Casinos del Rio is a chain of casinos in the Argentinian province of Rio Negro that is owned by Crown Casino SA. This particular location is in the city of General Roca, in the northern part of the province. Casino del Rio General Roca has both a hotel and a casino on their premises.
General Roca city does not have many tourist attractions, but the province of Rio Negro is filled with natural and cultural attractions, including, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Nahuel Huapi Lake, Cerro Tronador, Circuito Chico Hiking Trails, and the Lago Gutierrez Specialty Museum.
The closest airport, Juan Domingo Peron International Airport, is outside the neighboring city of Neuquen. The airport is a mere 55 km away from the casino. Traveling from the airport to the casino is easy and can be done via taxi, bus, or a rental car (there is parking available for guests at the casino).
Casino del Rio General Roca is one of the larger casinos in the chain. The casino/hotel is modern and features a stylish design. It is located along Cerro Tronador Street and has a large “Hotel and Casino del Rio” sign visible on the exterior.
The interior is far more lively; the casino features plush, colorful, carpets and plenty of ambient lighting. There are high ceilings and various rooms/sections separating the different services, which include a restaurant, entertainment area, and the main gambling hall.
The casino is attractive for traveling tourists who need a place to stay and also want to enjoy some gambling. The casino is American-style and features a selection of both live and electronic games. There are a variety of events at the casino, including promotions, live entertainment, and restaurant specials.
Casinos del Rio has a players club that is open to the public. Anyone can obtain and submit an application form that does not come with any additional costs. Once you have obtained your membership, you can use it at any Casino del Rio. The more you play, the more points you will earn.
The casino and all of its electronic games are open 24/7, but the table games open later in the afternoon, at 4 PM and close at 3 AM.
Casino del Rio General Roca has a selection of 8 live table games and 4 electronic table games. The 8 live games are split between 4 American Roulette tables, 1 poker table, 1 baccarat table, and 1 craps tables. There is always plenty of room at the roulette tables, however, on the weekends over at the poker and baccarat tables, there may be a small queue as these tables can be quite popular.
There are also 4 electronic roulette tables that allow up to 10 players each. These terminals utilize a touchscreen for betting, while the wheel is spun automatically.
For those that like playing slots, Casino del Rio General Roca will leave you spoiled for choice. The casino has a staggering 360 video slot machines on offer. There is a mixture of both non-progressive and progressive jackpot slots with the latter placed in their own dedicated sections scattered around the casino.
Overall, there are 3 progressive jackpot areas where all of the machines are linked to independent totals. With a selection this big, visitors seeking a lively and assorted slots experience will be ecstatic with the huge number of themes spread around the casino floor. Nearly every slot feature and style of video slot is available here.
Casino del Rio General Roca is a 4-star hotel and casino, with plenty of accommodation options available. There are over 200 rooms of different sizes and prices. Guests visiting the casino who are looking for a place to stay should consider this hotel for its simplicity and range of amenities. A room will cost around $75 a night.
There is free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars in every room, a complimentary breakfast buffet, a bar, a restaurant, a gym, a hot tub, and a meeting/event space.
There is one restaurant in the hotel of the building that offers a quiet environment away from the excitement of the casino to enjoy meals for lunch or dinner. The restaurant also has a bar and waiters are available on the casino floor to bring you your choice of light meals or drinks.
The restaurant has its own chef and an a la carte menu that offers a variety of local and international dishes. Their wine list is also quite extensive.
Other dining options include:
Los Alerces – Parrilla y Resto: An Argentinian-styled restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner service.
Zeus Pizzeria: A pizza restaurant that offers take-aways or sit-in meals. They are open from Tuesdays – Saturdays from 8:30 am until midnight.