Barbados is an island situated in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean and east of the Caribbean Sea measuring only 166 square miles. However, its small size does not stop the tourists from all over the world to pour in every year in order to enjoy its beauty and rich culture.
There is only one casino in Barbados situated in Christ Church and it is called D’Fast Lime. The D’Fast Lime casino stays open 24 hours a day and offers 25 slot machines. The casino also has a bar on its premises, but both the services of the bar and that of the casino are restricted to those of 18 years of age and above.
The Barbados casino may be small, but it is very popular with both the locals and the tourists, as well, and it is busy at any time of the day and night. You will need to carry recent photo identification in order to play in the casino, even though the same may not be demanded always to have an alcoholic drink.
Barbados casinos are not the only form of gambling on the island; horse racing is legal and enjoyed widely by both locals and tourists. The parish of St. Michael has the only horse track called Garrison Savannah, and regular races are held there, such as Heineken Stakes on Boxing Day, Sandy Lane Gold Cup in March, The 5000 in February, The United Barbados Derby in August, and Banks Guineas held in March, to name just a few. In order to find out what races will take place when you will be visiting Barbados, search their official website and/or ask for details with your travel agent.
Both the casino and horse racing are legal in Barbados and strict rules and regulations apply, so you should take a moment and get to know them before you engage in any game. The official language of Barbados is English and therefore you will find it easy to communicate and get around. As per the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Barbados rates as one of the highest in literacy and standard of living in the developing world and that is clearly evident.
Besides the thrills of the Barbados casino and horse track, you can find many other activities both on land and in the water, as well as great savings on duty free shopping. A vacation in Barbados will provide both entertainment and adventure.