Monthly Archives: August 2015

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.

Poker Chip Sets As Gifts

With the popularity of poker taking off into the stratosphere, poker chip sets make great gifts. Everyone these days is playing poker. The ratings of the world series of poker have gone through the roof, and now more than ever, people are having weekly games with friends.

With this trend being so popular, chip sets make the perfect gift. They bring a great feel to any poker game. The other very nice quality that poker chip sets have is there ability to last a lifetime. A good set can be used regularly and still have a long and healthy shelf life, and unlike other gifts they will get used! You never have to worry that your gift will get thrown in a closet and never be seen again. This makes it a great gift for a boss. Every time they play and someone asks “where did you get this poker chip set?” they will think of you.

When your looking for the perfect chips to buy keep a few things in mind.

1. How large of a set will I need?

2. Where do I get them?

3. How much do I spend?

Where to get them? There are many online location to purchase from. Make sure you do your research. There are many differences in price out there, but that is not the only issue. You want to choose a company that has tested the products and has good shipping and return policies. Shipping will be expensive, a 1000pc poker chip set can weigh over 75lbs.

How much to spend? For good quality 500pc poker chip sets I say between $200-$400. You can get them for less, but quality will be compromised. It may seem like a lot at first glance, but think about how long they will last with proper care. This gift will never spoil or go bad.

Remember, poker chip sets are an investment. Whoever you gift these to will never forget you!