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Betting in Sharm el Sheikh

Published on: 08/08/2016

The city of Sharm el-Sheikh is located on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on the coastal strip of the Red Sea in Egypt. For many centuries, Sharm el-Sheikh was a tranquil fishing village under Ottoman rule. However, having recognised that the region had a strategic location overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, the Egyptian government transformed the area into a naval base and major commercial port in the later part of the 20th century. From this point on, Sharm el-sheikh was no longer a peaceful fishing village.

After several disputes and brief wars with Israel, Sharm el-Sheikh was eventually restored to Egyptian rule through the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty.

Today, Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative centre of Egypt’s South Sinai Governorate. The population is approximately 73,000 citizens and the city has hosted a number of important Middle East peace talks and formal meeting summits. Sharm el-Sheikh has a major industry in tourism which helps to support the economy and has enabled the reduction of its commercial shipping industry. The city’s main yacht and service port is called Sharm El Maya Bay which was previously a military facility. Sharm el-Sheikh is also a resort destination which attracts both Middle Easterners and Europeans alike. The subtropical climate, beautiful long beach’s with clear waters, coral reefs and buzzing nightlife are just a few of its attributes.

The luxury resort boasts four big casinos which are all situated along the coast. One of the casinos is called the Sinai Grand Casino and is hosted within the Sonesta Beach Resort on Naama Bay. The 200-room property is owned and managed by the French Raineau Group. On site there are a couple of restaurants such as the Les Palmes which has a steak menu and the Marika which serves Italian cuisine. The casino offers 210 games machines, 29 gaming tables featuring Texas Hold’em, Stud Poker, 3-Card Poker, Roulette and Blackjack. Customers can also enjoy the lounge and Vegas-style revue, plus the sports bar.

Another property on Naama Bay is the Hilton Sharm Dreams Resort. Its casino opens for business every day and provides 50 gaming machines and half a dozen table games such as Roulette and Blackjack. There are two bars and four restaurants on site including the Tex-Mex, Nook Cafe, Le Jardin and Casa Sharm. Not to mention exclusive beach access, nine swimming pools, darts, billiards and live music.

The Casino Royale can also be found on Naama Bay and is housed within the 5-Star Maritim Jolie Ville Resort. Owned by Germany’s Maritim Hotel Group, the 24/7 venue provides 77 games machines and 17 tables for games such as Hold’em Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Brag, American Roulette and Blackjack. The accommodation comprises of 335 hotel rooms, six bars, six restaurants, two swimming pools, a fitness room, tennis courts, the Jolie Thai Spa & Wellness centre and a private beach.

The Domina Coral Bay Hotel, Resort, Spa & Casino are host to the Aladdin Casino. The vast gambling space houses 100 games machines and 15 gaming tables featuring Texas Hold’em, European Roulette, Punto Banco, Poker, Caribbean Poker, American Roulette and Blackjack. There is a specialist gaming area called “The Prive” which allows for undisturbed play along with Smaila’s Entertainment Club, the Arena Theatre “under the Stars” and an Italian restaurant.