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Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Aruba. Find out which are the best casinos and online casino sites in Aruba, or learn more about the legal status, taxation age requirement and licensing of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Aruba

Legal status: legal since 1999, operators need a license

 

Online casinos are legal on the Caribbean island of Aruba, since 1994. Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with CuraçaoSint Marteen and of course, the Netherlands. While the legal system of the country is based on the Dutch system, this is not evident in the gambling legislation at all. This is because the country can make its own laws since 1947, when the country was declared an ‘autonomous country’ of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the gambling legislation was created entirely after gaining legislative independence.

Online casinos and online casino gambling in not addressed by one single act, instead the main relevant pieces of gambling legislation are: Ordinance on Licenses* (regulating licensing of gambling activities, establishments), State Ordinance for Hazard Games** (general gambling law).

The Caribbean island nations of Curacao and Aruba (mostly the former) are among the biggest online gambling licensing hubs in the world. Hundreds of online casinos are licensed in Aruba, details of the licensing process can be found in the licensing section below.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Aruba?

Yes, the laws discussed here only apply to residents of the country, if you are a tourist (or a non-citizen expat, or illegal), you can play online freely while enjoying your vacation.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Aruba: Department of Casino Affairs (DAC – Departamento di Asuntonan di Casino), a subdepartment of the ministry of Justice, is responsible for the licensing and regulating gambling activities and establishments on the island. Sadly, the government’s webpage is only fully available in Dutch and Papiamento (the English version is “in the process of being translated” for years now…). Therefore, if you wish to set up a gambling business, you need to hire a translator and contact them.

If you are thinking about setting up a business in Aruba, you will need the following documents in Dutch or Papiamento:

 

The licenses are valid for five years. Licensed companies pay a fixed a monthly fee of 5000 AF (Aruban Florin) license fee + the gambling tax below. Interestingly, locally licensed online gambling companies can not accept players from the Netherlands. Nearby Curaçao and Sint Marteen have the same restriction in place too (all are constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands).

Online gambling licensing is actually a huge source of revenue for Curaçao and Aruba. Hundreds of online gambling platforms operate with licenses from the two (mostly online casinos, and Curaçao is much more popular when it comes to licenses). The biggest advantages of an Aruba license are:

 

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Taxation of online casino and online gambling websites in Aruba: According to the Taxation of Gambling Licenses Act***** the gambling establishments, and online gambling platforms licensed in Aruba need to pay the following taxes:

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Aruba: not taxable

 

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Age requirement of online casinos in Aruba: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of online casino gambling legislation:

*Ordinance on Licenses (Dutch only, Landsbesluit invordering en betaling speelvergunningsrecht)

**State Ordinance for Hazard Games (Dutch only, Landsverordening hazardspelen)

***Money Laundering Law (Dutch only, Landsverordening voorkoming en bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering)

****Taxation of Gambling Licenses Act (Dutch only, Landsbesluit invordering en betaling speelvergunningsrecht)

 

Online casinos accepting players from Aruba

The following online gambling websites accept players from Aruba:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Wagering limitation:
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  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
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USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
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Wagering limitation:
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  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
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  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

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  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
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Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
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The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
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Wagering limitation:
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
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Land-based Aruba casinos

Legal status: legal since 1959, operators need a license

 

Like their online counterparts, brick and mortar casinos are also legal and regulated in Aruba.

Aruba is actually famous for its casinos, the first of which opened in 1959 (this is not the case anymore, but back in the 60s, 70s not that many countries in the Caribbean had casinos, and Aruba was known as the “Las Vegas of the Caribbean” along with Cuba). The country is still a favourite of tourists with a penchant for gambling, and a love for the Caribbean. Although, now that casinos are ubiquitous in the region, relying on casinos is no longer enough, and competition for tourists in the region has gotten fiercer.

Companies that wish to operate a land-based casino on the island must apply for a casino licence (details below).

Companies do not have to be registered in Aruba in order to receive such a licence. However, casinos may only be operated in Aruba within, or connected to a hotel, operated by the same company that runs the casino. Also locals are limited to 8 casino visits per person, per month.

