Dun Laoghaire is about ten-miles or so from Dublin city centre. Owing to the fact that there are ten casinos or so to be found in the capital of Ireland, there wasn’t a huge demand for a Vegas style strip in Dun Laoghaire. Fitzpatrick’s casino chain saw an opportunity to win over the local crowd who didn’t fancy a trip into Dublin, however, and duly took it.
Map of Casinos in Dun Laoghaire
Fitzpatrick’s Dun Laoghaire will take your business from ten in the morning until the management decides it’s ‘late’ and shuts the doors. It is more of an electronic gaming house than a casino, with the company’s slot machines taking pride of place. There are some of the newest games in Europe on display here, plus reels that have been imported from America. There are links to big jackpots, too, so don’t be shy about having a go even if you’re not sure what you’re doing.
You can play Blackjack, Roulette and even Poker inside Fitzpatrick’s Dun Laoghaire branch, though it’s only in an electronic format. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you agree with Jean Paul Sartre’s assertion that ‘hell is other people’. The Electronic Roulette is fun because it takes care of how many chips you’re owed and so on for you, whilst the computerised poker is the same as that which is very popular in Las Vegas.
The reality is that those of you who want a more varied and exciting set of casino options will want to head to Dublin city centre. It’s about half an hour away in the car and offers a host of venues that have real live card games and tables to play them on. Clondalkin is also about thirty-minutes drive from Dun Laoghaire and has an Emerald Casino, though in truth, you won’t get anything there that you can’t find in Dublin itself.