In terms of population Galway is the fifth largest city in Ireland. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that it doesn’t quite have the same number of casinos as a more populous place like Dublin. That’s not to say that the city has got nothing to offer, matching the much larger Cork in terms of the number of places to head to.
Map of Casinos in Galway
Nobody calls Galway ‘The Vegas of Ireland’, but if they did, then it might be because both cities have a casino called Caesar’s Palace. Galway’s version of the famous gambling house is located a short walk from the beach and is perhaps better described as an ‘electronic emporium’ than a casino. Everything here is computerised, from the poker through to the roulette. Of course that means that the slots are some of the best in the country, so if you love them you’ll love it here.
Not everyone loves slot machines or electronic gaming, so you might prefer to pay a visit to Eglinton Casino instead. Not far from the city’s Corbett Shopping Centre, this is as much a card room as anything else. There are a few slot machines but the focus is very much on the table games, so you’ll be able to chat to a croupier as you play roulette, Blackjack and other card games. Poker is important here, with Omaha and Texas Hold’Em tournaments taking place regularly.
Last but not least is The 4 Aces, a private member’s club that is open from 12pm every day of the week. It’s free to join so don’t be put off by the fact that it’s a member’s club. It’s also even stricter on its love for card games than the Eglinton, meaning that you won’t find any electronic machines here. There are a couple of Blackjack tables and a place to play Roulette, but it’s the Poker crowd that takes centre stage. Head to Dominick Street if you want to have a drink at the bar and then try your hand at finding a Full House.