This Casino Magic is located in San Martín de Los Andes; a town in northwest Patagonia, Argentina. It’s most well-known as a gateway to the forested Lanín National Park, and the town lies on the banks of Lake Lácar – one of the park’s many glacial lakes.
If you are looking for something to do in San Martín while you’re not gambling, then The First Settlers Museum is a popular choice. It displays exhibits on indigenous tribes and European pioneers.
The recommended way to get to this mountainous town is by taking a flight to the nearby airport via the international airport in Buenos Aires. From there you can rent a car or take a bus or a taxi because they are all pretty inexpensive ways to get there from the airport.
This is a small casino located in the heart of San Martin de Los Andes and the building is small rectangular one with a low ceiling and only one floor. The inside of the building has carpeting like you would expect to find in a Las Vegas casino, and it uses low lighting to create a dark setting.
There are weekly No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments held at Casino Magic – and if you want to find out more about them, then check out their website. You will also find information for their live shows which take place at the restaurant/bar in the casino.
The casino’s operating hours are Sunday-Thursday from 2 PM to 4 AM, Friday from 2 PM to 4:30 AM, and Saturday from 2 PM to 5 AM.
There are 13 table games in total at the casino, but their availability depends on the season, because they close some of them when the peak season is over.
There are two blackjack tables at the casino. Both games have $10 minimums and $100 maximums. You can play Pairs Plus on the side at any of the two blackjack tables.
There are two Point and Banking (Baccarat) tables at the casino. The minimum and maximum bets here are $20 and $200 respectively.
There are 4 electronic roulette tables available. The minimum and maximum bet allowed on these machines are $0.25 and $10 respectively.
Finally, there are 5 American Roulette tables where you can play traditional live roulette. The minimum and maximum bets allowed when playing a number are $10 and $100. The minimum and maximum bets for playing simple odds are $10 and $250. The minimum and maximum bets allowed to play double odds are $10 and $500.
There are 152 gaming machines in total (including electronic roulette) at this casino. There are 2 electronic poker machines where you can play up to 6 different variants of poker. There are also 6 multi-game machines where you can play keno, bingo and more.
The minimum and maximum bets allowed on the video poker and multi-game machines are $0.25 and $1. The rest of the machines are all video roller slot machines. The minimum and maximum bets allowed per line are $0.15 and $1.
There are currently (at the time of writing this review) 4 live jackpots active at this casino that link the video slots.
There is no hotel at the Casino Magic complex in San Martin de Los Andes but you will find what you need in the town and surrounding areas.
Hotel Del Viejo Esquiador offers cozy rooms in a chalet-style lodging that also has ski storage. The rate per night for a standard room is around $85 for two people sharing. The rooms have free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include free breakfast which is served in the rustic-style dining area, a warm lounge featuring wood-beamed ceilings and a fireplace, as well as a bar.
Hotel Caupolicán offers elegant rooms in a modern hotel setting. The rooms here cost $95 per night for two people sharing on average. The rooms come standard with free WiFi, cable TV, minifridges and safe deposit boxes; some have sitting areas, fireplaces and/or extra beds. Other amenities include a free breakfast buffet, a genteel living room with a natural timber floor and a stone fireplace, as well as a relaxed bar. Pets are welcome.
There is only one dining option at the Casino Magic in San Martin de Los Andes; The Pub Corner. This is a fully stocked bar where you can also order snacks like grilled sandwiches and fries, etc. There is also live entertainment at this venue.
Below are three other restaurants in the area that are recommended:
Torino Bar & Bistró: Pub and grill.
La Nonna: Italian restaurant.
Bamboo Brasas: Vegetarian-friendly restaurant.