The modern casino is a gambling mecca, with black jack, roulette, craps and slot machines providing billions of dollars in profits each year. These profits are built upon the inherent mathematical advantage of casino games, which provides casinos with enough money to build elaborate hotels, fountains, pyramids and towers.
While many of these casinos offer pulsating gaming action, they also boast beautiful rooms and breathtaking views of surrounding landscapes and cityscapes. They are all designed with an elegant, classy flair to draw world travelers to their doors and keep them coming back for more.
Because of the large amounts of cash handled within a casino, it is possible for patrons and staff to cheat or steal in collusion with one another or even independently. For this reason, most casinos have numerous security measures in place. Elaborate surveillance systems offer a high-tech “eye in the sky,” which allows security workers to monitor every table, window and doorway at once. Dedicated cameras are even set up to focus on certain suspicious patrons, so the casino can see when something unusual is happening.
The elegant spa town of Baden-Baden, Germany first became a popular casino destination more than 150 years ago, drawing royalty and the European aristocracy to its red-and-gold poker rooms. The town’s famous casino has since expanded into a luxury resort, with an impressive new building that opened in 2007. Located on the Italian border with Switzerland, its multifaceted design offers spectacular views of adjacent Lake Lugano and the steep mountains of the Swiss Ticino region from various indoor and outdoor spaces.