Situated in the beautiful Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic, Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand is one of 32 casinos in this large resort town that lies along the Coconut Coast. Besides having spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, this casino will also be able to provide you with all of your gambling needs whilst on vacation. The Casino Diamante Punta Cana is about a 30-45 minute drive from the Punta Cana International Airport.
Apart from the vibrant casino environment in Punta Cana, there are plenty of other tourist attractions that you can visit during your stay. There are the sublime, clear blue waters and golden sandy beaches of the Coconut Coast, several beautiful tropical islands to hop such as the Saona and Santa Domingo islands, or you could visit the Monkeyland and Plantation Safari.
As for the casino, you will have to prove that you are 18 or older to get in. While there is no strict dress code in place, players are expected to at least dress respectably, with shirt and shoes required.
Unlike many of the other casinos in Punta Cana, this is a standalone casino which is not part of a resort or hotel. Players at Casino Diamante Punta Cana tend to be the type that come for the sole purpose of gambling. There is a good selection of low to medium stakes games on offer ranging from table games to slots.
Players here will notice a mix of local gamblers and tourists that have come to enjoy some gambling. Because of this, the atmosphere is somewhere in-between fun and serious. Open every day of the week from 4PM to 3AM, this casino emits a Las Vegas feel through its décor, is well maintained and always kept clean.
There are over 10 tables in total here. Blackjack is the game you will see the most of at Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand, with 2-3 tables running most of the time. Limits will vary across the three tables and these are always well populated with players.
Roulette is a must at any casino and you can find a couple of tables. American Roulette is the variation they use which – as many of you know – does not offer quite as good odds as European Roulette. A word of warning, there have been complaints about the progressive roulette game that they run at this casino, so make sure you read reviews from former visitors before sitting down at a table.
Poker is another game that you will find at the tables with limits generally being between $1 and $3 with a minimum buy-in of $60. This is generally Texas hold’em Poker but the variation of poker can be changed at request if enough players are willing to play.
Slots are also a popular game to play at the Casino Diamante Punta Cana, but there is only a limited selection with no more than 15 machines. These are penny slots and other low limit machines with their selection including video reel, multi-line and classic slots. A couple of these slots are low-limit video poker games that always seem to attract the punters at the casino.
Each of the slot machines seems to be well maintained but any winning tickets that you get cannot be put into another – which is a hassle as you then have to cash in that ticket before you can use your winnings to play again.
Casino Diamante Punta Cana Grand is a casino only and therefore does not have its own hotel or offer any kind of accommodations. There are plenty of decent hotels and resorts in close proximity to the casino that you can use for accommodation, however, such as the Hotel Rui Naiboa or Hotel Rui Palace Macao.
Again, being purely a casino, there is no restaurant onsite that you can use to enjoy a meal before or after you play. The casino does offer sandwiches and other small food options but if you wanted a larger selection to choose from or a dedicated restaurant, you will have no trouble finding some nearby that will offer you various cuisines. Suggestions include the Riu Palace Bavaro Buffet and the A-LA-Carte Restaurant KRYSTAL.