Casino Bahía de Cádiz was the very first land-based casino to open in Spain. It is located in Puerto de Santa Maria; a town in Southwest Spain that is known for its sublime beaches and cultural history.
If you are visiting El Puerto de Santa Maria for a vacation and will want something else to keep you busy alongside your gambling activities, then you will probably want to check out some of the popular tourist destinations in the area. You can enjoy La Caleta Beach, visit the Castle of San Sebastian or take in the wonderful nature at the Zoobotanico Jerez.
Reaching Casino Bahía de Cádiz in Puerto de Santa Maria from the Jerez de la Frontera will take between 35 and 45 minutes by road. If you are going to drive yourself you will be happy to know that there is ample parking available at the Casino Bahía de Cádiz. You could also use a taxi or grab a shuttle bus into Santa Maria before making alternative arrangements to reach the casino.
Before you travel to Casino Bahía de Cádiz for some gambling, you may want to bring some official identification, as you must be 18+ years old to enter. While they are not the strictest casino when it comes to dress code, they do expect that guests dress smart casual. You will not be allowed to enter if you’re in beachwear.
The Casino Bahía de Cádiz is open from 4 PM to 4 AM seven days a week.There is no entry fee and they have a total of 5 table games along with a small selection of slot machines, video poker and electronic roulette machines. The main gaming area is relatively small compared to other Spanish casinos and the décor here is elegant.
As this casino is located in a major tourist area of Spain, you will generally see a mix of both vacationers and locals playing at the casino. This is all reflected by the atmosphere, as the tourists will be far more relaxed and enjoying the occasion whereas the locals will be a bit more serious.
There are just 5 tables at Casino Bahía de Cádiz these days but they are always busy with players during the evenings. Both American and European Roulette are available, with 1 table each and blackjack can be found on 2 of the tables. The final game you will see is Caribbean Stud Poker, which has 1 table.
If you like to play poker, there is a separate cardroom that has a number of tables. They will usually run Texas Hold’Em and Omaha cash games each night from around 9 PM. The cardroom also hosts weekly tournaments and sit-n-go’s. The specs will change from week to week so it would be a good idea to follow this casino, check in on their website from time to time or give them a call before arriving.
This casino has run some fairly major poker tournaments in the past too, such as the Mensual Poker Tour and the Liga Nacional de Poker.
There is not a huge selection of slot machines and video poker games at Casino Bahía de Cádiz, mainly due to the small size of the casino. They are entertaining and lucrative nonetheless. You will not find any progressive jackpot slots unfortunately, but there are plenty of traditional multi-line games and classic slot machines for guests to enjoy. All of these slots are usually in working order and adequately maintained while they are updated from time to time as well.
The betting range on these slots is not that high at all but these will certainly suit players that are looking to bet for low limits. It should be noted that only the Euro can be used here (at both slots and table games) so you should ensure that you have switched up some currency before coming to this casino.
Fans of electronic roulette machines are in luck too as there are a few of these scattered around the main gaming floor as well.
While you will not find any accommodation at the Casino Bahía de Cádiz itself, you will not have any trouble finding other hotels in close proximity. There are three reasonably priced hotels close by that will offer rooms starting at around $50 per night. These include Casa Palacio De Los Leones, Hotel Bodega Real and Los Contaros.
Finding something to eat while playing at Casino Bahía de Cádiz is easy as there is a restaurant, bar and snack bar in the casino. La Terraza Restaurant is where you will want to go for some serious dining and it will serve up a menu full of traditional local dishes. The snack bar, on the other hand, is for some light snacks and a bit of refreshment.