Fitzpatrick’s Casino Dublin City is located right in the center of Dublin, just north of the River Liffey. As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is well-known for its history and beauty, so there are plenty of things for guests to see after playing at the casino. The people behind the Fitzpatrick Casino Group run a total of 5 popular casinos in Ireland and the Dublin location is one of its largest.
Getting to Fitzpatrick’s Casino Dublin City from the closest airport only takes around 20 minutes (11 km) by car or taxi. For those looking for a more cost-effective solution, the local bus route (#747) runs every 10 minutes and takes approximately 40 minutes.
For tourist activities, the city has traditional Gaelic sports, historic sites and buildings, museums, or special tours. Top attractions that should not be missed include the GPO Witness History Museum, the Book of Kells, and Dublinia, to name but a few.
This is not a large establishment and the casino is actually situated in what used to be a city pub. Nonetheless, the casino management have used the space wisely. Surprisingly, without making the casino feel cramped, there are a lot of table games and slots to choose from here.
Inside the casino it is quite dark, but at the same time the lighting suits the ambience that the casino was going for. Red neon lights, red soft carpets with gold emblems, some plants, mirrors, and flashing lights gives this casino a lot of character considering its small size.
If you want to join up with the casino’s Dragon Club, then you can do this at the cashier. The Dragon Club will give you loyalty points that can be exchanged for chips and other benefits offered by the casino.
On the casino floor there are 3 table game options along with a lucky wheel. There is an electronic roulette table that is quite popular. At virtual roulette, players can place their bets using one of six surrounding touchscreens.
If you want to play live roulette with a croupier, the casino has a French Roulette table. You can bet sections of the roulette wheel on the roulette board, which is not something we see as an available option.
The casino also offers blackjack tables, which have no additional side betting options as blackjack games here get straight down to business.
Poker is by far the most popularly played game at the casino. There are 2 poker tables on which the casino often has tournaments with re-buys or freezeouts. Buy-ins range from €25 to €200 and 3,000 additional chips are given to those that turn up and get seated early.
When the poker tables are not being used for tournament play, locals will often arrange their own cash games here. If there is a spare seat, then additional players are always welcomed.’ Note that the poker variation of choice here is nearly always Texas Hold’em, but cash games have been open to suggestion in the past, but most prefer to stick to NL Hold’em.
You will find plenty of video slots surrounding the outer edges of the casino floor and in areas found just off the casino floor. If there is a walkway or space, then expect to find slots there. All slots have seating and plenty of space around them. The latest themes are always available here as management regularly swap their slots; especially if a slot is not so popular. There are also a handful of progressive jackpot slots here.
As the Fitzpatrick’s Casino is mostly a place for locals and regulars, the loyalty program often targets slots giving players the chance to double their loyalty points on selected nights.
Fitzpatrick’s Casino Dublin City is surrounded by many accommodations, and visitors can pick and choose between them to find the most suitable for their needs.
For a budget experience, the Abbey Court Hostel is always a great choice. The rooms are affordable, and guests get free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast. For a hotel with a bit more class and a few more amenities, the 3-star Academy Plaza Hotel is a smart choice as it is within walking distance to the casino.
Food and drink options around Fitzpatrick’s Casino offer a range of options including traditional Irish dining, steakhouses, seafood restaurants, Thai, Indian and much more. The American themed restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe is always busy and good for a relaxed dining experience, as is the bohemian Shack Restaurant serving up traditional Irish dishes. For steaks and drinks, few options are better than Flanagan’s Restaurant and for fine dining, Chapter One is the best in the neighborhood.
If you are looking for alcoholic beverages, Murray’s Pub, The Temple Bar, Ryan’s Bar and The Church each certainly worthy of a visit.