The beach side Catalan capital Barcelona makes for a perfect city-break in Spain, offering up more than paella in the Port Olympic for those who like to place a bet. Here, nestled on the beach between the yachts and late-night beach clubs, is the popular Barcelona Casino.
In a city famous for being 24-hour, of course you can expect the same from this beach front casino, along with a busy turnover of locals and tourists and those on a fun night out. The set up here offers casual beers and betting on plenty of sports along with the more high-octane table play, and with a wide range of entertainment on offer to dazzle the casino lover and casual late-night crowd.
Barcelona Casino is more of an entertainment hub than a typical Monte Carlo set up, with live music, dance shows, comedy, live sports and a dinner menu on offer - as well as the expected full house of games. There is a large focus on sports betting, with every match from the famous local FC Barcelona played here on huge screens along with other major sporting events, so don't expect it to be all about the tables.
That said, there are of course the flutter favourites from this showy gem in the well-known Grup Peralada crown. Alongside a wealth of slots, electronic betting tables and their online casino, here you can throw yourself into the table classics with French Roulette, American Roulette, European Roulette, Poker, Blackjack and North American Baccarat.
Barcelona is also known throughout Europe as a center for tournaments, with Poker and others held daily in the casino Games Room. There is also a very wide selection of games including slots, giving Barcelona awards for variety. For gastronomy Barcelona Casino is also a winner, with the usual buffet restaurant and cocktail bar being upped with a gourmet Peruvian-Japanese restaurant among others, La Vinoteca fine wine bar and an outdoor bar with La Terraza – made for Mediterranean nights.
When you feel like a spin, can there be a better game than one of the world's oldest betting games and the chic favourite- French Roulette? For those of you who are fans of betting on the red or black, the Casino Barcelona has a selection of tables. This is not a 007 setting, so those looking to dress to kill may feel out of place with the more casual aspect of Barcelona Casino. This game is always popular and the joint can get quite crowded. Bets on the classic tables for European and French Roulette are 2.5, 5 and 10 Euros, with the Electronic Table and live dealer having a lower bet of just 1 Euro. For Electronic Roulette with automatic spin the minimum bet is from 0.2 Euros.
For those unversed in the rules of the game, French Roulette is played with the wheel featuring numbers 0 to 36, with the Monte Carlo Casino being the first establishment to flirt with the addition of the '0' in the 19th century to the original 17th century concept. The game is inclusive with any number of players participating with the same chips and a croupier in charge of announcing the winning numbers - you'll be able to place all of the Call Bets on the French Table. Expect a jubilant crowd at the table!
Barcelona Casino even offers beginner better classes to show you the ropes, including an introduction to Roulette, Poker and Blackjack. Learn the different bet types such as Black/Red, Even/Odd and Passe/Manque.
The casino operates a casual dress code although no swimwear or obvious beach attire is permitted. To visit see their events schedule; tickets for free entrance are available through their website.