Saint Barthelemy Gambling
St. Barthelemy Gambling Laws
By Reno Rollins
Gambling is not legal in Saint Barthelemy. If it were, there would no doubt be at least one casino on the island known for attracting both tourists and celebrities.
Saint Barthelemy Information
Saint Barthelemy rests among the Leeward Islands in Caribbean, making up a portion of the French West Indies. It is also known as Saint Barts, St. Barts, Saint Barths or Saint Barth. An overseas collectivity of France, the island gained this status in 2007.
Saint Barthelemy is located east of Puerto Rico and is situated neat the islands of Saint Martin, Anguilla and Saba. The main town on the island is Gustavia.
Known for its unspoiled beaches and gourmet dining, Saint Barthelemy has long been known as a getaway for the wealthy. Over 25 hotels exist on the island, as well as a number of vacation villas. There are 20 beaches on the island, with Grand Saline, Colombier, St. Jean, Flammands and Grand-Cul-de-Sac being among the most popular.
It was first claimed by the French in 1648 and later sold to Sweden in 1784. The Swedes then sold it back to France in 1878. The period under Sweden left its mark on the island, giving many streets and towns their names (such as Gustavia, named for King Gustav III of Sweden).
As of 2007, the population of Saint Barthelemy was 8,450. The native language of the island is Creole, but French and English are also common. The official currency is the euro.
Other names for St. Barthelemy are Saint Barths, Saint Barths, St. Barts and Saint Bart's.
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