Fitzpatrick’s Casino in Limerick Central is owned and operated by the Fitzpatrick’s Casino Group. The group has been in operation since the late 1970s and have been running five successful casinos in Ireland for many decades. The group’s casino in Limerick Central is located on the southern bank of River Shannon, right in the heart of Limerick.
There are many tourist attractions in and around the city of Limerick. One of the most well-known is King John’s Castle. This 13th century castle has been completely renovated and now features a healthy mix of museum-grade exhibitions, activities, tours and dining. Other places of interest in the area include The Hunt Museum, St Mary’s Cathedral and the National Aquarium of Ireland.
Fitzpatrick’s Casino has a relaxed atmosphere with a casual dress code. To gain access, players need to present proof of age as the minimum age for gambling in Ireland is 18.
The casino is not necessarily the most “upclass” establishment, but it will certainly appeal to a clientele looking for a fun day or night out at a small casino with a local pub atmosphere. It is also open 24/7 and the décor includes traditional wood, green carpeting as well as a low suspended ceiling. All of the table games here have been handcrafted by local woodworkers. As for the casino floor, it is clean and well-kept.
You will find that most of the players at this casino are regulars and it has a friendly, upbeat atmosphere. The atmosphere is pumped up on special nights and events put on by the casino; such as Summer Madness, Saturday Night Fever, and Monthly Draw nights.
There is a good number of table games, slots, and other unique games (such as a lucky wheel that is spun every hour) available at the casino. You will also have the chance to become a member free of charge. Members earn loyalty points by playing table games or slots; plus, the members’ card can be used at any of the other Fitzpatrick’s Casino locations in Ireland.
All of the table games at this Fitzpatrick’s Casino location have been custom made. You will find these in the main live gaming room where you will be able to play European Roulette, blackjack, poker, or Mega Texas.
Aside from the live roulette game, there is also an electronic roulette table, which is a tradition for all Fitzpatrick’s Casinos in Ireland. The electronic table has a virtual wheel and features European Roulette rules. Each player has their own touchscreen and will need to place bets before the countdown for the next spin ends.
There are also days designated for poker nights. Every Friday night the casino often advertises multi-player cash games and tournaments all for Texas Hold’em No Limit and Omaha Pot Limit. Games start around 10 PM and can go until the early hours of the morning. In general, you can expect multiple tournaments to be played each night.
Other options include the lucky strike game and there is a wheel of fortune with fixed winning prizes. Clientele can take it or leave it when the lucky wheel is spun, but as it is a fun game and there are some pretty decent prizes to be won, you will find quite a few people participating.
Slots are another prominent feature of the casino and they all come with seating provided. Traditional fruit machines are very popular and are well-known in Ireland and the United Kingdom for their bonus rounds and nudge system.
There are also plenty of 5-reel video slots with the latest themes. You will find video slots with a variety of paylines and betting options such as coin bets, “243 ways to win” slots, and more. Video poker is not very popular in this part of the world and so there are none in the casino.
There is no hotel attached to the casino, so you will need to book your own accommodations. The George Hotel is a popular choice among visitors to Fitzpatrick’s Casino. It is spacious, affordable, and carries a 4-star rating.
The Pier Hotel is another favorite choice as it offers a sports bar and views of the pier on the River Shannon. The Savoy Hotel is among the nicest in the area. The five-star Savoy Hotel has a bar, a fitness room, a well-varied selection of rooms, fine dining and a spa. There are hotels that fit every budget within walking distance of the hotel.
There are light snacks and soft drinks in the casino, but no restaurant. However, as the casino is in the central part of town, classic Irish and European cuisine, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, seafood, steakhouses and fast food are all within the neighborhood.
For European dishes, Azur is one of the most well-regarded choices for many visitors to the casino. The famous restaurant is located just south of St Mary’s Cathedral, alongside another well-known restaurant, Kyoto Sushi and Noodle. The Buttery, Papa’z Bistro, and Cornstore Restaurant are also given regular positive reviews.