Iguazú Grand Hotel, Resort & Casino is owned by HCI South America – a group who operates 5 hotels and gaming properties throughout Argentina. Iguazú Gran Hotel, Resort & Casino is located in the city of Puerto Iguazú (on its Northern Tip), which is on the border with neighboring Paraguay and Brazil. The casino is open every day from 2 PM until 5 AM.
Puerto Iguazú is a popular tourist destination, attracting guests from all over the world due to its natural splendor. The Iguazú falls, located inside of Iguazú National Park, is the main attraction. Other locations include, the Garganta del Diablo waterfalls, Cataratas del Iguazú, Sendero Macuco wildlife area, and Guiraoga park.
Casino Iguazú is one of the leading establishments owned by the HCI group. It is located on the same property as the hotel but the casino is in a separate building that has its own entrance. The building is painted red with white decorations and arches and has a large golden “casino” sign above the doors.
The casino entrance is tiled and decorated with columns, chandeliers, and art. Following the stairs, you will be led into the main gaming hall, with its high ceilings and multicolored carpets. The casino area is divided into the gaming hall, a bingo room, a tournament hall, and a VIP room.
This casino is an attraction to tourists visiting Iguazú falls and other tourist destinations in the area. The hotel here is exceptional and offers a variety of amenities. There are plenty of live and electronic games to choose from, as well as a dedicated bingo room and tournament hall, which allows a maximum of 300 people. There are three bars bar, which serve both drinks and meals, as well as a stage that hosts local and international acts.
The Grand Club membership is a promotional service at Casino Iguazú, allowing guests to earn reward points for gambling. All guests are welcome to become a member for free.
This casino has the largest selection of table games in Northern Argentina, with 33 in total. These are divided between American Roulette (12), Blackjack (5), Craps (1), Mini Punto Banco Baccarat (3), normal Punto Banco Baccarat (3), Oasis Poker (3) and Three Card Poker and Five Card Poker (6 total). There are also 6 tables for Texas Hold ’em located in the poker room.
Most of these games are situated in the main gaming hall, except for the Texas hold ’em tables and 2 of the blackjack tables. These poker tables are found in the tournament hall while the blackjack tables have their own VIP room for high limits and private functions.
In addition to the aforementioned live table games, there are also numerous electronic roulette games, allowing up to 40 players at a time.
The only poker game available is Texas Hold ’em, which is played the poker room. There is a small registration fee on top of the buy-in. Tournaments are busiest on the weekends, during special events, and over holiday periods. Add-ons, re-buys, top-ups, freeze outs, bounty and various tournament rules apply.
If there are not enough players for a tournament, cash games can be arranged. The cash poker has no rake because the casino only plans for tournament poker. However, that may change as the demand for cash games here increases.
There are over 200 electronic games at this casino, including slot machines and video poker. The majority are slot machines, with both video reel and classic slots available.
The video reel machines offer 3-5 reels as well as a few progressive jackpot networks. Betting denominations start at $0.01.
The Iguazú Grand Hotel Resort offers 5-star accommodation and a variety of amenities. The hotel is one of the leading lodging destinations in the city. They have a variety of double rooms and suites available.
The hotel has two restaurants, numerous bars, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a casino, and a fitness center – equipped with a sauna. There is also complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi available for all guests.
The two restaurants at Iguazú Grand Hotel are elegant, both require semi-formal attire. Each restaurant has its own chef and provides a la carte menus. The menu items are a variety of Argentinian and International dishes. The restaurants are Cataratas Del Iguazú and The Garden. Both are indoors, while The Garden has splendid views of the hotel’s exterior, including their large and well-maintained gardens.
Other restaurants in Puerto Iguazú are:
El Quincho del Tio Querido is a casual family restaurant located less than 5-minutes walk from the casino. It is open for lunch and dinner, closing in-between services for 4 hours.
A Piacere Restaurant is an Italian restaurant located in the center of town. It is open from midday until midnight every day. They also have a bar which serves cocktails.