Just 10 years ago people were still thinking the internet was just a fad. It would soon pass and people will be flooding back to the real world casinos. But we now know that it wasn’t going to happen and what we have left is a massive amount of people gambling online and some amazing looking casinos that are left in ruins…
Ten Abandoned Casinos That Show the Growth of Online Play
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It’s in 1962, for the reopening of the “Cité du Bokor”, that a casino has been established in the new hotels near the lake. But it seems it couldn’t save this amazing building from falling into disrepair.
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Sadly for the town surrounding this casino, when the casino dried up the town dried up and these days the abandoned casino is just the centre point of many other abandoned buildings surrounding it.
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A lot of casinos here in the UK have been closed and abandoned for a while now, but yet companies and people still hold onto them with hope for the future (or maybe just land grabbing).
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The casino was built by Harrah’s Corporation in 1993. It was the second to open in Vicksburg after riverboat gambling was authorised by state law. At that time, a casino had to be on a floating plant, so all the gambling facilities were on a barge made to look like a paddle steamer (Which of course it wasn’t).
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This is a casino that never even got to open! The left image was what it was going to look like and the right one is what it still looks like today, 20 years later.
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Once it didn’t seem possible that a casino would ever close down in Las Vegas, but here are with the closing down of a true icon of gambling history.
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The Key Largo Casino, located at 377 Flamingo Road in Las Vegas, Nevada, opened in 1974 and closed in 2005. Plans were afoot to convert the building into a condominium tower but a suspicious fire at the site in late March of 2013 has put the kibosh on those plans.
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The Jubilation Casino opened in December of 1995 and closed just over 7 months later… failure to legally maintain minimum bankroll requirements to cover payments on table games and slot machines caused the Mississippi Gaming Commission to pull the plug. Not literally, of course, as that would sink the ship.
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Casino Constanta was built in 1910 by King Carol I in south-east Romania. It once attracted wealthy Europeans to its gallant game rooms. The casino was designed by French architects who used old ships and marine life to decorate the building’s façade. Inside, crystal chandeliers hung from high arched ceilings with windows in the shape of seashells overlooking the Black Sea.
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Name regardless, nothing’s been easy for The Big Easy casino boat. The 238-foot long New Orleans-themed ship was built around a 30,000-square-foot casino boasting 23 gaming tables. One wonders if the wind and waves would affect the motions of the roulette wheel, the dice or the slot machines… actually, the question is moot because The Big Easy has spent much of its life unoccupied, dodging hurricanes, docked at various Florida ports.