Visiting the Top Gambling Destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country found in Central America. It has gained popularity as a tourist spot and retirement haven. Costa Rica means "rich coast" in Spanish. It is regarded as the most politically stable country in Latin America and the most ideal climate in the world. The rich flora and fauna, the wide range of attractions, and the exciting environment of Costa Rica casinos have contributed billions of dollars to the economy.

The development of casinos in Costa Rica resulted from the growth of the tourism industry in the 1990s. Casinos were regulated in the country in 1886 and 1922.

Casino gambling is a legal enterprise in Costa Rica. It has more than 30 casinos and most of them are in the capital city of San Jose. The top gambling destinations in Costa Rica provides the popular international games such as mini baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, slots, pai gow, Let It Ride, blackjack, roulette, craps, and video gaming machines.

The top gambling destination in Costa Rica is the Irazu Best Western Casino Concorde in La Uruca. With 166 slots and video games and eight table games, it is the largest casino in the entire country. Likewise, The Radisson Hotel and Casino Europa, located in Goicoechea houses 219 slots and 13 table games.

A number of gambling expositions and foreign conferences have been hosted by Costa Rica such as the poker industry conference which is held yearly. The said conference was held at the Marriott Hotel San Jose in December 2006. As part of the said event, poker tournaments were held at the Fiesta Casino which was participated by industry experts and poker professionals who showed their strategies and skills.

Costa Rica has emerged as a top gambling destination in Latin America and major renovations of casinos by local and foreign investors are currently on the works.

In Costa Rica, earning or losing money by wagering on sports events or playing games of chance is a criminal activity. Thus, making or collecting money on baccarat, roulette, dice, blackjack, and lottery is an illegal activity. Only those organized by the Red Cross and educational institutions are allowed. Likewise, bingo, known as "Junta de Protección Social," is allowed. Billiards, Caribbean straight poker, canasta, dominoes, draughts, and other skill games are legal in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is one of the newest gambling venues that cater to the gambling needs of people who have the passion for taking risks and making money.

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