A guide to Aruba’s Casinos
By Hannah Barnard on 14th November, 2020
Win or lose, gambling in Aruba is exciting and exhilarating! Jubilant cheers of craps players fill the air, in contrast to the pin dropping quiet of intense poker, baccarat and blackjack players. Roulette aficionados hold their breath waiting for the ball to rest in its slot. Tables and slots attract both serious high stake gamblers and carefree players. Smooth contemporary, easy jazz and sensuous salsa sounds of house bands along with complimentary drinks enhance the casino experience.
In addition to familiar table games and machines, Aruba’s casinos feature theme night events, sports book, tournaments, bingo, entertainment, special offers and prizes. Many players are loyal fans of Caribbean Stud, the popular table game born and raised in Aruba, now played worldwide. This game combines the features of poker and the psychology of blackjack with a progressive meter for a bonus jackpot. Play is based on the individual against the dealer.
A dozen casinos are found at resorts in downtown Oranjestad, along Eagle Beach and the high-rise strip. The minimum age for entrance is 18. While some players meander in during the day for a cool break from the beach, most crave the pulsating after-dark action. Casinos generally open at midday for machine play and the action continues until early morning.
For entertainment, gaming, glamour and giveaways, Aruba’s casinos are a sure thing. Read on to find out about the best casinos on Aruba.
Wind Creek Crystal Casino
Located in beautiful downtown Oranjestad, the Wind Creek Crystal Casino cordially welcomes guests to partake in an exciting gaming experience distinct from all others on the Island. Right away, the Free Play Cash Card sets them apart from their competitors. Offered exclusively at Wind Creek Crystal Casino, the card grants each guest $10 worth of free play at any one of their state-of- the-art slot machines. But that’s just the beginning—whether you need an uplifting break from the midday heat or crave an exhilarating night on the town, Wind Creek Crystal Casino has all the right ingredients to deliver much-deserved vacation fun.
Wind Creek Crystal Casino offers the best variety and latest technology in slot machines, including progressive and ticket-in, ticket-out machines. It also offers blackjack, roulette, Midi Baccarat, Three Card Poker and, of course, Caribbean stud poker—a game similar to five-card stud poker, invented in the late 1980s on the island of Aruba.
The Stellaris Casino, located at the luxurious Aruba Marriott Resort, a tropical paradise unlike any other that welcomes you to the largest casino on the island. Entertainment is endless with 24 hours a day slot gaming at the Stellaris Casino, while you will enjoy a premium gaming experience in a Vegas style casino.
No matter how you want to play, the Stellaris Casino has your game. It offers nearly 25 gaming tables from the latest to all classic table games, featuring Blackjack and one of the widest varieties of poker games and side bets in Aruba. Stellaris offers Let It Ride and the most popular specialty table game of all time: Three Card Poker! Get in the action, as Texas Hold’em Poker features head-to- head play against the dealer. Look in the direction of all the cheering, for the Craps. Are you ready to choose your lucky numbers? Let’s take a spin on the Roulette by choosing between the classic roulette, slot roulette and electronic table roulette to keep you busy spinning your lucky numbers.
Are you ready for a 3D experience on slots? You simply have to sit down and the game will come to life. If being adventurous is part of your vacation, you must try the Buffalo Grand. It is without a doubt one of the most popular on the casino floor. Stellaris offers a wide variety of nearly 500 of the latest slot themes that includes highly attractive jackpots that are calling your name.
Enjoy complementary drinks and snacks while you mark your lucky numbers through the classic bingo card or sit back and relax to play your bingo game through the latest technology Tab-e Tablets.
Don’t forget to pick up your exclusive Preferred Player’s Card – a loyalty program that allows you to get the recognition you deserve for your slots and table game play! The longer you play, the greater the benefits. The VIP Club offers you a wide array of casino complimentary services, cashback and promotional credit benefits. You will be rated for both your slots and table games play while conveniently using only one card. Redeem your points for dinner at the island’s most prestigious steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and all other restaurants at the Aruba Marriott. Visit the VIP Booth at the Stellaris Casino for more information.
