Visiting Casinos in Costa Rica

When deciding to take a holiday, many travelers select locations that can provide some interesting activities in which they wish to participate. For many one of these activities would be casino gambling. Costa Rica is a consideration for those who want a warm tropical location while being able to take advantage of casino gaming. The Barcelo Playa Langosta Casino is one casino that travelers may visit while on holiday to Costa Rica. Located in the city of La Uruca, the Barcelo Playa Langosta Casino is open daily.

The Barcelo Playa Langosta Casino offers slot machines as well as four table games: canasta (roulette), Caribbean stud poker, rummy (blackjack) and tute. While similar versions to some of these table games can be found at online casinos, the rules have usually been tweaked at the Costa Rica casinos. Many of the alterations of these games have helped to improve the casinos odds in Costa Rica.


One of the table games at the Barcelo Playa Langosta Casino is Caribbean stud poker.  This poker game is a type of five card stud poker. Originating in the Caribbean islands, the game has spread to casinos across the world as well as to online casinos. Players and the dealer are all dealt hands of five cards. The fifth card belonging to the dealer is revealed face up. Of course, betting also occurs. If the dealer has an ace/king combination, they automatically win. Otherwise, the dealer’s hand is compared to the players’ hands.  Players may also choose to play for the progressive jackpot when playing Caribbean Stud Poker. This would require them to make an additional side bet at the start of the game. This bet hinges on the players obtaining a poker hand that is a flush or better.