There are over a dozen of Casinos where you can gamble Black Jack, Roulette, Poker, Craps, Baccarat and Hot Slots. The casinos are all located on the ‘Dutch’ side of the island, mainly in Philipsburg, Maho Beach, Cupecoy and Simpson Bay. At Sonesta Maho Beach Resort on St. Maarten (see photo above) and nearby are several casinos. On the French side, casinos are not allowed by law.
In the same areas, you will also find bars, night clubs, discotheques, and adult entertainment. Here a few of the most popular bars, discotheques, entertainment and live music venues: Sopranos Piano Bar, Tantra Night Club, Cheri’s Cafe in Maho, Red Piano at Pelican Key, Le Shore in Simpson Bay, and Axum Art & Jazz Cafe and Bar on Front Street 7, Philipsburg. Most of the nightlife is in the hotel areas outside Philipsburg, such as Cupecoy, Maho, Pelican Key, Simpson Bay, and to a lesser degree in the Cole Bay area.