Property - LATAM & Caribbean of the year

September 20, 2023

Here is the Shortlist for LATAM & Caribbean Property of the year, sponsored by NOVOMATIC.
  • Casino Metro (Puerto Rico) - Casino Metro is Puerto Rico’s largest casino (by square feet and number of slots), occupying a 23,000-square-foot area. It boasts 21 gaming tables and over 500 slots, many of which are exclusive to the property. In December last year Casino Metro launched retail sports betting with Caesars Entertainment. The Caesars Sportsbook at Casino Metro opened with three betting windows and 12 self-service betting kiosks. The newly renovated space also features more than 25 LED TVs and odds boards, bringing the ultimate sports viewing experience to San Juan. Casino Metro is also currently working on expanding the casino by 7,000 square feet.
  • Atlantis Paradise Island (The Bahamas) - Stretched over a 7-acre lagoon, the world-class Atlantis Casino is an innovation in design. It boasts over 700 of the latest slots and 85 tables. Players can also enjoy Blackjack and Craps with a poolside and ocean views at The Cove Pool. Throughout 2023, Atlantis is rolling out multimillion-dollar renovations and exciting new partnerships throughout the resort – from a complete renovation of The Royal Towers to a reimagined Atlantis Casino and much more. In July, it was announced that Atlantis Paradise Island will host WSOP’s new live tournament poker series, WSOP Paradise, which will take place in December. 
  • Hipódromo de Palermo (Argentina) - Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo has a large premises with a 1.5-mile long race track. In the casino inside the building, guests can enjoy over 4,500 slots spread across three rooms. The property constantly upgrades its gaming offering. Just recently, it added 600 new slot machines by leading suppliers, such as IGT, Zitro and Ainsworth. It also enhanced its ETG offering with the addition of Interblock’s Diamond Dual Roulette, Single Zero Roulette and Blackjack. Last year the Hipódromo de Palermo also opened its new BetWarrior Sportbar, the largest sports bar in LatAm.
  • Baha Mar (The Bahamas) - Baha Mar boasts the Caribbean’s largest and one of the region’s most luxurious casinos. It attracts both casual players and high-stakes rollers, offering over 18 types of table games and 1,140 slot machines, including traditional slot mechanical reels, video reels to progressives, video poker, and electronic table games ranging from $0.01 – $100. Sports fans can also enjoy the property’s William Hill sportsbook. The Baha Mar resort also offers the choice of three oceanfront hotels, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, a number of fine dining options, and more. Earlier this year Baha Mar deployed QCI’s Platform across its slots, with the aim to make better strategic decisions and improve the gaming experience for guests.
  • Foxwoods El San Juan Casino at Fairmont El San Juan (Puerto Rico) - Located in one of Puerto Rico’s most iconic properties, Foxwoods El San Juan Casino offers world-class entertainment, complementing the resort’s well-appointed luxury accommodations and vibrant amenities. The luxurious 15,000-square-feet casino features nearly 300 slots and 14 table games. It offers the same rewards program as the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, with Foxwoods Rewards members having the same status in El San Juan that they do in Mashantucket, CT. At the end of last year Foxwoods El San Juan Casino celebrated a successful 1st year of operation, marked by big celebrations and charity tournaments. 
  • Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort (Puerto Rico) - Located in the open lobby of La Concha Resort, Casino del Mar offers a relaxed atmosphere for first timers, casual players and high rollers. Customers can try their luck on hundreds of slot machines and various tables. Pulsating above Casino del Mar’s tables, plasma screens broadcast everything from the biggest games to breaking news and more. Last year the casino added a $3.5m BetMGM sportsbook, which was also Puerto Rico’s first regulated sports betting platform. As of June this year, Casino del Mar and BetMGM added mobile wagering to their offering.  
  • Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino (Panama) - The Sortis offers 391 high-design rooms, suites and apartments, fine dining, beautiful pool, a globally inspired Sports Bar and Lounge, to name a few amenities. It also boasts the largest casino in Panama, with more than 400 slots machines from leading suppliers (such as EGT, Ainsworth, Novomatic), classic and electronic table games, a VIP Poker room and the largest bingo hall in Panama City. The casino is also home to Panama’s first Aristocrat Lightning Link™ Lounge™. Earlier this year, the property modernized the gaming floor with the installation of over 80 high-quality IGT cabinets featuring a diverse USwitch multi-game library powered by IGT’s Floor Manager technology. 
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) - Hard Rock Punta Cana provides the ultimate all-inclusive luxury experience with fabulous rooms, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, exhilarating nightlife, top-quality culinary options and the biggest casino in the Caribbean. The resort boasts a 4,459-square-meters casino, with over 400 player-favorite slots and video poker machines, a poker room and 25 tables (blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat) with limits to fit any style of play. There’s also an exclusive new gaming lunch for high-end play and individual gaming suites that house blackjack, roulette and baccarat. Guests at Hard Rock Punta Cana can now earn rewards as part of Hard Rock’s new global loyalty program - Unity. 
  • Croc’s Resort & Casino (Costa Rica) - Located in the vibrant Jaco Beach in Costa Rica, Croc’s Resort & Casino boasts an impressive Las-Vegas-style gaming space with something for every type of player - table games, slot machines, and a dedicated poker room. Sports fans can enjoy the Game On Sports Bar with the largest viewing screen at Jaco Beach, showing all the latest and most popular sports events from around the world. There is also a sportsbook with a wide range of betting options. 
  • Casino Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Located in the Puerto Madero (Docklands) area of the Argentine capital, Casino Buenos Aires is the city’s biggest and most famous casino where players can enjoy a Las-Vegas-style experience. The casino has over 1,400 slot machines, over 120 tables, an exclusive Poker Room, a High Roller area. The Madero Poker room is the only one in Buenos Aires to offer live games and it is home to Argentina’s biggest poker tournaments. The property also offers lots of entertainment, a variety of food options and also has a shopping center. The casino also has an online platform where players can place sports wagers, and play popular online slots and Live casino games.

The Property - LATAM & Caribbean of the year category is sponsored by NOVOMATIC.

About NOVOMATIC: The NOVOMATIC AG Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs around 23,900 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to about 100 countries and has locations in about 50 countries. The Group operates around 214,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its about 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts. Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC AG Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land-based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, Online gaming and social gaming solutions as well as sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.


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