Gran Casino Melilla is the only casino located in this autonomous Spanish city. The city is one of only two found on mainland Africa and shares its borders with Morocco. Melilla stretches for just 4.7 square miles onto the African continent, so it is easy to see every part of the city. Popular destinations among tourists here include the Paseo Del Faro and Hernandez Park. Playa de Los Carabos also provides endless entertainment with its white-sand beaches.
There is only one access point to the city of Melilla and that is via mainland Spain. To get to Melilla, visitors will have to either take the ferry or fly in. You can either walk or catch a cab to your destination from both the port and the airport in Melilla.
The dress code at Gran Casino Melilla is casual, however, the following types of clothing are prohibited: hats, sandals/flip-flops, beachwear of any kind, and sportswear. You must also be at least 19 years old in order to gamble in Spain.
The inside of the casino has a red theme; the walls are painted red and the table games are played on red felt tables. The table games room is very bright with subtle neon colors that can be seen dancing on the ceiling of the casino floor. The casino also has a small stage and event area where they host dances, live music, and comedy shows.
If you are interested in a VIP casino with high limit table games and slot machines then this is not the casino for you. With that said, they do host tournaments for both poker and electronic games where the prizes can reach up to tens of thousands of Euros. All the information about these tournaments can be found on the casino website.
The slot machines and table games at Gran Casino Melilla are opened between Monday and Tuesday from 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM as well as Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4:00 PM to 4:00 AM. During the weekend (Friday and Saturday), the casino is open from 4:00 PM until 5:00 AM.
The casino has a large collection of slot machines, and they even host a variety of slot tournaments. These are primarily made up of video reel machines, but there are also some classic slots and multi-game machines.
There are 5 electronic Bingo machines that are interconnected by a progressive jackpot. You can play from one to four cards from €0.25 up to €12.
You can expect to find all of the most popular table games at Gran Casino Melilla as well as a few less popular games.
There are 4 poker tables available for live cash games – two for No Draw 5-Card Poker, one for Texas Hold‘Em and one for Omaha Poker. Each table has space for a maximum of ten players except for the No Draw 5-Card tables, which only seats up to 6 players.
Of course, you will find blackjack tables here and the minimum bets allowed are €5 or €10, depending on the table you find yourself at. There is a total of 4 blackjack tables at this casino – two €5 tables and two €10 tables.
You will find roulette tables at this casino too in the form of American Roulette and electronic roulette.
There is no hotel accommodation at Gran Casino Melilla but you can find plenty of options in the nearby area. The nearest hotel is TRYP Melilla Puerto Hotel which is a short 3-minute walk from the casino. This is a modern hotel with bright and simple rooms and suits. They all come standard with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. The price for a standard room that sleeps two people per night is approximately €100.
Hôtel Anfora is a short walk from the docks where the ferry’s come into from mainland Spain. They offer standard rooms that sleep a maximum of two and have a restaurant for casual dining and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
If you’re interested in the cheapest hotel then Hotel Nacional is recommended for you which is around €60 per night for a standard room for two people.
There is one snack bar at the casino and here they serve drinks and cocktails and a variety of Tapas, sandwiches, and desserts. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very casual.
If you would like to eat more of a meal then there you won’t have to go far because right next door is a restaurant called La Cala Gastrobar and next to that is El Espigón.
If you are in a rush and need a quick bite to eat then there is also a McDonalds a bit further out but still within walking distance.