Lady Luck at Atlantis: High-Stakes Thrills or Fun Night Out for Women?

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Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas conjures up a number of enticing images. In this little slice of Bahamian splendor, palm trees sway in the breeze, azure water laps the shoreline of glistening white beaches and time moves a touch slower. It’s no wonder vacationers come to Atlantis Paradise Island to conquer Aquaventure water park, sip cocktails poolside, enjoy world-class dining, relax, recharge and embrace the surrounding beauty of the Bahamas. And when resort guests are ready to play, the world-class Atlantis Casino provides plenty of entertainment.

An Introduction to the Atlantis Casino

While the Las Vegas-style ambiance is present at Atlantis Casino, Las Vegas can’t top the crystal blue waters and powder-white beaches outside. At Atlantis Paradise Island, you get the best of both worlds.

Inside the newly renovated Atlantis Casino you’ll find everything you need for a good time – and maybe a lucky day! Luxury abounds at this Paradise Island casino, adorned with Chihuly glass chandeliers setting the tone. From experienced high rollers to novice gamblers, all adults are welcome in this world-class venue.

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The casino floor features 85 gaming tables with popular games like Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat. The Atlantis Casino also boasts over 700 of the latest Slot Machines with denominations ranging from penny slots to $100.

Innovative in design, the casino uses state-of-the-art player rating systems that allow guests to insert their room key into any slot machine or present it at any of the table games to earn exclusive casino offers and special invitations to slot and table tournaments.

  The all-new Cleitos offers the casino customer an elevated table gaming experience just off the main casino floor. The room is configurable and can be set up as a high-limit area with the ability to offer private or semi-private gaming for the most distinguished table game players.  Available games based on demand include Blackjack, Baccaratt, Craps, Roulette and high-stakes poker.

If you happen to get hungry while at Atlantis Casino, don’t worry. Located in the casino is Nobu by celebrated Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa as well as newly opened Silan by Alon Shaya, serving Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

Looking to just unwind and enjoy a cocktail? Check out the newly opened Bar Sol located just off the Casino floor. Or head to Moon Bar where Moon Jellyfish light up the lounge.

Woman poses near people playing casino games at the casino near The Coral at Atlantis Resort.
The casino is a short walk from The Coral and next to several buzzworthy restaurants. Photo credit: Kara Blakeslee

Quick Facts: More on the Gambling Game

In addition to the Atlantis Casino, located at the center of this spectacular Caribbean destination, resort guests will find poolside gaming at the adults-only The Cove pool. Try your luck at blackjack and craps while enjoying complimentary beverages in a tropical setting.

To gamble at The Cove Pool you must be a guest at The Cove and be 21 years or older. Also, Sea Glass at The Cove offers an intimate gaming experience with Blackjack and Roulette table games and a variety of Slot Machines. Sea Glass offers beginner games along with challenging table games for high-rollers.

Speaking of high-rollers, Baccarat is popular among casino heavy hitters because it has the largest wagers available at Atlantis Casino. The object of this infamous card game is to anticipate which hand will win.

If you’re new to the gambling world, consider taking gaming lessons to learn the rules and strategies for popular games like Blackjack, Craps and Roulette. Lessons are available every day in the casino at 3 pm. Private group lessons can also be arranged upon request by contacting the casino at

Casino at Atlantis Paradise Island - rows of slot machines separated by gaming tables.
Slot machines at the Atlantis Paradise Island casino. Photo credit: Atlantis Paradise Island

Reaping the Rewards of Gambling at Atlantis Paradise Island

Nurse practitioner and SheBuysTravel reader Dusty Hane enjoys trying her luck at the Blackjack tables.

“I went to Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas last year for a continuing education seminar. After our work was done each day, I would head to the casino to do a bit of gambling.”

It turns out Dusty gambled enough to earn a nice payout. “The resort sent me coupons for four free nights at The Cove, food and beverage credits and $500 for airfare reimbursement.” A deal too sweet to ignore, Dusty and her mom recently flew from Texas to The Bahamas for a mother/daughter girls’ trip on Paradise Island.

Dusty was impressed with the aesthetics of the Atlantis Casino.

