The island of Martinique is situated in the eastern Caribbean Sea and has a total surface area of 435 square miles. Martinique is one of the 26 regions of France and thus, part of the European Union, and therefore the Euro is the local currency.
There are two gambling facilities available in Martinique, one in Schoelcher and the other in Trois Ilets. The larger of the two is the Casino Bateliere Plazza, situated in Schoelcher, which has six table games and 140 slot machines open between 9 pm and 3 am. This Martinique casino has two restaurants with bar facilities, as well.
The other Martinique casino, which is situated in Trois Ilets, is called Le Meridien Trois Ilets and is placed in a hotel resort with the same name. The Le Meridien Trois offers two table games open between 9 pm and 3 am and 40 slot machines open between 10 am to 3 am. The hotel on the same property offers a total of 279 rooms and suites, as well as three restaurants with international and local cuisine and one bar. The resort offers a large number of activities besides gambling such as local shows, shopping arcade, tennis court, swimming pool, and a spa and health center, as well.
The official language of Martinique Island is French. In tourist-frequented places such as casinos, restaurants, hotels, and bars, you will usually find English speaking personal. However, it is not a requirement; therefore, the slightest knowledge of French will be very useful while visiting this exotic island. The legal age to gamble in any Martinique casino is 18 years or more, and photo identification will be requested at the entrance of a casino without which you may not be allowed entry to the same.
Martinique casinos are not the only form of gambling available, as both the locals and tourists can enjoy horse race betting at the Hippodrome de Carrere Lamentin in the city of Lamentin which features harness and thoroughbred racing. The horse racing facility in Lamentin also offers two restaurants where you can find snacks, local, and international cuisine.
Basic knowledge of French can help you enjoy the spirit of gambling in Martinique, as there are places where English is not spoken at all, such as the horseracing track. However, you will find that the warm hospitality of the local residents will make you feel right at home even without speaking the language.