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

Attractions Map

Feeling Lucky? Guests hoping to test their luck on the slots will have lots of places where they can do so. Click on each name for full details.

Crystal Casino, part of Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, is situated in downtown Oranjestad. When one casino just isn't enough, fill your nights with entertainment at sister casinos Crystal and Seaport. Crystal Casino is open 24-hours-a-day, and features the largest table bank roll on the island.

If you enjoy the simplicity of playing the slots, consider heading to Excelsior Casino. The Excelsior Casino is open every night.

Palm Beach Casino provides a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Blackjack, Poker - 3 card, Poker - Caribbean Stud, and Poker - Let it Ride. Known formerly as the Casablanca Casino, the Palm Beach Casino in Aruba underwent a $1.5 million renovation in 2010. The casino's lounge now features 10 flat screen televisions, and hosts live music on a regular basis for guests as they sit back and enjoy a complimentary cocktail or two.

Be sure to look at this table if you want more information.

Gambling On Aruba
Name Located At Phone Location
Alhambra Casino -- (297) 583-5000 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Cool Casino Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive (297) 528-0993 ext. 981 2.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Copa Cabana Casino Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 586-1234 3.3 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Crystal Casino Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad
Excelsior Casino Holiday Inn SunSpree Aruba Beach Resort & Casino (297) 586-7777 1.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Oranjestad
Glitz Casino La Cabana Beach Resort (297) 520-1100 2.2 mi. Northwest of Central Oranjestad
Occidental Grand Casino Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba (297) 586-4500 3.2 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Palm Beach Casino Westin Resort & Casino (297) 586-0666 2.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Radisson Casino Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 586-4045 3.1 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
Seaport Casino Renaissance Mall (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad
Stellaris Casino Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (297) 586-9000 ext. 0 3.9 mi. North of Central Oranjestad
The Casino at the Ritz-Carlton Ritz-Carlton Aruba (297) 527-2222 1.5 mi. Northwest of Central Noord

Needless to say, you can find a nice selection of attraction types available too. You can read this article regarding even more attractions if you're interested in learning some more details.

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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