Famous and historic casinos in Latin America

Many of the countries of Latin America have burgeoning tourism industries as the governments of these nations continue to invest in infrastructure to boost tourism. This is true for the country of Nicaragua which was often overlooked in the past. However, the country is growing with increasingly more options for travelers. Among these are casinos as developers are seeing the value of locating them here. With tourism being the second largest industry within Nicaragua, casino developers are seeing the value of locating casinos here.

Most of Nicaragua’s casinos are found in the city of Managua. One casino that vacationers may wish to visit is the Pharaoh’s Casino in Managua. Located on the Carretera Norte, the Pharaoh offers a total of 156 slot machines which is more than it offered in the past. Table games found here number 10. Visitors can expect to find games such as Caribbean stud poker, blackjack and American roulette. The Pharaoh also caters to high rollers with their exclusive VIP salon. Another specialized section of the casino is the Texas Hold ‘Em poker room. With a total of three tables, the poker room also devotes one table exclusively for casino games. A sportsbook room is another section of the Pharaoh with numerous TVs for monitoring live sporting events. The Pharaoh also holds an interesting distinction which tourists find interesting.In 2002, the casino set the world’s record for serving the most gallo pinto, a Nicaraguan dish with beans and rice. To set this record over 22,200 dishes were served.

Another casino option in Managua is Palms Casino. This location is open 24 hours which makes it easy to fit into one’s travel plans. Here, players can a variety of games such as those at Lucky Nugget, these include  140 gaming machines like slot machines and video poker. Eight table games are located on the casino floor with three types of poker, roulette and blackjack.

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