Caribbean- Gambling Establishment & Betting

2016 Caribbean Casino and Gaming Update: Introduction Since the turn of the century the Caribbean casino industry has moved steadily forward in nearly all countries and jurisdictions. Resorts in the Caribbean have advanced from a somewhat small and seedy image just 25 years ago to being entertainment destinations for all. Casinos such as the expanded…

2016 Caribbean Gambling Establishment and Video Gaming Update: Intro

Given that the millenium the Caribbean gambling establishment market has actually moved progressively forward in almost all nations and jurisdictions. Resorts in the Caribbean have actually advanced from a rather little and seedy image simply 25 years ago to being home entertainment locations for all. Gambling establishments such as the broadened Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island and the stretching Acid rock Hotel & Gambling Establishment in the Dominican Republic resort of Punta Cana are simply a number of fast examples.

At the end of 2015 there were 185 gambling establishments in the Caribbean a boost of 15 over2014


In 2016 the $3.5 billion Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas will lastly open after various hold-ups and with brand-new owners. In addition, 2016 will see the opening of a minimum of 13 more gambling establishments predicted to open in nations which currently have actually legislated gambling establishment betting. This number consists of brand-new gambling establishments in Jamaica which has actually just recently authorized 2 mega resort gambling establishments. The Dominican Republic will broaden its variety of gambling establishments to 69, generally in the high-end resort location of Punta Cana.

The huge bulk of gambling establishments in the Caribbean have 4 or less video gaming tables and no greater than 30 fruit machine. A lot of gambling establishments little scale and couple of come anywhere near what you’ll discover at the Bahamas Atlantis Paradise Island Resort & Gambling Establishment which is still the biggest gambling establishment in the Caribbean area Atlantis Gambling establishment connects 2 substantial hotel towers and covers a 7 acre lagoon. It is running the Caribbean’s finest advanced gamer tracking system for its 75 video gaming tables and over 750 of the current slots. Atlantis Resort has betting readily available in areas aside from the primary gambling establishment, a function special to the Caribbean. Atlantis visitors and gamers can bet poolside at Cain Cove— an adults-only area offering blackjack and mini craps. You can likewise stroll over to the Sea Glass for more table video games and fruit machine. In late 2015 Atlantis opened a different high-roller space which is the biggest in the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico and the Island of Hispaniola

Without a doubt the biggest concentration of gambling establishments in the Caribbean will be discovered in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic (which shares the island of Hispaniola with the West’s poorest country of Haiti).

While Puerto Rico with 21 gambling establishments and the Dominican Republic with 65 have the biggest variety of gambling establishments in the area, the 2 are relocating opposite instructions. In Between 2013 and completion of 2016 the Dominican Republic will have significantly increased it’s variety of gambling establishments in the nation from 11 to 69, while Puerto Rico gambling establishment numbers will have fallen by a minimum of 8 to simply 19 gambling establishments in the very same period.

Growth in the Dominican Republic has actually been primarily in the high-end resort of Punta Cana where the Federal government has actually enabled gambling establishments in an excellent bulk of the high class resorts there. 4 more gambling establishments are prepared for Punta Cana in2016


A significant newspaper article broke in 2015 that the Caribbean’s biggest gambling establishment operator, Canadian based Dreams Corporation will lose control of all their 17 gambling establishments in Dominican Republic by 2016 and other betting facilities in Jamaica due to corruption and links to the Canadian mafia and prospective agreement killings.

Haiti is the Caribbean’s 2nd most populated nation. Mob affected gambling establishments were around throughout the years of totalitarians Papa Doc Duvalier and his child Child Doc Duvalier however none of the gambling establishments endured the destructive earthquake of2010 There are 2 gambling establishments presently in Haiti. Royal Haitian Hotel and Gambling establishment is most likely the most popular. A significant re-investment is underway in Haiti and there are significant strategies with numerous countless dollars allocated for big scale hotels and resorts with possible gambling establishments, being available in the next year. A $400 million dollar 5 star Calmness Aqua Resorts is because of open by the end of 2016 and consist of among the very best gambling establishments in the area.

Puerto Rico has one of the most Vegas type bigger gambling establishments in this part of the world however primarily due to an ever broadening prohibited fruit machine rouge market there have actually been significant closures in the last few years and possibly another 2 or 3 closures can be found in2016 It appears that the debilitating boosts in the rate of electrical energy for the gambling establishments will not ease off in 2016 and this is a significant issue for the gambling establishments. Throughout 2015 3 gambling establishments closed in Puerto Rico, the last being the Sheraton Old San Juan revealing its closure in September2015 The economy in Puerto Rico suffering is likewise having an impact.

The Bahamas

There was a long sluggish duration in the Bahamas after the Royal Sanctuary Resort in Freeport was ruined by 2 typhoons in 2005 and when the gambling establishments in the smaller sized «Household Islands» such as Peak Home entertainment’s Emerald Bay Gambling establishment had actually closed.

