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Betting in Lima

Published on: 08/08/2016

In 1535, a Spanish conquistador called Francisco Pizarro originally founded the city of Lima. Since then it has developed to become Peru’s biggest city and capital. Today, Lima’s population is approximately 8.4 million citizens. Lima spreads throughout the valleys of the Rimac, Chillon and Lurin rivers along the Pacific coast. Together with Callao Seaport, the region forms an urban area called the Lima Metropolitan Area.

Lima’s historical centre was officially made an UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. The characteristic balconies of the Rimac and Lima districts overlook the plazas, monuments, cathedrals and old government buildings.

Attending the theatre is a popular recreational activity in the city, and Lima has an abundance of suitable venues including the Municipal theatre, the Theatre of the PUCP Cultural Centre, the Yuyachkani Theatre, the Segura Theatre, the Japanese-Peruvian Theatre, the Marsano Theatre and the British Theatre to name just a few.

Lima’s beaches are highly regarded and attract visitors all year round, especially in the summer months. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels to choose from as well as casinos for those who enjoy gambling activities. The Flamingo Casino is located on the east side of the city and features over 200 gaming machines, plus a blackjack table. The 24/7 venue serves food and drinks. Players also have access to over 250 games machines at the Luxor Casino, which is affiliated with Thunderbird Resorts brand. The Atlantic City-Centro de Entretenimiento y Convenciones is one of Lima’s bigger casinos. The venue features 1,000 games slots machines, over 50 games tables, plus a racebook and sportsbook. In the past Atlantic City-Centro has hosted the Latin Series Poker tournament. Karaoke evenings are also organised on a regular basis. There are three restaurants serving international food, an ice-cream parlour and bakery as well as fast food options.

Many of the casinos in Lima have adopted Las Vegas-style names such as The Aladino Casino, Sahara Casino, The Texas Station Casino, Bingo Palace and Mandalay Slots. However, none of the venues have any connection with the world famous establishments in Nevada. Horse racing has always been a very popular wagering activity in Peru. In 1960, the Hipodromo Monterrico was opened offering a grass and dirt horse racing track with a modern racebook and pari-mutuel wagering on site. The El Polo Hotel & Casino is in close proximity to The Hipodromo Monterrico.