Panama first established gambling as part of the tourism industry in 1997, when the private management of casinos was legally authorized. The regulation requires casinos to be located in first-rate hotels with 24-hour guest service and a minimum of 300 rooms. This has contributed to a growth of luxury hotels, from the original 6 authorized casinos to the 17 currently operating. Casinos have been the cause for the construction of more than 4,500 hotel rooms in the past 16 years. Aware of their collaborative role in the development of the tourism industry, casino operators who are members of the Association of Gaming Managers (ASAJA) have been involved since 2007 with the Panama Chamber of Tourism and the Panama Tourism Authority in promoting the country. Their active participation in organizing international tournaments, offering top-of-the-line equipment and technology, serving splendid cuisine, and arranging shows by major performing artists, make casinos an effective attraction and enjoyable place for visitors to Panama.
Your luck begins the moment you step into any casino in Panama. Get ready to experience life's most exhilarating moments with high stakes table games, such as blackjack, roulette, craps and poker or try your hand at one of the slot machines. No matter what you choose, you'll receive a pulsing energy that promises to set your adrenaline on high.