The Bahamas Casinos

The Bahamas is home to a few extravagant casinos

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The possibility of making thousands of dollars in one night attracts many vacationers to the glitz and glamor of the casinos of the Bahamas. Gambling in the Bahamas combines the excitement and high-stakes of the casinos in Las Vegas with the tropical atmosphere of a true island paradise.

In the Bahamas, it is illegal for Bahamians to gamble, but tourists who are 18 years or older can gamble at any of the four island casinos. Features of Bahamian casinos include slot machines and live gaming tables. One game of note is the popular Caribbean card game Caribbean stud poker.

Caribbean Stud Poker

Caribbean stud poker was created in the 1980s, so it is a relatively new game in the region. The game is a blend of blackjack and poker, and some say it was invented by a few cruise ship directors who were looking for a good way to make some money with its high house advantage. Travelers should remember this when placing their bets.

Where to Find Gambling

Looking for some action? Visitors interested in testing their luck on the slots have several venues where they can do so. For full details, click on the name.

Crystal Palace Casino, a part of Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace Casino, is located in Cable Beach, the Bahamas. Deep blue walls and a printed carpet fail to stand out against the neon colored slot machines, blinking, and drawing guests in for just one more pull.

Take a look at the table below for more information about your options.

Gambling In the Bahamas
Name Located At Phone Location Island
Atlantis Casino Atlantis The Cove (242) 363-3000 0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Potters Cay New Providence
Crystal Palace Casino Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace Casino (800) 222-7466 0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach New Providence
Resorts World Bimini Casino Bimini Bay Resort (888) 930-8688 0.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central North Bimini North Bimini
Treasure Bay Casino Grand Lucaya Bahamas Beach (242) 350-5466 Port Lucaya, Western part of the Bahamas Grand Bahama Island

Fortunately, The Bahamas is home to other attractions. Go to this page about even more attractions if you're interested in learning some more details.

Gambling can make for some exciting and sometimes profitable entertainment during a vacation to the Bahamas, and you'll be able to choose from several sizzling casinos throughout this beautiful region in the Caribbean.


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