Best Casino Resorts in the Caribbean

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While Las Vegas has established itself as North America’s no.1 destination for gambling, this does not mean that you should not try your luck at more exotic destinations – such as the Caribbean.

There are numerous places in the Caribbean where gambling is permitted: Aruba, Bahamas, Curacao or St Martin are a few well-known examples. The legalization of gambling has allowed big casino resorts to flourish on these islands. You will find many big names in the hospitality industry here, and in most cases these big, luxurious resorts will also have a casino. So if you are traveling to the Caribbean, looking for that specific casino resort experience, here’s our choice of the best casino resorts in the Caribbean:

El San Juan Resort & Casino, Puerto Rico

Located into a wealthy suburb of Puerto Rico’s charming capital-city, El San Juan combines all the facilities and benefits of luxury accommodation with the unrivaled beauty of Isla Verde beach. The resorts’ extensive casino – also one of the biggest in Puerto Rico – offers anything from the common slot machines and blackjack tables to a fancy cocktail service and evening entertainment. When not gambling, you can enjoy the private beach and pool, opt for a rejuvenating spa session or choose between the resort’s 9 restaurants.

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Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

One of the biggest and most famous resorts in the Caribbean, Atlantis needs no further introduction. Popular with both families and honeymooners, budget-travelers and luxury-seekers, this resort has something for everyone – including the biggest casino in the Caribbean. Gamblers can choose between classic games such ac baccarat, blackjack and roulette, to more local varieties such as Caribbean Stud Poker. You can also choose between the 750 slot machines, or decide to enter a tournament.

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Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba

Considered by many to be the no. 1 gambling destination in the Caribbean, Aruba is where the famous poker variety ‘Caribbean Stud’ was first played. Stellaris Casinos have partnered with Marriott Resorts to offer some of the best gambling experiences on the island. Located within a luxury hotel complex, the casino offers most of the usual games and slot machines, as well as a unique type of slot machine called ‘The Wheel of Fortune’.

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Paradisus Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is an oasis of lush tropical gardens and serene beaches. A very family-friendly resort, Paradisus has manged to combine the thrill of gambling with playgrounds and family-activities in a very discrete way. The casino awaits guests with its sumptuous design and a great variety of slot machines, gaming tables and sport betting facilities.


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