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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Looking for some action? Vacationers who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action will have lots of places to go. To learn more, click the name.

Copa Cabana Casino, 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 playing the slots, consider heading to Hilton Casino. The Hilton Casino wants to make every moment you spend with them an enjoyable one. That is why they offer not only slots and table games, but weekly specials and promotions that double your chances to win.

Alhambra Casino provides a collection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Baccarat - Mini, Blackjack, Craps, Poker - 3 card, and Poker - Caribbean Stud. The casino is only closed between the hours of 4:00am and 10:00am.

Check the table below for a listing of gaming choices.

Gambling On Aruba
Name Located At Phone Location
Alhambra Casino -- (297) 583-5000 0.4 mi. North of Downtown Oranjestad
Copa Cabana Casino Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 586-1234 3.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central 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
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
Wind Creek Crystal Casino Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad
Wind Creek Seaport Casino Renaissance Mall (297) 583-6000 Downtown Oranjestad

Keep in mind that you'll be able to find other types of attractions. To visit our guide to other attractions, use this link.

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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