Algarve is the centre of fun in Portugal. Beaches, sports, casinos and the culture of entertainment are factors that make this place one of the most sought after in Europe during the holidays. In the Algarve there are three casinos located in different cities, and we take a look at each one.
Ranked as a five star hotel, the Algarve Casino Hotel is one of the references in hotels in the south of Portugal. This is located very close to the centre of Portimão. Facing Praia da Rocha, there are 208 rooms, of which 11 are suites with a terrace and sea view. The Algarve Casino Hotel is important for many events in Portimão and the region. Last year, for example, the 2017 edition of Rallye Casino do Algarve had the final podium at the casino’s facilities.
According to the Trivago website, the pool at the Hotel Algarve Casino is the 14th best of Portuguese hotels. «Situated on Praia da Rocha beach in Portimão, Hotel Algarve Casino is the ideal hotel for beach and pool lovers. After the dives and a few laps, you can relax inside the heated swimming pool and contemplate the incredible view of the beach and the sea from this salt water pool “, describes the site Dinheiro Vivo.
Vilamoura, east of Portimão, has another Casino in the Algarve. Located less than an hour’s drive from Portimão, is the Vilamoura Casino. At Casino de Vilamoura, as well as in all others of the Algarve, it is possible to practice blackjack, a very traditional game. Blackjack is present in the most important casinos like a movie story. There are others such as American roulette, French banking (a Portuguese game with 3 dice) and slot machines.
Vilamoura Casino is also a reference in shows. In June of last year, for example, they received an important dance show, the 3D Dance, Dance, Dance. Other prominent artists, such as Anselmo Ralph and Ana Moura, have also climbed onto the stage of the Vilamoura Casino.
Casino Monte Gordo is almost in Spain, because only six kilometers separates it from the country next to it. As it is traditional in the casinos of the Algarve, Monte Gordo counts on a gastronomy of first class.
The Baccarat restaurant, next to the Punto and Banca and Domino bar make the casino experience even more pleasant to visitors. The Ocean Hall joins the gastronomy with a space dedicated to great events.
Casino Monte Gordo has a close relationship with poker. The first stage of the Solverde Poker Season in the Algarve, Portugal’s biggest poker circuit, will be at Monte Gordo Casino from March 23rd to 25th. In June, the Solverde Poker Season will be at the Vilamoura Casino.
For February, the three casinos have a well-matched calendar of events. To liven up the carnival nights, Aldo Lima will ascend to the Algarve stages for three days in a row. First, on the 10th, he goes to the Algarve Casino Hotel, then presents himself at Monte Gordo Casino. On the third and final day of this mini-tour, he goes to the Vilamoura Casino.
Now you know that there are three casinos in the Algarve ready to receive tourists during all periods of the year. In winter, with not so crowded beaches and temperatures far below 30 degrees, taking up the days with the entertainment of the casinos is an excellent option.
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