Galway is located in the west of Ireland and is the European Capital of Culture in 2020. The county has been known as the Cultural Heart of Ireland for many years. Tourists flock to the city throughout the year and it’s easy to see why with numerous festivals, theatre and many, many pubs to keep people busy. Even though it is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, Galway has retained the friendly character and intimate feel that make it so popular.
Galway is a great sporting city and there are plenty of gambling opportunities. Whatever you are into, from horse racing, Gaelic games, soccer and rugby, to rowing, motorsport, greyhound racing and more, Galway has it all.
Eglinton Casino and Poker Club
Opened in July 2007, The Eglinton Casino & Card Club has grown to become the premier casino in the west of Ireland, and the heart of gambling in Galway. The casino is located on Eglinton Street in the heart of Galway City, making it an easily accessible location.
The casino features Texas Hold’em and Omaha Hold’em Poker tournaments, along with cash games and house games including Blackjack, Roulette and auto gaming.
Featuring has a 200+ seat state of the art Bingo Hall, Caesars Casino provides both book and electronic bingo. Their main room features a wide variety of gaming to suit all tastes, along with an arcade hosting roulette, slots, and video poker.
For many, the week-long Galway Festival which traditionally runs into the August Bank holiday weekend is the highlight of a busy summer of racing and a key feature of the Galway gambling scene. A seven day meet, the Galway Races attract the biggest racing crowd of the year and Thursday’s Ladies’ Day is the best attended race day anywhere in Ireland.