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Casinos in Jamaica

Jamaica was never known for gambling, but with the approval by the government on casinos in Jamaica in 2015 this may change pretty soon.

And although we currently don't have the type of casinos that you may have come to expect of, say in the US, the few we have do provide exciting and fulfilling entertainment!

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Most of the all-inclusive hotels and resorts here do have slots and poker machines on site, primarily those on the western end of the island [ Negril, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios]

The Starfish Hotel in Trelawny, Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Hedonism & the Sunset Jamaica Grande (now Moon Palace Resort) are typical examples of hotels that have their own casinos.

Perhaps the two most popular casinos here in Jamaica though, are Coral Cliff, which is situated on the 'hip strip', right across from Margueritaville in Montego Bay and Treasure Hunt on main street in Ocho Rios.

Both Treasure Hunt and Coral Cliff features over 120 gaming machines ranging in denominations from US$0.05 to U$5, with Coral Cliff offering the opportunity to win Jackpots of up to US$50,000!

The last phone contacts I had for Coral Cliff and Treasure Hunt are, 876-952-4130 and 876-974-8169 respectively.

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Should Jamaica have Legalized Casino Gaming?

The government recently approved casino gaming in Jamaica. But while it brought some celebration from the business sector, the government came under fire from other social institutions- primarily the church.

Admittedly, there are solid arguments on both sides. Both what's your take?

What do you make of this decision to open Jamaica to casino gaming? Share your views with other visitors on this site.


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Jamaica Don't Need Casinos- No No No! 
Jamaica don't need Casinos, what Jamaica needs to do is get back into forming get back our sugar cane. God bless us with such beautiful farm land with …

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Jamaica doesn't need casino, Jamaicans need education -training & employment. The country is in trouble, lack of education, good customer care training …

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I am currently establishing a business here in Jamaica which is an off shoot of the casino business. One of our goals is setting up a separate business …

The church should shut up 
Jamaica needs casino gambling and I believe the church should shut up! If you are not going to be apart of the solution DON'T be apart of the problem.. …

Jamaica Needs Casino Gaming 
Right now anything legal that will benefit the country and its people on a whole is good to go for me.

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Jamaica need to improve on our financial status & catch up to the world economy. With the opportunity to increase our revenue, multiple casinos mean …

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