Gambling business in Finland is a state monopoly. All profits from casino operations in Helsinki go to charity. In Finland, there is only one international gambling establishment. It is the only one in all of Scandinavia.
Most recently, it was located in the building of the Ramada President Hotel. Today it moved to Fennia Palace Hotel, which was built in the early 20th century. Its full-scale renovation was completed on April 1, 2004. One of the most famous American designers and architects Paul Stillman was invited to develop and manage the project. A lot of money was invested in the reconstruction process. The area of the updated Grand Casino Helsinki has increased significantly. Today it is more than 2500 square meters. In addition to gambling halls, it opened cafes, casinos, bars. Traditional board games include blackjack (5 tables), American roulette (7 tables), oasis poker (2 tables), Texas Hold’em (7 tables), and seven-card poker. It is very important to remember the mode of operation of the casino in Helsinki. The gambling house works daily. At 12-00 include more than 100 gaming machines. Game tables, bars and restaurants begin their work from 14-00. The school closes at 4 am. The entrance fee is only 2 euros.
In the evenings there are cultural and entertainment programs. The gambling house happily and hospitably receives all visitors, and in memory of the visit they give various souvenirs, key chains, cards with the logos of the Grand Casino Helsinki, which is very nice.
Card games, roulette, slot machines are presented in a wide variety. Beginning visitors are taught all the games. At the checkout, currency exchange and travel checks for chips are made. Credit cards are not accepted. One of the features that characterizes casinos in Helsinki is that there is no need to come in holiday attire, but neatness and efficiency will be by the way. Men after 18 hours, it is desirable to be dressed in suits. Visiting a gambling establishment for the first time, the visitor must present a passport. Age limit – persons under 18 years of age are not allowed.
Other casinos in Helsinki
Another Helsinki casino is the Ray gambling house, which is a very large, in fact, a grand establishment. Visiting him for the first time, you must pay a fee of 5 euros for a club card. In the game room you can find all the games presented in traditional gambling houses: poker, roulette, craps, baccarat, blackjack. For each of the games set their minimum rates.
It should be noted that in the casino of Helsinki you can not smoke anywhere, except in specially designated places. Therefore, in order to succumb to a bad habit, with everything you need, you will have to retire to a room specially designed for smoking from a bar, cafe, restaurant or game room.