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Bringing the Las Vegas Experience to Nigeria

Say the words ‘Las Vegas’ and images of city lights, casino tables, and high-end entertainment hotels will come to mind. This is not surprising knowing how important casinos and resorts are to the economy of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada. For these reasons, the city has become the go-to destination for travellers and individuals looking for glitz, glamour, and clean fun. However, trips and vacations to the city are costly and often almost next to impossible if you’re from Nigeria. So, how can you sample the good life if it costs a fortune? Well, the answer lies in the growing number of resorts and casinos operating in the country. With these hotels and resorts, you no longer need to save a fortune just to visit Las Vegas. There are high-end resorts and casinos too in Lagos and Abuja that can offer you the same level of fun and entertainment without the high cost and inconveniences of travel.

State of Gambling in Nigeria

There are an existing casino and gaming industry in Nigeria and it’s operating since 1999. During this time, the government passed laws that govern the operators that are involved in sports betting and casino. There are 36 states in all where these services are available but currently, there are 10 licensed casinos in the country. Most of the casino resorts and hotels that offer betting and gaming services are based in Lagos and Abuja. Although the portfolio of casino games available on these hotels is not comparable to India casinos, there’s no denying the fact that games are available, and playing these is perfectly legal.

So, where can you book your next holiday? Here are a few recommended hotels and casinos where you can plan out your next activities.

The Transcorp Hilton Casino

This is a 5-star hotel that’s located in Abuja, in the federal capital of Nigeria. This is part of the Hilton Group and provides you with the same brand of hospitality. As a premium hotel and casino at the heart of the city, The Transcorp Hilton Casino offers eight types of accommodation, gym, outdoor and indoor pools, and several restaurants. It’s also home to casino table games for poker and blackjack making the Transcorp Hilton a great destination for casino players looking to relax and have some fun.

Jacaranda Casino

Jacaranda is a casino operator in Nigeria and offers its gaming services in at least three locations. As of this writing, the casino is available in Abuja’s Sheraton Hotel and the Sheraton Lagos Hotel. When you visit the casino, you will be treated to a wide selection of casino games from the standard slots and table games.

Since the Jacaranda focuses on casino games, you can enjoy a diverse collection of casino games similar to what you can get in other casinos and especially online casinos in India. If you choose to play at you can count on a wide selection of online slots and table games. Jacaranda Casino also delivers almost the same selection of games. By visiting Jacaranda, you can play traditional and retro slot machines, blackjack, Easy Poker, Baccarat, and Texas Hold’em Poker. In short, you don’t need to leave Abuja just to enjoy the Las Vegas casino experience.

Le Meridien Eko Hotel Casino

This is another popular destination for enthusiasts looking for premium casino action. The Le Meridien Eko Hotel Casino is the largest hotel in the country with more than 800 rooms and suites. Its primarily known for its casino games that are only available during the day. This hotel and casino boast more than 15 casino card games including poker. Other games to play here are Texas Hold'em Poker, roulette, and different variants of baccarat and blackjack. What’s interesting about Le Meridien is that players can play using the local currency and in case of questions or issues, there’s an English Customer Support service. If you’re an expat, then playing and staying at this hotel and casino is highly recommended. It also helps that this casino is only 20 miles away from the closest airport. Aside from the gaming tables, Le Meridien Eko also hosts several premium restaurants. In short, this hotel is a one-stop destination for all your travel and vacation needs.

Who says you need to leave Nigeria just to play casino games and experience the ‘Las Vegas’ brand of travel and vacation? With these hotels and resorts operating in the capital city, you can easily relax and find the casino entertainment that you need. And since you don’t need to travel, you can easily get back to your home in no time.

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Joseph Athanasius

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