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Punta Cana Excellence

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Punta Cana Excellence

Very excited to be visiting in July and see lots of comments about the resort, food, rooms etc. but I've yet to see anything about the "Casino". Would appreciate any comments you would like to share.

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1. Re: Punta Cana Excellence

Hi! Stayed at Excellence 2 years ago and it was a great resort. Food was very good too. Casino, not so great lol. Its super tiny! We are staying at Hard Rock in 3 weeks and have heard they have the best casino in all of the caribbean so it may be worth a taxi ride over there one night to check out the casino there.

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The casino is very small with a few slot machines and tables. It's fun for a few hours but don't expect Vegas.

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Thanks - wasn't expecting Vegas at all. Nice to know that we can put in a few hours of fun !!

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Thanks - may be worth the taxi trip :)

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Like the casinos at almost all resorts in Punta Cana, the casino is small. Hard Rock would be the biggest exception. If I remember correctly, there are 4 blackjack tables, a roulette table, and a couple of Caribbean poker tables. Something like that. I think there are 25 to 30 slot machines. It's big enough to support the size of the resort. Busy enough to make it interesting, but easy to get a spot at a table.

Also, like most casinos, it's owned and operated by a third party who rents the space from the resort. Watch the dealers carefully. Whether intentionally, or by mistake, they'll short change you or miss a winning hand, etc. I got ripped off by them, and an Excellence rep was Johnny on the spot, without my asking, to resolve the issue.

The casino at Excellence is in the lobby area, so it's handy to come and go. I like to pop in for an hour or so, and then back out to enjoy the entertainment, live band, etc. Maybe go back later. I've done well at the blackjack tables there. I've always come home with more money than I brought with me. Drinks are free in the casino if you're gambling.

The blackjack tables are $5 USD minimum, and I think $100 maximum. You can bet less if in Dominican currency. Dealers stand on soft 17, double down allowed on anything, blackjack pays 3/2, and surrender is allowed.

Mark

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