The casino in El Bolsón is part of a group of casinos operated by Casino Tresor; a company who owns several casinos across Argentina. El Bolsón is an Argentinean town in northern Patagonia’s Río Negro province. This area is known for its fertile soil and farms full of fruit trees that are in season all year around. The town of El Bolsón is also a great base for trekking the Andes.
You can reach this town and its casino by first flying into Argentina via Buenos Aires Airport, where you’ll have to then fly to the local airport in Patagonia. From the Patagonian airport, you can take a bus to the nearby town and hire a taxi or rent a car to get to the casino.
The casino is not big by international casino standards, but it does have everything you’ll need to enjoy a night out gambling. The casino is set in a modern building with glossy finishes on the inside, with a variety of modern decorations littering the walls and ceilings. The vibe at the casino is very relaxed.
The casino hosts special live events two times a week, with live shows on Friday and Saturday nights. More information for these can be found on their Facebook page or their website. The casino is open daily and the operating times are as follows:
Sunday-Thursday: 7:00 PM – 4:00 AM
Friday-Saturday: 8:00 PM – 5:00 AM
You will find some of the most popular table games from around the world at this casino. In total, there are over 10 tables available on the main gaming floor.
There are 4 poker tables which includes casino poker as well as tournaments and cash games. They spread No Limit Texas Hold ‘em (1 table), normal Texas Hold ‘em (1 table) and Caribbean Stud Poker (2 tables).
If you like roulette you have the choice of playing either European roulette or virtual roulette. There are 2 tables dedicated to live European roulette which have minimum and maximum limits of $10 and $100 respectively. There are 4 electronic roulette terminals that have room for 4 players each.
Last, but not least, there is one Craps table at this casino. The minimum and maximum limits for this Craps table are $10 and $100.
There are just over 100 gaming machines at this casino which can all be found in the video gaming section of the casino’s main gaming floor.
There are classic and video reel slot machines that have the capabilities of multiple bets. These include 3-reel slots, 4-reel slots and 5-reel slots with minimum bets ranging from $0.25 up to $50 per credit.
The other machines in the electronic gaming section are video poker machines (there are only 4 of them) and multi-game machines (there are 10 of these). The multi-game machines allow gamblers to play Keno, Bingo and more.
There is no hotel accommodation at the El Bolsón casino but there are options in the town itself nearby to the casino.
Hostería La Escampadais a low-key hotel that is great for accommodating families. A night here will cost you about $60 for a standard 2-person room. There is free WiFi throughout the hotel but no restaurant facilities.
Samaná Departamentos is a block of apartments that have been converted into a guest house. A night here in a standard room that sleeps 3 will cost about $48. There is a small restaurant and free WiFi in the rooms.
Cabañas Oasis is an old European log cabin that has been converted into a small scale hotel. A standard room that sleeps two people will cost around $75. Amenities include complimentary breakfast and free cancellation.
The casino features a Level 1 Restobar that serves international cuisine until the early hours of the morning. It is also a fully stocked bar that serves drinks until the casino closes. Other restaurants located close-by include:
Helados Jauja S.A. serves a range of authentic Argentinian dishes as well as a lot of international dishes as well (such as gelato and pizzas).
A Gusto is a modern restaurant that serves the best gastronomical dishes in the region and only uses local ingredients.
Tomaticán is a slightly more upscale restaurant that serves a fusion of Argentinian food and European flare.