Please be aware that this scam is real. It happened to us the week of August 5 2012. The game is Jackpot Roulette. You will be greeted when you enter the casino and offered free chips to try out a "new" game. You will find that you will get to within one point of the jackpot and the ante and jackpotpot will begin to double every roll. When you complain to the hotel, they will tell you that the casino is privately owned and they have no control over them Funny however that when you receive the credit card bill, you see that the payor is to Riu Palace Panama. I currently have a complaint in with the Secretary of finance - Casino Division, American Embassy, American Consulate. I have tried to find an address for the hotel management but I have not found that yet. Looking forward to maybe getting some response from Riu Palace if they see this message on Tripadvisor. I would recommend that Americans stop visiting this island until this targeted scam is stopped once and for all. It obviously is happening and no one seems to be able to stop it. Would love to see some response from the Riu Palace one day. I am glad that we were able to safely return home from Punta Cana and will not return.
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