One would assume that these restrictions would limit the number of casinos within Aruba, but that is not the case. In fact, several groups have been raising their voices, stating that Aruba is already overrun by casinos, exceeding the actual demand for them (, which is probably true, it is certainly a saturated sector, Aruba has the most casino per square km in all of the Caribbean, the second one is Curacao, but they have much more online casinos licensed). Despite these protests, two new casinos opened in 2015, the Riu Palace Hotel and the new Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, which brought the total number of casinos to 21.  UPDATE 2021: the total number of casinos is now 20, due to the coronavirus pandemic Eagle casino appears to have closed permanently.

/Comment: There are many reasons for the high number of casinos. One is that the huge hotel chains invest long-term, and are willing to tolerate losses for years. It’s also a prestige thing for them, not to mention, listing a casino among the amenities helps to attract more guests, and that also indirectly boost their revenue. But the main reason is the unethical business strategy often used by the big companies, “starving the competition”, price war, by operating their casinos at a loss, for years, 10+ years, they simply “starve out” the smaller players, who can not afford to operate their casinos at a loss for 10-15+ years. And the big companies will always win, because they have much more reserves, and financial opportunities. Big companies often use this strategy in every sector, to destroy smaller, local businesses./

UPDATE COVID-19: The COVID-19 pandemic badly effected the tourist oriented casino sector in Aruba. But interestingly, only one of the 21 casinos closed permanently. However, in the aftermath of the pandemic, more closures are expected. Sadly, this is more of an exception than the norm in the Caribbean, and the other tourists destinations in the region were much harder hit. Also, some claim that the 8 visits per month rule for locals is reportedly not enforced, because of the decrease in the number of visitors. The remaining casinos are cash-strapped, and need to rely much more on local visitors (this is according to social media posts, reviews, and comments only, not sure how serious the issue is, or how widespread it is, but it definitely sounds believable).

The largest casino within the country is located in the Aruba Marriott, in Palm Beach. The casino of the hotel is named Stellaris Casino, and offers roulette, blackjack and various types of poker and slot machines, the usual casino staples, and Caribbean Stud Poker, which can be found in almost every casino in, or near the Caribbean (in fact, it is claimed that Caribbean Stud Poker was invented in the country in 1988). The most popular, best known casino is probably the Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino.

Most of the casinos are only open from 11 am until the early morning. The single exception is the Crystal Casino located in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, which is open 0-24, all of the gaming venues are 18+.

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Aruba?

Yes, unlike in many small countries, locals are not banned from the casinos. However, locals are limited to 8 casino visits per month.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Aruba: Department of Casino Affairs (DAC – Departamento di Asuntonan di Casino), a subdepartment of the ministry of Justice, is responsible for the licensing and regulating gambling activities and establishments on the island. Sadly, the government’s webpage is only fully available in Dutch and Papiamento (the English version is “in the process of being translated” for years now…). Therefore, if you wish to set up a gambling business, you need to hire a translator and contact them.

If you are thinking about setting up a business in Aruba, you will need the following documents in Dutch or Papiamento:

 

The licenses are valid for five years. Licensed companies pay a fixed a monthly fee of 5000 AF (Aruban Florin) license fee + the gambling tax below. Casinos can only be located within or attached to hotels.

 

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Taxation of casinos in Aruba: According to the Taxation of Gambling Licenses Act***** the gambling establishments, and online gambling platforms licensed in Aruba need to pay the following taxes:

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Aruba: not taxable

 

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Legal gambling age, age required to enter a casino in Aruba: 18+

 

 

List of the TOP 5 best and biggest casinos in Aruba

1., Stellaris Casino
This is a picture of the inside, the gaming floor with a dealer at a blackjack table of Stellaris Casino within Aruba Marriott Resort. This is the first element of this TOP 5 list of all the best and biggest brick & mortar casino gambling establishments in Aruba. You can find the other gambling establishments on this list below this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Stellaris Casino, address: L.G. Smith Boulevard # 101

Stellaris Casino, which is located within the Aruba Marriott Resort & Hotel, is Aruba’s biggest casino, but it’s not one of the best rated interestingly (average rating, see below). It is in operation since 1995.

