Casino Gran Vía is located in the capital city of Madrid, Spain. This casino can trace its roots all the way back to 1919 and is owned by experts in the Spanish gambling industry, Grupo Comar. The casino is a couple of stories tall overlooking a beautiful part of the big city and is in view of some great garden areas.
If you have time off from gambling, then have a stroll in one of Madrid’s manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. Madrid is renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.
You can get access to the casino by flying into the Madrid Barajas International airport and then taking one of the many viable means of transport to get to the casino. These include public transportation, rental cars, and taxi cabs.
Gran Vía is one of the largest casinos in the country of Spain and therefore, it maintains a strict formal policy (that means jacket and tie). You must be 18 years old to enter and be able to produce ID at the door.
Casino Gran Vía’s impressive play of lights that illuminate the sky of the great central atrium is a model for what the other 3 floors look like. The casino is open every day and the slot machines open at 10 AM while the game room opens at 2 PM. They both close at 6 AM, however, the poker tables sometimes continue until 10 AM.
You can expect free drinks and snacks if you are an active gambler, and even if you are waiting for a game, ask any of the waitrons walking around for assistance.
There are daily Texas Hold ‘em tournaments held at Casino Gran Vía where the prize pools tend to get very large and buy-ins range from €60-€70.
There is a wide range of table games to enjoy at Casino Gran Vía. There are a lot of poker varieties available here, with at least one table for each of the following; No Limit Texas Hold‘Em (cash games), Omaha Pot Limit, Texas Hold‘Em tournaments and Five Card Poker. Poker games have minimum bets of €50 and maximum of €1500.
Casino Gran Vía also has its share of blackjack tables that offer the side bet Perfect Pairs and allows you to insurance against the dealer getting a blackjack. The tables have minimum bets of €25 and maximum bets of €1000.
The casino also has the game Mini Punto Banco Bacarat and these tables can be found on the 2nd floor.
There are electronic table games in the form of poker, blackjack, and roulette. They all have the latest in touch-bet technology and use iPads to control the placing of bets and interacting with the dealers.
Last but not least you can play American Roulette at Casino Gran Vía and these tables have minimum bets of €25 and maximum bets of €1000.
There is not only an entire room dedicated to slot machines but there are also slot machines scattered all over the main casino floor. Some of the slot machines are state of the art multiline machines and some of them are slightly older “reel” slot machines and there is also the video version of those “reel” slot machines.
The slot machines have denominations of €1-€20 and the multiline slot machines as well as the 2-reel and 3-reel slot machines accept multiple coin denominations.
There is a progressive jackpot that is linked to some of the slot machines and the jackpot resets monthly. The highest winnings recorded for the jackpot this month is €23,600.
Casino Gran Vía offers lodging and the Hotel Gran Vía would be more than willing to accommodate you. There are 71 rooms in total (41 standard rooms and 25 suites) spread over 4 floors at the hotel. Some of the most notable amenities include a gym, free WiFi throughout the hotel and restaurants.
The average price of a room for two people is €270 per night. The rooms come standard with an extra bed, mini fridge, bottled water, and toiletries in the toilet. The check-in time is 3 PM and the check-out time is 12 PM daily.
At Hotel Gran Vía (which is on the same premises as the Casino Gran Vía) there are 3 restaurants for you to choose from, the first being a cafeteria-style dining area for breakfast buffets daily.
The second restaurant serves international cuisine and is called Círculo Mercantil Restaurant. Its food comes straight from the heart of Madrid and has a formal dress code. It Is recommended to book a table at this restaurant.
The last restaurant is called Champagne Bulle Bar and it is more casual here you are allowed to dress more relaxed here. They have an exclusive selection of champagne, oysters, caviar, fish, and seafood, as well as other delights.