Casino Gran Canaria is privately-owned and is one of the first casinos on the island of Gran Canaria in Spain. It was previously part of Hotel Melia Tamarindos but has since moved to its own location in the resort town of Maspalomas in the South of the island.
The nearest airport is Gran Canaria International Airport which is 30 km away, making it a roughly 25-minute drive from the casino. There is no public transportation on the island, so options are limited to taxis and car rentals. There is free self-service parking available at the casino.
Gran Canaria is a famous tourist destination situated off the coast of Western Sahara but administered by Spain. Its leading attractions are its various beaches and holiday resorts. There are numerous “Blue Flag” accredited beaches with the nearest one being Playa del Ingles which is a mere 5-minute walk from the casino.
The casino requires guests to be over the age of 18, as this is the legal gambling age in Spain and therefore Gran Canaria. It is also required that guests come dressed semi-casually and that they wear shoes.
The casino premises was expanded during their move and it now provides a comfortable space for their tables and electronic games. The décor was also updated, and they have styled the casino with lush carpets, freshly painted walls, and colored lights.
The casino is known for being one of the original casinos on the island. It is popular because of its selection of games and hosted poker tournaments. The main events are their cash-only poker tournaments.
The only high limit games are those of the poker tournaments which provide no maximum betting limits and require participators to buy-in with a predetermined amount.
The casino operates its table games during the week from 9 PM to 2 AM, and on weekends from 9 PM to 4 AM. Slot machines are open every day from 10 AM to 4 AM.
Table games are the focal point of this casino. You will find roulette, blackjack, and poker on the main gaming floor.
American Roulette is the variety chosen and features the double zero betting option. Blackjack is offered in the standard variety and it has betting options up to €25 per hand.
Poker is where the most action happens, and they have a total of 3 poker tables. One standard table which offers player-versus-dealer games like Three Card Poker while the others are tournament tables which are where guests will play Texas Hold‘Em cash games against each other.
They only offer slot machines but do have a variety of different titles and machine types. There are both traditional reel and video machines. There are also slots that allow gamblers to vary bets in-between spins.
The denominations start at €0.01 and go up to €5 per spin. There is a selection of fruit games which only offer low wages.
After moving from Hotel Melia Tamarindos, Casino Gran Canaria guests do not have access to a hotel in the same premises. However, the casino is located in a town that is widely known for its various hotels and resorts. The most popular nearby hotel options include:
Rey Carlos is a 3-star hotel that has an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and in-room air conditioning. Room prices start at around €65 a night.
Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas is an upmarket 4-star hotel that has a host of amenities including free wi-fi, complimentary breakfast, a gym, spa, jacuzzi, and golf course. Their various rooms range in prices from €150 – €200.
Casino Gran Canaria has a bar that provides light snacks and complimentary beverages but you will have to venture elsewhere for a full meal. Options within walking distance are:
Fusion Restaurant & Loungebar is open from 4 PM and offers a relaxing environment to enjoy an afternoon lunch or an evening meal. They have a selection of happy hour food and drink specials.
Restaurant Merlin is a local restaurant that offers various international cuisines. On Sundays and Wednesdays, they are open for 24 hours, while the rest of the week (excluding Mondays) they are open from 6 PM until midnight.