You can see the building of Aruba Marriott Resort on the picture at the top of the website. 18+.

 

Games: around 500 gaming machines (slots+video poker), 28 tables (craps, roulette, Let it Ride Poker, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and blackjack)

The casino also has a race and sports book, with 6 sports betting kiosks, and a VIP section.

 

Video of Stellaris Casino:


Opening hours: 24/7, except table games, which open at 4pm during weekdays, sports betting terminals open at 11 AM

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets average reviews, 3/5, on reviews sites, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

2., Alhambra Casino
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Alhambra Casino

Alhambra Casino, address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 47, Oranjestad

Alhambra Casino is the best looking, and the second best rated casino of Aruba (but not the biggest). Alhambra was fully renovated in 2011. 18+.

 

Games: around 450 gaming machines (slots+video poker+multi game machines), around 20 tables (blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, craps, 21+3, roulette, 3-Card Poker, Let It Ride Bonus, Mississippi Stud, Deuces Wild Hold ‘Em Fold ‘Em. High Card Flush)

 

Video of Alhambra Casino:

 

Opening hours: 9 AM to 9 PM, daily, except tables, which are open 12 AM – 9PM, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, on reviews sites

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

3., Casino at The Ritz-Carlton
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Casino at The Ritz-Carlton

Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, address: L.G. Smith Blvd 107, Noord

Perhaps the most iconic hotel and resort complex of the island, the Ritz-Carlton. It also houses a casino, which is among the TOP 5 biggest and best casinos in Aruba (approximately it’s the 3rd in size, and the 1st in terms of aggregate review score, which is almost perfect, with 4.5/5 based on over 3100 reviews on various review sites). Perhaps they are best know for the luxury cars you can win by playing in the casino (you need to be a VIP Club member sadly, so not for your average Joe, and for every 80 points on the slot machines, and for every $40 spent at the tables, you get points, VIP with the most points wins), you can see what sort of cars you can win on the video below, you will instantly understand why it is such a big deal, even if you don’t know much about cars (spoiler: it’s a Ferrari 488 SPIDER – around $280 K). 18+.

UPDATE: Someone has won the Ferrari (some rich guy, born into a rich family, who already owns like 3-4 luxury cars… fantastic, the rich keep getting richer, I’m so happy for him…), the promotion ended, there was no similar promotion since.

Games: around 265 gaming machines (slots+video poker+multi game machines), around 15 tables (blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, craps, baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride and Texas Hold’em Bonus)

The casino also has a race and sports book, with 2 sports betting kiosks, and a VIP section.

Video of Casino at The Ritz-Carlton:

 

Opening hours:

Casino Hours:
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Table Game Hours:
Open daily from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets really good reviews, 4.5/5, according to about 3000 reviews on multiple review sites, best rated Aruba casino

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

4., Hilton Aruba Caribbean Casino Resort
This is a picture of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino's gaming floor with the roulette table visible. You can read the details of the casino: number of games, opening hours, dress code, types of games, entrance fee, age requirement to the right of the picture.
The Casino Aruba at Hilton

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Casino Resort , address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 8

A very atmospheric casino, with nice decor, probably the second best looking gambling establishment on the island, average sized. Part of the Hilton resort complex.

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines (slots+video poker), around 15 tables (blackjack, roulette, craps, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride, Three-Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em)

The casino also has a sports book + bingo.

