The Westbury Club is more than thirty-years-old and can be found around fifteen-minutes from Dublin’s airport. It is located in the picturesque village of Malahide to the North of central Dublin. What sets it apart from plenty of other casinos in Ireland is the fact that it isn’t just a casino – the word ‘club’ in the Westbury’s title gives you an inkling of what to expect. There are snooker and pool tables to entertain you, as well as a host of standard casino games.
The word ‘club’ also denotes something that has members with the Westbury being no exception. You do need to become a member to enter the Westbury Club, but don’t let that put you off. It’s a simple procedure involving the presentation of suitable identification and the giving over of a few details. The club is open from midday until 6am the following day seven nights a week, closing for six hours to allow the staff to get themselves some beauty sleep before welcoming you back in to the club.
Apartment 22, Fisherman's Green, 4 The Green, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland
The Westbury Club promises some of the most advanced slot and video machines in Dublin with a wide selection to choose from. There’s a complimentary bar service for those playing the games available as well comfortable seating and HD screens on the slots. There are also electronic versions of roulette, poker, blackjack and baccarat, should that interest you.
One of the casino’s most popular games is Blackjack, mainly because it is so accessible. There are a couple of tables in play at any one moment, so if you fancy a game of old fashioned 21 then the Westbury has got you covered.
Another game that is popular thanks to its simplicity is roulette with the spinning of the wheel offering bets that are as easy or as complicated as you choose to make them. From Red or Black through to individual numbers, neighbours and more, there are plenty of betting options on the European roulette table in place at the Westbury Club.
There are two main table games on offer at the Westbury that differ from the usual. Texas Hold’em is a much loved variant of poker and here you can play Ultimate Texas Hold’em with seven cards with which to tackle the dealer. There is also the more traditional three-card poker – more commonly known as Brag. This features the popular Pair Plus option too.
Poker is still one of the most popular games you can play in any casino and the Westbury Club has a number of options open for you. There are dealer-hosted tournaments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. There are cash games available every night of the week with a 5% rake, plus Wednesdays promise double hours towards the qualification to the Cash League Final. They happen on the first Saturday every two months and offer an estimated prize of €3,000.
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Complimentary refreshments are available to all players in the casino with a free buffet offered at the break of Texas Hold’em tournaments and matches. There are hot and cold snacks and drinks, such as coffee and tea available to everyone too.
Do you have a valid photographic ID that shows your date of birth? If so, you shouldn’t have a problem joining the Westbury Club. Membership, or at the very least registration, is a legal requirement for clubs in Ireland so as long as you’re on the computer system, you’ll be able to head into the casino and gamble to your heart’s content.
There are no rewards schemes as such, but you do earn rewards if you like to play the slots. There are rewards on offer for both the in-house machines and National Jackpot offerings, so if you’re bothered by taking advantage of such a scheme then the Arcade and Slots floor is where you should be heading.
Given that the club is around fifteen-minutes from the airport, it’s not too difficult to get to. There’s also free parking available, should you want to drive there. Just ask about it when you arrive and you’ll be given a ticket. The casino is about ten-minutes or so from Malahide Castle and Gardens, should you want a point of reference. It’s also not far from the Malahide Cricket Club, should you be the sort of person who knows where they are in relation to nearby sporting venues…
Public transport options are also available to you. If you like to take the train, then you’ll be delighted to know that the Westbury Club is around three-minutes walk from Malahide Train Station. There are also a couple of bus stops nearby with Malahide / Saint Sylvester’s Church just along New Street and Malahide / Malahide Garda Station also a short walk in the other direction.