The reality is bleak with the plastic litter contaminating marine life with the death of over 100,000 marine animals per year. And it is this contaminated water that remains the cause for over 250 million documented cases of diseases, and the reason for 80% of pollution in the ocean is contributed by the land. Have these numbers startled you then let me make you aware this is just three out of the gazillions of data available on pollution, and these numbers are perturbing? Therefore green-thinking should be our way of life at our homes, workspace, and even when we indulge on a fun weekend – our thoughts and perspectives should be fashioned the greenway!
Several casinos have embraced this truth on whom the awareness of environmental impact has dawned. This has contributed to numerous casinos being conscious of their part in aesthetically shaping a green environment. The elixir is a casino, an amalgamation of splendour and elegance coupled with their responsibility for a brighter and greener future.
The Venetian, Macau
Having drawn impetus from the Venetian complex in Vegas, this resort outstrips the real inspiration for its grandeur – Mecca of casinos. This extravagant architecture houses around 800 gaming tables and 3400 slot machines, in an expanse of more than 530,000 square feet. Guests are conferred the luxury of gondola rides through its canal system, the San Luca. Besides being identified for its opulence, this palatial casino is known for its green achievements from special parking for electric cars, conserving electrical energy, and regulating food waste – most eco-friendly casinos in Asia.
The Bellagio, Las Vegas
The magnificent resort is a feast to the eyes, with the splendid panorama of dancing water fountain housed in an eight-acre lake coupled with exclusive fashion stores – an added incentive for the shopaholics out there! You also receive a luxurious gambling experience with a high-stakes poker room and 2000 slot machines with an enormous jackpot of up to $2 million. The splendid resort was erected at the cost of $88 million and has also been featured in several Hollywood movies like Oceans 11. To make this escapade exuberant, they are among the greenest casinos that save electricity, water, recyclable materials, and a five-star green rating.
Melco Resorts and Entertainment, Hong Kong
They ensure a qualified recycling plan that sorts out all the materials into three major categories. The first category comprises compostable material; the second category is for reusable materials, and the final one for non-reusable material. The usage of plastics is thoroughly forbidden in this casino. It is evolving this Asian giant’s experience into a green and memorable one.
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas
At the heart of the mecca of gambling, it is celebrated for its grandiose architecture and the innovative food-waste management and for joining forces with the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This resort aids us to satiate our taste buds with a delectable cuisine employing locally-grown ingredients while recycling materials on their premise. That’s not it; you have the chance to be amused by a Shark Reef Aquarium coupled with concerts. The harmonious blend of the perfect nightlife and a melange of casino games.