Top Gambling Destinations in the Caribbean

Since the tourism industry began in the Caribbean, gambling was one of the reasons why it suddenly picked up. Its popularity grew considerably that it became synonymous to Caribbean beaches and sunshine. However, casino gambling is not allowed in some islands in the region. So, if you are looking for the top gambling destinations in this side of the world, you would have to conduct some research before you pack your things.

Let us now take a look at the casinos that draws the crowd in the Caribbean.


Curacao boasts of having 12 casinos. All but three of these gambling joints are found in the capital of Willenstad. Curacao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino are two of the most popular gambling attractions in Curacao.


Eleven casinos in Aruba are situated in some of the biggest resorts in the island. A few gambling spots operate 24 hours 7 days a week. Generally, however, hours of operation for slots and table games starts at 11 am and 1 pm respectively. The accepted currency in all the casinos is the US dollar. Stellaris Casino and Crystal Casino are the largest and most spectacular casinos in the island. In these casinos, the visitors are entertained by live music.

Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Playa Dorada, and Punta Cana are the top gambling destinations in the Dominican Republic. Accepted betting currencies are pesos or US Dollars. The casinos would give visitors a feel of Las Vegas as the gambling odds are similar to those offered in the city. Majority of the casinos operate until the early hours of the morning. The Playa Dorada Casino consists of 500 rooms and is adjacent to an 18-hole golf course. The town of Santo Domingo is home to The Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino, which is the largest casino in the island. The Amhsa Paradise Beach Club & Casino is the perfect venue for gamblers who brought along their families.

Puerto Rico

Because all of the 20 casinos in Puerto Rico are found in major hotels, finding a discounted rate offering accommodation and airfare is likely. Majority of the casinos operate until 4 a.m. or 6 a.m. but there are a few which operates all day and all night. The accepted currency is US Dollar. Located on the shores of Isla Verde, the Ritz-Carlton is one of the best alternatives.

The Bahamas

The three huge casinos in the Bahamas are found in hotels or resorts and provide gambling options exclusively to tourists. The Atlantis Paradise Island and the Isle of Capri Casino operates from 10 am till 4 am while the Crystal Palace runs for 24 hours on weekends. Gamblers can juggle with the US and Bahamian Dollars when making their bets. Measuring 50,000 square feet, the immense structure of the Atlantis houses a wide range of games and halls.

Considering a trip to these top gambling destinations in the Caribbean can not only be worthwhile but also profitable.

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