The beautiful island nation of the Dominican Republic, on the larger island of Hispaniola, has always been an island destination for tourists. Visitors can take tours of the island by boat or by plane and enjoy the beautiful beaches and tropical weather from the comfort of their hotels. As well, the Dominican Republic has some of the best casinos in the world within its borders. With 31 casinos and gambling facilities spread through 12 Dominican cities, the Dominican Republic has a great variety of places to have fun and gamble.
The center of Dominican Republic casino culture is the capital city of Santo Domingo. With eight casinos spread through this beautiful city, visitors and natives to the island can enjoy fun at tables and slot machines. The king of Dominican Republic casinos is the Barcelo Gran Hotel Lina and Casino, which is a combination of beautiful casino space and impeccable hotel rooms. The Lina Casino, a renovated gaming facility in the Caribbean, features 45 machines and 16 tables for visitors' gaming pleasure. The Lina Hotel features 217 rooms, with an extensive office service and updated spa and pool area. When gamblers and visitors want to get away from the roulette wheel or the poker table, they can sit down at one of two restaurants linked to the hotel for buffet style or international cuisine.
There are several other great Dominican casinos in Santo Domingo, including the quaint Hotel and Casino Naco and the versatile Occidental El Embajador Hotel and Casino. Both feature beautiful hotel rooms and comfortable gaming facilities with more than 40 machines and a dozen tables to keep you winning big all day long. For those who are at the El Embajador and want to get out of their room or away from the craps table, they can head over to El Jardin del Embajador, a restaurant with international cuisine, or Los Porches, a nice little coffee shop.
For those who want to find a casino in the Dominican Republic and venture away from the lights of Santo Domingo, there are plenty of options. The quaint charm of the Casino Playa Chiquita in Sosua is a quick fix for the gambler on the go. One of the best casinos in the Dominican Republic, the American Casino, is located outside of Santo Domingo at Puerto Plata. With a 40,000 square foot gaming room and hotel, 80 tables and machines, and a direct connection to the beautiful beach, the American Casino is a true treasure of the Dominican Republic casino scene.