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 in 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.

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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.

Casinos in the Bahamas

The islands in the Bahamas offer just a few places for travelers to gamble, and many casinos in the Bahamas are located on hotel and resort properties. The largest casino in the Bahamas is the Baha Mar Casino in Nassau on New Providence Island.

The Baha Mar Casino is located on the beautiful Cable Beach. This facility features an array of games including slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and much more in a 35,000-square-foot building. Vacationers can even bet on their favorite team at the casino's Sport Book facility, which provides big-screen TVs that broadcast live sporting events.  If you're new to the world of gambling, this is a great place to visit because visitors can take gambling lessons.  Tables and slots are open 24 hours a day on the weekends, but if luck isn't on your side, the casino also offers activities other than gambling, including water skiing, snorkeling, jet skiing, and sailing.

...several sizzling casinos...


Nearby, vacationers will find the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island. This 30,000-square-feet casino located at The Cove Atlantis Resort, sits on a 14 acre paradise that opens out onto a stretch of sparkling white-sand beach. With its Lost Continent of Atlantis theme, this resort/casino is a sprawling water-world that attracts thousands of guests each year. The casino features one of the largest restaurant and bar areas in the Caribbean, as well as an expansive selection of gaming activities that include more than 1,100 slot machines, craps and Caribbean stud poker tables. The slot machines are open 24 hours a day.

Where to Find Gambling

Looking for a bit of action? Vacationers who'd like to try their luck in some gaming action have quite a few places to go. Click on each name to learn more.

Island Luck Freeport is Sunrise Park, in western the Bahamas. Sports fans will revel in the sportsbook options and various sports events held for fans. Special games such as the superbowl, are celebrated and bet on at these celebratory events.

Island Luck Staniel Cay is found within Staniel Cay, in central the Bahamas. Island Luck has several locations throughout the Bahamas, making them a trusted, reliable company when it comes to gaming.

Chances Games provides a wide array of games for visitors to play, including Casino Games, Other Games, and Poker. While Chances Games is an interactive online gaming platform, they have several locations in the Caribbean. Most specifically, they host an exciting location right in Freeport.

The gaming opportunities you will be able to find are displayed in the chart below.

Gambling In the Bahamas
Name Located At Phone Location Island
Baha Mar Casino Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar (242) 677-9000 1.0 mi. Southeast of Central Cable Beach New Providence
Chances Games -- (242) 352-4988 3.5 mi. South West of Central downtown Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Island Luck Freeport -- (242) 225-1179 0.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Island Luck Nassau -- (242) 341-5825 0.7 mi. West of Central Nassau New Providence
Island Luck Staniel Cay -- (242) 355-2975 Central the Bahamas Staniel Cay
Paradise Games -- (242) 325-4201 1.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Nassau New Providence
Resorts World Bimini Casino Bimini Bay Resort (888) 930-8688 0.4 mi. South-Southwest of Central North Bimini North Bimini

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to look beyond these choices. If you want to find more details about other attractions here.

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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