The journey to legal gambling has been long fought in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Though it is an official territory of the United States, the Virgin Islands do not have the same laws as the mainland. For the most part, the Virgin Islands govern themselves independently.
The legalization of gambling in the Virgin Islands is a relatively new development, so there are not too many places to find good betting tables. Do not fret. Here is a quick overview of a few of the best places to stay and gamble in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Divi Carina Bay Resort
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino is the number one place to stay and play in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The resort is home to the majority of gaming tables and slot machines available on the island of St. Croix. It is a 5-star resort that includes three different dining venues, perfect sandy beaches, two swimming pools, and a brand new full-service spa.
Divi Carina Bay Resort is the best place to find slots, video poker, penny machines, and 17 different table games. Three-card poker, Texas Hold ‘Em, Caribbean Stud, Blackjack, and Roulette tables provide an excellent range of variety for seasoned players.
Casino at Hotel Caravelle
The Hotel Caravelle has just recently been reopened after a significant overhaul of the facilities. In February of last year, the hotel finally received a formal permit from the Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission and reopened to guests in April 2016.
The permit allowed for the creation of a 2,000 square foot casino. Hotel Caravelle is now home to 75 shiny slot machines, a full restaurant with a bar, and a serene outdoor swimming pool.
The Parrot Club
Located on St. John Island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Parrot Club is an excellent spot to experience the island’s nightlife and casino at the same time. The club sits right on the water, and the views are stunning.
Enjoy dinner with a view, before taking some chances in the casino. The club’s casino offers video slots, Blackjack, Keno, Roulette, and 5-card Draw. Have a few drinks, enjoy the sunset, and make some money at the Parrot Club on St. John’s Island.
Cruise Ships & Casinos
One cruise ship, in particular, offers an excellent adventure through the U.S. Virgin Islands along with a hard-to-beat casino scene. Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas cruise ship visits St. Croix (where all the casinos are in the islands), but it also has its own 9,000 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale onboard. With 291 slot machines and 16 different table games, the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship casino rivals that of anything found on land.
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