There are three main casinos in Malta, these are:
- The Dragonara Casino in St.Julian’s
- The Oracle Casino within the Dolmen Hotel Resort in Qawra
- The Portomaso Casino in St.Julian’s
Malta’s first Casino, the Dragonara Casino has been operating since 1964. It is situated inside a 19th Century Palace in St Julian’s. The Table Games offered there are American Roulette, Black Jack, Punto Banco, Dragonara Stud Poker and Three Stud Poker. Poker Tournaments are organised daily and registration for these tournaments takes place 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the tournament. The Dragonara boasts of 280 Slot Machines. The Dragonara Casino is situated close to Paceville, the vibrating nightlife locale of the Maltese Islands.
The Oracle Casino is situated in Qawra which is a popular seaside resort especially when it comes to tourists to the Maltese Islands. This Casino is also situated close to the Mediterranean Sea as are the ones in St. Julian’s and lies within the Dolmen Hotel Resort in Qawra. The Table Games offered here are: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, 3 Card Poker, Texan Hold ‘Em and Punto Banco. The Casino opens from 12.30pm to 4.00am Sunday to Thursday and 12.30pm to 6.00am on Friday and Saturday. On Monday to Friday between 12.30pm and 8.00pm there are special games for novices with unbelievably low minimum bets being offered on Roulette and Blackjack. The Oracle offers 180 Slots Machines, many of which are the popular 1c machines. The Slot Machine section is open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00am.
The most recent addition to the Casino family in Malta is the Portomaso Casino which is situated in the luxurious Portomaso Tower overlooking the Marina. Portomaso Casino offers their patrons 14 tables. Table Games include Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco, Black Jack Switch (coming soon), Ultimate Texas Holdem and Three Card Poker. The live tables are open daily from 10.00am to 5.00am (weekends 6.00am). Although the Portomaso Tower is situated in the heart of St. Julian’s, parking for patrons of the Casino is not a problem as there are ample parking spaces close to the casino. The Casino boasts the island’s widest and most extensive range of Slot Machines. The Slot Machines are set out in three areas and include winning lotteries for cars, points to be exchanged for meals and tournaments which are very frequently organised here.
With such a wide variety of Casinos and games, one is practically spoiled for choice when one compares the size of the island to the availability and abundance of the Casinos in Malta.