Gambling in Belize Casinos
Belize is a beautiful place with clear blue water, sandy beaches, and fun activities. Did you know that in Belize, you can also go to a casino and play games? Casinos are places where people can gamble and try to win money. In Belize, there are a few casinos for gambling in Belize. The Belize casinos are found in the most populated towns and villages.
Updated January 2023.
Locations for Casinos in Belize
Casinos are sprinkled around the country in most major towns. Casinos in Belize all operate in USD and pay back in BZD. You can find other locations with a few machines in bars which are not listed here. Here are the “Las Vegas Stye” casinos of Belize.
Princess Hotel Casino in Belize City
First, this Princess casino is located in Belize City and has table games like American Roulette, Black Jack and Caribbean Stud Poker. There are also 300 slot machines. If you play games, you might get a discount on your hotel stay. The hotel’s restaurant and movie theater are common attractions in Belize.
Freezone Hotel Princess Casino, Near Corozal
Now, the Princess casino in the Freezone features over 300 gaming machines and 13 live table games. Blackjack, roulette, Texas Hold’em poker, slot machines, bingo, and video poker are among the casino games available. Coins, credit cards, and bill acceptors are used to power the game machines. Mexicans also visit this casino, as it is situated at the Free Zone on the northern border between Belize and Mexico.
Princess Casino in San Ignacio
Located in San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize, the San Ignacio Princess Casino is open weekdays from noon to 5 am and weekends from noon to 6 am. The San Ignacio casino’s 1,600 square foot gaming space features 99 gaming machines and four table games. This is an excellent location to spend an evening from one of the sleepy villages on the mainland.
Captain Morgan’s Casino on Ambergris Caye
Next, is San Pedro, Ambergris Caye’s casino. This Spectacular Casino is located on the island of San Pedro in the north area approximately like 2-3 miles from town. Captain’s Morgan Casino is a sophisticated Las Vegas-style casino with table sports, slot machines, flat-screen televisions displaying major sporting events, and a full lounge. This is the perfect spot for a chillax night and where you could try your luck in the only casino from Ambergris Caye! While gambling in Belize, you can get complimentary drinks and pre-game for your night out on the town.
The Placencia Casino in Placencia
Finally, just on the south side of Belize there you could find the fabulous Placencia Casino just nine miles from the Placencia Village. This casino has over 100 slot machines and 6 gaming tables which you could and try your bet on. Who knows, you might come home with more money than you expect! One of the best things about the casino is that it offers free shuttle service throughout the Placencia peninsula. The shuttle operates on a regular schedule, but casino visitors can call ahead and arrange for door-to-door complimentary service.
Boledo - lottery gambling in Belize
On the other hand, if you want to steer clear of casinos but want a little thrill of gambling in Belize casinos. The Belizean Lottery is called Boledo, which is played weekly from Monday to Friday live at the Treasury Building at 9:10 p.m. If you are interested in participating during your trip, ask bartenders or hotel staff where the nearest location is to purchase a ticket.
Minimum cost per ticket is 5 cents. Winning ticket pays $3.50. Available numbers are 00 – 99. You can bet as much money as you want on a single number.
Bar gambling in Belize
In addition to Boledo, there’s bar games. Threes (or 3’s) is a beloved dice game you’ll probably come in contact with during your time in Belize. Threes is a gambling dice game which is played using 5 six-sided dice and objective is to score lowest to win. Over rounds of Belikins a game of Three’s can get pretty heated! Each round people put in $2BZD/$1USD into the pot, but of course you can bet higher!
First, each player has up to five rolls of the dice and must set at least one aside after each throw. Once a dice is set aside, it is not rolled again.
Next, the best possible score is 0 (3-3-3-3-3), but should any player roll 6-6-6-6-6 (“Shooting the Moon”), they win instantly with no further play.
Now, in the event of equally low scores, tied players add an additional unit into the pot and play again. Or, another way is the pot gets “pushed” and everyone puts another unit into the pot, and starts another round with a much higher win for the round.
Then, once a winner is confirmed, the winner takes the pot and rolls first in the next game.
Underground Poker Games
Now, although we are not experienced, we know that there are underground poker game. We’ve heard of ones on Ambergris Caye, in Belize City, in San Ignacio, and around the country. Ask around to see if you can join in on one during your trip!
Experience Gambling in Belize
So, although the country isn’t known for its gambling, there are opportunities to gamble in Belize. Please note, casinos require you pay in US Dollars and pay out in Belize Dollars. Hopefully this list helps you find locations to try your luck in Belize!
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