Wales offers some outstanding coastline coupled with amazing scenery but none of that”s going to help anyone searching for somewhere to play some slots of an evening. Cardiff is the capital of the country and it’s biggest city so it’s a good place to start in the quest to find a gambling venue.
Les Croupiers Casino
Situated in the Capital Retail Shopping Park, Les Croupiers Casino not only has a sophisticated name but it also claims to offer the highest return to player (RTP) in Wales and the West for slots players at 94%.
Twenty is the maximum number of slots for a casino of this size and thats’s what is available here. There’s a range of Novomatic and IGT games including Book Of Ra, Dolphin’s Pearl and Siberian Storm and the multigame cabinets mean there are far more than twenty games to play.
All the usual table games are here but poker in particular is a pretty big deal and Les Croupiers hosts the Sky Poker Tour regularly. The good news is that the gaming tables and the slots are covered by plenty of free soft drinks and snacks but for serious diners there’s a branch of the Dragon Court Chinese Restaurant on the top floor.
Les Croupiers opens at 2pm every day, shutting at 7am on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday and 6am Friday to Sunday.
Slightly closer to the city centre is the Rainbow Casino on Mary Ann Street which is part of a small chain of UK-based venues. The interior is certainly plush and there are a decent range of slots here including Novomatic and IGT cabinets with jackpots of up to £4000.
Roulette and Blackjack are available as well as several poker variants so there are options away from the slot machines. The Clarendon Restaurant offers a fine dining experience but for drinks and bar snacks just head for the Portland Bar.
Grosvenor G Casino
For those visitors who like some familiarity in their surroundings there’s a Grosvenor here which compares well with it’s rivals. There’s a full selection of Novomatic, WMS Gaming and IGT cabinets here so as long as you can find a free machine it’s all good.
It’s located in the Red Dragon Centre on the Atlantic Wharf, is open 24 hours a day and as well as a full complement of table games there’s also a bar in which to watch live sports and a decent restaurant.