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Popular casino hotels and resorts in the South Pacific region
One of tourism drawcards in many parts of the world are casinos. Although they're generally viewed as an attractions for gamblers, casinos are much more than that. They often provide a range of entertainment, including theatre shows, clubs, bars and restaurants, attracting a variety of clientelle, including families.
As casino entertainment is their main source of income, they often offer buffet-style eating at low prices and very entertaining shows, all of which is appealing for families who often travel on a tight budget. It's no surprise that tourist countries in the South Pacific also offer casino entertainment.
Slot machines are one of gaming entertainments offered at different casinos in the South Pacific island destinations
Casino industry was developed in Vanuatu in the 1980s, after Vanuatu achieved its independence. There are now two large casinos in Vanuatu, both located in the capital Port Vila.
The Palms Casino is located at Le Meridien Hotel and features table games based on Australian casino rules. It acceptes international currencies. The hotel has three restaurants, two swimming pools and golf course.
The Club 21 Limited is located in the Melanesian Hotel, which has two restaurants, swimming pool and tennis court. Visitors can play blackjak or baccarat, or choose one of many slot machines.
In late 2011 Fiji was to become the latest casino destination in the South Pacific. It was announced that an American multimilionaire won the right to build a large casino in Fiji islands. The casino resort was to be built on Denarau Island. This is one of the main tourist destinations in the country. It was planned to have 500 slot machines, 54 tables and a five-star resort included in the project.
As of late 2013, this integrated Fiji casino project is in doubt. This leaves other South Pacific destinations, that already have well established casinos, including Vanuatu, as the main casino destinations in this part of the world.
Casino resorts or hotels in the South Pacific are often located on the seafront, that combine luxurious surroundings with great views
Although only a small island by comparison to other island destinations in the South Pacific, Solomon Islands also feature a casino. The Pacific Casino Hotel is located on the island of Guadalcanal. This is some 4 kilometres away from Honiara, the capital of Solomons.
The casino features table games and slot machines, with dress code smart casual. There are also two restaurants, bar, night club, snooker & pool facilities, a shop and car rental at the hotel, which is situated on the seafront.
Apart from numerous casino hotels and resorts in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, there are also casinos in Seychelles, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Mariana Islands.
So, if casino resorts or hotels are your preferred places to spend your holiday in the South Pacific, you will find plenty of options to choose from.
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