Dundalk is halfway between Dublin and Belfast, so you might expect it to have a number of casino options for those travelling between the two halves of the Emerald Isle. No such luck, both literally and figuratively, as there’s only the one to choose from.
Map of Casinos in Dundalk
It is named the Emerald Casino, though, so perhaps it knows its place in the geography of the island. Part of the Emerald chain of casinos, this one is set in the opulent surroundings of the old Bank of Ireland building. If luck is your thing and you’re superstitious, then you might want to ask them to add another slot machines to their roster – there are exactly thirteen there at the time of asking.
Table games are important here with three Blackjack tables and a Roulette table to choose from. There are also electronic roulette tables, should you prefer that version to the real thing. There’s a three-card poker table but you will probably be more interested in the ten tables that host Texas Hold’Em games and tournaments on a regular basis. Wednesday nights promise a €1000 minimum pot, should you fancy trying to win it.
The casino doesn’t boast a bar or restaurant but it is located not far from the city centre. That means that there are plenty of pubs and restaurants that will happily take your business in between hands or spins of the roulette wheel. Such is the nature of Ireland’s casino scene, there aren’t a lot of alternatives to Dundalk in the surrounding area, so you’re best heading here if you fancy a bit of a flutter.