Review written by Sophie Couard, June 7 2016.
Thessaloniki is not only the second largest city in Greece, but also a cultural, economic and political hot spot. It is bordered by the Thermaic Gulf and has had an ideal strategic position throughout history. Today, the city has a very diverse heritage with a large variety of monuments and architectural remains left by the various civilisations that conquered the city. The Romans, Byzantines and the Ottomans were the first to leave their mark.
Casino players will also be happy to hear about the Regency Casino in Thessaloniki that offers endless fun and entertainment. But what does this casino offer? This is the question that I will answer in the following review about it.
A very large game selection
The complex is conveniently located next to the airport of Thessaloniki - Makedonia, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden of 75,000 m² that provides for a very nice environment to play in. The casino is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and can be accessed by anyone over the age of 23 years. It is also necessary to present a valid identity document. Unfortunately, the casino charges an admission of €6.
The slot machines
The slot machine selection is simply amazing, and you can find over 900 devices in the casino. among them are:
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot,
- mechanical slot machines,
- modern video slot machines,
- multi-game devices,
- video poker,
- electronic roulette.
The games accept many different denominations from 1 cent to €2.50.
The table games
The traditional game selection is also good, and you can find 60 tables. However, I would have liked more variety, as there are only four different games available:
- 30 tables with European roulette,
- almost 25 tables with blackjack,
- half a dozen tables with stud poker,
- one table with punto banco.
There is also a poker room for fans of texas hold'em. The room has 9 tables for 10 players each, and is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can participate in:
Dining, drinking and entertainment
The great game selection is already enough to visit the Regency Casino in Thessaloniki. But the establishment does also offer other services aside from just gambling. You can also take a break between the games and relax with a drink or food.
The resort bar Delicious Snack is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can choose your favourite drink from a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold or hot drinks, and if you are a little hungry you can also order excellent sweet and savoury snacks from €5. On the menu are club sandwiches and some burgers.
A café restaurant
You can also enjoy a self-service buffet for €6 at the La Terrasse from Sunday to Thursday from 6 pm to 2 am. The buffet is a little more expensive on Fridays and Saturdays and it will cost €9. It is open from 6 pm to 3 am. In any case, the buffet is very interesting and well worth it. There is also a snack menu with dishes from €5 in the bar section, which is open every day from 1 pm to 6 pm.
Two gourmet restaurants
Alfredo's Grand Dining is open from Thursday to Saturday from 9 pm to 2 am, and the restaurant invites you to enjoy a high quality cuisine in a fantastic atmosphere. Aside from a varied menu you can also opt for a 3-course set menu for €49.
Alfredo's Garden open only from June to September, and you can enjoy an idyllic atmosphere in a beautiful garden while tasting some delicious culinary delights.
The theatre is simply one of the most impressive theatres in Northern Greece. You can visit concerts, theatre performances and many other types of shows. The prestigious Vergina Theater has already hosted some of the most famous Greek and international artists in the past.
Partner of a luxury hotel
Only 1 km from the Regency Casino in Thessaloniki is also the magnificent 5-star luxury hotel that is a partner of the casino: the Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki that offers:
- 152 rooms and suites,
- luxury shops,
- a lounge,
- a spa,
- a gym,
- many swimming pools.
You can also find more restaurants and bars there:
- the Ambrosia Restaurant,
- the Snack Bar Lobby Lounge Cafe,
- the Oceana Grill Bar.
The Regency Casino in Thessaloniki is a great resort. It does not only offer excellent restaurants, the partner hotel is also simply divine. Of course, the casino is important too, and in this regard you will not be disappointed either. Although I would have preferred a little more diversity with the traditional games, the game selection is large enough, and the atmosphere when playing the games is very nice and thrilling!
13 km from the city centre, around 20 minutes by car.
15 km from the port, around 25 minutes by car.
55 km from Athens, around 5-6 hours by car.
By bus : Several free daily transfers from the airport and the city centre.
By plane : Airport of Thessaloniki – Makedonia is nearby.
24 hours, 7 days a week.