Casino Club El Calafate is another gambling facility in Argentina owned by Casino Club S.A. You will find this casino in the city of El Calafate in the province of Santa Cruz. Opened since 2008, this is one of Casino Club’s newest properties.
This part of Argentina borders with Chile and attracts tourists due to its beautiful natural landscapes. The top attractions in the area are the nearby lakes of Argentina and Viedma. Cerro Norte and Cerro Roma are two mountain peaks that are popular hiking locations.
El Calafate is situated along the western side of the country by Lake Argentina. The nearest airport is in El Calafate less than a 30-minute drive from the casino. It is a domestic airport meaning international guests will have to layover at another international airport in Argentina. There are car rental agencies and taxis available outside the airport.
There is a selection of slot machines, live table games, and tournaments available at Casino Club El Calafate. It has grown into one of the most active casinos in the province. The interior of this location is decorated with bright lights and carpets, and the atmosphere is further enhanced with live music.
The casino is divided into three distinct rooms: the reception area, the gaming hall, and the poker room. Aside from gambling, live music is one of the most popular attractions at the casino because they bring in both local and international artists to entertain guests while they take a break in the various living rooms on offer. Each living room is equipped with a fireplace to provide a cozy environment.
Casino Club El Calafate is open every day of the week starting at 2 PM, at which time you will be able to access the bar and electronic games. The table games do not open until 6 PM. The casino closes at 4 AM daily.
The 12 table games available at Casino Club El Calafate are divided amongst roulette, craps, blackjack, and poker. These are split between the main gambling hall and the poker room.
The casino offers both electronic and live European roulette tables and there is also a craps table, all of which inevitably pull in large numbers of players. There are blackjack tables, which are divided into stakes from low to high. Some of the tables switch up the style of blackjack slightly as well as add bonus side bets.
Lastly, in the main gaming hall, there are poker tables which are split between three-card and five-card poker. These games are played versus the house, but if you prefer to play against other gamblers, then you can head over to the poker the room or play electronic poker, which is explained in more detail below.
The poker room only offers No Limit Texas Hold ’Em. There are live cash games, Sit & Go’s and poker tournaments. Casino Club El Calafate offers a guaranteed prize pool on nearly all their poker tournaments and mixes up the style of play with freezeouts, re-buys, top-ups and more to keep the tournaments diverse and interesting.
There are 155 electronic games available at Casino Club El Calafate and they are spread throughout the main gaming hall. The three types of games available are regular slot machines, progressive jackpot slot machines, and electronic card games like video poker (but there are only 5 of these machines).
The rest of the 150 electronic games are slot machines. The casino has a large variety of themes played in both regular and video reel machines with multi-denomination betting non-jackpot slots as well as progressive jackpot machines that pay out up to $10,000.
Casino Club El Calafate does not have a hotel so you will have to look elsewhere for rooms to rent. The city of El Calafate is a popular tourist destination and has numerous options when it comes to accommodation.
Hotel Kosten Aike is a 4-star hotel that has rooms available starting at $100 a night. Rooms here include amenities such as a hot tub, air-conditioning, and access to a restaurant and bar.
Hotel El Mirador del Lago is situated alongside Lake Argentina and includes air-conditioned rooms, dining facilities, and room service. A standard room will cost you around $80 a night.
Hosteria Vientos Del Sur is a 3-star simple hostel that has rooms available from $30 a night. The rooms are comfortable and they allow you access to a bar and hot tub.
The snack bar that is available at Casino Club El Calafate opens and closes at the same time as the casino and serves guests a variety of drinks and snacks. Waiters are available to serve you at your table or electronic game.
For larger meals, you can try one of the nearby restaurants like La Zaina, Isabel Cocina al Disco, La Lechuza Restaurant, and La Posta. These restaurants provide similar casual environments that focus on a mixture of local and international cuisines.