Spain is rapidly emerging as a destination for luxury gambling. The country now boasts over 50 casino resorts, with the majority concentrated along the shores of holiday hotspots like Mallorca, Ibiza, Gran Canaria, and the Costa Brava.
In fact, gambling revenues across Spain have been rising sharply in recent years, as more and more people flock to the real-money gaming opportunities on offer.
Spain might not be offering a rival to Las Vegas yet, but it seems determined to catch up. If you are looking for a gambling-themed break in a decadent Spanish casino resort, you might not be sure what to expect. If so, check out these handy tips to help you prepare before you go.
Learn your games
No matter where you are, you can work on your game by practicing. Online casinos offer a huge number of games in one place that you can access to either practice on or play for real cash. Online casinos also have the added benefit of allowing you to play from the comfort of your home, meaning that you do not need to be near a casino resort to try out your favorite games.
You might want to start slow from the games for beginners, playing simpler games such as slots and blackjack, before moving on to the more high-strategy games like Texas Hold ‘Em. By doing this, you can step onto the casino floor fully prepped, without having to Google your games at the table (which might get you thrown out!).
Decide on your vibe
The Spanish casino sector is quite diverse, so it is worth deciding what kind of vibe you want before you book. Major cities like Barcelona and Madrid have casino resorts in the urban center, often with rooftop terraces and a very sleek, younger crowd.
Ibiza has casinos that are often all about the parties, where glitter and house music are just as ubiquitous as the slot machines. Meanwhile, Mallorca offers some of Spain’s oldest casinos, where kitsch and tradition go hand-in-hand. Do your research and decide what kind of vibe you and your party want for your trip.
Look the part
Before you rock up to the casino, it’s worth checking their website to see if they have a dress code. Some casinos require attendants to go the full hog, with tuxedos and evening gowns being a prerequisite for all casino nights. Others are a little more casual, with t-shirts and sundresses being more than sufficient. A
night out at a Spanish casino is all about the immersive experience, so it’s worth considering what vibe you are going for and basing your outfit on that. If you’re heading to a sun-drenched Ibiza casino with a chic feel, consider going for smart and trendy.
If you’re heading to a casual resort casino in Mallorca, it could be fun to dig out your best resort wear and absorb the laid-back summer feeling. The choice is usually yours to take.
With these tips, you’re ready for the Spanish casino trip of a lifetime. Buen viaje!