Ever since it opened back in 2007, Eglinton Casino and Card Club has been considered to be one of the finest places to go in Galway. You can enjoy many different things at Eglington, including two different types of poker, table games, and also auto-gaming. It’s the perfect destination for those of you hoping to try your luck at the tables, whether you’re beginners or seasoned veterans of the gambling world.
It is completely free to join the Eglinton Casino as long as you’re over eighteen. All you need to be able to do is to provide an official photographic I.D. as well as something that shows your address. The I.D. could be your driving license or passport, whilst your address can be featured on a bill or bank statement or the like. The tables open in the evening but can be opened in the day upon request.
Table games, specifically poker, are the main order of the day at the Eglinton, but there are still a couple of electronic slot machines on offer in the club too. The slots are by no means the main attraction, however.
Blackjack is as popular in Galway as it is in the rest of the world, from Las Vegas to Monte Carlo. For that reason, you’ll be able to get involved with Blackjack games at the Eglinton Casino and try your luck against the dealer.
Roulette is just as popular with casino goers as Blackjack, so it’s no surprise that you’ll find a table for your amusement at Eglinton. Whether you like to go big and bet on your favourite numbers or hedge your bets and stick to the binary options of Red or Black, there are plenty of things to bet on at roulette and the atmosphere here adds another layer of fun to proceedings.
The two main ‘alternative’ table games available at Eglinton Casino are Oasis Poker and Three Card Poker. The former is a variation on Caribbean Stud Poker, whilst the latter is a type of table poker that has taken a lot in terms of style from Blackjack.
If roulette, Blackjack, and the table games are the appetisers at Eglinton then poker is very much the main course. There are regularly afternoon and evening tournaments of both Texas Hold’em poker and Omaha poker. Cash games, leagues, tournaments and more can be found here. There’s a different tournament every day of the week, normally starting at 9pm. There’s also a cash league with a guaranteed €10,000 prize, so if you fancy your chances at the table then this is for you.
Bars & Restaurants
There’s no bar, as such, but everyone can enjoy tea and coffee and players at the tables can also receive complimentary alcoholic drinks. There’s a restaurant that serves tasty snacks, too, for those of you that like to have a bite to eat without leaving the playing area.
Are you eighteen or over? Have you got a passport or driving license or some other form of photographic I.D.? Can you prove your address with a bank statement or utility bill or the like? If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of those questions, then you’ll be able to join the club for free at any time. Simply turn up, fill in your application form, and you’ll be on the gaming floor at Eglinton before you even know it.
The main reward scheme, such as it is, is in place for poker players. Regulars, as defined by the club, who play over twenty hours a week, will get €5 per hour back up to a maximum of €200 per week. If you complete between fifteen and nineteen hours, then you’ll get €3 per hour back.
Eglinton Casino and Card Club is on the eastern side of the River Corrib in Galway and is in a straight line as the eagle flies from Galway Cathedral should you need a local landmark to point you in the right direction. It is just moments from Corbett Court Shopping Centre and a similar distance from Eyre Square.
Public transport is excellent for the club, too. Francis Street Opposite Abbey Church Bus Stop is as good as on the casino’s doorstep with Eyre Square Bus Stop only just around the corner. It will take you less than fifteen minutes to walk to the casino from Galway Train Station, should you prefer the train to the bus.