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

Looking for a bit of action? Travelers interested in testing their luck in some gaming action will find lots of opportunities to do so. To get more information, 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.

If you like to play the slots, you should check out Casino Palace. From the outside, Casino Palace appears to be an unassuming building, but inside is an electric environment.

Playcity Sports Betting: This PlayCity Sports Betting is just one location in a chain that operates throughout Mexico, offering a clean, friendly space for guests to test out their luck in a few games of chance, as well as place their bet on whatever sporting event is currently going on.

Be sure to look through the table below for a listing of gaming opportunities.

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 -- 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

If you are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can consider other locations. To find out about other other attractions for Cancun, go to this page.


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