The Irish have always been keen gamblers and the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino is one of 45 casinos in Ireland. Located in the heart of Cork City, the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino is actually one of Cork’s oldest casinos and it is still one of the most popular today.
Cork Airport is just a short 20 minute drive away from Victoria Sporting Club & Casino. There is no shuttle service directly to the casino from the airport but you will be able to get into Cork by renting a car or grabbing a taxi. While there is no dedicated car park at Victoria Sporting Club & Casino, you will easily be able to find a space along the street. You could also opt to take a taxi to the Kent train station or even just take a 10-minute walk and there, you will be able to get a direct line into Cork. If you are new to Ireland however, a taxi would be the easiest method and would not cost all that much either.
Situated in the lively – yet welcoming – city of Cork, you are never going to be too far away from any of the popular tourist attractions. There are numerous golf courses scattered around the area while you could also visit the English Market, the Cork Butter Museum, St Anne’s Church or the Collins Barracks Cork Military Museum.
Small in size, the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino is a place where locals will usually go for some serious gambling. With that in mind, you should expect a more serious atmosphere here rather than the relaxing or party atmosphere. There is a variety of different slots, table games and electronic roulette machines available for players to enjoy. Aside from gambling, there is also a bar that provides drinks and snacks.
The doors of this casino open at 12PM (noon) and stays open to at least midnight, though it will sometimes close up a little later on occasion.
Stakes at the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino can vary but in the main gaming area you will be looking at low to medium stakes being available for most games. As for the tables on offer, you will find all of the more traditional games such as roulette and blackjack while you will also have the ability to play at one of a number of poker tables.
Blackjack is one of the more popular games as it can really help to generate a good atmosphere. Roulette will always bring out the cheers from those that are fortunate enough to have landed a big win. If you are not overly keen on standing around a roulette table, you could instead opt to sit and play at one of the electronic roulette tables.
Slots always seem to be popular no matter what casino you go to and these are well represented at the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino. Amid the selection on offer will be classic slots, multi-line slots and the traditional fruit machine styled slots.
In addition to slots they offer some video poker and even have a room where you can play online poker at one of their computers. As for the betting limits, these will vary from machine to machine and you could enjoy anything from pennies up to around 50 EUR per spin.
There is no hotel or accommodations on-site at the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino as it purely operates as a private club offering casino games. Finding a hotel should not be an issue however, due to the fact that it is located right in the heart of Cork City.
In the city of Cork, you will be able to find hotels and B & B’s no more than a stone’s throw from the casino. If you are ever in a pinch, the staff may also be able to point you in the direction of some decent local hotels too.
There is no restaurant at the Victoria Sporting Club & Casino but the bar does serve light snacks and sandwiches among other options. You will also be able to grab a drink or two while playing at the casino. A little walk around the area will show you that there will be plenty of eateries, restaurants and fast food joints that you can visit in the area if you are looking for something more substantial to eat.