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Eight Casinos To Welcome In The New Year

Many people think that 2011 will be a lucky year. Online gaming site GR88 has listed their top eight casinos and resorts where travelers can spend the new year. "The GR88 team looks forward to an outstanding year, filled with great success for all of our loyal players," said Charles Exeter, GR88 spokesperson. "With our players in mind, we are pleased to list the eight greatest casinos to ring in the New Year."

1- Crown Casino, Melbourne Australia. Get a jump on the new year at this casino's annual celebration that will include three difference party arenas, mixing the tracks of the best DJ's in the world such as Finlo White, Phil Ross, Tate Strauss, Joe Sofo and Kitty Kat, Jono Earle & Chris Mac. The casino's New Year celebration will include stunning burlesque dancers, cocktail specials and giveaways all night long.

2- The Palms, Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to its over-the-top suites, the Palms also offers a wide list of events in its nightclubs. Their 30 Seconds to Mars NYE Package includes two nights in a Palms Deluxe room, two concert tickets and four free drinks at any casino bar starting from $850.

3- The Venetian Macao resort on China's Cotai Strip is modeled after its Las Vegas sister hotel and features largest casino in the world with over 550,000 square feet of gaming. This year's events include a party at Blue Frog bar and grill and shows at the ZAIA Cirque du Soleil theater.

4- Sun City, South Africa offers a variety of New Year's Eve options in an exotic setting. The resort has four hotels and a wave pool, and also offers safaris in its own private park as well as golf and of course, for this list, a lavish casino. There are 340 air-conditioned rooms and suites and several different restaurants and bars.

5- Atlantis Resort, Bahamas. The Atlantis resort often makes the list of ideal places to spend your New Year's Eve. In addition to white sand beaches, oodles of pools and lavish accommodations, the resort is home to the largest casino in the Caribbean with 980 slot machines and 78 gaming tables including baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack and Caribbean stud poker, and a high limit table area called the Baccarat Lounge.

6- Casino de Monte Carlo, Monaco. The classic choice for a lavish and legendary New Year's Eve celebration is the Casino de Monte Carlo. It was designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera, and its lobby features a marble-paved atrium with 28 Ionic columns as well as lavish bronze and gold ornaments. The casino features 316 slot machines and 35 tables for Roulette, craps, and blackjack.

7- Casino Metropol, Moscow, Russia. You probably wouldn't think of Russia for casinos but the Casino Metropol, part of the Hotel Metropol is located just a few minutes from the Red Square and the Kremlin. The 24-hour casino also features 11 tables with blackjack, roulette and poker.

8- St. James Club, Mamora Bay, Antigua. The main attraction here isn't the casino, it's the warm weather and beautiful beaches. The St. James Club is a high-end resort is nestled on a 100-acre private peninsula, with the sea bordering three sides of the resort. The resort has plenty of options for everyone: and at night there's the disco and the small but glamorous casino, which is the place to gamble on the island. (Credit: Luxist)

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