Casino Club Garupa is one of Casino Club SA’s Argentinian casinos. It is the smallest of the company’s Argentinian casinos and it only offers electronic games. The casino is found in the city of Garupa which is located on the Argentinian side of the Parana River which separates Paraguay and Argentina.
This border town is famous for the river running through it and its vicinity to neighboring Paraguay. Popular tourist attractions include the Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis, Costanera, and the Andres Guazurari monument.
Libertador General Jose de San Martin Airport is located 20 minutes away in the next town of Posados. There is only a domestic terminal at this airport but it has plenty of transport options to get to the casino, including taxis, buses, and rental cars.
Being the smallest of Casino Club SA’s gambling facilities means you are limited to only slots and electronic games. They have a decent selection of around 100 gaming machines that are spaciously spread out through their gambling hall.
Despite the lack of table games, Casino Club Garupa is the only one in the Argentinian chain that offers a Sports Bar & Café with drinks, meals, and a place to watch sporting events on one of their many HD screens. There are weekly live music shows that take place in the lounge as well.
Casino Club Garupa opens daily at 10 am and closes at 4 am, during the week, and at 5 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
No live table games are available at Casino Club Garupa. They do, however, have a few multiplayer electronic roulette terminals. These tables all feature the American variation of roulette and the games are played using tablets with a digital wheel. Bets can be placed at this terminal using smartcards, which you can get for free at the casino and top up using cash. The minimum bet at electronic roulette here is $0.50, while the maximum is $25.
The majority of the games at the casino fall under the “electronic game” category because they are slot machines or video poker. The slot machines are the main gambling option at the casino and offer the highest possible payouts. These machines are also linked to smartcard payments and allow bets ranging from $0.01 to $25.
The slot machines vary between video reels and classic “mechanical” reels. They are divided based on which game they offer. The traditional slot machines all allow a single bet per machine, while the video slots offer multiple pay line bets and some give the player the chance to select the value of each coin or place multiple coins on each line in order to increase the spin bet.
Casino Club Garupa does not have any on-site accommodations. Nearby options include:
Howard Johnson Express Inn Ituzaingo is the nearest option to the casino. An evening in a standard room at this inn will cost you around $150. You will be able to enjoy access to their hot tub, restaurant, and bar.
Urunday Apart Hotel is a 2-star hotel that has rooms available for as little as $60 a night. The rooms are air-conditioned and comfortable but there are no other amenities included in the price.
Posadas Hotel Continental has rooms available from $70 a night. The rooms have views over the nearby city and river.
The bar/café at Casino Club Garupa offers the most extensive food menu of any Casino Club property in Argentina. It is a viable option for dinners with options such as steaks, burgers, salads, and more. The city of Garupa does have a few other restaurant options nearby, including:
La Cacerola: A restaurant open weekly for dinner and on Sundays for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is simple yet elegant and has a menu that draws from various international and Argentinian classics.
Pizzeria La Riviera: A pizza restaurant located one street away from the riverside. It is a casual restaurant that specializes in Pizza and other Italian dishes.
El Rancho: Located on the bank of the river, this restaurant specializes in cocktails and meat dishes. They also have a selection of vegetarian options.