If you’re planning a trip to the Mexican Caribbean, try going to different casinos in Cancun, one of the newest additions to the endless things to do while on vacation. In the past, there were local gambling laws that prevented different casinos from opening up in Cancun.
Because of this, there were many propositions made to build a casino in the city, including a gambling ship that can be located off the Cancun coast—far enough to the international waters so local laws will not apply. The city remained free from casino establishments, except Play City casino located at Plaza Kukulcan. It houses a few low value slot machines but doesn’t have a real casino game like Blackjack, Roulette and Poker.
In the year 2010, casinos began appearing in different places in Cancun. As each casino opened, it became grander and bigger than the last. People who have been playing partypoker games online are now grabbing the opportunity to play live in different casinos in the city. With this innovation, the public views it as a positive news that casinos in Cancun will be staying for good to encourage gamblers from all over the world to visit and increase tourism.
Here are three of the most popular casinos in the city where you can go during your vacation:
Dubai Palace Casino
In June 2010, Dubai Palace Casino located on Tulum Ave. occupied the lot where Home Depot was previously located. It is the largest casino in Cancun, housing more than 450 slot machines which features popular brands like Bally, Williams and Nova Star. In the VIP room, you can play different computerized games such as Texas Holdem, Blackjack and Roulette. The style of the game is the same as Casino Palace’s, where you pre purchase credits to the cashier and input the numbers to the machine.
This is the first hotel casino that was opened under the famous Playboy brand. Playboy Club Cancun is located near Temptation Resort and Spa. It is an upscale and modern casino that attracts not only the locals of the city but also tourists from different places. A membership fee of around 200 pesos or $18 should be paid before you can enter. This can be a bit expensive, especially for casual visitors, but quite okay for frequent gamblers. You can have a real live game interaction with dealers and Playboy bunnies—Latina style. If you get tired playing table games, you can go to the lower area of the vicinity and watch live sports events or play slots.
Casino Palace is the first casino in the city that was opened in the year 2010. It is located on Tulum Avenue downtown, a little to the north of Plaza Las Americas. This is a two-floor casino: slots and televised sporting events, while video machines for Poker, Blackjack and Roulette are located in the 2nd floor of the building. Chips are purchased as paper credits from the cashier. To receive your electronic chips, you have to input the numbers into the machine.