Finnish casinos, real Finnish gambling houses
For many tourists, Finland is not attractive by the presence of its attractions, but by the opportunity to relax in the luxurious casino of Helsinki. I must say, Finland has only one casino, but all the conditions have been created in it so that any player can get the satisfaction of gambling in it.
Finland’s casino is a state monopoly. Therefore, the country directs all proceeds from its activities to charity (social events and medical care). The gambling establishment “Grand Casino Helsinki” is called, and it is located in the Fennia Palace Hotel. This building was built a long time ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, but not so long ago it was renovated and now has an updated look.
Initially, the casino of Finland was called differently – “CasinoRay” and was located in a completely different hotel, “Ramada President”. Under this name it lasted 15 years. And only since 2004, after moving to a new place, the world began to know it under the new name “Grand Casino Helsinki”,
In Finland’s casino, players are offered card games (Black jack, Caribbean poker, Baccarat), roulette, video poker, craps, slot machines (over 300 variants) and other games of chance. Players who decide to try their luck at gambling for the first time can even go to the casino to learn interesting entertainment.
Age limit for entry to the casino: 18 years.
What can boast of casinos in Finland?
In between games, casino customers can visit the on-site restaurant (and there are even three of them), have a look at the bar (there are two of them) or a cafe. In the evening at dinner you can enjoy watching entertainment shows, which are far from uncommon in this casino.
To play in a casino it is necessary to have a certain appearance (it is not necessary to dress up like for a holiday, but business style or at least just a neat appearance is necessary) and cash savings. Credit cards in Finland casino are not accepted. You can buy chips at the box office of a gambling establishment: exchanging them for Finnish marks or receiving them for travel checks.
The casino operates seven days a week: starting at 12-00, the slot machine hall opens, and already at 14-00 gaming tables are available. The poker room starts at 20-30. The closure of the casino takes place at 4-00 am. The entrance to the casino is paid and is 2 euros.
If you wish, you can order a special tour to the casino in Finland, which includes a certain package of services. At the same time, the minimum deposit will be from 5,000 euros, and in case of losing the casino, “GrandCasinoHelsinki” will return to the client from 10 to 20 percent of the amount of money left for the game.
Finnish casino is of interest not only among tourists, but also among local residents. And this is not surprising. After all, it is possible not only to have fun at gambling and take a break from working everyday life or vanity, but also enjoy the sound of “live” music, lunch or dinner in a restaurant, seeing the luxury of the halls, etc.
And in the near future, RAY (Raha-automaattiyhdistys) plans to build another casino in Finland, in the south-east of the country near the Russian border. New hotels are being built in this zone at the moment, construction of an aqua park is expected. Tourism is constantly evolving. And the company believes that the construction of a casino will be fully justified here.
I must say, the casino in Helsinki belongs to the same company. And in the next four years, she plans to expand the range of casino services offered and increase the number of slot machines in Finland by 2500 units.