On first glance, Venezuela casinos look just like the ones you might be familiar with in the rest of the world. Some of them are attached to luxurious hotels; most serve free alcoholic beverages as long as you are gambling, and they are usually lit up and noisy. Despite these similarities, there are a few differences that we will cover in depth.
Venezuela casinos are dotted along the coast of this South American country, with most being on the mainland, but one being on Margarita Island just off the coast. The main casinos that draw in visitors are Fiesta Casino Guyana that is inside a hotel, Bingo Majestic in La Urbina, Maruma International Hotel & Casino in Maracaibo, and Casino Laguna Mar in Pampatar.
The Fiesta Casino Guyana has over 100 slot machines and 26 different tables for the various card games that are played. If you prefer a larger selection of table games and less slots, then the Maruma is the best Venezuela casino for you with such offerings as baccarat, blackjack, and roulette available. If you want a large, grand mix of just about everything, then the Casino Laguna Mar is up your alley with American roulette, baccarat, mini baccarat, blackjack, Let It Ride Poker, Oasis Stud Poker, over 100 slot machines, video poker, and much more.
A few of the games played at the card tables in Venezuela casinos may look very foreign to those who are not from South America. Many Venezuela casinos have games such as Truco. Truco is a game played in tricks with a special Spanish pack of cards that has only 40 cards instead of the familiar 52. These cards have very different symbols than what you are used to, so don’t play the game and wager money until you have been instructed on how to play such games!
Venezuela casinos are a great source of tourism revenue and jobs for locals. They are also popular with native Venezuelans because casinos are the only legalized form of gambling in the country. You may find dog or horse races, but they are not legal. There is also no legalized sports betting or gambling outside the doors of the casinos.
Since most Venezuela casinos are attached to hotels, it is possible to find cheap airfare into the country with great deals at the hotel. The cost of food and entertainment outside the casino is very minimal in this country, and many people speak at least a little bit of English to make the transition to your vacation spot that much easier.