Gran Casino Costa Meloneras Review
Gran Casino Costa Meloneras is located on the island of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It is situated along Calle Mar Mediterraneo in the southern part of the island. Las Palmas is a popular summer holiday paradise with nature excursions and plenty of beaches.
You can either arrive via boat from mainland Spain or fly directly to the island’s only airport; Gran Canaria Airport. Getting to the casino is just about a 30-minute drive along the coast and can be completed via public transportation or car.
The island is not very large which means you are fairly limited to nearby tourist destinations. Some of the most popular locations on the island are Las Canteras Beach, Bandama Caldera, Casa de Colon, and Las Palmas Cathedral – to name a few.
Gran Casino Costa Meloneras
Gran Casino Costa Meloneras is home to a casino hall, conference center, restaurant, and two bars. It is a spacious casino that has a decent selection of both electronic and live table games. The casino is elegantly designed, featuring a lot of wood, chandeliers, and art.
Gran Casino Costa Melonetas is over 13,000 square feet, featuing 71 electronic games and 12 table games. These are split between the main gaming floor and the poker room. The convention center is open for rental and is 6,300 square feet. Two bars service guests in the casino or in the lounge area.
The casino is open between 10 AM and 5 AM every day. They open table games later in the afternoon, however, and poker events start in the evening at 7 PM. It is worth noting that there is an entrance fee of €3 to get into the casino.
Table Games at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras
Most of the table games are located out on the main casino floor, while the 3 poker tables are available in the poker room. Other than poker you will find blackjack, baccarat, and roulette tables.
The gaming area has 3 blackjack tables, 2 Punto Banco Baccarat tables, and 2 Caribbean Stud Poker tables. The only games that change betting limits are the blackjack tables which vary between €5, €10, and €20 minimum bets.
Poker at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras
There are live cash games and tournament poker events regularly played at the casino. Tournament games vary between low stakes buy-ins and medium stakes, but there are on occasion some high stake buy in tournaments put in. The same applies to cash poker games. Players that want to play cash will need check the blinds being played as well as the min/max value of chips required to sit at the cash tables. Be aware, the casino will take a rake for every pot during the cash games.
Slots and Video Poker at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras
71 slot games can be found at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras and they are all video reel machines. There are plenty of different games to be found and most games have a host of different betting options such as giving players the ability to switch the number of lines wagered or number of coins bet per line in order to increase or decrease the amount bet per spin. A few of the machines are also linked up to progressive jackpots.
Hotel and Accommodations at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras
Gran Casino Costa Meloneras does not have accommodation facilities available at their casino. As the island is an immensely popular tourist destination, there are numerous nearby options.
Next door you will find the Hotel Riu Palace Meloneras which offers free WiFi, air-conditioned rooms, a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar. A room here will cost you about €250 a night.
Across the street, you will find the 5-star Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia. A room here will be in the range of €400 but includes amenities such as a gym, a pool, a spa, an airport shuttle, and spacious and luxurious rooms.
A more economical option is the nearby Fortuny Resort. It is not located on the seaside but is still within walking distance from both the casino and the beach. A room will cost you €75 a night and allows you access to their outdoor pool, WiFi, and gym.
Restaurants at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras
There are two bars and one restaurant available to guests looking for something to eat or drink at Gran Casino Costa Meloneras. The two bars are located on opposite sides of the gaming area and include various light meals and beverages.
Restaurante La Cupula is the in-house restaurant and offers a locally-inspired menu that also features various international items. The restaurant opens just after the casino at around 12 PM allowing guests to enjoy both lunch and dinner services.
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