Casinos in Mauritius
March 22 2019
March 22 2019
Mauritius is known for its undeniable island appeal, eclectic culture, intriguing history and the huge array of activities; there’s little wonder it’s touted as an idyllic destination for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or family holiday. One of the best things about this destination is that it’s not all lazy days spent lapping up the phenomenal year-round weather; there’s literally something here for every type of traveller, whether your idea of the ultimate holiday is to go hiking, sun tanning, shopping or clubbing, there’s definitely something for you. What some people may find surprising, however, is that Mauritius even boasts a host of casinos for those who would like to try their luck while on a holiday of a lifetime.
As the country permits legal gambling, the number of casinos in Mauritius has been on the steady incline over the years, with a variety of options for those that like to dabble; from private casinos in the bustling cities to hotel-based establishments, you’re bound to find one that caters to your needs. There are a number of cities and villages across the destination that sport gambling facilities, with the capital city of the country, Port Louis, being the biggest gambling hub on the island. Here, both locals and foreigners try their luck at the casinos or the at the horse racing track.
At the casinos in Mauritius, visitors are often offered complimentary alcoholic drinks when they put down their first bet and they can typically find both live table games and slot machines at impressive establishments that tend to uphold a strict dress code of smart casual or formal (the latter pertaining specifically to the hotel casinos). As per the rules and regulations of most casinos around the world, no one under the age of 18 is allowed to enter the casinos in Mauritius.
Interested to try your hand at gambling in paradise? There here are the top casinos in Mauritius:
Le Grand Casino De Domaine Les Pailles
This well-known casino is situated close to Port Louis in the exclusive estate, Domaine Les Pailles. Here, the dress code is smart casual and both English and French are spoken widely. Visitors can opt for a private room, use an array of foreign currencies and indulge in a variety of drinks and dishes at the casino’s bars and restaurants.
During the week and on Saturdays, the Casino opens at 10:00 (when the slot machines open, the table games only open at 20:00) and closes at 04:00, but on Sundays or public holidays the opening hours are from 14:00 to 04:00. Apart from the 48 Jackpot Slots and Video Machines with progressive games, visitors can chance it at Blackjack, Oasis Stud Poker and American Roulette among other table games. Cash or major credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are accepted at this casino.
Le Caudan Waterfront Casino in Port Louis
The largest casino in Mauritius, Le Caudan Waterfront Casino is situated in the heart of the vibrant waterfront area in the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis, and is definitely the place to be for those looking to expand their gambling experience. Not only can visitors find 197 Jackpot Slots at this casino and video machines (it has the highest number of slot machines of any of the casinos on the island), visitors can also play American Roulette, Blackjack or Oasis Stud Poker on one of the sixteen tables in the casino.
And it doesn’t stop there; visitors can enjoy a sublime meal at one of the three restaurants, indulge in their favourite tipple at the bar, exchange foreign currency (although foreign currencies are accepted at the casino), or enjoy the array of entertainment available on-site. There’s no getting bored at this establishment, which first opened its doors all the way back in 1996.
English and French are spoken and visitors are required to wear smart casual attire. The table games are open from 20:00 to 04:00 and the slots are open from 10:00 to 03:00 during the week and on Saturdays. Opening hours on Sundays and public holidays run from 14:00 to 04:00. Both cash and credit cards are accepted.
Casino De Maurice, Curepipe
In Curepipe, which is situated in the centre of Mauritius, sits the famous Casino De Maurice. This incredible establishment was opened in 1970, making it the oldest casino in Mauritius. In order to elevate the customer experience and to embrace both local and international elements and offerings, the casino was revamped in 2004 and remains an institution on the island today.
Visitors are required to don smart casual attire, both French and English are spoken here and foreign currencies are accepted. Visitors can choose from a variety of drinks and snacks at the casino bar as well as embrace any of the 53 Jackpot Slots and video machines or the game tables featuring American Roulette, Blackjack and Oasis Stud Poker.
Cash and credit cards are accepted and the opening hours run during the week and on Saturdays from 20:00 to 04:00 (for the tables) and 10:00 to 03:00 (for the slots) while on Sundays and public holidays the casino is open from 14:00 to 04:00.
Trou aux Biches Casino
Situated in the popular and absolutely gorgeous northern coastal area of Trou aux Biches, this casino has an energetic and exciting atmosphere and is a great place for visitors to up the ante. With 70 Jackpot Slots and video machines, table games that include the essential American Roulette, Blackjack and Oasis Stud Poker as well as dining outlets and a bar, there are more than enough ways for visitors to keep themselves entertained at Trou aux Biches Casino.
Very popular with tourists, this casino also accepts foreign currencies, can assist in either French or English, and has a smart casual dress code. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted and during the week and on Saturdays, the table games are open between 21:00 and 03:00 and the slots are open from 10:00 to 02:00. On Sundays and public holidays, the casino is open from 15:00 to 04:00.
Visitors fortunate to be staying on the sublime west coast of Mauritius in the Black River District are able to challenge the odds at the Flic-en-Flac Casino, located in the Pasadena Building. With impeccable service and a vibrant atmosphere, this casino makes for a great place to hedge your bets. Smart casual attire is needed to enter the Flic-en-Flac Casino, foreign currencies are accepted and both English and French are spoken. Aside from 53 Jackpot Slots and video machines, visitors can test their mettle at the American Roulette, Blackjack and Oasis Stud Poker tables or enjoy a drink at the bar.
During the week and on Saturdays, the table games are open from 21:00 until 03:00 slots are open from 10:00 until 03:00 and on Sundays and public holidays the casino is open from 21:00 until 03:00.
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