Whether you’re a gambling enthusiast or a novice player, here’s our guide to the 6 best casinos in the Philippines.
“It’s More Fun in the Philippines” was the islands’ tourism slogan back in 2012, and it hit the mark.
The Philippines offers stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, ocean adventures, culinary delights and several casinos that make it a must for your travel bucket list.
Here we run down the 6 best land-based casinos and resorts in the country.
1. Okada Manila
Located in Entertainment City, Okada Manila is a five-star resort with more than 1,500 rooms and over 48,000 square feet of ballroom and banquet function space.
The casino gaming floor offers over 3,000 slot machine games from beloved classics to the hottest new games and 70 table games linked in Asia’s first progressive jackpot system.
New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City.
2. Solaire Resort and Casino
Another resort in Entertainment City, the Solaire, is best known for its architecture and its spectacular view of the sunset over Manila Bay.
This US$1bn casino resort has 500 hotel rooms, 1,200 slot machines, 295 gaming tables, eight restaurants, a spa, a nightclub and a 1,800-seat theatre.
Experts also rate the Solaire as one of the best places for poker in Manila. It also offers baccarat, roulette, double-up blackjack and many more table games.
Entertainment City, 1 Aseana Ave, Tambo, Parañaque.
3. Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino
The Waterfront Manila is one of the biggest casinos in the Philippines. It boasts three gaming floors with over 700 slot machines and 105 tables.
There is a separate smoking area and you can complete your gaming experience with dancing and concerts.
The poker area is open and spacious. Minimum and maximum buy-ins are determined periodically by casino management and games start at 4pm every day.
As for dining, Seasons Cafe at Waterfront Hotel and Casino Manila Pavilion open for lunch and dinner every day.
1000 United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila.
4. City of Dreams
City of Dreams Manila opened in 2014 and has since become one of the favorite gambling and entertainment venues in the Philippines.
The resort has unique family attractions, upscale shopping, world-class entertainment, and an exciting nightclub.
City of Dreams Manila offers an exciting array of games for all players. The 201,823 square feet of gaming space includes 365 table games and 1,680 gaming machines. It has an active poker tournament schedule.
Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City, Metro Manila.
5. Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila is located across from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay. It’s home to the country’s largest hotel ballroom – the Marriot Grand Ballroom – and hosts a three-story convention centre.
The casino covers a floor area of 323,000 square feet and boasts 300 live table games and 1,500 gaming machines. The gaming floor also offers a dedicated poker room for cash games and regular tournaments.
It also features the Newport Performing Arts Theater, a 1,500-seat venue for concerts, plays, musicals, conferences and other events.
Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay 1309, Metro Manila.
6. Hyatt Hotel & Casino Manila
This complex stands out due to its location in the heart of Manila. Its accessibility, comfort and luxurious spaces make it a favorite of those who visit the Philippine capital.
The resort was built in 2004 and is located in front of Manila Bay. It has a total of 378 rooms, different amenities and a homely atmosphere, decorated with unique works of art.
As for the casino, bets begin as low as PHP10 up to PHP500,000, but you can request a minimum bet from the pitboss or the management depending on how much you want to stake.
1588 Pedro Gil St, Malate, Manila.