The Emerald Casino is one of Dublin’s most interesting gambling spots and is well worth a visit. Open 24 hours every day of the week, Emerald will keep you entertained and amused whether you’re a gambling veteran or a newbie to the scene. Put your chips on the table and see what comes out in the wash.
Membership of the Emerald Casino is free as long as you’re over eighteen and are able to prove as much with the presentation of a valid photographic ID. All you need to do is fill in a wee bit of paperwork and you’ll be stood beside the roulette wheel or on the Blackjack table in no time.
2 Eden Quay, North City, Dublin 1, D01 V9Y4, Ireland
There are about sixty different slot machines available to play on at Dublin’s Emerald Casino. They have all of the latest games available and there are also three different electronic roulette tables, should that take your fancy at all.
Blackjack is a wonderful game where you get to pit your wits against the dealer and also have a laugh with your fellow players. Because you’re all against the dealer rather than each other it makes for a much more relaxed atmosphere. There are two Blackjack tables available to play on at the Emerald.
When it comes to roulette, the Emerald has got you covered. There is one European roulette table waiting for your company so you can head up, place your chips on the table and then wait as the result is given over to fate. There is little as exhilarating as watching the ball spin around the table, wondering whether it will land in the right place to offer you fortune.
Roulette and Blackjack are pretty much mainstays in casinos, but they’re not the only games you can play in the more reputable locations. One of the best games that you’ll find in the Emerald Casino is three-card poker. A variation on the oldest card game around that takes some of its personality quirks from Blackjack.
There are three Texas Hold’em tables at the Emerald Casino for you to get your spurs into. There are different tournaments every night of the week with Wednesday night’s €1000 guaranteed no limits Hold’em game always proving popular.
Bars & Restaurants
At the time of writing, there is no bar or restaurant to speak of at Dublin’s Emerald Casino. It is in a very popular part of town, though, with plenty of pubs and bars nearby if you fancy a drink to steel your nerves before heading inside.
Membership is free for the Emerald Casino but it is necessary to sign up, so make sure you take along your photo ID when you want to join and the lovely people on the reception will talk you through what you need to do. Unfortunately, you can’t fill in your membership application online so make sure you leave an extra five minutes or so to go through the necessary paperwork if you’ve never been before.
There are no player rewards available at the time of writing, though that is something that is rather obviously subject to change, so make sure that you check with the casino when you go in if you’re particularly keen to be able to rack up some points.
The Emerald Casino is located close to the heart of Dublin’s city centre on the banks of the River Liffey. It’s right next door to the O’Connell Monument and is just off the O’Connell Bridge. The Laughter Lounge and The Grand Central are also right nearby.
As far as public transport is concerned, there’s a bus stop right near by. The Dublin Quay stop is your best option, though the O’Connell Bridge stop is a bit of a walk away as is the Bachelor’s Walk stop. If you’d rather jump on the Light Rail then Dublin Marlborough Street stop isn’t too far away.