Casino Club Rio Gallegos is located in the South Argentinian city of Rio Gallegos. Casino Club S.A. operates this casino, and they were one of the first companies to open gambling facilities in southern Argentina’s Patagonia region.
The city of Rio Gallegos lies at the mouth of the Rio Gallegos river in the province of Santa Cruz. This area of Argentina is relatively isolated from the more developed north, and the nearest airport is in the city of El Calafate which is a 3-hour drive away.
The fact that it’s isolated makes this part of Argentina famous for its many breathtaking nature locations. The Rio Gallegos River provides tourists with boat roads, fishing, and plenty of leisure spots. Other attractions include Azul Lake, Cabo Virgenes beach, and the Pioneers Museum.
The parent company, Casino Club S.A., have more than 25 casinos in Argentina of different shapes and sizes. Casino Club Gallegos is one of the company’s larger, more equipped, casinos. They have a selection of both table games and slot machines available in two separate gaming areas which spread across multiple floors. Additionally, there are two coffee bars that serve guests with beverages and snacks.
The first floor is where the majority of the gambling takes place at Casino Club Gallegos. Here you will find most of the slots and electronic and live table games. Upstairs on the second floor is the more exclusive gambling area which doubles as their poker room.
High rollers are usually attracted to the second floor for the high limit poker events, cash games and tournaments that take place. The casino is open every day of the week from 10 AM to 4 AM.
Casino Club Gallegos has one of the largest selections of live table games of any Casino Club location. They have a total of 9 tables in their main gaming hall and additional poker-only tables upstairs. The 9 tables in the main hall are divided between craps (1), American Roulette (2), blackjack (3), poker (2), and baccarat (1).
The minimum bet at most of these tables is $1. Each table has different maximums, with the highest being at the roulette and craps tables, which allow bets up to $200.
The poker room is located upstairs on the second floor, and is active daily with sit ‘n’ go games. The casino also hosts two tournaments every week. The tournament rules vary with top ups and rebuys sometimes added onto the tournament’s features. All of these events require a minimum buy-in with a registration fee paid to the casino. There are also cash games sometimes hosted instead of sit ‘n’ go style poker games.
The style of poker played is mostly No Limit Texas Hold’em, but occasionally you will find Omaha Pot Limit games, but that is not very often.
There are over 150 electronic gaming machines are available at Casino Club Gallegos. These games are split between slots and video poker, with machines available on both the first and second floors. They have a wide variety of slot machines that are regularly updated with the latest titles. Slot machines here allow bets ranging from $0.01 to $25 per spin, and there are both video reel and traditional slot machines available.
High rollers will be more interested in the progressive jackpot slot machines which offer various high payout jackpots regardless of the denomination you are betting. Most of their progressive slots are linked up to Casino Club SA’s network, which includes machines at 27 other locations.
Accommodations are not available at Casino Club Gallegos, but there are plenty of options in the surrounding area.
Hotel Patagonia is a 4-star hotel that offers guests air-conditioned rooms, a laundry service, and access to their in-house restaurant and bar. A room here costs approximately $100 a night.
Amerian Hotel Apart and Suites has a selection of room choices available, as well as a few luxury suites. A standard room will cost you around $100 a night. They have a restaurant, bar, and free parking available for guests.
Hotel Paris is a simple, but comfortable, hotel that is nearby to the casino and charges $40 a night for a room. No additional amenities are available.
The coffee bars are the only place to find food at Casino Club Gallegos and they do not offer full meals, only snacks. Restaurants in the town of Rio Gallegos include:
Pizza Express is a pizza restaurant chain that serves handmade pizzas in a typical Italian style. Prices are reasonable and it is a good place to go for a quick meal.
British Club Restaurant is a more sophisticated option available within walking distance of the casino. It is open for lunch and dinner and has a menu complete with starters, main courses, and desserts.
Neneo Restaurante serves Argentinian specialties in a cozy environment. They have a bar and indoor seating available.