“The casino is very clean, bright and open. Restrooms are conveniently located. The staff is very helpful and there are lots of gaming tables.”

Her game of choice is Blackjack – one of the most popular table games at Atlantis Casino and around the world. But she also wants to keep her spending levels in check.

“When I entered the casino to play Blackjack, one table had several people, but the limits were higher than what I wanted to play,” she explains. “I saw there were several empty tables so I asked the pit boss if he could lower the price at one of those tables.”

The pit boss agreed, and Dusty was able to enjoy her favorite game while her mom played the penny slot machines.

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Leap of Faith water slide at Atlantis Paradise Island. Photo credit: Atlantis Paradise Island

More Things to Do at Atlantis Paradise Island

There is much more to see and do at Atlantis Paradise Island beyond the table games and slot machines!

A favorite attraction for families is Aquaventure, a thrilling 141-acre water park filled with adventures. Atlantis Resort also features 14 pools, an oceanfront golf course, a relaxing spa, and 21 restaurants serving a variety of cuisines from around the world. Enjoy happy hour or a nightcap at one of the 19 bars and lounges on the property.

Read More: 17 VIP Tips for Visiting Atlantis Paradise Island

Get in the Caribbean Spirit at Marina Village

Located next to The Coral at Atlantis is the  Marina Village. This vibrant outdoor marketplace features 20 designer and retail shops as well as multiple dining options situated along the charming streets. Enjoy everything from traditional Bahamian cuisine, including conch fritters and batter-fried fish and chips, to upscale dining at Seafire Steakhouse and Cafe Martinique.

Don’t miss the Junkanoo Rush Out. A favorite Caribbean carnival, Junkanoo is held every Tuesday and Friday in Marina Village at 9 pm. Enjoy local artisans, food cars, live music and a colorful spirited parade.

View from Atlantis tower room, showing palm trees, pools and beach areas. Room with a view! Photo credit: Dusty Hane
Room with a view! Photo: Dusty Hane

Lodging Options at Atlantis Paradise Island

You can check out our in-depth look at the Atlantis hotels, but here’s a quick overview:

Atlantis Resort offers five unique lodging experiences. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, The Royal is a Caribbean icon. Centrally located and recently renovated, The Royal, gives resort guests easy access to all things Atlantis. To learn more, read our 25 reasons to stay at The Royal.

All about elegance, The Cove is nestled between two private beaches. This property also features an adults-only pool and is ideal for a romantic getaway – and of course, gamblers who want to make their wagers poolside!

The Reef combines the amenities of a luxury Caribbean hotel with the choice of residential-style suites and studios with kitchens. Ideal for families and girlfriend getaways, resort guests also have access to a private strip of Paradise Beach and a private pool.

View of Atlantis Paradise Island resort from the air. Casino at Atlantis Paradise Resort
Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas. Photo credit: Atlantis Paradise Island

Another family-friendly option, The Coral features spacious rooms and suites. It’s also close to plenty of entertainment including CRUSH teen nightclub and Sun & Ice ice cream parlor. You can read our full review of The Coral from a millennial’s point of view.

Prefer a marina view? The Harborside Resort delivers. Located a short distance from the main Atlantis property, Harborside Resort sits across from the Atlantis Marina. Ideal for large groups of families, these colorful waterside villas include full kitchens and laundry.

Based in New York City, Terri Marshall is an award-winning writer covering cultural travel, multi-generational travel, road trips, soft-adventure, camping, cars and characters. From hanging out with penguins in Antarctica to fishing for piranhas in Peru to road-tripping through the jungles of Belize, Terri’s always up for an adventure. Drop her into a landscape filled with mountains, towering evergreens, waterfalls and a glacier or two and she’ll be in heaven. But what thrills her most of all is traveling with her teenage grandkids. Terri serves on the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA). She also serves as the First Vice-Chair of the Eastern Chapter for the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). In addition to writing for SheBuysTravel, Terri’s publication credits include AARP, Island Soul, Girl Camper Magazine, A Girls Guide to Cars, CHILLED, World Footprints, North Hills Monthly, Alaska Business Monthly, Alaska Contractor and more. Follow her on Instagram at TrippingWithTerri.
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