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Six Casinos in Cebu Where You Can Test Your Lucky Streak

High rollers can get in on the action in these best casinos in Cebu.

By: Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon | September 28, 2017
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With upscale integrated resort-and-casino developments like Solaire Resort & Casino, City of Dreams Manila, and Resorts World Manila, the capital undoubtedly has the best gaming facilities in the country. However, Cebu is slowly playing catch-up, too.

With its ground-breaking held last August, construction is underway for The Emerald Resort and Casino in Cebu, the first integrated resort and casino outside Metro Manila. The $341-million project is slated to open as early as 2019 in Lapu-Lapu City. For now, whether you’d like to play in Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, or Talisay, there’s a Cebu casino nearby where you can try your luck.

1. Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino

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The 24-hour casino operations at Waterfront is suitable for night owls.

At the second level of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino is Casino Filipino Cebu, a gaming arena with 19th-century-inspired interiors. Since this casino in Cebu is open 24 hours, visitors can play games to their heart’s content.

Patrons can sign up for a table games promo card or slot machine promo card to access complimentary amenities and promotions.

How to get there: Take a jeepney (04L, 04M, 17N, 17C, 17D) going to Cebu I.T. Park. The Waterfront entrance is right across from the IT Park entrance facing Salinas Drive. A five-minute walk from there can reach this hotel-casino in Cebu.

2. Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino

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The casino at Waterfront Airport Hotel suits jet-setting high rollers.

One option for those who like to stay at hotels near Mactan-Cebu International Airport is to go to Waterfront Airport Hotel & Casino. Its convenient location within walking distance from the airport makes it the ideal place for busy travelers. Though the Casino Filipino outlet here is smaller than its Cebu City counterpart, high rollers can still enjoy a wide array of slot machines and table games at the casino in Cebu 24 hours a day.

How to get there: Take a jeepney (MI-05A) or cab to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. This Cebu casino and hotel is just a three-minute walk across the airport.

3. Casino Filipino Crown Regency

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Crown Regency is one of the fixtures of the Cebu City skyline.

With its 48-story building and colorful neon lights, the best casino in Cebu, the Crown Regency Hotel & Towers, is hard to miss in the Cebu City skyline. Casino Filipino Cebu also has a satellite outlet inside the hotel. Opened in 2011, Casino Filipino Crown Regency has 12 gaming tables, slot machines, and a VIP bar. They hold free-admission events featuring celebrities and local bands. This casino in Cebu is open from 12:00 PM to 4:00 AM.

How to get there: Take a jeepney going to Fuente Osmeña Boulevard. The hotel is just a three-minute walk away from Fuente Osmeña Circle.

4. Casino Filipino Parkmall

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Even the mainly industrial city of Mandaue has a gaming hub, too.

Another one of the gaming arenas operated by PAGCOR is Casino Filipino Parkmall. At this satellite branch of Casino Filipino Cebu, patrons can try to hit the jackpot at the slot machines or become the next millionaire in their raffle draws and tournaments with massive cash prizes at stake.

This casino in Cebu is open from 12:00 PM to 6:00 AM on weekdays and 24 hours on weekends.

How to get there: Take a jeepney or cab going to Parkmall. This Cebu casino is just across Parkmall Drive and is surrounded by various food establishments.

5. Mactan Isla Resort and Casino

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Mactan Isla Resort and Casino offers gaming in a posh setting.

Offering a luxury casino experience in Lapu-Lapu City is Mactan Isla Resort and Casino. Opened in 2013, this 2.6-ha. facility has over 70 games. Guests can play in their VIP rooms for an even more intense match. The resort has 165 guest rooms, 14 villas, a spa, and an Italian restaurant. This casino in Cebu is open 24/7.

How to get there: Take a jeepney plying the Mandaue to Maribago route (MI-01B). From M.L. Quezon National Highway, take a right turn to Ibabao-Gisi-Agus Road. Alternatively, you may take the slightly shorter Marigondon-to-Basak route by jeepney (MI-04A) or cab.

6. WiN Hotel & Casino

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Mactan Isla Resort and Casino offers gaming in a posh setting.

Opened in 2015, WiN Hotel & Casino is a joint venture of PAGCOR and Cebu Autogrande Corporation. It is located in the commercial area of Brgy. Linao, Talisay City.

This casino in Cebu includes slot machines, pula-puti (red-white), Super Six Baccarat, and roulette. Hotel room rates start at PhP1,288 for an overnight stay and PhP488 for three hours. This Cebu casino is open daily from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

How to get there: From SM Seaside City Cebu, ride a MyBus and get off at the bus stop near Starmall Talisay. WiN Hotel is a four-minute walk from Starmall.

Which of these casinos in Cebu will you be hitting up? Let us know in the comments section below!

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About Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon
Arrah Camillia Quistadio-Manticajon is the current content supervisor for the Visayas region of ShoppersGuide Marketing, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree from UP Cebu. She has previously worked for a business process outsourcing company, a community newspaper, and a global technology company. When not writing, she putters about in the kitchen, baking or testing new recipes.
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