Bahamas Casinos – The Atlantis isn’t the only game in town

by Cristina on February 25, 2009

by Cristina | February 25th, 2009  

As you might have heard gambling in Bahamas is legal…for everyone except Bahamians! While the locals (residents, holders of work permits, anyone employed here) can end up paying hefty fines if caught in a casino, the tourists are usually rewarded with drinks when they decide to spend their money in such places.

The gambling age is 18 and above but several resorts have a higher age limit when the guests check in (if they are not accompanied by the parents).

There are four large casinos in the Bahamas which offer a variety of table games and gaming machines. If lady luck is not on your side, you can watch the shows and spend some time in the elegant bars.


Atlantis Resort and Casino, Paradise Island


Official website
Opening hours: daily 24 hours

Atlantis is one of the most magnificent casinos in the entire world and has made it on the top 20 list at World Casino Directory. There are 100 table games open for various games, including roulette, poker, craps, blackjack and baccarat. The casino also offers 1,000 of the newest slot machines. The minimum bet is $0.05 and the maximum is $100. There are also 5 betting windows open for those who prefer to bet on all major sport events in the US.

The casino also houses several tournaments, such as various slots tournaments and a blackjack tournament.

>>more information on Atlantis Resort


Crystal Palace Casino at Wyndham Nassau Resort


Official website
Opening hours: daily 24 hours

Crystal Palace Casino is located within Wyndham Nassau Resort and is one of the largest in the Caribbean. It offers 40 table games including roulette, baccarat, blackjack and craps. This “Vegas style casino” also offers 400 slot machines. The minimum bet is $0.01 and the maximum is $100.

To check into the resort if not traveling with the parents, guests need to be at least 21, although the gambling age is 18 (as in the rest of the Bahamas).

Although home to a large casino, Wyndham Nassau Resort is considered one of the best places to spend a family vacation.

>>learn more about the Top 9 Family Hotels in the Bahamas

The Westin Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya Resort, Freeport


Official website

The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort has a brand new casino which spreads over 35,000 square feet. There are 21 game tables available as well as 400 slot machines.

To check into the resort, the guests need to be at least 25 years old.


Royal Oasis Casino at Crowne Plaza Golf Resort, Freeport

Opening hours: daily 10 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Badly hit by the hurricane in 2004, the casino seems to have lost some of its glamour but it is still open for business. There are 42 table games open for games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, poker and craps. If you prefer the slots, you can choose among 465 machines.

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