Warm up your dice throwing hand, because there are numerous opportunities for St. Maarten vacationers to visit casinos during their stay. While there are only casinos located on the Dutch side of the island, the easily crossable border means that those staying on the French side need not be left out of the action.
Casinos in St. Maarten are European style, which means the atmosphere is sophisticated and quiet. The casinos tend to cluster around the airport and Philipsburg, where they attract cruisers. Most have bars and restaurants, and some even offer live entertainment, with spectacles ranging from a local band playing a set to a full on stage production. Independent casinos (those not affiliated with a resort) often offer free round trip transportation from your hotel to the casino, making it easy to plan a night out. Note that you must be 18 to gamble and drink in St. Maarten.
In the mood for some action? Visitors hoping to test their luck will discover plenty of places where they can do so. To learn more, try clicking the name.
Casino Royale is Maho Reef, in western Sint Maarten. The largest casino on the island of St. Maarten, Casino Royale boasts 14,000 square feet of electric gaming atmosphere. Not only are there over 450 slot machines with classic and modern video machines, but there are 20 live game tables including both French and American roulette.
If you like slot machines, you might try Princess Casino. One of the most elegant casinos in St. Maarten, Princess Casino features a neoclassical design complete with frescoes, arches, columns, and domes, and expected clientele to show up dressed just as formally.
Coliseum Casino provides a wide array of games for visitors to enjoy, including Bingo, Blackjack, Poker, Poker - 3 card, and Roulette. A friendly casino that offers more than just gaming, Coliseum Casino is a favorite in Dutch St. Maarten.
The gaming venues you might be interested in are shown down below.
|Atlantis World Casino||--||(721) 545-4601||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Central Simpson Bay|
|Beach Plaza Casino||--||(721) 543-2033||Philipsburg|
|Casino Royale||--||(721) 545-2590||1.4 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay|
|Coliseum Casino||--||(721) 543-2101||Philipsburg|
|Diamond Casino||--||(721) 543-2523||Philipsburg, Southern part of Sint Maarten|
|Dunes Casino||--||(721) 545-4601||1.3 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay|
|Golden Casino||Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel||(721) 542-2523||Philipsburg, Central Sint Maarten|
|--||(721) 545-4393||1.8 mi. West of Central Simpson Bay|
|Hollywood Casino||--||(721) 544-4463||Pelican Key|
|Jump-Up Casino||--||(721) 542-0862||Philipsburg|
|Lightning Casino||--||(721) 544-3292||0.6 mi. Southeast of Central Simpson Bay|
|Paradise Plaza Casino||Paradise Mall||(721) 544-4721||Central Sint Maarten|
|Simpson Bay Resort and Marina||(721) 544-3311||0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Simpson Bay|
|Princess Casino||Princess Port de Plaisance||(721) 544-4311||2.0 mi. South of Central Marigot|
|Rouge Et Noir Casino||--||(721) 542-3108||Philipsburg|
|Tropicana Casino||--||(721) 544-5654||Cole Bay, Central Sint Maarten|
|The Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa||(721) 543-6700||2.5 mi. Northeast of Central Philipsburg|
Keep in mind, Sint Maarten has other attractions. To read our complete guide to other attractions, read this article.
Whether you prefer a quick pop into a small casino to play a few slots, or to make a night of it and get dressed up to play live games and watch a performance, St. Maarten's casinos have it all. No matter what, you go home a winner because you spent your vacation in the Caribbean.
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