The Six Best Gambling Destinations in the Caribbean

By | 11 January, 2021

While the Caribbean is mostly renowned for its clear blue waters and white sandy beaches, the island region is home to some of the world’s most exotic gambling hubs. Whether you enjoy a game of roulette or video slots, the tropical paradise is the perfect backdrop for an exciting round at the table. And on that note, here is our list of the top five gambling hubs in the Caribbean.

Top 6 Exotic Gambling Locations in the Caribbean

1. Puerto Rico – Perhaps the epitome of the tropical vacation landscape, Puerto Rico is a grand fusion of old meets the new. The country has its fair share of luxury casinos and equally opulent resorts, and punters can choose from over 20 brick-and-mortar casinos. Some of the most tourist-friendly places in the country double up as gambling hubs, and the list includes Isla Verde, Condado, Old San Juan, and Carolina.

2. Aruba – The hometown of Caribbean Stud Poker, you’ll find some of the world’s most exquisite casinos in Aruba. And as evident, poker is quite the point of attraction here. The country’s gambling hubs include Palm Beach, downtown Oranjestad, and Eagle Beach, and if you’re looking for a break, head out to the numerous picturesque beaches and resorts in the vicinity.

3. The Bahamas – While gambling is legal in the Bahamas, it’s open to tourists only. However, this does not mean that there are fewer options to choose from. While some local casinos provide services only in Spanish, you can find places in which you can gamble and speak in English, like the Grand Hyatt Maha Bar. But if you’d like to revel in the local ambience, the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is the perfect destination.

4. U.S. Virgin Islands – One of the smaller gambling hubs in the Caribbean, the U.S. Virgin Islands have limited options in terms of wagering. The Casino in St. Croix and The Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort are the most prominent landmarks in the region and cover over 10,000 sq. ft. of the gaming floor. And apart from table games, sports betting is quite popular in the region.

5. Antigua and Barbuda – The second round of small islands on our list. Antigua and Barbuda might not have big and flashy brands to flaunt, but they offer quite a generous spread of gambling options. If you plan on visiting the region, don’t forget to indulge yourself in the finer things in life as you try and escape the crowds. The islands are home to a diverse gaming range, including table games and sports betting.

6. The Dominican Republic – The island that is renowned for its swanky resorts, world-class golf courses, and picture-perfect beaches is home to over 120 casinos. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the plethora of options around. However, punters can take full advantage of the assorted gambling options with the family, as the island is home to more than a few kid-friendly casinos.


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