Looking for a little Las Vegas in the middle of the Caribbean? Want to try your hand at lady luck, but also looking for a little more entertainment? All of this and more can be found in the world-class casinos of beautiful Aruba. The glitz, the glamour and the great dining choices can all be yours on this desert island oasis. Plus, some casinos in Aruba are open 24 hours a day and dress is usually resort-style casual.
Blackjack, Poker and More!
Aruba not only has all the best games a top casino would offer, but they also have invented games that have gone on to be worldwide sensations, like Caribbean Stud Poker. It was first created here in 1988, and is one of the few casino games that offers players a progressive jackpot. Of course, if you like the old standards, they have blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, and baccarat.
Table minimums typically start at $5, however some start at $10, depending on the casino. If slot machine action or sports betting is more your speed, they have plenty of that as well. US currency is used for all gaming in Aruba casinos, which makes it very easy for US tourists.
Dance the Night Away in Aruba!
Looking to dance until the morning dawn after your big win at the tables? Aruba is the place to be! There are plenty of exciting nightspots with great bands and DJ’s. All of the major resort casinos also offer unique entertainment such as beach barbecues, theme parties and other special events. Hotels and nightclubs may feature water ballet, limbo and fire dances, international entertainers, fashion shows, local dance groups, and steel bands.
Stage shows more your style? Aruba has great stage entertainment options, at two or three of the major resort casinos. One thing to remember is to make a reservation. Things book up fast!
If you want to see the most popular show, be sure to check out Let’s Go Latin!’ at the Renaissance’s Crystal Theatre. Featuring 26 performers from Cuba’s top dance studios and more than 180 costumes, you’ll be impressed with the incredible choreography and quality of the performances.
Aruba: A Culinary Mecca
Who would have known that Aruba had such incredible dining? After you enjoy some pre-dinner casino action, be sure to try some of the great restaurants that make up the Aruba culinary scene. As clearly one of the best dining experiences in the Caribbean, this cultural melting pot is influenced by flavors, tastes, and cooking traditions from all over the globe. Whether you’re looking for regional Caribbean fare, traditional European fare, or Asian, you’ll be treated to a feast by Aruba’s award-winning chefs.
So, if you are thinking that Aruba is a minor player in the casino scene, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see that it really is so much more. Every night you stay in this island paradise can be a busy – or relaxing as you want to make it; as entertaining or quiet as you desire. There’s really something for everyone. But be sure to play a few hands or pull a few slots at the casinos. There’s a world of fun waiting for you in Aruba!