Alhambra Casino and Shops
Alhambra Casino and Shops is your place to play! Not only are there exciting slots and table games, but guests also have a special advantage – an interactive kiosk system. No more waiting in line at the Players’ Club. Now with the touch of a screen, you can access a wealth of information – including gaming, events, dining and shopping options. Swipe your Club card to see account information, enter promotions, and redeem offers.
You can even play the Daily Free Spin game to win a share of $1,000 Free Slot Play. Fast, easy and convenient, these kiosks provide a new level of service for guests. Minutes from downtown Oranjestad, Alhambra is open daily 9am–11pm with plenty of free parking.
Glitz Casino, located inside the lobby of La Cabana Beach Resort, and is populated with 200 of the most modern and loose machines on the island as well as video poker machines, many with link progressive.
Glitz Casino offers five table games including Blackjack, Roulette and Pyramid Stud jackpot poker. A daily Bingo game from Monday to Sunday starts at 1:00 PM with one of a kind “Bingo Bongo” Bonus paid twice daily.
Place your bets on your favorite teams on virtually any sporting events at the kiosk sports book. You can watch the games on the Liquid Lounge HD big screen TVs and enjoy your favorite beverage.
The all new Liquid Lounge has a sunken bar, a state-of-the-art sound system and lighting to suit every mood. The lighted ceiling is synchronized to the music and it dances to every beat.
The Liquid Bar offers 12 multi-game slot machines with video slots, video poker, video Keno and video Blackjack. Play from 5 cents to $5 and on some poker slot machines Glitz Casino offers the only bar- top progressive on the island. The Liquid Lounge’s expert bartenders can create any special drinks.
Orchid Casino now offers TRIPLE FLOP ROULETTE, an exciting game which blends Roulette and a 3 card Poker Flop. Besides 35-1 odds on your favorite numbers, Triple Flop Roulette offers huge odds on the flop being a Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Trips, Pair, Straight or Flush. On any given flop players can win $25,000. Orchid Casino is the only casino in Aruba to offer this game.
And if you need more excitement playing Texas Hold’em or Omaha, Orchid Casino’s Poker Room offers its version of Triple Flop Poker. Another opportunity to win big on the flop even if you decide to fold pre-flop. Players are able to bet on the flop being 2 or 3 red cards or 2 or 3 black cards; players can also bet on the flop being a Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Trips, Pair, Straight or Flush, all with favorable odds for the player.
Orchid Casino is the only casino in Aruba to offer Pai Gow Poker. An exciting game where a $1 bet can make you $25,000. Orchid Casino offers high limit gaming including 3x-4x-5x odds on craps. High stakes Baccarat and Blackjack along with Roulette, Caribbean Stud and 3 Card Poker round out the table game format along with K250 new slot machines.
All players joining Orchid’s VIP Players Club receive $25 Match Play along with a free spin on their Wheel of Fortune to win free dinners, free slot play and various prizes. Players accumulating VIP Players Club Points may redeem them for Apple products, T-shirts and hats. While all players at the slots or tables are offered complimentary drinks, others can watch the excitement from the Red Piano Lounge overlooking the casino. The lounge offers live entertainment nightly.
For sports fans Orchid Casino offers live simulcasts of North American race tracks and all sporting events, and accepts wagers on College and Pro Football, Soccer, Basketball, Thoroughbred and Harness Horse races.
The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is located at the hotels’ vibrant and contemporary lobby. With state-of-the-art slot machines, the latest in gaming, a fun Caribbean atmosphere and the friendliest dealers on the island, The Casino at the Ritz-Carlton, Aruba complements the overall island experience.
The 15,000 square foot casino is comprised of traditional table games, such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, EZ Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride and Texas Hold’em. The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba also offers Luxury Bingo several days a week, two sport betting kiosks and complimentary premium beverages.
Table games are currently available daily from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, and a spectacular selection of the latest slots which features over 260 machines including video poker, spinning reels and a dedicated high-limit slot area is available 24 hours a day.
Guests are invited to become a member of the VIP Desk at The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba and be part of the loyalty program that offers a wide variety of benefits and complementary services at our island paradise. VIP members can earn benefits and points for both slot machines and table games. Members are eligible to receive cash redemption from slot machine points, while accumulated table comps can be redeemed towards enjoying the hotel’s celebrated amenities, including complimentary room nights, dining and spa.