Casino de Onelli is located in Patagonia, in the city of San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. This area of the country is famous for its nature excursions, but there is also an abundance of gambling and entertainment available. Casino de Onelli is centrally located, and that helps it attracts a lot of attention – especially during the holiday season.
The city of San Carlos de Bariloche itself is located inside a protected nature zone. This characterizes much of the environment of southwest Argentina because it is famous for the various natural attractions. Popular destinations include the Lago Nahuel Huapi, Nahuel Huapi National Park, and the nearby Cerro Tronador Andes Mountain Peak.
Bariloche Airport is the regional airport that services this part of Argentina. You can get a flight here from most South American airports, and the drive to the casino will take you approximately 15-20 minutes. There are also daily shuttles to the city center and plenty of taxis to choose from.
The casino is mid-sized and has both slots and table games, although the vast majority of them are electronic machines. The few live table games are located in the center of the main casino floor, surrounded by the various slot machines. The casino opens every day at 2 PM and closes at 3 AM and 4 AM, during the week and on the weekend respectively.
The casino is a popular attraction for tourists that come to this part of Argentina to experience nature and other attractions that Patagonia has to offer, but also wish to enjoy some casual gambling. In addition to the casino games, Onelli also has a sports bar which functions as a lounge. There are numerous TVs available for watching sports and a small cafeteria that offers light meals and beverages.
High limit games are not very common at the casino, with the highest limits being available at the live craps table. For those that are interested in large jackpots, the progressive jackpot machines allow totals of up to $10000.
Tables games are limited to two popular titles; craps and roulette. In total there are 10 of these tables – 5 for craps and 5 for roulette. The roulette tables are all fully-electronic; while the craps tables naturally come with a croupier.
The electronic roulette games offer the American Roulette variety. They open at 2 pm when the casino opens, but the craps tables will not be available until 6 pm when the dealers/croupiers arrive.
The betting limits vary slightly between these games, with the roulette table allowing a maximum bet of $50 and the craps table a maximum of $100. This makes craps the highest limit game at this casino.
Slots and gaming machines are the main focus at Casino de Onelli and they have a sizeable collection of around 200 machines. These machines are split between standard slot machines, progressive jackpot slots, and live poker machines (connected to the internet).
The standard slot machines are mainly made up of 5-reel video slots, but there are also traditional, classic 3-reel and 5-reel slots available. There are plenty of themes and titles to choose from, with most games being multi-denominational, so low stakes and high stakes players can play the same slots.
The progressive jackpot machines and the live poker machines are located at the back of the gaming hall, furthest from the entrance. All the progressive jackpot machines are linked to in-house totals with the jackpots stopping at $10000.
For customers that wish to stay in the city, you will have to look for nearby accommodation because Casino de Onelli does not have hotel rooms. Some popular options in the surrounding area include:
Hotel Panamericano Bariloche is a luxurious 5-star hotel that is one of the highest rated hotels in the city. A standard room costs around $180 a night and amenities include a spa, indoor pool, free breakfast, free wi-fi, and access to their restaurant and bar.
Hotel Las Piedras is located a street away from the lake and is a more economical option with rooms starting at $90 a night. The hotel offers low-key apartments which have kitchenettes.
The Sports Bar at Casino de Onelli has a few meal options like burgers, salads, and sandwiches, but they do not offer full three-course meals or a proper restaurant environment. It is similar to a gastro-pub and can be quite loud with the many HD TVs available which offer live sports viewing.
If you wish to go to a proper restaurant, you can try out one of the nearby options. One of the popular options nearby is Alto el Fuego, which is a casual dining option located in the center of the city. The dress code is casual and they are open for both lunch and dinner service. The restaurant specializes in Argentinian cuisines.