Casino de Asturias is situated in Gijon in the Asturias region of Spain which is very popular with tourists from all over Europe. Located in a large coastal city that is close to various sublime beaches, glorious gardens, parks, and plenty of culture and history, Casino de Asturias makes for a good option for those looking to get in some gambling while on vacation.
As a very popular tourist destination, you can expect to find plenty of activities and sights to enjoy around this casino. You could head to one of the sandy beaches, take to Lake Covadonga, the Parque Natural de Somiedo or perhaps enjoy the wonderful Cioyo Waterfalls. There is also plenty of bars, nightclubs and restaurants to enjoy in the evenings.
It will generally take about 35-45 minutes to travel between Asturias International Airport and Casino de Asturias. A rental car can be picked up at the airport or you could get yourself a taxi. A shuttle service is the only other option and these will not take you directly to the casino but you will be able to get to the coastal area of Asturias.
As with all casinos in this region, you will be expected to dress smart/casual at a minimum. The legal gambling age in Spain is 18, so you may be required to provide identification.
Casino de Asturias is a small-medium sized casino that is open from 6:30 PM till 2:30 AM throughout the week and 6:30 PM to 4:30 AM on weekends. From the outside, this casino looks very grand and the décor on the inside sets a glamorous theme that should enhance the luxurious vibe it gives off.
As for the games on offer, you will find a small selection of slots and video poker machines as well as a decent number of table games carrying many of the traditional casino games. A separate room contains a number of poker tables which are used for both cash games and tournaments.
While walking through Casino de Asturias you will usually notice a friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere with many of the players being tourists on holiday that are looking to enjoy some gambling in their downtime.
Poker is massively popular in Spain and therefore you can expect to see a poker room at most of the casinos in the country. At Casino de Asturias this is no different, and you will be able to enjoy a range of sit & go’s, cash games, and tournaments. Most tournaments are held on the weekends while cash games tend to be popular throughout the week.
Blackjack, American Roulette and French Roulette are the most popular table games but you will also find that baccarat and Caribbean Stud Poker. A Wheel of Fortune game can also be found on the casino floor. Limits will vary but as the clientele are usually tourists rather than serious gamblers, these are generally low throughout all types of games.
Slot machines take a back seat to the table games offered at Casino de Asturias, but there is still a small selection of video slots and classic slots that can be enjoyed. You will also find a few video poker games dotted around the main floor.
A couple of electronic roulette games can be found on the casino floor as well and these make a good alternative to the live tables if they are filled up with players. All of the electronic gaming machines are modern, well-maintained and updated regularly while the limits on them will again be at the lower end of the spectrum.
Casino de Asturias is a casino-only and therefore does not offer any type of accommodation for its players. Luckily, because it is located in a major tourist destination, there is a good amount of hotels in the area that you will be able to use.
Hotel Blue Santa Rosa, Hotel Acebos Azabache and the Hotel Begona Centro are just three that can be found nearby.
There is a restaurant at Casino de Asturias which is open until midnight and this will serve up a menu that is a mix of local favorites and international classics. A bar will also be on hand to provide drinks and light snacks while there is a good number of other dining options in close proximity to the Casino de Asturias.