Activity has actually gotten considering that June 2013 when Resorts World Bimini Gambling establishment opened and a brand-new video gaming law was passed providing more liberal gaming alternatives. In Freeport gambling establishment video gaming is rebounding with Memories Grand Bahama Beach Gambling establishment Resort opening its doors in February of2014


It is highly reported that the owners of the land where the old Royal Sanctuary was will open a brand-new 5 star resort gambling establishment in the later phases of2016 In Freeport the federal government has actually stated they will quickly reveal a brand-new gambling establishment operator to change Treasure Bay Corp. at Our Lucaya.

The greatest story of 2015 in the Caribbean was the continuous opening hold-ups and ultimate insolvency of the $3.5 billion Baha Mar Resort. In late 2015 it was revealed by significant press circles that the world popular hotelier Sol Kerzner was most likely to end up being the saviour of Baha Mar and now prepares to finish and have a grand opening in July2016 As a sidenote, Sol Kerzner was likewise considered the saviour of Atlantis Resort and his Kerzner International Holdings Ltd. then offered the home to financial institution Brookfield Property Management in April 2012.

After lots of reports throughout the years 2016 might lastly see a gambling establishment at South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort after federal government approval was provided. The New South Ocean Advancement Business is preparing a $1 billion task on the south western coast.

ABC Islands and St. Maarten

Formerly referred to as the Netherland Antilles, the nations of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten have actually constantly been favoured by primarily North American and Latin American bettors.
Bonaire has just 2 really little shop like gambling establishments there are significant Vegas design gambling establishments in Aruba (14), Curacao (13) and St. Maarten (14).

Curaçao and Aruba have actually long been implicated of having an oversupply of gambling establishments that the marketplace can’t bear, however Aruba included 2 more gambling establishments in 2015 consisting of the Riu Palace Hotel and the brand-new Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Gambling establishment which opened in July2015
The Acid Rock Gambling Establishment in Aruba that was prepared was deserted in2015 Zoëtry Isla Di Oro Aruba and Resort will open in it’s location in late 2016, however probably without a gambling establishment.

Other Islands with Developed Gambling Establishments

Jamaica might end up being the most significant story of 2016, as the federal government there has actually now legislated complete blown gambling establishment betting. In Jamaica in late 2014 the Federal government revealed it would give 3 big gambling establishment licenses however just 2 up until now have actually used and been given approval: Event Jamaica Resort and Consistency Cove Resort are arranged to open in between late 2016 and early2017 At present Jamaica has lots of electronic gambling establishments.

Antigua might have another significant gambling establishment quickly as arrangement has actually been made and Chinese business Yada International Financial investment Group declare their $1 billion Singulari job will be larger and much better than even Baha Mar. There are 5 recognized smaller sized gambling establishments on Antigua and likewise the revival of the inactive K-Club which will end up being a $250 million luxury resort and gambling establishment by the end of 2016.

Trinidad and Tobago has lastly stated it will make gambling establishments totally legal in 2016 after much lobbying from the hospitality sector. In the nation there are up 20 «Members Just Clubs» which permitted betting however have actually not been formally accredited as complete blown gambling establishments considering that a law on Members Just Clubs was passed in2003


The Turks and Caicos is due for a brand-new law that would permit 5 more gambling establishments from 2016 however the only gambling establishment still in the nation is Casablanca which was the very first to open.

The U.S. Virgin Islands have actually had simply one gambling establishment in St. Croix which is the Divi Carina Bay Gambling Establishment although when the federal government revealed the brand-new betting law they forecasted they ‘d have at least 6 gambling establishments by now. February of 2016 has actually seen the approval for a gambling establishment connected to the Hotel Caravelle in Christiansted with strong indicator that Cheney Bay Resorts will be next. 2016 might likewise see Golden Video gaming lastly opening their long waited for St. Croix Golf Resort & Gambling Establishment. 7 Hills Gold Resort & Gambling establishment is likewise still on the burner.

A Few Of the Caribbean nations with much smaller sized varieties of gambling establishments are Martinique (2) St. Kitts and Nevis (1) St. Lucia (1) and Guadeloupe (2 ). St. Vincent & Grenadines has gambling establishment licenses however no operating gambling establishments because they closed the extremely stylish Trump Privee gambling establishment.

Cuban Video Gaming?

Cuba is the Caribbean’s biggest nation by population, (UN 2015 price quote was well over 11 million) has no gambling establishments although there has actually been strong speculation that the magnificence days of the mafia run «design» Havana gambling establishments will quickly return, specifically after a brand-new relationship was begun by the U.S. President Barak Obama in 2015 when service and visa limitations were gotten rid of. See this short article: Lanksy Household desires settlement or gambling establishment back

Islands without any complete gambling establishment legislation

There are still nations in the Caribbean that do not permit gambling establishment gaming at all and these are the British areas of Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Montserrat in addition to Grenada, Barbados and Dominica.