The Top 5 Casino Hotels & Resorts In Latin America

By 01 March, 2021

While we may not be able to enjoy an actual casino experience due to Covid, this does not stop us from thinking about all the casinos we could be visiting soon.

In the meantime, new online casinos have kept enthusiasts entertained throughout the pandemic – take a look at some reviews here at CasinoRange before you dive in to make sure you’re playing somewhere save and vetted. This article will showcase the vibrant and diverse ecosystems of the casinos resorts available across Latin America, with the added benefit of having the opportunity to explore all the different amenities and cultural influences on the casino’s doorstep.

So sit back, relax and grab a Batida as we count down the top five casino hotels and resorts in Latin America.

Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel & Casino – Maracaibo, Venezuela

Venezuela may have a chequered past and been mocked in Parks and Recreation for their jail system, but when it comes to gambling, the current government regulates casinos very strictly. If you find yourself in Venezuela, you must stay at the Crowne Plaza. Situated in the historic port city of Maracaibo, which more than holds its own in comparison to any other casino in South America. The casino is as you would expect from the Crowne group,with its sleek, modern design and some great amenities indoors and outdoors, including a number of swimming pools to relax in. The casino itself is not the most glamorous but has all of your favourite casino games such as blackjack, poker, roulette, free spiny and slots.

Ocean Sun Casino, Panama Bay, Panama

This glamorous casino is situated in what used to be Trump Towers. This hotel has three floors and oozes style and comfort and is a must stay if you are in Panama City. The J W Marriott group owns it, and this resort is one of the best luxury resorts in Latin America.

This incredible venue is within a 70-storey tower and has stunning views across Panama Bay and also has an eye-watering selection of casino games, including 600 slot machines and 37 table games. There is also a presidential suite for some of the more affluent guests, a sports bar to catch up with the day’s results, which also has a sports betting service. There is an open terrace as well as a scrumptious fine dining restaurant.

Casino Iguazu, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The resort and casino that benefits from the stunning South American beauty spot that is Iguazu Falls. Iguazu Falls is the biggest falls’ system in the world, which dwarfs the famous Niagara Falls in comparison.

The resort itself has been open almost 30 years now and has 34 gaming tables and has classic games such as roulette, blackjack and craps. There is also a separate Texas hold ’em poker room and plays host to many tournaments throughout the year, including high roller events such as the Iguazu Masters which is by invitation only.

On the grander scale, the resort has a panoramic view of the Iguazu River. It has a massive auditorium that has played host to some of the biggest names in Latin American entertainment.

Sun Monticello, Mostazal, Chile

This resort used to be known as the Monticello Grand Casino and Entertainment but was rebranded in 2009 with a show-stopping performance by Jennifer Lopez on opening night. The resort is a 45-minute journey from the capital Santiago has come on leaps and bounds over the last decade and has entertainment for the whole family.

The venue boasts a 5-star hotel, with an abundance of gourmet restaurants, an exclusive club, a relaxing spa, and a spacious auditorium with a massive 1800 capacity.

The casino itself houses many slot games and casino tables with the regional favourite game of Punto Banco and the standard casino table games. There is also bingo which in Latin America is a lot more entertaining than you are used to.

City Center Rosario, Rosario, Argentina

The second Argentine venue on this list is the City Center Rosario, which is in the Santa Fe province and gives guests a real all-inclusive experience. This resort holds one of the largest casinos on the continent. It also has an in-house spa facility, luxury hotel complex, a convention centre, a real mixture of restaurants, and a fabulous arena with a packed entertainment schedule.

The casino has over 3000 slots, 50 gaming tables, VIP rooms. There is also a dedicated poker room, disco room and themed bars.

As we can see Latin America has some establishments that would rival the best in the world. With globalisation and the ease of travel that we have available these days, traveling outside of your country or even continent to explore new places and cultures, while still having the comforts and thrills of casino resorts is a boon for international gamblers.

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