Casinos in the Caribbean

October 25, 2012 by

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A Casino in the Caribbean. Photo courtesy of prayitno via Flickr.

A Casino in the Caribbean. Photo courtesy of prayitno via Flickr.

Travelers to the Caribbean can enjoy some high stakes excitement at one of the casinos there. Casinos can be found on several Caribbean islands including Aruba, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many of the casinos in the Caribbean are located at all-inclusive luxury resorts, which also often provide such amenities as restaurants, spas and golf courses, and on-site gaming is an added incentive for guests.

Casinos have long been a popular attraction for passengers on Caribbean cruises, and the popularity of on-site casinos at hotels and all-inclusive luxury resorts in tourist destinations throughout the Caribbean is on the rise. You’ll find the highest concentration of casinos in the Caribbean in the resort areas of Punta Cana and Playa Dorada in the Dominican Republic. The Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino in Santo Domingo is one of the largest casinos on the island and, in addition to gaming, offers restaurants, lounges, a fitness center and spa.

The 100,000-square-foot Atlantis Resort and Casino on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is one of the largest casinos in the Caribbean. It’s also one of the most lavishly decorated and features 850 slot machines, 80 table games, tournaments, race and sport wagering and events.

The casinos on Aruba and Puerto Rico are known for their elegance, sophistication and style, particularly the Stellaris chain of casinos with locations on both islands, the Crystal Casino at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and the casino at the El Conquistador Resort in San Juan. The U.S. Virgin Islands are home to just one casino, the Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino in St Croix.

- Laura Nazimiec

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