St. Maarten

Hard struck by hurricanes, the island is planning on recovery including the reopening of 14 casinos on the Dutch side of the dual nation island with the biggest one is Casino Royale which is expected to reopen in the fall.  Casinos have already completed renovation after storm damage and open include Rouge Noir, the most favorite of cruise shippers with a penchant for gambling; Tropicana located on the south side of Cole Bay; Paradise Plaza situated in Simpson Bay with 250 slots and a sports book; Hollywood Casino, also in Simpson Bay, features 100 bingo seats and 16 game tables; and Princess Casino located at Port de Plaisance, with table games and 480 coinless slot machines. In the capital city Phillipsburg, Beach Plaza is built on Front Street and Jump Up Casino is next to the cruise pier.


Where servers wear as though they were participants of a carnival parade, Carnaval Casino creates the theme in the Renaissance. Curaçao Resort & Casino open for gaming from 10 a.m. – 4 a.m is the biggest hotel casino on the island, having 375 slots, plus blackjack and three-card poker tables. A short walk from the pastel-pretty capital city of Willemstad, the fun house is built to entertain devotees of bingo. For those taking baby steps as beginners, touchscreen keno and poker take penny bets is great starting point. At the Trupial Inn in the financial district, Hill Ross Casino features the pot with live bands; Diamond Beach Casino is convenient place for gamblers at the Papagayo Beach Resort; beach lovers can play the tables at the Curaçao Casino at the seaside Hilton Curacao; and for enthusiasts of sports betting, there are plenty of offers in the blue and green Casino Awasa in the Otrobanda Hotel. In the center of the city, Venito Casino located at the Holiday Beach Resort open until 4 a.m. every day with 350 slots and 14 table games.