 

Video of Casino at The Ritz-Carlton:

 

Opening hours:

Monday through Friday 12:00pm – 3:00am

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 3:00am

poker from 7:00pm to 3:00am, daily

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets really good reviews, 4.5/5, according to about 3000 reviews on multiple review sites, best rated Aruba casino

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

5., Excelsior
This is a picture of the front gate of Excelsior in Aruba. This is the fifth and last casino on this list of the TOP 5 Aruba casinos, you can find the other elements of this list above this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Excelsior

Excelsior, address: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 230, Noord

Excelsior is a smaller casino, and there are better casinos in the country. But the reason why I added it to the TOP  5 list at the last place is because it was the first ever casino in the Aruba, in operation since 1959, formally known as King Casino and Grand Holiday Casino. And the casino has the biggest poker room on the island. Nowadays they are more known for the daily bingo, from 4 pm (and they really old machines.. 🙂 ).

Interestingly, the casino has no website, and information about them is actually pretty difficult to come by, despite them being in operation for 30+ years.

Games: around 200 gaming machines (slots+video poker, really old machines, neglected), around 15 tables (blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, craps, baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride and Texas Hold’em Bonus)

The casino also has a poker room (biggest on the island) + daily bingo.

Video of Excelsior:

I couldn’t find any decent video of the casino, if you know of any (embeddable) video, please drop a link to it in the comments section. Thank you.

 

Opening hours: 18:00 – 4:00, daily (bingo starts at 4 pm)

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets average reviews, 3/5, most people complain about the rude locals, the shady, dangerous looking locals, and old machines which are neglected

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos in Aruba

Cryptocurrencies (e.g.: bitcoin, litecoin, etheruem) are not specifically regulated in Aruba. None of the land-based casinos accept crypto, at least according to their official websites (if you know of a casino that accepts cryptocurrency in Aruba, please leave a message in the comments section).

 

Other forms of online gambling in Aruba

All forms of gambling in Aruba are more or less connected to casino gambling. Sports betting, poker and bingo are all available at the brick and mortar casinos on the island. Similarly, many of the online casino sites licensed in Aruba offer online gambling services as well.

It may be surprising, but poker is not among the most popular games on the island, even though Caribbean stud is said to have been invented on Aruba in 1987. On the other hand, sports betting -especially on football matches and horse races – is quite frequent. Although there is a national lottery in Aruba, this lottery has no online platform.

Despite the gambling and sports betting options available at locally based online casinos and online gambling sites, most of the Aruban gamblers prefer either physical casinos or foreign online gambling sites. This is most likely due to the fact that there have been reports of fraudulent Aruban sites, especially when it comes to sports betting.

As a result, it is most likely safer and simpler for both locals and tourists to play on international sites. Although these generally do not accept the Aruban florin, local casinos also use the American dollar.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Aruba:

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 40 free spins on BIG GAME. Use the code: SAFARI54
OR:
  • Get 250% match bonus, up to $2500. Use the code: SAFARI250
  These are only available to new players. Returning players get daily, exclusive bonuses and other rewards. It changes daily, check the casinos's page for info, the are usually very good, also they have cashback almost each month, so even if you lose, you will get some of it back, usually 10%, but sometimes more.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All offers are available in USD$, C$, Euro €, NOK, SEK, DKK. * Bitcoin is accepted as a deposit currency. * Visa and Master Card Deposits are accepted. * Minimum withdrawal of $100. * 60X wagering on all bonuses. * Maximum withdrawal of $100 on all Free Spin or Free Bonus offers. * A minimum $20 deposit is required to process a withdrawal. * Maximum withdrawal of $1000 on Match bonuses from 101% or greater * All offers are available for 1 claim per IP. * Offers valid till end of April 2022   Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
   

Bet Online Casino and Sportsbook + Poker

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code: BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 100% match poker bonus, a minimum deposit of $50 using code NEWBOL
  For returning players: Fund your BetOnline account via cryptocurrency and earn a 35% Reload Bonus on EVERY qualifying deposit. To claim your extra 35%, simply use code: CRYPTO35 Earn a 25% Bonus up to $250 on every qualifying reload you make 24/7/365. Just use promo code: LIFEBONUS when you deposit as little as $50 and the extra 25% will be added to your sports bankroll instantly

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Back to the main article, the guide to the legal status of gambling in Aruba.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Aruba is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-04-19

 

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