Casino del Río is a chain of Argentinian casinos that are owned by Crown Casino S.A. These casinos are almost exclusively located in the province of Río Negro, Argentina. Choele Choel is a city along the northern part of Route 22 highway which joins the Atlantic Ocean in the East with the Andes Mountains in the West.
Northern Patagonia, where Río Negro province is located, is an area of South America famous for its lakes, mountains, and natural parks. Attractions nearby to Choele Choel include the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the Nahuel Huapi Lake, the Nahuelito Park, and Cerro Catedral mountain/ski resorts.
Located 232 km West of Choele Choel, along Route 22, is Juan Domingo Peron International. This is the closest major airport to the casino, and traveling there will take approximately 3 hours. The trip can be completed via taxi, bus, or rental car – all of which are available at the airport.
Casino del Río Choele Choel is a medium-sized casino with a decent selection of slots and table games. The casino is located on the corner of two streets and is clearly visible with its giant “Casino del Río” sign. The casino is open daily from 10 AM to 6 AM, but the table games do not open until later in the afternoon.
The main attractions at this casino are their large selection of over 100 electronic games and the few table games available. There is a stage in the casino that offers musical performances and other live entertainment. Tournaments and promotional events are also held regularly. Bingo events are common and feature grand prizes of up to $4,000. There are a restaurant and bar inside the casino with waiters available.
The tables are divided 2/1/1 between roulette, craps, and poker. Apart from these live table games, there is an additional electronic roulette terminal that allows up to 12 players at a time.
A majority of the games at Casino del Río Choele Choel are slot machines, with over 100 available. These machines are split between 43 classic slots, 41 video slots, 12 progressive jackpot slot machines, and 8 video poker machines.
Casino del Río Choele Choel does not have an on-site hotel, but guests can choose between the following options in Choele Choel and the surrounding areas:
Rucantu Hotel is located along the Route 22 less than 10 minutes walk from the casino. The hotel offers Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and a meeting/conference room. Covered parking is available. A standard room costs $80 per night.
Apart de Maria has various rooms available to rent starting at $75 a night. They have apartments of different sizes that can sleep from 2 to 6 people. There is a swimming pool and other features like air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and kitchenettes.
The restaurant at Casino del Río Choele Choel is casual and provides a simple dining experience for guests wanting to have a meal in-between their gaming. They serve a wide variety of items including burgers, pizzas, and salads. Alcoholic drinks are available.
Other dining options in the area include:
Rotiseria La Normina is a simple family-owned restaurant in Central Choele Choel. It is a 5-minute drive from the casino and offers a casual environment with home-style meals.
Sazon Bistro is a modern restaurant with 15 tables available. They are open for lunch and dinner services from 8 AM-2 PM and 9 PM-12 AM.