Located in Dublin’s city center, Ned Kelly’s Sportsclub & Casino and owned by local Irish businessmen. The casino was established as a place for members to enjoy both sports and traditional casino games in the city. The casino at New Kelly’s has just a few dozen electronic machines like video poker and slots as well as blackjack and roulette tables.
Both local and international guests are welcome but will have different transportation options. If you are staying within the United Kingdom you can fly or take a ferry over to Dublin. Otherwise you will need to fly into Dublin International Airport. From here there are a number of options, including public transportation such as shuttles, taxis, buses, and a train or car rental. The casino is roughly 10 km from the airport, in the city center, so it will take you between 20 and 30 minutes via car.
Tourists will be able to use Ned Kelly’s Sportsclub & Casino as a base for other excursions because of its convenient location. From here you can either experience attractions located within the city or journey further to the Irish Countryside. Places of interest in the city include Dublin Castle, The Book of Kells, The Oscar Wilde House, Dublinia, and the Garden of Remembrance.
Ned Kelly’s Sportsclub & Casino is a combination of a sports club, bar, and full casino. Their premises are not very large as the focus here is more on the sporting games, meaning their casino gaming area is rather small. Upon entering you will first be met by the various sporting games and then the casino games.
Clients are attracted to Ned Kelly’s because of their collection of both sporting and casino games – their sports games include pool, table tennis, and table soccer. There is also a bar and restaurant that serves meals and alcoholic beverages. The most popular event at the club is their weekly pool tournaments which put you in the running for cash prizes of up to €100. Another bonus is that they offer secure luggage storage for €8 per day.
The casino never closes, except for the table games which are closed in the early morning before opening again in the late afternoon. There is no entry fee and you do not need to be a member.
Their casino games are not focused on high limits and the biggest payouts available are from their various events or tournaments that they regularly host.
Ned Kelly’s has 2 table games which are roulette and blackjack.
Roulette can be played on a traditional ball-and-wheel table or at their newer electronic roulette tables. Both styles of the game use the American Roulette rules sporting the zero and double zero.
If you prefer to play cards, there is 1 blackjack table available and they do not alternate from the standard variation of the game; although, the betting limits on the roulette table do change, with the most popular minimum bet being the €5 wagers.
Both slot machines and video poker are available at Ned Kelly’s Sportsclub & Casino. There are not many machines, with only about 20 electronic machines scattered throughout the gaming area.
Single denomination slot machines are the only ones available. The maximum bet stops at €5 per spin. Other than slots, there are a few fruit machines traditional to this part of the world as well as a very small collection of video poker games available.
Ned Kelly’s Sportsclub & Casino does not offer a hotel or accommodations. Those who wish to stay in Dublin will have to look at some of the many options available. A few nearby options are listed below.
Gresham Hotel is located across the street from the casino and is an option mentioned on their website. There are dining options at this four-star hotel and will cost you approximately $200 per night for a standard room.
Holiday Inn Express is just a few steps further away than the Gresham Hotel but is significantly cheaper. They are a three-star hotel but still offer various amenities, including a café, bar, and free hot breakfast. Rooms cost on average $200 per night.
Jurys Inn is located on Parnell Street, less than 200 meters from the casino. They have a gym, air-conditioned rooms, and a restaurant/bar. A night at Jurys Inn will cost you between $175 and $200.
Ned Kelly’s Sportsclub & Casino has 1 restaurant and bar which can be used to get refreshments while gaming or for a meal afterwards.
The meal options are basic and the restaurant could be equated to a gastropub, with their speciality being steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The price is reasonable and the portions are large.
Other nearby restaurants include Kingfisher, Flanagan’s Restaurant, Beshoff’s, and M&L Szechuan Chinese Restaurant. They each offer different cuisines and atmospheres and are within 5 minutes walking distance from the casino.