It is nigh impossible to come up with some time off to go gallivanting at a casino with a regular 9 to 5 job. What makes the ordeal even more challenging is the fact that, in case you decided to bring your family along, or rather, it was decided for you (wink, wink), it becomes more difficult to find a destination that will suit everyone’s needs. How is a person supposed to play a few games in peace with all this commotion?
Well, luckily for you, the gambling industry as a whole has got you covered with a huge number of casinos and hotels that are perfect destinations for vacations and holidays. If money is of no consequence for you, it goes without saying that this list will increase in size drastically.
Sun City in South Africa
This isn’t just a collection of bright lights and serious people in suits asking for your ID when you try to enter. It is a collection of not one or two, but four hotels within a walking distance from marvelous sites that are, simply put, breathtaking. We are talking, of course, about the Madikwe Game Reserve and The Pilanesberg National Park, two nature reserves that harbor no disease or unpleasantries. In other words, you can play a few games and take your family on a safari adventure.
Wyndham Nassau hotel in The Bahamas
The Bahamas are synonymous with a good time, beautiful beaches and paradise on earth. You can play the slots and Blackjack at night, when the kids are asleep, and, during the awesome sunny day, stroll down to the beach and enjoy some family fun in the form of scuba-diving, snorkeling, or just plain swimming and playing with a beach ball. However, this pleasure doesn’t come cheap – be prepared to spend a few hundred dollars a day.
The West Coast of Aruba
The beautiful tourist trap is a big part of the Kingdom of Netherlands. More than three-quarters of the island’s income relies on tourism and related branches. Most tourists come from Colombia and the USA. If you are a high-roller, this will not bother you in the least, since you can retire to many lovely hotels, like the Hilton, and enjoy what is, reportedly, the hottest poker action on this side of the world. If Hilton doesn’t suit you for whatever reason (we don’t judge), there is always The Ritz-Carlton. The games there will tickle your fancy, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is to die for.
There is but one casino – Casino de Montreal, but it’s more than worth the visit. It has three connected buildings, there are free shows, four restaurants, a cabaret (yes, they still have those), and an unforgettable experience waiting for you and your partner. If you hate smoking, rejoice, as the casino has been smoke-free for more than a decade. All of this and more can be found in the lovely and unique Quebec. Bear in mind that French is spoken here, so prepare yourself accordingly.