Best Casinos to Visit in Mexico

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When thinking of Mexico, fantastic food and afternoon siestas might come to mind. However, one aspect of the country gaining popularity over the last few years is now on the global stage: gambling. 

In 2019, the country reached an estimated US $2 billion turnover in the gambling industry. This shattered all previous national records and proved that more and more people are visiting Mexico to scratch their gambling itch. 

Part of the attraction of trying your luck in the country is—by the country’s own admission—the casinos it has on offer. Like those located further north in America, Mexican casinos offer something for everybody—not just gambling. 

Designed to cater to the needs of all guests, these casinos feature restaurants, activities, and even concert halls. Alongside these things, the casinos offer the latest games to give everyone a chance to win big.

While it is certainly no secret that great online casinos like those on have stolen some business from brick-and-mortar casinos, Mexico’s casinos prove that they can appeal to the masses.

The only problem then is choosing which casino is the best one to visit. So, here are six of the very best casinos Mexico has to offer. 

1. Hideaway Royalton Cancun | Cancun

While this may be more of a resort than a casino, the Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun is easily one of the best-rated casinos in the country. And this isn’t only because it is only a stones-throw away from the Cancun airport. 

This resort offers an excellent selection of eateries, a fully equipped day spa, 24-hour room service, and the Casino Del Mar. 

Del Mar has 50 different slot machines, four roulette tables, and four blackjack tables. Roulette at the casino is played American style, while blackjack is played in the European way. 

As a bonus, all resort residents receive a $50 credit at the casino when checking into the hotel. 

2. Arenia Casino | Mexicali

This grand casino is well known to players who love to gamble and eat, as its great buffet offers a 25 percent discount to any player who’s been lucky on the casino floor. In addition, the casino also provides a superb à la carte service.

While there are no published figures on exactly how many slots this casino offers, it is common knowledge that it has a staggering 500 gaming tables. Therefore, finding a game to try your luck on should be easy. 

In addition to the vast games, the casino offers special events like taco nights and lets players become members at a low price.

3. Diamonds Casino | Mexicali

As one of the biggest casinos in the country, Diamonds casino offers unrivaled gaming opportunities for anyone wishing to win big. These opportunities include over 900 different slot machines to choose from. 

Also available are multiple high-stake poker games and sports betting if you’d rather bet on outcomes than pure luck. However, all these gaming opportunities don’t mean that other entertainment isn’t available. 

Alongside the casino are some fantastic restaurants, waterslides to cool down on, and a day spa that offers the best pampering. 

4. Golden Lion Casino | Mexicali

Home of the Rose restaurant, Golden Lion offers multiple gambling opportunities for players looking for their next payday. These include over 600 of the newest and best slot machines, which are split into two play areas (smoking and non-smoking).

Suppose slots aren’t what you’re looking for. In that case, the casino also has a fantastic electronic bingo area, a sportsbook that takes wagers on sports outcomes, and a live casino floor offering a variety of table games. 

The casino also regularly hosts events and concerts featuring famous singers, tournaments, and even comedians to add further entertainment options to the table. 

5. Caliente Casino | Tijuana

Operating as a massive chain of casinos across the country, Caliente Casino has something of everything at each location. And there are certainly enough locations to choose from—with almost ten different locations in Tijuana alone. 

Each location offers a selection of the best slots, table games, and sports betting. The flagship location, Caliente Casino Hipodromo de Tijuana, is home to over 1,100 different slot games—proving that this casino chain is serious about gaming. 

In addition to great gaming options, each casino also offers traditional and succulent Mexican cuisine and even dance clubs if you feel like busting a move on the dancefloor. 

6. San Nicolas Hotel and Casino | Baja California

Offering a sportsbook for bets and 400 Las Vegas-style slot machines, this casino lets you feel like you’re in Sin City while enjoying the other luxurious amenities. Once you’re done gambling, you can enjoy relaxing and hopefully spend your winnings on comfort. 

Aside from the myriad casino options, this casino offers a day spa, beauty salon, concierge, and 24-hour services. If that isn’t enough, there is also a poolside restaurant and bar for you to refuel before your next gaming session. 

If you feel like venturing out from the casino, the friendly staff will also arrange various fun activities nearby. These include wine tours, off-roading tours, and even the chance to try your luck fishing. 


Casinos in Mexico certainly go beyond merely offering a place for you to spend some time while wagering a chance to win big money. They offer tranquility, comfort, and a wide variety of tasty eatery choices. 

It is no wonder then that the gambling industry in this country is booming the way it is. With casinos offering a wide range of entertainment options, it is clear that Mexican casinos are stealing the spotlight from their neighbors up north. 

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