Aruba Casinos

Aruba's casinos are among the most popular in the Caribbean

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Visitors to Aruba can find all sorts of activities to help them relax and let loose. For those who dream of the glitz, glamor, and the neon lights of Las Vegas, along with beautiful beaches, Aruba's casinos offer the best of both worlds.

......birthplace of Caribbean Stud Poker......


Gambling in these casinos can add a little flare to any vacation, even for the casual gambler. However, visitors should keep in mind that this kind of glitz is reserved for vacationers aged 18 and up.

 Aruba was the birthplace of Caribbean Stud Poker in 1988 and is home to 11 casinos which are usually open from midday to near dawn. Aruba's casino games most often include slot machines, video poker, blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, craps, and roulette. Some of the larger and more popular casinos include multiple restaurants or clubs, often featuring merengue music. Some may even keep their doors open 24 hours a day.

Where to Find Gambling

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Feeling Lucky? Visitors wanting to try their luck in some gaming action will have quite a few places to go. Click on each name to read full details.

Copa Cabana Casino, which is on the premises of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, is Palm Beach, in northwestern Aruba. This spacious gaming floor featuring a brightly lit space has a bank of electronic games to the back of the house and along the right while, and table games in the middle. Not at all cramped, there is plenty of space for you to work your way around the room and mingle.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, you might try Hilton Casino. The fun thing about the Hilton Casino is their host of weekly specials. Every Monday, guests are invited to play free Bingo.

Alhambra Casino has a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Craps, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Caribbean Stud. The Alhambra Casino is more than just a location to place a bet. On property, guests will also find Aruba's only after-hours shopping bazaar and Cleo's Restaurant.

The casinos you will be able to find are summarized right below.

Gambling On Aruba
Name Located At Phone Location
Alhambra Casino -- (297) 583-5000 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Cool Casino Hotel Riu Palace Aruba (297) 528-0993 ext. 981 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Copa Cabana Casino Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 586-1234 3.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Crystal Casino Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad
Excelsior Casino Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino (297) 586-7777 1.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad
Glitz Casino La Cabana Beach Resort (297) 520-1100 3.0 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Hilton Casino Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino (297) 586-4045 3.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Seaport Casino Renaissance Mall (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad
Stellaris Casino Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (297) 520-6606 1.3 mi. Northwest of Central Noord
The Casino at the Ritz-Carlton Ritz-Carlton Aruba (297) 527-2222 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Noord

Bear in mind, you'll be able to find a nice selection of attraction types available too. To read more about other attractions, go to this page.

Popular in many of Aruba's casinos, Caribbean Stud Poker is played by many of the same rules as regular poker, but has one big difference: Instead of playing against each other, players play against the dealer only. Another small difference is that all of the players can see one of the dealer's cards, which he deals face up. With this information, players are free to make bets. This type of poker is extremely popular both throughout the Caribbean and on cruise ships.

You'll find most of Aruba's casinos along Palm Beach, though there are a few on Eagle Beach and in Oranjestad. Most tourists and vacationers flock to Palm Beach for fun in the sun; it also has plenty of nightlife and other activities, making it the perfect spot for casinos. Before you go, check casino hours. Each one differs and, while a few are open round the clock, most open early (before noon) for slots, and later in the afternoon or evening for games.


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