Located at Clifton Hall, Fitzwilliam Street, the Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club in Dublin offers table games, card games, and daily poker tournaments. The casino also offers food and beverages, and is surrounded by some of the Irish capital’s most famous landmarks.
Several hotels and a number of typically Irish pubs are also located near the casino, which is a 20 minute drive from the airport. It is also situated on a bus route.
More than 60 000 players have signed up as members of the casino, which offers a free €10 bet to newly registered players. The casino has a smart-casual dress code, and players need to be at least 18 years of age.
Games at Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club
The Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club in Dublin is a bastion of classic casino gaming. Not a slot machine is to be found among the casino’s notable selection of table games and card games.
First among its game offerings is blackjack, also known as 21. The card game has been the most popular in the world for centuries.
Blackjack games have seen a few slight tweaks to the rules; one of them being that players are paid out two-to-one on a seven card hand that doesn’t go bust, and on two hands of three sevens. This is in addition to the standard prizes awarded by the casino.
Punto Banco, roulette, and BritBrag are also available at the Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club in Dublin. Punto Banco is a variation of baccarat in which the house banks the game at all times. Roulette is played on a wheel with numbered pockets on a betting table. Players bet on where they think the ball will land in the wheel.
BritBrag is a version of three-card poker that takes neither too much time nor too much effort to learn. Its low house edge also makes it a particularly well-supported game.
The casino is known for being the home of Dublin’s biggest card room, and its popular poker tournaments are held throughout the week.
Food, Drink and Entertainment
The Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club in Dublin is what’s termed a dry venue, which means it does not sell alcohol. Given the club’s membership figures and the proximity of numerous pubs, players evidently do not find this too much of a problem.
Soft drinks, tea, and coffee, as well as a full service menu are available all through the day and into the early hours of the morning.
Given that the table games and card games are the very reason players visit the casino, it does not offer much alternative entertainment. However, the casino does have four large screens on which sports and entertainment channels are broadcast.
Nearby Accommodation and Sights
A number of hotels are in the vicinity of the Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club in Dublin. Among them are Buswells, the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Longfield’s Hotel, the Merrion Hotel, and the Shelbourne Dublin.
Nearby landmarks and places of interest include Bewley’s Café, Kehoe’s, the National Museum of Ireland, the Oscar Wilde House, the Temple Bar, and Trinity College, which dates back to 1592.