Top Ten European Cities that Resemble Las Vegas the Most

For those who love the thrill of Las Vegas but are looking for a European adventure, here are the ten cities that resemble Las Vegas the most.

A recent study by Bonusetu, a Finnish casino review website, revealed ten European cities that best replicate Las Vegas. From luxurious hotels and casinos to vibrant nightlife and upscale dining, these cities have much to offer travelers seeking excitement and entertainment.

Numbers in the tables indicate a 10-point scale score for each of the 44 major European cities. The ranking is determined by a weighted calculation, with a weight of 0.4 assigned to casinos and a weight of 0.2 assigned to each of the other factors. Complete rankings for the top ten in each category are per 100,000 population.

#10 Lisbon

Lisbon, Potugal
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With just over one and a half five-star hotels for every 100,000 residents, the Portuguese city ranks third in this category among the listed cities. The city maintains a good nightlife ranking, enabling it to secure a spot in the top ten.

Lisbon (Portugal)

#9 Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands
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The Dutch city of Rotterdam secures the ninth spot on the list thanks to its abundance of casinos and Michelin-rated restaurants per capita, significantly boosting its ranking.

Rotterdam (Netherlands)0.791.566.821.622.479

#8 Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium
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With just over five Michelin Guide restaurants for every 100,000 residents, the Belgian city secures the second-highest ranking in this category among the listed cities. Additionally, its ranking of 12th for five-star nightlife locations still enables the city to secure the eighth spot on the list.

Antwerp (Belgium)0.000.978.532.252.558

#7 Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, the only Scandinavian city on the list, ranks fourth in its number of casinos per capita, with just over 1.5 for every 100,000 residents. The city also places fifth in the number of Michelin-rated restaurants, with more than four per 100,000 population, significantly contributing to its top ten position.

Copenhagen (Denmark)1.141.836.942.282.807

#6 Rome

Rome Italy Vatican
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Among European cities, the Italian capital boasts the highest number of five-star hotels per capita, with nearly two for every 100,000 residents. The city has an impressive count of 124 nightlife locations with five-star ratings, placing it within the top ten in this category.

Rome (Italy)

#5 Dublin

Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin is the third-ranked city in terms of its number of casinos per capita among these European cities, with almost two for every 100,000 residents. The city’s solid rankings for nightlife and five-star hotels have enabled the Irish capital to secure a spot in the top five.

Dublin (Ireland)5.011.924.813.023.345

#4 London

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London’s abundance of luxury hotels is noteworthy, as the city’s 163 five-star establishments rank it second in per capita rankings, with a 1.75 per 100,000 people ratio. Additionally, the capital of England boasts the third-highest number of casinos, with a total of 53. While London also features an impressive number of Michelin Guide restaurants, coming in ninth place in this category with a ratio of 0.57 per 100,000 population.

London (UK)9.000.646.171.993.694

 #3 Amsterdam

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Amsterdam’s per capita ranking for Michelin Guide-featured restaurants is impressive, with 70 restaurants amounting to over six per 100,000 population. Additionally, the city ranks fifth for its number of casinos per capita, sixth for the number of five-star hotels, and fourth for the number of five-star nightlife locations. These combined factors have allowed the Dutch capital to secure a spot in the top three.

Amsterdam (Netherlands)6.251.4710.004.154.673

#2 Prague

Prague, Czech
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With a staggering 162 five-star rated nightlife locations per capita, Prague tops the list of cities in Europe, with over 12 for every 100,000 residents. In addition to its lively nightlife, the Czech capital ranks second for the number of casinos, with a total of 56, securing its position as a leading destination for entertainment and gambling.

Prague (Czechia)1.184.813.2610.004.812

#1 Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania, has earned the title of the European Las Vegas due to its whopping 160 casinos, which translates to almost 9 per 100,000 residents – the highest number in the region. While it ranks moderately for five-star hotels (17th), its top ten nightlife score, combined with its great gambling, cements its position as Europe’s version of Vegas.

Bucharest (Romania)3.1410.000.002.475.121

This article originally appeared on Wander With Alex. Featured Image Credit: [@[email protected]/Depositphotos]


Alexandrea Sumuel is a nationally syndicated travel writer and founder of the Wander With Alex travel blog. Her work has appeared on MSN, YAHOO!, Euronews, and FOX, ABC, and NBC affiliates across the United States. 

Alex travels to experience, eat, explore, and occasionally escape! She collaborates with destinations, vacation property management companies, and hospitality technology firms to provide her readers with exclusive insights and information.