Casino del Norte, also known simply as Casino Clorina, is an Argentinian casino located in the city of Clorinda in the northern part of the country. It is located along the Pilcomayo River which separates Argentina from neighboring Paraguay, and it is directly across the river from the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion.
Tourists looking for alternate activities to enjoy while visiting this region can try the nearby La Vinoteca Clorinda, Plaza San Martin, or Comarca Pilcomayo. Alternatively, you can take a boat ride along the Pilcomayo River or visit some of the nearby natural parks with hiking and birdwatching activities.
There aren’t any airports in this part of Argentina so you will have to drive south for roughly 2 hours before getting to Resistencia Domestic Airport. This airport does not offer international flights, but you will be able to fly here from any international airport in South American or domestic airport in Argentina. There are buses, trains, and rental cars available at most of these airports.
The casino is not very large by international standards – or even Argentinian standards – but it is the only casino in Clorina. This has helped it become a popular attraction among gamblers and holiday-makers alike. From the outside, the building is simply painted, but inside the decoration is modern and stylish. The gambling hall features classic casino decor like carpets, lights, and background music. The main gaming hall is only 322 square feet.
Casino del Norte is popular for its isolated location as well as having a well-established gaming facility. They have a selection of around 70 electronic games and 7 live table games. Other than gambling, the casino also has a confectionary and a stage, both of which have separate lounging areas. The casino is open every day of the week from 12 PM to 4 AM. The table games open later in the afternoon around 4 PM.
The highest limit games at Casino del Norte are the roulette and craps tables which have maximum bets of $1000 and $500 respectively. This game is popular among high-rollers and normal gamers alike.
As we mentioned already, there are only 7 table games at Casino del Norte. Though this is rather small, it does include all the most popular casino games like roulette, craps, blackjack, poker, and baccarat. Each of these games only have a single table.
American Roulette is the variety played at Casino del Norte Clorinda. The betting limits are split between the simple chance bets and the double chance bets. The simple chance bets allow a maximum bet of $1000, while the double chance bets allow a maximum of $500.
Craps is another high limit game at Casino del Norte that allows gamblers to bet anywhere between $50 and $500.
The rest of the card games each have a single table and each offer the same maximum betting limit of $50. Poker features the Caribbean Stud variety and Baccarat offers Punto Banco.
The selection of electronic games is solely made up of slot machines. There are three different types of slot machines at Casino del Norte: classic slot machines, video reel slot machines, and progressive slot machines. There are 68 gaming machines in total.
The majority of the slot machines are video reel machines that offer multi-denominational betting ranging from $0.05 up to $25 per credit. The traditional reel machines only offer single-denominational betting but the different machines allow different bets, also ranging from $0.05 up to $25 per spin.
There are a handful of progressive jackpot machines that are all linked to in-house totals.
Casino del Norte does not have a hotel or any accommodation facilities available, but you can try out one of the following options in Clorinda:
Hotel Embajador is a small hotel located along the Pilcomayo River. It has an outdoor pool, air-conditioned rooms, and a bar. The rooms are reasonably priced, starting at $50 a night.
Gran Hotel del Rio is another option which is more centrally located and is nearby to the casino. It is also relatively small, offering approximately 30 bedrooms. From the outside, there is little to behold, but the rooms are neat and clean. Rooms cost between $50 and $75 a night.
The confectionary at Casino del Norte is not up to restaurant standards but does offer guests a relaxing environment to order drinks or light meals. Popular items include cocktails, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Clorinda has numerous restaurants to choose from and they offer different cuisines, environments, and operating hours.
La Cocina De Josi is a family-style restaurant that serves simple Argentinian inspired dishes. They are only open for breakfast and early lunches, closing at 12 AM daily.
Restaurante Circulo Social Clorinda is a family dining option available near the river. Casual dress is acceptable and the menu features a host of Argentinian and International dishes. The restaurant is simple and a good choice for family dinners.