Goldrush Casino is owned by a company of the same name, Goldrush Casinos Ltd. The company operates a total of 12 casinos in Ireland, each featuring slightly different games and services. In Carlow, there are two Goldrush Casino properties, with this one being located on Tullow St. Both of Goldrush’s Carlow casinos are centrally located – players can visit both branches within the same afternoon while also being close to the city’s many attractions.
There are many tourist sites to visit in Carlow. One of the most popular sites for tourists is the Carlow County Museum. The museum offers a comprehensive summary of Ireland’s history which many visitors enjoy. Oak Park Forest Park is also an area of interest and it is considered by many to be one of the best in the area.
The city of Carlow is located approximately 1 hour from Dublin by road, and the trip from Dublin Airport to Goldrush Casino in Carlow takes a little over an hour. A bus is available, but it takes considerably longer given that there are many stops along the way. Visitors who choose to take the bus should expect to spend 2+ hours in transit from the airport to the casino.
The dress code at Goldrush Casino is casual, and the minimum age for entry is 18.
On the outside, the casino may not look like much as it does not stand out like most casinos would and it is kept low key in touch with the local area. However, on the inside there is plenty of action which creates a great gaming atmosphere; especially on poker nights and weekends.
The casino has no particular closing hours, as poker tournaments can go on until the early mornings. The casino officially opens at 9 AM.
For the most part, the main attention of the casino is aimed towards poker tournaments and cash games to which the large majority of the floor is dedicated. The tournaments here can be short 1 day events or they can last over several days.
Poker players can buy-in to tournaments using Euros. Goldrush’s poker tournaments come with Add-ons, freeze outs, re-buys and more. The preferred style of poker played is Texas Hold’Em NL, but you will also find Omaha Pot Limit games here too. Expect to see plenty of €1000 guaranteed tournaments here with that number rising sharply as the number of players buying in contribute to the prize pool.
Poker cash games are also popular throughout the week with blinds starting at €1/€2 and the casino will take its rake from each pot.
The casino keeps its slots themes up to date giving players a wide variety of choice throughout the year. Video Poker, on the other hand, remains the same and as the casino is somewhat of a poker club, the poker slots happen to get a decent amount of traffic.
Due to the heavy tourism in Carlow, there are many hotels to choose from in the area around Goldrush Casino. The Charlotte Rooms is a highly regarded hotel that is close to many of the city’s best restaurants and bars. There is free WiFi, and for visitors who come with a car, there is free parking available as well.
Quarry Ridge B&B is also a popular place for comfortable lodging. Guests generally speak highly about the convenience of the location as well as the service from the staff.
For guests who prefer to be right in the heart of Carlow, and within walking distance of Goldrush Casino, Ewings Bar & Accommodation is the least expensive and most central.
Food and drink are never in short supply in Carlow. A top choice for many visitors is the Boardwalk Bistro and Wine Bar. Located on the banks of the River Barrow, across from Carlow Town Park, Boardwalk Bistro and Wine Bar has some of the best views in the city. Pimento is also a highly reviewed restaurant which is located very close to the casino. Other popular restaurants in the area are BElla Vita, Caffe 500 and Supermac’s.