands of guests, including non-gamblers and families.