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Extravagant Casino Properties

The world's gaming industry depends on delivering that larger than life experience so that it can keep drawing in millions of visitors each month. The worldwide casino industry is expected to deliver revenues of $144 billion this year alone.

Little wonder, gaming companies are constantly trying to outdo themselves with the most extravagant properties. From recreating Venice on a little island in East Asia to building replicas of Parisian monuments in Vegas, casino projects are often the most ostentatious and expensive private constructions. Some have nearly driven their parent companies to bankruptcy.

Click on to read about some of the most expensive casino properties ever built.

By Ansuya Harjani
Posted 2 May 2011

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