Casino de San Javier is the only casino located in a small border town of northeast Argentina. The town of San Javier is situated along the Uruguay River and is less than 100 meters away from neighboring Brazil.
The province of Misiones, where San Javier is located, has plenty of attractions to keep tourists occupied. Popular destinations include Iguazu National Park, and its various hikes, rivers, and waterfalls, San Ignacio Mini Ruins, La Aripuca, and Tancredo Neves Bridge.
The nearest airport, Libertador General Jose de San Martin, is located 2-hours away by car, outside the city of Posadas. It is the largest airport in the area and hosts both international and domestic flights. Public transportation to San Javier is limited to a small number of buses, so other than that, you will need to rent a car and park at the casino.
San Javier is a quiet little town, so this casino is one of the main attractions in the area. Though it is a relatively small casino but for its location, it is still a prime gambling destination. The casino is located inside a building and is split onto two floors which house its gaming floor, live music area, and a small restaurant. The casino is open between 4 PM and 5 AM, and there is no entrance fee.
The roulette tables are the main attraction at the casino and offers the highest limits available. Their selection of slot machines is also decent and they have numerous game titles, betting denominations, and jackpots. The stage is regularly occupied with live shows and acts ranging from music performances to comedy.
The only “table games” available at Casino de San Javier are their electronic roulette terminals. There are 5 of them and they allow a maximum of 8 players per table and guests are required to purchase digital chips – this can be done using any bank card or by using cash. The betting limits at the electronic roulette table range between $1 and $50.
The rest of the games at Casino de San Javier are slot machines. These machines are split between different styles of games and different betting options. Most machines are digital video style games and allow gamers to vary their bets between spins. There are also a few traditional style mechanical reel slots, which only accept a single denomination bet per spin. Furthermore, there are 5 progressive jackpot machines available.
There is no hotel accommodation available at the casino nor in the town of San Javier, so you will need to travel daily to get to the casino. The following hotels are the closest to the town.
El Portal De Alem Sa is a hotel in the town of Leandro N. Alem, roughly a 30-minute drive northwest of the casino. The hotel is inside a big olden styled mansion and a standard room costs about $80 per night.
Cabanas Doralia is slightly further away and will take you roughly an hour to get to from the casino. The hotel is located in the town of Obera. Rooms are reasonably priced at $60 per night and allow guests to access the swimming pool, free breakfast, and free WiFi.
The restaurant inside the casino is small but has a decent menu with reasonable prices. The a la carte menu has numerous Argentinian dishes but also some international classics. The dress code is casual and the restaurant only opens for dinner service at 8 pm.
There are only three other restaurants in San Javier, of which the following option is the closest to the casino.
Pizzeria Plaza Resto Bar is a casual pizza restaurant and bar that is open from lunch until closing after dinner. This restaurant is a good place to take the entire family and the prices are reasonable.