Casino Admiral Mendrisio is tucked away in between mountains and lakes near Switzerland’s border with Italy. The area is culturally unique, with a blend of Mediterranean and Swiss heritage – but they predominantly speak Italian here. The casino is located inside Fox Town; a mall in the town of Mendrisio which has plenty to do while you are not gambling such as cinemas, shops, and restaurants.
You can enter the casino from either Milan, in northern Italy, or from Switzerland. If you enter via Italy then you can fly directly to Milan International airport and you will reach the casino in about 45 minutes by car but you can also take the train or bus.
If you fly into Switzerland directly then the nearest airport to the casino is a regional airport about 20 minutes away in Lugano and you can take a bus, train or taxi to get to the casino from there.
Casino Admiral in Mendrisio is situated inside of a Roman-style building that is painted completely white and has pillars on the top of the stairs leading into the entrance. There are also several white statues on the face of the building to help give it a grandiose appearance. With over 1200 free parking spaces available, you should not have any problems finding parking when visiting the casino.
The inside of the casino is modernly decorated as compared to the outside of the building with lots of lighting and celebratory sounds. The tables are also covered in blue veld instead of the traditional red ones.
The casino is open daily, but it has separate operating hours for table games and slot machines. Their slot machines are open Sunday-Thursday from 11 AM to 5 AM and Friday-Saturday from 11 AM to 7 AM. Operating hours for table games are Sunday-Thursday from 1 PM to 5 AM and Friday-Saturday from 1 PM to 7 AM.
Casino Admiral Mendrisio is host to over 24 table games including roulette, blackjack and baccarat.
There are 4 semi-automatic electronic roulette terminals. They each feature a cylinder that spins the ball, however, all bets are placed and maintained electronically.
Apart from the electronic versions, there is 14 additional American roulette tables available at this casino. The minimum bet will vary from table to table but generally are $5, $10 or $20.
The casino offers 5 blackjack tables of which the betting minimums are $5, $10, $20 and $50 per box until a total maximum of $1000 per box.
Fans of baccarat will be delighted to know that there is a Punto Banco table at the casino rounding off a decent selection of table games.
Casino Admiral Mendrisio stocks over 344 electronic gaming machines on their massive casino floor.
304 of the electronic gaming machines are slots that use a ticket system (Ti/To). 12 of the remaining machines are table games played on electronic terminals, including baccarat, SicBo, American Roulette, and Horse Racing / Derby games. Then, the last 34 electronic machines are also slots – but they make use of the cashless card system.
There are 4 live jackpots going every day: 1 Mystery Jackpot, 1 Star Gate Jackpot on different levels, Crazy Four and Triple Fun. The maximum jackpot is worth $25000. You are allowed to place bets that range from a minimum of $0.01 to a maximum of $25.
There is no hotel at Casino Admiral Mendrisio so you will have to look in the nearby town for a place to stay.
Hotel Coronado is a lively hotel in a modern redbrick and glass building and is only 1 km from Mendrisio Train Station (it is also the nearest hotel to the casino). A standard room at this hotel will cost roughly $220 per night. Amenities include a fine dining restaurant, a lobby piano bar, a cafe and a pub, loaner bikes, and a fitness room with a sauna and parking is free.
Hotel Milano is a pet-friendly, informal hotel that is great for travelers on a budget. Their rooms sleep up to three people and a standard room here will cost you $130 per night. Amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet, a bar with a terrace, a pizzeria, and a rustic Mediterranean restaurant.
Admiral Restaurant is the house restaurant of the casino and is famous throughout the region for its quality and taste. The restaurant is found on the casino floor, next to the slot machines.
Bar “lo sfizio” is a simple restaurant/bar inside of the casino for those who want to enjoy fresh meals for a fraction of the price.