Cancun Casinos

The issue of casino gambling in Cancun can be confusing for visitors researching their trip

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Good news for those headed to Cancun during their next vacation: casino gambling is one again legal in Mexico, though there are some limitations.

Just a few years ago, casinos were banned in Cancun and the rest of Mexico, and had been for some 75 plus years. Still, there were many locations that managed to find ways around the law, and in recent years more and more casinos were popping up throughout Cancun.

As it stands at the beginning of 2013, casino gambling is legal in Cancun and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean; however, there are bans on all card games and roulette. This includes computerized card games. This doesn’t prevent tourists from being able to enjoy a night at the slots, or from playing bingo and video bingo, both of which are very popular in Cancun.

Where to Find Gambling

Ready for some action? Vacationers wanting to test their luck on the slots will discover quite a few places where they can do so. For full details, click the name.

Dubai Palace Casino offers dining on-site, so you can grab a bite to eat before, during or after the gaming action. At Dubai Palace Casino, the beige walls and neutral (though still with a pattern) carpet do not distract from the bright, flashing lights of the computerized game machines, which can make your palms sweat and your heart race in an instant. Dubai Palace Casio offers 350 slot machines which are manufactured in the United States.

If you enjoy playing the slots, you might try Casino Palace. Casino Palace broadcasts current sporting events and offers the space for guests to bet on these games. There is also a Bingo hall with 230 seats, a restaurant and bar, and a separate smoking area.

Playcity Sports Betting: There are several different rooms at PlayCity, each focused on a different type of gambling. There are electronic games in one room, sports betting on national and international games takes place in another space, and there is the Numbers Room, which is where Bingo is played.

The chart just below provides some key facts regarding the gaming opportunities you might be interested in.

Gambling In Cancun
Name Type Located At Phone Location
Caliente Casino Slot Machine Arcade -- (664) 682-3110 0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Caliente Sports Betting Sports Betting Shop -- -- Downtown Cancun
Casino Palace Bingo Parlor -- (998) 884-8594 Downtown Cancun
Dubai Palace Casino Slot Machine Arcade Plaza Las Americas Mall (998) 802-1966 Downtown Cancun
Playboy Club Cancun Casino -- -- 3.0 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Playcity Sports Betting Sports Betting Shop -- -- 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Recorcholis Arcade Gambling Arcade -- -- Downtown Cancun

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