Israel Land Based Casinos
It might come as a surprise that you can gamble in Isreal, but, in a limited way, you can. Technically, it is illegal to gamble within the state, though there was recently one intrepid soul who turned a bomb shelter into a casino and grow-op. There is a big loophole in the law and that allows cruise ships to have gambling. People have taken advantage of this loophole. There are 5 casinos in Isreal.
The biggest and the most luxurious gambling cruise ship is the Casino Palace. Starting off from Eilat Port in HaDarom, Isreal, it cruises nighly for 4 hour stages. This allows guests to play on their 52 slot machines. There is no racebook or sports book, but there are 8 tables where people can play Roulette or Blackjack. The ship is a spacious 164 square feet.
Another impressive casino is the Victoria Casino. It also calls Eilat, HaDarom home. It also does 4 hour cruises every night. Again, no racebook or off track betting, but it has 11 slot machines. It has a far bigger complement of gambling tables. There are 20 such tables onboard. A gambler can play Blackjack, Carribean Stud Poker, Poker, and Roulette. They have no sports book, but it is 130 square feet. It’s a pretty comfortable ride, with the normal amenities.
A similarly sized boat is the Lady D Casino. It is 131 square feet. It is at the head of the inlet at Port Eilat, HaDarom. It is on Retamim Street. This big cruise ship does 4 hour tours most nights. They have several slot machines and a few tables. There is no racebook or off track betting. It has very comfortable decor and plenty of space to stretch your legs on deck, should a person get tired of gambling before going ashore.
Casino Flamingo is in an interesting spot. 1.7 miles north of the other 3 cruise ships’ docks, it is closer to the mouth of the inlet. It used to belong to a former Romanian President and then they remade it into a floating casino. It is not far from Egypt, either. However, it is still in Port Eilat, HaDarom, Isreal. It cruises around the inlet for 4 hours every night. Guests have their choice of the main casino, an area dedicated to slot machines, or a sun deck.
The very first casino cruise, the Casino Imperial, is still doing business with a sun deck, a private casino, and a public casino.
As you can see, provided you are Eilat Port, you can have a good time gambling in Isreal.