Casino del Río Catriel is owned by the Winner Group, a large gambling company with properties in several countries across South America. They own the entire Casino Del Río chain and have a total of 7 casinos in Argentina alone. This particular casino is located in the Río Negro province of central Argentina, in the town of Catriel.
Lust outside the city of Neuquen, 135 km away from Casino del Río Catriel, lies the Juan Domingo Peron International Airport. This is the closest airport to the casino. There are taxis, buses, and car rental agencies available outside the airport.
The province of Río Negro has plenty of natural tourist attractions. Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, kayaking or canoeing on the Río Negro, the Lago Nahuel Huapi, and the Parque Nahuelito are some of the most frequented attractions in the province.
Casino del Rio Catriel is the largest gaming facility in the town. The casino has a large open floor-plan gaming area that houses both their live table games and the gaming machines. All of the floors are covered in plush carpets and there is plenty of ambient lighting covering the low ceiling.
There are a variety of games at this casino and you can choose from including slots and table games. The casino features events including live musical shows, dining specials, electronic gaming promotions (including daily bingo events), and slots tournaments.
The in-house restaurant serves guests with both drinks and light meals, and they have a large dining area available with a dance floor. The smoking room provides guests with a comfortable area to take a break and it includes numerous electronic slot machines.
The casino opens daily at 1 PM and closes at 5 AM during the week. They stay open 1 hour later on weekends, closing at 6 AM. The table games open later in the evening at 10 PM.
At Casino del Río Catriel you will find a selection of table games comprised of 3 American roulette tables, 1 Super Peek table, and 2 Texas Hold’em poker tables. All of these games are situated in the center of the main gaming floor.
In addition to the live American roulette tables, there are 20 virtual American Roulette tables situated at 2 different electronic terminals. These tables are conducted entirely electronically without a dealer.
Poker tournaments are one of the favored events at Casino del Río. These tournaments feature minimum buy-ins, which vary but generally start at around $300, allow re-buy ins, and have no upper betting limit. All of these tournaments play No Limit Texas Hold’em. There are also sit & go’s and live cash games daily, which can require a buy-in.
With over 100 gaming machines, Casino del Río Catriel has a decent selection of games including classic and video slots, plus a selection of video poker machines.
The machines are divided as follows; 20 classic slots and 93 video slots. The remaining 20 are video poker machines. There is also a smoking room inside the casino which features a number of slot machines.
The Casino del Río Catriel does not have a hotel on the same premises, but there are a few options in the city of Catriel, such as:
Hotel Catriel is a simple, no-fuss accommodation option on the Avenue San Martin, a few buildings away from the casino. Each room comes with an en-suite bathroom. There is only one room type available at the casino.
Hotel Las Moras Catriel is a modern hotel in a three-story building. There is free Wi-Fi in the lobby and rooms, hot and cold air-conditioning in all rooms, and a complimentary breakfast service. A standard 2-person room will cost in the area of $60 per night.
Viento Sur Aparts & Suites is in the northern area of the town, a 15-minute walk away from the casino. They offer vacation apartments to rent.
The restaurant at Casino del Río Catriel is described as a gastro pub because it combines a bar with light dining options. The restaurant is not separated from the rest of the casino, meaning the atmosphere is lively. There is a small dance floor next to the dining tables. Orders can be placed while gaming or from a table.
Other options in the city include:
Las Mutisias – Cocina de Autor
Pizzeria El Maty