Emerald Casino is a franchise of small casinos and gambling halls who has locations in Dublin, Clondalkin, and Dundalk, Ireland. The Emerald Casino in Dundalk is open 24/7, with the exception of certain bank holidays, and is easily accessible from Dublin, which is the nearest city that has an international airport.
If you plan on visiting Emerald Casino Dundalk via Dublin International Airport, you have the choice of renting a car, taking the airport shuttle, taxi, train or bus to get there. It takes a minimum of 1 hour to get to the casino by using any of the aforementioned means of travel. Alternatively, if arriving from the UK you can take a direct ferry or train ride into Dundalk from most major towns.
Emerald Casino Dundalk is located in the heart of the city’s nightlife scene and is within walking distance of over 20 bars and 4 clubs. You can walk through the scenic Town Center or take a tour of the Louth County Museum which are both nearby.
The old Bank of Ireland building is home to Emerald Casino Dundalk which is a low-key, no-frills gambling spot decorated with red carpets and walls. The casino tends to mainly attract poker players, but slot machines are also fairly popular here.
There are daily Texas Hold‘em tournaments hosted with cash prizes that have been known to go up to €25000. Poker – and more specifically Texas Hold‘em – can become a high limit game while the other card games here tend to have relatively low limits.
At the Emerald Casino in Dundalk, there is a total of 16 table games made up of blackjack, poker, and roulette. Three of the tables are blackjack tables that follow the standard rules and they each use 6 decks.
As for other traditional table games that are played versus the house, you can find 1 European Roulette table as well as 1 electronic roulette machine, both following European Roulette rules with only one zero.
For the most part, this casino focuses heavily on its poker-loving clientele. All in all, there are 11 poker tables (10 Texas Hold‘em tables and 1 Three-card poker table). The buy-ins for poker tournaments and blinds here for cash games tend to vary quite drastically between tournaments and tables with low to high stakes depending on which day you visit.
There are only 13 electronic machines at Emerald Casino Dundalk and they are all state-of-the-art, modern video poker games. Slots are not a major attraction here, but the casino has gone to great lengths to make sure that at least the small collection of poker machines it does have is comprised of the most popular themes.
There is, unfortunately, no hotel or accommodation at the casino itself but you can find many places to stay in the surrounding areas. You can try the Krakow B & B, which is a 5-minute cab ride from the casino. You can choose rooms that sleep 2-4 or a 3-bedroom apartment with rooms on average costing around €55.
The Imperial Hotel is a low-key hotel with a bar that turns into a lively casino on weekends and It is a mere 58m from Emerald Casio or the Clanbrassil Hotel is another option just a 4-minute walk away from the Emerald Casino. Another suggestion would be to try the Carnberg Hotel and Spa, which is for those who prefer a bit more luxury. It is slightly further out from Emerald Casino but only 10 minutes by car or taxi. Rooms that sleep 2 here on average cost about €70 per night.
You will have to look somewhere else to eat, because they do not have a restaurant nor a pub/bar on the premises. With that said, there are plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area. There is a variety of take-out options, such as Dominos Pizza, Aliz Take Aways and so on where they will either deliver to your door or if you’re further out you can pick up what you ordered.
There are also a few restaurants where you can sit down and enjoy a meal like Atami which serves Japanese cuisine and Roma Café for lighter meals or enjoy some food with your drinks at Johnny Masons Pub and Restaurant. These are all restaurants within walking distance of the casino.