The Gold Rush is a card club located in County Cork. Though the specialisation is very much poker, there are a number of other games available for your amusement and entertainment. The Gold Rush is about having a fun evening in the company of friends both old and new. It’s a great place to go for beginners who are looking to see how the casino world works, as well as for experienced card players.
The Gold Rush is a Private Members Club. That means you need to be a member in order to gain access to the club. Fortunately, it isn’t hard to become a member. All you need to do is take along some photographic I.D., as well as proof of your address and then fill in an application form and you’ll be able to explore the various card tables in no time at all. Entry is restricted to those over the age of eighteen though.
3 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork, T23 RR99, Ireland
As the name suggests, this is very much a card club. Slots aren’t really part of the experience at the Gold Rush. Obviously, that may change in the future but for now, there’s not much point in heading here if the only thing you’re interested in is playing on slots.
As with most casinos that prioritise card games over other things, Blackjack is a popular game at the Gold Rush. Fancy your chances of getting closer to 21 than the dealer without going bust? If you don’t know the game all that well then you can even ask the dealer for some advice and they’ll be only too happy to supply it.
The joy of roulette is that it’s all about chance. Of course you can look at the last numbers to come up and the series of red then black sequences, but every time the ball spins, the odds are reset to zero. At the Gold Rush, the minimum bet is €1 on the inside bets and €5 on the outside.
The Gold Rush loves card games. If you’re not keen on Blackjack but like the one-on-one style game against the dealer, then perhaps the table-game variation of Texas Hold’em will interest you. It borrows its rules from the popular form of poker and is played in a similar way to other smaller table games like three-card poker.
Poker is unquestionably the main game of the Gold Rush Card Club. There are cash leagues, cash tournaments, and a specific Friday night tournament that you’ll want to get yourself involved in. There are also games every single night of the week, including a satellite tournament on Thursday for the UK and Ireland Poker Tour.
Bars & Restaurants
There’s no restaurant as such, but food is served throughout the evening and players can get drinks, too. It’s not quite the Ritz, but it’s exactly what you’ll need if you’re the sort of person who likes to stay where you are for your food and drink when you’re gambling.
As a Private Members Club, it’s vital that you join up if you’re hoping to get inside the Gold Rush. It’s not hard to become a member though with only a few boxes needing to be ticked if you’re hoping to do so. You’ll need to have valid I.D., as well as proof of your address and be over the age of eighteen. As long as that’s the case and you can fill in an application form, then you should be ok.
At the time of writing there is no player rewards scheme in place. Obviously, that could change at any time if it’s something that enough of the Gold Rush’s members want to be put in place, so do ask when you go to the club if this is something you’re interested in.
The Gold Rush is on the north side of the River Lee – not far from the centre of Cork. If you’re the kind that needs a local landmark to get where you need to be then you’ll want to keep your eye out for the Merchants Quay Shopping Centre, which is on the opposite side of the road but virtually in line with the card club. On the same side of the road, but further along, is Cork Arts Theatre, whilst the Brian Boru Street Bridge is the one you’ll want to cross on your way from one side of the river to the other.
When it comes to public transport, McCurtain Street / Hillbillys Bus Stop is about a thirty second walk away with the Summerhill North / St. Patrick’s Church a similar distance away. As far as trains are concerned, the Cork Kent Train Station is about a five-minute walk from the card club.