The commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, is a popular vacation destination for people all over the world, and Puerto Rico casinos fit in well with the whole exciting and glamorous image. Visitors to Puerto Rico give a high rating to its hotel casinos, and consistently call them some of the most exciting gaming places to visit along the Caribbean.
Puerto Rico casinos are strictly regulated by the local government, and are only allowed to operate in hotels. This is a big plus for vacationers, since it means that almost every major casino comes with luxury accommodations, top-notch entertainment, and some of the finest dining anywhere.
Some of the most popular Puerto Rico casinos are located in San Juan, a major Puerto Rican port and arguably the most popular resort spot for those vacationing in the area. The Condado Plaza Hotel Resort and Casino in San Juan offers patrons luxury ocean-front accommodations in a beautiful island setting, with a casino that is opened twenty-four hours per day. The Condado Plaza casino consists of 12,500 square feet of gaming space, with 400 slot machines and several gaming tables, live entertainment, and a restaurant and lounge. The Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel and Casino San Juan offers a smaller casino than the Condado at 9000 square feet, but it is no less luxurious or exciting. Along with the top-rated accommodations offered by the hotel, the casino gives patrons a choice of 500 different slot machines to play at, plus several tables offering such games as blackjack, roulette, several different types of poker games, and craps.
Other famous hotel casinos in Puerto Rico include the Holiday Inn Ponce and Tropical Casino, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and the Mayaguez Resort and Casino located on the west coast in the city of Mayaguez. The Ponce and Tropical casino resort is located high up on a mountain, and offers patrons a spectacular view of the historic city of Ponce as well as the beautiful Caribbean ocean. Visitors rate the twenty-four hour casino as fun and exciting, and say that it is a treat to play at the slot machines or table games while enjoying the music coming from the piano bar. The Mayaguez Resort and Casino offers patrons exciting gaming in the form of slot machines and video poker machines, as well as table games such as baccarat, blackjack, roulette, and craps.