Rolling the Dice in Paradise

The casino at Divi Carina Bay Resort, an all-inclusive hotel on the east end of St. Croix.

The casino at Divi Carina Bay Resort, an all-inclusive hotel on the east end of St. Croix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a fan of recreational gambling, St. Croix is a particularly fun place to be.  The island is home to a casino, Divi Carina Bay.  There are also a number of casinos on neighboring Caribbean islands you can hop to, such as St. Maarten, Aruba and the Dominican Republic.

Casino

Divi Carina Bay is great place for a different night out when you live on-island.  You’ll find craps, blackjack, roulette, slot machines and more.  Several nights per week they offer free bingo to Beachcomber Gold player’s club members with a prize of $500 (free membership also gets you $20 cash on your birthday).

There are often live bands playing on-stage like the Xpress Band.  The stage is surrounded by a bar with machines to play keno, etc.  The Carina Cafe serves food like chicken fingers and pizza late into the night and as with any good casino, alcohol is free for players.

Poker

Several bars / restaurants on St. Croix host regular poker games, particularly on the north shore.  Many residents host private games in their homes as well.

Shake of the Day

Ziggy’s Island Gas Station and Market and Deep End at Tamarind Reef Resort on the north shore, No Bones in Gallows Bay, and the Montpelier Domino Club out west in the rain forest, are among the many St. Croix restaurants / bars that offer “the shake.”  Rules vary slightly by location, but basically you pay $1 to roll five dice twice hoping you roll all the same number (like Yahtzee).  Pots are progressive and often grow well over $1000, commonly with 10 or 15 percent going back to the house.

Ready to try your luck in paradise?  Download our free guide the 10 Best Reasons for Living on St. Croix.  

10_best_banner