The casino at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is a fun and relaxing gambling spot which vaguely resembles a Las Vegas-style casino.
The casino is owned by the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort which features a full 18-hole gold course, spa and other amenities. This property is one of many resorts owned by Wyndham Grand International Inc, a multinational company that manages resorts in 40 countries worldwide, as part of their hospitality portfolio.
The recommended way to get to Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Casino is to fly into the international airport in the capital city of Puerto Rico, San Juan. From there it is best to catch an airport shuttle or rent a car from the airport, which would come in handy when visiting the surrounding areas of the resort.
Sticking to the dress code of smart casual is crucial if you plan on entering the casino floor. The casino also strictly adheres to the gambling laws of Puerto Rico which require that patrons be over 18 years of age.
All 7,500 square feet of Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Casino’s floor is playfully decorated with balloons and all active players are allowed free drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic).
There are no poker tournaments hosted at this casino but there are other events like live music happening regularly on the casino floor. The casino operates daily with slot machines opening at 10 AM and table games only start at noon.
There are not a whole lot of table games to play at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Casino but there are high limits on the ones that do exist. Management will sometimes drop the limits on a table, but are also known to accommodate high rollers, so make sure you call to find out what the table limits will be beforehand.
There are a couple of blackjack tables that have $5 minimum bets and $100 maximum bets. There are no side bets available, so there are no progressive jackpot options at any of their blackjack games.
The only poker game you will find at this casino is Ultimate Texas Hold‘em which means you do not play against other players like the standard version of the game. The limits on these tables range from $2 minimum bets to $20 maximums.
You will find a few electronic European Roulette machines on the casino floor with minimum bets of $2 to maximum bets of $20.
There are just over 150 electronic machines at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar casino. Of those, 148 are slot machines, which accept coin denominations of $0.05, $0.25 and $1. There is also a progressive jackpot called “Jackpot Del Encanto” that links a few of those machines.
Electronic poker for those who don’t like playing at the tables. Other video machine games on offer at the casino include the classic reel slot machines (and video variations of those reel slot machines like Lucky 7’s).
Finding a place to stay in the surrounding areas of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Casino can be tough, so it is recommended to book directly at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort. The resort offers about 400 guest rooms with modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi.
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort has two options when it comes to rooms; either guest rooms or suites. The guest rooms feature either a resort view, rainforest view, ocean view or pool view which sleep maximum four people. The choices are 1 king bed or 2 double beds.
The suites are Junior Suites (with rainforest or ocean views) or Family Suites (with ocean view) or Atlantic Suites. The Junior and Atlantic Suites come with one king bed and a sofa bed while the Family Suite comes with one king bed, a sofa bed and bunk beds.
The price per night will obviously depend on which room you choose, but the guest rooms are the cheapest option.
There are a couple of dining options available at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort, so you don’t have to worry about driving far to find food.
Marbella is a restaurant serving a mixture of American and local Puerto Rican cuisine and is only open for breakfast from 6am to 11:30am every day.
Five o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grille is a tiki beach bar serves juicy burgers and tasty cocktails in an open-air environment allowing you to take in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic while you dine.
Barista Café offers locally sourced coffee or you can try a fresh handmade doughnut at Barista Café which operates daily from 6am to 2am.
In-Room Dining is also an option. You can order food from the privacy of your own room to be enjoyed with a fresh rainforest or ocean view. Breakfast and dinner options are the most famous because they have a specialty menu for both.