PHOTO: Maho Village at Night with Casino Royale, St. Maarten. (photo via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft)
Conveniently located in St. Maarten’s Maho Village across the street from the Sonesta St. Maarten Maho Beach Resort, the famed Casino Royale is widely known as the best casino on the island and one of the most famous in the world.
With 21,000 square feet of gaming, no matter what your game, Casino Royale has it. The casino features 21 gaming tables, offering up roulette, black jack, craps and poker, including Three Card Bonus Poker, Let It Ride Bonus, Caribbean Poker and Texas Hold’em.
The Casino Royale also has 410 slot machines on site, featuring classic and modern video slots, and is the home to the only Sex in the City, Hangover, Wheel of Fortune and Betty Boop games on St Maarten.
The casino features regularly scheduled poker and blackjack tournaments and a new Sports Book, the island’s only self-service kiosks that handle all straight bets and parlays for any sport, including the NBA, MLB, NFL and all European Soccer leagues.
Now, it might not be Las Vegas in terms of size and structure, but it doesn’t have to be. Casino Royale offers that sense of history and style and James Bond joie de vivre.
Those in search of a chic night out on the town will want to make a visit to the Déjà Vu Lounge, inside the Casino Royale’s theater. Not only can you catch a world-class show but you can enjoy top-shelf cocktails, premium bottle service, Cuban cigars and all that comes with being a VIP for the night. Be advised that an upscale dress code is vigorously enforced so leave the board shorts and flip flops behind.
If you’re not into gambling or have decided to walk away a winner, the Casino Royale also features complimentary Las Vegas-style cabaret shows every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night at 10. The weekly schedule offers a rotating line-up of entertainment: Wednesday night brings “In the Money,” while guests who are there on a Friday night will enjoy “Hey Las Vegas” and Saturday night offers up “Around the World”. What’s more, every Friday night at 9 p.m., the street in front of the casino and Sonesta Maho Beach Resort comes alive with the Carnival Parade.
Casino Royale also provides its players with the best reward program on St. Maarten. Simply enroll in the Club Royale VIP Membership and you will get paid while you play. To take advantage, insert your Player Card while playing slots or give it to the dealer at a table (excluding Texas Hold’em Poker) and you can earn points for playing.
Points are redeemable for such amazing offers as all-inclusive stays at the Sonesta Maho Beach resort; Maho area bars and restaurants, including Ocean Terrace, The Point, Palm Grill, Moulin Fou French, Soprano’s Italian and La Rosa; gift certificates for merchandise at Julina’s and Hot Look Sunglasses; select VIP treatments at Maho Serenity Spa; and various Casino Royale merchandise.
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High rollers may want to inquire about the Club Royale Players Club, which registers a player’s activity in real time, awarding complimentary dinners, shows and resort accommodations upon the completion of play. Members have access to a VIP Desk, and may be granted higher table limits depending on their credit line.