Casino Golden Palace Villa Mercedes Review
The Villa Mercedes property of Golden Palace lies in the center of Villa Mercedes, a town in the mid-east part of San Luis province, Argentina. The city is 550 m above sea level, next to a fortress that dates back to the XVIII Century where the Indian pampas ruled the region. Near the casino, there is a park called Provincial Park of Río Quinto Resort with beautiful forests, swimming pools, and sports facilities.
The easiest way to get to the casino is via Buenos Aires International Airport. From there, you’ll want to then take a domestic flight to San Luis Regional Airport. You should be able to take a bus to the casino or rent a car and drive there from San Luis Regional Airport.
Casino at Golden Palace Villa Mercedes
Golden Palace Casino – Villa Mercedes shares the same building with the hotel that is next-door. The entrance is partly inside of the hotel’s main lobby. There is a large gold sign on the outside of the building that reads “Casino Golden Palace”.
There is a VIP poker tournament room that is separate from the rest of the sections on the gaming floor of the casino. They host No Limit Texas Hold ‘em tournaments weekly, on Thursdays. The casino also hires out a portion of its floor for private events and meeting conferences.
The operating times of the casino are Monday-Thursday from 9:30 AM to 4 AM, Friday-Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5 AM and Sunday from 6:30 PM to 2 AM.
Table Games at Golden Palace Villa Mercedes
There is a total of 12 table games at this casino (not including electronic roulette) within their specially dedicated table games room. Half of these tables feature American roulette (6 total). The tables are split into 3x $10 min. tables and 3x $20 min. tables. The maximum limits at these tables are $100 and $200 respectively.
There are then 4 electronic roulette machines. The limits on these machines are $ 0.25 / $ 0.50 / $ 1.
There is one blackjack table and it is a $50 min. table with maximum limits of $500. You can play the Pairs Plus side bet here.
There is one dice/craps table at this casino and the limits for this table vary but can be found on the casino’s website.
There is one Punto Banco table at this casino with minimum and maximum bets allowed of $20 and $500. If you are betting on a tie then the maximum you may bet is $200.
There is one poker table (besides for the tables in the VIP tournament room) where you can play Caribbean Stud Poker. The minimum and maximum bets allowed for this table are $20 and $500.
Poker at Golden Palace Villa Mercedes
There are quarterly Texas Poker Hold ’em tournaments held at the casino. You will need to get in contact with the casino to find the exact tournament schedule and buy-in amounts.
Slots and Video Poker at Golden Palace Villa Mercedes
There are 120 gaming machines (this includes the 4 electronic roulette machines) at this casino. They are located in the midriff of the building and you need to walk through the machines to get to the table games section.
There are two types of slot machines and one other type of machine (the multi-game machines) that you can play on. The slot machines are video reel slots and classic 3-reel slots. The difference between the two is the number of reels available for betting. Video slots are capable of up to 5 reels while the classic slots only have 3 reels.
Minimum and maximum bets Slots: $ 0.2 / $ 0.5 / $ 0.10 / $ 0.20 / $ 0.25 / $ 1. There is a progressive jackpot available that connects some of designated slot machines.
Hotel and Accommodations at Golden Palace Villa Mercedes
There is no hotel at the casino but there are several options in the town of Villa Mercedes.
The Epic Hotel Villa Mercedes is right next door to the casino so If you’re looking for the most convenient hotel, this is it. The price per night for an ordinary room that sleeps two is $76. Free full breakfast is served in-room or in a warm bar/restaurant. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a sauna, a steam room, a gym and a refined ballroom.
Centro Hotel SRL is the perfect place for people traveling on a budget. The rate per night for a standard hotel room is $46 for two people sharing. Warm, casual rooms are offered that have Wi-Fi access and cable TV, plus air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. Amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet, served in a laid-back dining room, and a meeting and event space.
Hotel San Martin Villa Mercedes is also a good hotel that charges $42 per night for two people sharing.
Restaurants at Golden Palace Villa Mercedes
There is a fully stocked bar at the casino that should also have free bar snacks nuts, chips, pretzels, etc.) but if you want to eat at a restaurant you must look in the town of Villa Mercedes.
Brasas Mercedes is a local eatery within walking distance from the casino.
Coyote Plaza is a place with all sorts of takeaway shops and lots of tables.
Lafinur resto bar is a pub and grille.