Casino Magic Hotel & Casino sits in the center of Neuquén, the capital of the province of Neuquén, which is in the Patagonia region of Argentina. There are several Magic casinos throughout the country, although this is their main property.
Although it may not be the wine capital of the country, there are still plenty of wine excursions around the city of Neuquén to keep visitors busy.
The casino is just 5 minutes away from the Juan Domingo Perón International Airport in Neuquén. You can fly here from the neighboring countries closest to the airport or from your own country if there is a direct flight available. From there you can take a car or bus to the casino.
The entrance to the casino has a grand design with four pillars holding up the ceiling extension where cars can park under and you can climb out and walk into the entrance. The entryway is revolving doors with a reception where you will be asked for ID and entrance fee.
The casino has a room that is specifically dedicated to poker tournaments, and they have one of the biggest poker tournaments in the region called “Patagonia Magic Poker”. The No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em variant of poker is played at these tournaments.
There is a meeting and event space within the casino as well where there are regularly scheduled live music and comedy shows and others of these kinds. The Casino Magic Hotel & Casino is open daily from 10:30 AM to 6 AM.
There is a large variety of table games at the Magic Casino Hotel & Casino that will suit the needs of even the most professional of players.
You can play blackjack at one of two tables at the casino, and Pairs Plus side bets are offered on both tables. One of the tables has a $20 minimum with a $200 maximum, while the other has a $50 minimum and $500 maximum.
There are 8 roulette tables at the casino – 6 American roulette games and 2 electronic roulette machines that are fully automatic. Three of the American roulette tables have $10 minimums while the other three have $20 minimums. The maximum bets allowed at the American roulette tables are $500 if you play a number. The limits for the electronic roulette machines are between $0.25-$1.
There is one table for craps at this casino and the minimum and maximum bets allowed are $20 and $500 respectively.
Lastly, there is one baccarat table which has a $10 minimum and $1000 maximum, except if you bet on a Tie which only allows a maximum of $500 per bet.
You can also play live poker cash games in the form of Texas Hold ‘Em poker. There is only one Texas Hold ‘Em live table at this casino (the rest are for poker tournaments). The table accepts buy-ins of $50 per player and the maximum bets allowed is $1000.
There are various types of electronic gaming machines at this casino besides the standard slot machines that modern casinos are famous for. There are some older, classic 3-reel slot machines where you must pull a lever to spin the reels but there are also plenty of modern video slots.
The other machines at this casino are video poker machines, electronic keno machines, and multi-game machines. The electronic gaming machines accept coin denominations between $0.25 and $2 (per reel).
Casino Magic is an all-inclusive hotel as well and it is therefore recommended that you stay there during your time at the casino.
The rate for a standard room that sleeps two at the Casino Magic & Hotel is $80 per night. Warm rooms come with minibars, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, as well as lounge areas. Dining options at the hotel include a relaxed restaurant and a clubby bar with regular live entertainment. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a gym, plus massage services and a gallery space that exhibits the works of regional artists.
Other hotels worth looking into in the area are DePaso Hostel, which costs around $65 per night for a standard room, and Hotel Suizo where you will pay about $75 per night for the same kind of room.
There are four bars/restaurants at the Casino Magic Hotel & Casino and they are:
Azar Resto Bar is a modern restaurant in the hotel building that also has its own stage for live events. They serve simple food such as cold and hot sandwiches, pizzas, salads, desserts, coffees, etc.
Seasons Restaurant is more of an upscale dining option. Here you will find small but tasty dishes and most meals come in 3 courses.
Rainbow Lounge in the middle of the casino has shows like live music to enjoy with friends and good drinks at this fully stocked bar.