You will find Avalon Casino and Hotel in the Dominican Republic on the beautiful beach of Bavaro. This area is known as La Costa del Coco, or Coconut Coast and is well-known for the scenery and cleanliness of the white sands, with transparent, clear waters. The Avalon Casino Punta Cana is part of the Princess Hotel in Calle Italia, Bavaro, Punta Cana.
The closest airport is Punta Cana International Airport. A one-way taxi fare to Punta Cana Princess Hotel is $38. It will take you 22 minutes (21.6 km) to get to the hotel. The fastest way to get the casino is to drive via Av España. Parking is free at the back of the Hotel and Casino.
The region the casino is situated is known for its 32 km of beaches and clear waters. Punta Cana is the eastern-most tip of the country, and it is here that the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Famous for zip-lining, windsurfing, and kayaking, it is also a wonderful getaway to unwind on the beautiful beaches.
The Avalon Casino is a medium sized establishment covering 26,000 square feet where the gaming area holds 120 electronic machines and 35 table games. The casino floor is situated inside the Princess Hotel and is frequented by both guests of the hotel as well as outsiders who come to play here because it is one of the largest casinos in the country.
It is also popular because the casino frequently holds raffles to win cars or money, so check out the advertisements in the hotel lobby. Drinks are free if you are gaming, and you will find that the overall appearance of the Casino is clean and friendly. The casino is open daily between 7 PM and 3 AM while slots are open 12 PM to 4 am.
Note: Avalon Casino accepts US Dollars, but it may be better to draw your cash from the ATM as the Credit Card withdrawal charges are 8% if you use the cashier.
As the casino is a reasonable size, you can expect all the most popular table games to be available here. Each of the tables come with varying minimum and maximum bets depending on how many tables are dedicated to a particular game, which can change as the casino shuffles things around on occasion.
Starting with the card games and you will find plenty of poker. Three Card Poker is one of the most popular poker-based games available. If you happen to land a nine through ace with all cards being Diamonds, then you will be walking home with $1 million.
If you prefer multi-player poker and enjoy playing tournaments, then the casino regularly hosts its own tournaments with freezeouts, re-buys, and add-ons. The best nights for poker tournaments are on Saturdays with buy-ins around $100.
The lion’s share of the table games here, however, are made up of blackjack. There are no side bet options here, so its straight down to business with the blackjack tables.
Last but not least, Avalon Casino also has a selection of American Roulette tables. There are traditional tables with live dealers, as well as electronic roulette machines complete with touch screen boards and an automated wheel. Electronic roulette has both American and European variations.
There are 120 gaming machines spread throughout the casino floor. Most of these are made up of a variety of video and classic slots. They are 3-reel and 5-reel slot machines with most of them being video slots with a few older mechanical machines with classic physical reels.
Unfortunately for video poker fans, there are no VP machines here.
There are 168 Platinum Suites, 82 family-friendly suites, and 524 bungalow suites, all of which are beautifully decorated. Amenities here include 2 swimming pools for adults and 1 for children, 9 restaurants, and 11 bars in the complex. One of the bars is a wet bar, while two have live music.
The hotel has a full gym, jacuzzis, and sauna, as well as a sports area with tennis courts. There is also an eco-area with walking trails and the hotel can arrange diving sessions. Plus, if you are coming with kids, there is a kids’ club as well as a babysitting service for the evenings.
There are 9 different themed restaurants here providing you with a choice of Japanese, Oriental, Fish and Seafood, Italian and Argentinian Steak. Two of the restaurants are buffet style.
The Gaucho buffet allows you to have your breakfast at the beach while listening to the sound of waves. The Café del Mar is also situated at the beach where you can dine from the a la carte menu.