Mention Turkey and the images that flitter by are those of spiraling turrets, whirling dervishes and belly dancers. The birthplace of many a civilization including the Armenian and the Ottoman, this Eurasian country has charmed many. Strategically located, it is a unique blend of the East and the West. Turkey holds varied attractions for those interest of range beyond the architectural or theological.
One can make fortunes here faster than you can blink your eyes or maybe even lose them just as fast. One of the few countries that allow gambling legally - Turkey is a haven for casino enthusiasts. The Turkish city of Kyrenia is home to the largest numbers of casinos in the country and many a happy tourist can be found here having a good time. The Casino Merit Crystal Cove is by far the largest and the most popular.
There was a time though when all was not well with the gambling scenario in the country. In the last decade attempts were made to ban the then 1 billion dollar industry by the Islamic collation government. The new century though has dawned to see the industry reviving from the back breaking laws imposed by governments of the past and bitter street fights among local syndicates and has helped the country on its way to becoming one of the largest growing economies in the world.
Other than the regular casino options like Roulette and Black Jack, slot machines and card games are especially popular. The standard 52 card deck is used to play a variety of games including Papaz Kacti which grossly translates into 'king escapes', Maca Kizi - a Turkish version of Hearts, Dost Kazigi or 'friend soak'. These games among many others are indigenous to the region and can be great fun for those with an adventurous streak.
The Mediterranean climate is ideal for vacationing and you have an option of enjoying the hot, dry summers or the mild but wet winters. Most of the acclaimed global hospitality chains have a presence here and offer their guests a chance to win the favors of lady luck. If the idea of winning back your exotic trips expenses appeals to you, then stepping into one of Turkey's Casino's is a must! The New Turkish Lira (YTL) is approximately 70 cents, making it an economically viable holiday destination. Add to that the chances of winning back your money at Turkey's local casinos and the proposals sounds a lot more exciting!