Gambling in the Caribbean

Gambling in the Caribbean

Although gambling in the Caribbean isn’t as popular as in major cities such as Las Vegas or Macau there are still many options for recreational player to get some gambling time in. There are 15 countries in the Caribbean with legalised casinos.

Generally speaking games such as blackjack and roulette are far more popular then sports betting and there are no horse tracks in the entire Caribbean. At last count there were almost 800 tables as well as poker and of course slot machines. Slot machines are big business in the Caribbean at last count there were approximately 15,000 of them throughout all the 60+ casinos.

There is also a very large poker tournament which happens every year in the Bahamas. It is run by poker stars and called poker stars Caribbean adventure. It features a wide range of poker tournament buy ins all the way up to a massive $100,000 highroller. The main event is a $5000 buying main event with up to $1 million for first prize. The entire event is broadcast on poker stars TV and you will often be able to find episodes like light on Channel 4. As well as Texas hold ’em there are many other varieties of poker game played at the series including pot limit Omaha and Stud. If you don’t have the capital to buy straight into the main event or the highroller you can satellite into these events online through the poker stars website. The poker stars Caribbean adventure is the first major event in the calendar taking place from January 8 and last approximately one week. Shortly after that the Australian poker tour starts. This poker series is not one for those with short or small bankrolls as not only on the buying is quite hefty but staying at resorts are very expensive were a bottle of water can set you back $10 and players have been known to complain abut being asked to pay $15 for a banana.

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The poker stars Caribbean adventure is held at the Atlantis Bahamas resort and casino situated on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It is an extreme luxury hotel so it is often advisable to try and satellite into the tournaments fruit poker stars client and when a package is you will often get much you get discounts by going that route. Since your options of staying anywhere else are quite limited you don’t have much of a choice of where you stay so plan in advance and trying get discounts if you can.

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