Located on the Northeast coast of Gran Canaria (the 2nd most populous of the Canary Islands) is Casino Las Palmas. This casino first opened its doors to the public all the way back in 1988.
If you plan on taking a trip to the historic casino you will have to keep in mind that the island is only accessible by ferry or plane. The recommended way to get there would be by ferry since the casino is walking distance from the port in Las Palmas.
Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and is a major cruise-ship port. The city is known for duty-free shopping and its sandy beaches – at Playa de Las Canteras, a coral barrier lines the beach and shelters swimmers.
If you want to enter Casino Las Palmas you must be at least 18 years old. Their dress code lets you wear anything except for the following: shorts, sleeveless t-shirts, hats, beachwear and sports clothing (such as hoodies).
The casino is one of the most elegant establishments on the entire island which is evident by the interior décor. The walls of the main gaming floor are painted red and there are many bright signs with neon lights that point out the different table games.
The casino is a very popular place for non-gambling events on weekends which include large sporting events, live music events, and comedy shows. Sports in particular draw in large crowds, as the casino has a sports betting section with several electronic consoles where you can place bets via Sportium.
Casino Las Palmas is open every day of the year except December 24th for Christmas Eve. The Machine Gaming Room and the Table Games Room have different schedules. The table games room is open 7 days a week from 5:00 PM until 4:00 AM. The slot machine room’s operating hours are every day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 AM.
The casino at Las Palmas has all the most popular table games represented, and is generally considered a VIP casino due to its high limits.
There are 4 blackjack tables at the casino which are all played with 6 decks and use standard rules. The Pairs Plus side bet is offered on every blackjack table.
There is 1 Mini Punto Banco table at this casino where you can play a live game of Baccarat. Lastly, there are several American Roulette tables at this casino as well as electronic roulette.
You will find all kinds of video machines at this casino ranging from slot machines to virtual bingo and even sports betting kiosks.
There are a total of 5 different progressive jackpots available at the casino during the time of writing our review. The following machines are linked by these 5 jackpots: LEGEND, Video bingo Zitro, Atronic Stargate, Ainsworth Multiwin and Spielo Diversity.
Aside from slot machines, which include mechanical reel and video reel slot machines, there are also other types of electronic gaming machines. These games include Bingo, video poker, multi-game machines and sports betting consoles.
All of the available electronic games accept Euros and the minimum bets that are allowed to be placed are displayed above the machines. Some of the machines allow multiple bets to be placed.
The casino used to be situated inside of the Santa Catalina but the hotel is no longer located there. Therefore, there are no more hotels on the casino premises.
Luckily there are plenty of hotels located in the area surrounding Las Palmas such as the Design Plus Bex Hotel which is walking distance from the casino. The rates here are about $90 per night for a standard 2-person room.
Hostal Kasa is the perfect place for those who are traveling on a budget and a room here will typically cost $45-$50 per night.
Hotel Boutique Bed and Chic is the perfect in-between hotel that is not too badly priced and very close by. The rooms here go for roughly $70 per night for two people sharing a standard room.
When it comes to dining then look no further than Las Palmas Casino because they have a restaurant with meals and a bar that serves lighter foods and beverages.
The restaurant at Casino Las Palmas is run by head chef Rayco Socorro and is one of the most fashionable restaurants in the city. They serve a range of cosmopolitan dishes that will suit all tastes and nationalities that visit the restaurant.
There is also a bar at the casino where gamblers can enjoy an array of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and light meals such as sandwiches and burgers.