I was super pumped to visit Aruba because it's one of the only Caribbean islands with poker! Excelsior is one of 3-4 poker rooms on the island and I was eager to check out the action...
- There are no tournaments here.. cash games only
- They have a weird promotion where you can buy into a 2/4 cash...
We went to this casino twice since we were staying on property, and found it to be the most un-friendly casino we've ever visited. We thought it was a bad first night but on the second night, we even had to ask for beverage service and none was ever offered. Unhappy, unfriendly employees. Boring atmosphere. Never again.
Since we were staying at this Holiday Inn this was the closest and first place that I went to to play blackjack. I discovered that bingo rules this place from 4 to 6pm every day. The dealers don't show up until 6pm so we hung around until I could play. I played for a couple of hours, won a little...
Small, cozy and friendly Casino. From the Dealers to the Pit Bosses they make you feel welcome. Locals as well as Tourist are welcome. Over the years I have come to know most of the dealers and pit bosses and they treat you well and make you feel welcome.
From what I could find out, holiday Inn has the most action for poker on the island. 4 8 limit and 2 5 no limit.
They have a bad beat and a 4 of kind bonus (50$)
I played a couple times over thr week. Mostly locals, Lots of calling stations on 4 8 game.
Watch out for "reggie" who...