Cancun Casinos?

Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by sarahk, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. sarahk

    sarahk Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I recently saw a post on tripadvisor.com where someone said there was now a casino in Cancun. I have not been able to find any other information about this, but if it is true I would seriously consider trying to relocate and work there. I am a table games dealer, but I used to be a travel agent. I've taken a lot trips to Cancun and Playa del Carmen over the years and it has always been my dream to "retire" there. If there was any way I could move there now and make a decent living, it would be a dream come true. If anyone knows anything about this rumored casino, I would appreciate any info you can offer.

    Thank you,

    Sarah
     
  2. T.J.

    T.J. I can choose my own title Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cancun. QR, Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Forget it Sara. There are 2 places called Caliente and they are pretty much sports books. They have slots but the worst odds in the world. There is also a place upstairs at Plaza las Americas with slots.

    No table games except private ones at peoples houses.
     
  3. sarahk

    sarahk Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    guess I'll just have to keep dreaming.
     
  4. T.J.

    T.J. I can choose my own title Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cancun. QR, Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Sara - You could always tend bar. LIfe is good here.
     
  5. sarahk

    sarahk Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Is is just that easy T.J.? You just show up and become a bartender? If so, I'm in!
    I've read a few of the other posts on this forum with warnings about how hard it is to find work if you are not Mexican...which I am not. I thought, maybe if there were casinos now that dealing was a skill they might not be able to fill so easily.
    Oh, well, it was a nice idea while it lasted. Guess I'm stuck just vacationing there for a bit longer.
     
  6. T.J.

    T.J. I can choose my own title Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cancun. QR, Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Well, a gringa friend of mine was a bartender at a well known place when she first got here. I will see how that worked, as you are right about not taking a job that a citizen could do. I will report back with a private message.

    And when you come back next time there may just happen to be a once a week Hold Ëm' game you might be interested in. We can always use a good "mechanic" to teach us how the pros do it.

    Does a flush beat a straight? I can never remember.
     
  7. sarahk

    sarahk Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    yes, a flush beats a straight...in real poker. I deal table games though, i.e. blackjack, three card poker, four card poker, ultimate texas hold 'em, etc. You know, the "carnival" games. In three card poker a straight beats a flush, which is weird. But anyway...
    I am coming to Cancun again this November and would love to play a little hold 'em. I used to go to My Place, but I've just read that they are closed now, which is a big disappointment for me. Now I'm wondering what I'm gonna do all week at night, as I'm not really one for the big clubs.
     
  8. RiverGirl

    RiverGirl Guest

    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    TJ - Your gringa friend who worked as a bartender here had to have done so illegally, no way around that I don't think. I've never heard of a non-Mexican getting permission from INM to tend bar.
     
  9. T.J.

    T.J. I can choose my own title Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2003
    Messages:
    3,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cancun. QR, Mexico
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Kim,

    I figured as much.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve Administrator Owner

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    16,921
    Likes Received:
    4,051
    Location:
    Cancun
    Ratings:
    +5,849 / 10
    A couple of weeks "under the table" at La Boom during Spring Break, via a favour from a friend, doesnt really qualify as sound Cancun career advice :wink:
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice