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Beach by day, Casino by night: 8 Summer Holiday Destinations


10 May 2019

If you could make the most of the beds and tables all in one day, you would probably jump at the chance, so with summer fast approaching, we take a look at 10 tantalising holiday spots where you can work on your tan and have, ‘slots of fun’.

Perhaps surprisingly, there are a number of luscious locations around the world that can accommodate both the beach loving sun worshipper and the thrill seeking gambler. Let’s take a look a which make into our top 10.

Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas

Enveloped by its own stunning slice of luxury, the Melia holds all of the cards when it comes to sipping caipirinhas by the sea to throwing down a whisky at the poker table. A 15 minute drive from the airport, the resort encapsulates paradise and promise with a bewitching beach and complete casino, attracting some of the most prominent prospects in the area.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

What do you get when you cross 13 pools, 23 bars and 45,000 square feet of casino? The answer is refined luxury in the heart of the Caribbean complete with a rock and roll vibe. With 450 slots and 45 table games, the Las Vegas-style casino, home also to the largest sportsbook in the Dominican Republic has everything you need to enjoy your sun-soaked holiday.

Hotel Riu Palace Antillas, Aruba

A kingdom of the Netherlands, though this highly luxurious resort might mean you have to ‘go Dutch’, unless you win big in the resort’s cosy casino. With everything that you could possibly need and ideally situated on Palm Beach – the most exclusive location on the island, this all-inclusive and addictive destination is enough to keep you playing for that elusive jackpot.

Hideaway, Royalton Riviera, Cancun, Mexico

A resort which quite simply has everything you could want, from in-room aromatherapy and mixology lessons as well as 10 restaurants, comprehensive spa and sports facilities. Perhaps the ace in the pack though, is the $50 worth of free credit that you get to wager in the resort’s hugely impressive casino!

Cratos Premium Hotel Casino, Port and Spa, Cyprus

In a majestic setting and vibe of pure bliss, this one really is worth checking out. Comprising a range of facilities including a stunning spa and also right on the beach, the Cratos Premium also comes with its own plush casino which has a thriving atmosphere most evenings and excellent service.

Intercontinental Casino & Hotel, Malta

Arguably one of the most prestigious hotels on the islands, it is just as much a casino with Malta renowned as a popular gaming hub across Europe. The largest on the island, it houses the most slots and table games, while providing a Las Vegas experience with shows and entertainment on a regular basis.

Mulino Lux Casino Hotel, Croatia

Surging in popularity in recent years as a summer holiday hotspot, Croatia is a better-kept secret on the gambling scene. The Mulino boasts a facility of sheer splendour across the board and the accompanying casino is one of the most exclusive in Europe, with 20 gaming tables and 260 slots.

Sunborn Yacht Hotel & Casino, Gibraltar

Perhaps one of the quirkiest, yet still impressive choices is the Sunborn in Gibraltar which has everything you could possibly want from a yacht, with the exception that it is permanently moored. From a rooftop bar and swimming pool, overlooking the the marina and surrounding restaurants, two eateries, top notch bar facilities, it also of course includes a casino. La Sala is the more exclusive of the two in Gibraltar and is appropriately intimate in its vibe, with a relaxed and professional staff presence.

With eight excellent options to choose from, each one has their own appeal and unique attraction, but are perfect for anyone looking to enjoy that balance of a relaxing summer holiday atmosphere with ample casino choice thrown in to add that bit of excitement!