Panama Casinos

Panama, a country in Central America, is divided into 11 cities in which there are numerous  casinos . The only types of gambling that are legal in Panama are horse racing, pari-mutuel betting, and  casinos . The majority of the Panama  casinos  and gambling facilities are located downtown in Panama City, with 22 of the total 36 in the country.

The largest  casino  in Panama City is the  Casino  Majestic, with over 53,000 square feet of gambling space. The Majestic, open 24 hours seven days a week, features 39 table games and 978 gaming machines, video poker and slots. Among the other popular  casinos  located in Panama City are in the Hotel Caesar Park, the Miramar Intercontinental, and the Hotel El Panama. The Crown  Casino  in the Caesar Park Hotel is in a prime location, central to the business district and the historic attractions of old Panama. The Crown  Casino  features table  games  of baccarat, blackjack, Caribbean Stud poker, Draw Poker, roulette, and craps, but no gaming machines. The Fiesta  Casino  in the El Panama has a great atmosphere, with 320  gaming  machines and 16 table games of blackjack, roulette, poker, and baccarat. There are several other smaller  casinos  in Panama City, with  gaming  machines and a few table  games , such as the  Casino  International, the Fiesta in the Gran Hotel Soloy, and the  casino  in the Riande Granada Hotel.

A fairly recent addition to the lineup of Panama  casinos  is the Veneto Hotel and  Casino , a Vegas-style gambling facility, also in Panama City. The Veneto is perhaps the largest Panama  casino  with 40,000 square feet that includes 511 slots and 42 table  games  such as blackjack, Texas Hold’em and other poker, roulette, mini-baccarat, and craps.

Other Panama  casinos  can be found in cities such as Chiriqui, with two  casinos ; the larger of the two is the  Casino  Dorado with 318 slots and video poker machines and no table  games . Other Panama  casinos  include the  Casino  Chitre in the Hotel Barcelo Guayacanes in the city of Herrera and the Gran David in Chorrera. The Hotel Washington Fiesta  Casino  in Colon has nine table  games  and 93 slots. In addition, the Hotel Royal Decameron Costa Blanca in Farallon has a  casino  with 50 slots and seven table  games .

International investors continue to recognize the potential of further Panama  casino  development, especially with the proposed widening of the Panama Canal.