On the Atlantic coast of Argentina lies the town of Las Grutas. It is located in the province of Río Negro which is home to Casino del Río Las Grutas. Casinos del Río is a chain of hotels and casinos that is owned and managed by Crown Casinos S.A. This particular location has both a hotel and a casino on its premises and is conveniently situated on the beach.
Located in the center of Río Negro, Juan Domingo Peron International in Neuquen is the closest airport to Casino del Río Las Grutas. It is the busiest hub in the area, offering both domestic and international flights. From the airport you can take a taxi, bus, or rent a car to get to the casino. It will take approximately 5 hours to drive there, however, as it is 450 km away.
Located on a picturesque stretch of the Argentinian coastline, Las Grutas has lots of attractions to offer visitors. Tourists can choose between the various local attractions like Playa Piedras Coloradas Beach, Salinas del Gualicho, and Fuerte Argentino; or they can travel to other landmarks in Río Negro, including Isla Victoria, La Loberia Wildlife area, and Cerro Otto Mountain.
The casino’s building is large and houses the casino, hotel and restaurant, along with several other amenities. The building looks simple from the outside with cream colored paint and the Casino del Río sign. There is plenty of parking available outside the main entrance. Inside is very spacious and the casino floor is equipped with comfortable gaming chairs. The casino is open every day from 2 PM to 6 AM.
Tourists enjoy this casino because it is located in a summer holiday destination and offers everything one would need – including lodging, dining, and casino facilities. They host a variety of food and casino events, including combo specials, live entertainment, and gaming promotions. The Casino del Río players club is available to all guests and does not cost anything. Once a member, you will earn points for gambling which can be redeemed at any of Casino del Río’s locations.
Bingo events and Texas Hold’em poker tournaments are the most frequently hosted events. These tournaments also offer the highest limit games at the casino, with guaranteed prize pools and no upper betting limits.
There are 8 live table games, made up of 5 American Roulette tables, 2 blackjack tables, and 1 Caribbean Stud table. There is also an electronic roulette table that allows up to 10 players at a time. For electronic roulette, players use a touchscreen to place their bets and the wheel spins automatically.
There are Texas Hold’em poker tournaments hosted weekly with guaranteed prize pools. Buy-ins vary, and the style of the tournament also varies. The usual tournament features include rebuys, add-ons, deep stack, and more. These tournaments require minimum buy-ins and ensure guaranteed payouts for the winners.
If you are looking for a casino with a large and modern collection of slots, then you should enjoy Casino del Río Las Grutas. There are over 250 5-reel video slots featuring the latest titles, including, Quick Hit, Krakatoa, and many more.
The hotel at Casino del Río Las Grutas is small, but it does manage to provide casino goers with nearby, hassle-free accommodation. There are 14 rooms in this 3-star hotel. These rooms are divided between their 2 luxury suites, 7 lateral facing rooms, and 5 internal rooms. Both the suites and the lateral facing rooms provide panoramic views of the ocean.
Amenities are available to all guests and include air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, King size beds, in-room minibars, and LCD screens. There is also complimentary breakfast and room service.
The restaurant is located outside the casino in the hotel section of the building. Cuyen Restaurant has both internal dining areas and a patio dining section that both offer views of the beach. The in-house chef provides meals based on an a la carte menu that specializes in seafood and traditional Patagonian dishes. The restaurant is open every day from 9 am and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner services.
The following restaurants are also located in Las Grutas:
Buona Massa is an Argentinian/Italian style restaurant within walking distance from the casino. They are open for lunch and dinner.
Alto Al Fuego is a slightly more sophisticated restaurant that is located across the road from the beach.