Netherlands Antilles holds twenty seven casinos which is the second largest amount in the Caribbean countries. These casinos are divided across three states. Curacao is the state with the most casinos in Netherlands Antilles. It has thirteen casinos and twenty six slot machines. Casinos are the only legal gambling facility allowed in Netherlands Antilles.
Netherlands Antilles largest casino is Princess Port de Plaisance Hotel and Casino. It is located in Cole Bay, Sint Maarten. It holds twenty five gaming tables and 1350 slot machines and video game terminals.
The majority of the casinos have roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and slot machines. They also have restaurants and bars. Some casinos also have bingo, race books and sports books.
Some Netherlands Antilles casinos are more luxurious with swimming pools, saunas and a more formal dress code. The beach resorts also offer water sports such as sailing and scuba diving. A lot of the casinos also offer an airport limo service for its gamblers.
Online gambling is also available in Netherlands Antilles. The largest of these, Planet Poker, is located in Curacao. It has a fully recognised gaming licence which has been authorised and issued by the Curacao government.
The Netherlands Antilles casinos also include the Flamingo Casino which is the world’s first barefoot casino. This amazing casino can be found alongside the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort based in Kralendijk Bonaire. The resort is considered to be one of a kind due to its spectacular fifty diving sites for its guests. It also boasts an underwater photo centre so the resort is popular with families, divers and underwater photographers or anyone who enjoys the laid back ambience of the tropics.
Before visiting one of the many Netherlands Antilles casinos it is advised that you ring ahead to discover the casinos regulations. This can include the casinos opening hours and dress code. It would also be advisable to find out if they allow alcohol to be drunk while at the tables.
Some of the Netherlands Antilles casinos offer variations of certain games. For example American Roulette alongside the standard Roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker alongside standard Poker.
Children’s facilities can also be found at some of Netherlands Antilles casinos. One of these is Casino Royale based in the state of Curacao. They offer a video game arcade, ping pong, a large freshwater pool and a beachside playground.