2021-07-08
Casino Helsinki is the premier entertainment spot for gamblers when visiting the capital of Finland. It's lush, luxurious and has a great history - and it's located right in the centre, close to luxury hotels such as Radisson Blu Plaza, Hotel St George and Hotel Kamp, and less than a 10 minute walk from the Central Railway Station.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Casino Helsinki was closed on the 26th of November 2020 but reopened its doors again on May 4th, albeit with some restrictions such as curfews as it's only open between 12.00-19.00 every day. In the past, the casino used to be open until 4 AM daily and this will be the case in the future as well according to the local casino experts from Laatukasinot.

Casino Helsinki is exactly what you can expect of a high end gambling hall, it serves plenty of Slot Machines, Table Games such as Russian Poker, Punto Banco, Roulette and Black Jack, in fact, there are more than 20 tables available in Casino Helsinki.

If you have been to Vegas, you'll be happy knowing that the slot machines come from renowned slot manufacturers such as WMS, IGT, Bally and Novomatic - choose between 300 different machines. Casino Helsinki also offers Video Poker Games that have always been popular in Finland, play games such as Joker Poker, Jacks or Better and Pick'em Poker as they are the most popular of the selection.

Visiting as a Tourist


Tourists and Foreigners are of course welcome to Casino Helsinki, make sure you bring your Passport or other form of ID with Picture as you will need to register at the counter before playing. In terms of dress code, we recommend you wear something business casual (jeans are fine!), skip the fanny pack and shorts as you might have to turn back to the hotel to get changed if the security is having a bad day. The Casino only accepts Euro currency, however - they do offer currency exchange if needed. If you just want to visit the bar for a drink or two you can do that too, but all guests need to be of the legal age of 18 and be able to identify themselves using a passport or ID with a photograph.

Great Dining Environments


There are several restaurants in the establishment, a Sports Bar where sports fans from all over Helsinki come to watch games, The menu at the Casino Sports Bar is quite small and can be considered a bit overpriced. Expect to pay around 18 for a Beef Burger. If you do decide to dine at the sports bar, we recommend the Traditional Finnish Salmon Soup, served with Rye Bread.
 article about All you need to know when visiting Casino Helsinki

If the Sports bar doesn't tease your appetite, we recommend the pride of the Casino - the Fennia Salon, on which the ceiling is painted by the world famous decorative painter Henry Ericson. This is Fine Dining so make sure you win enough in the casino or bring your card when you dine here. Fennia Salon offers an out of this world experience as it also hosts live gigs and a Show & Dinner concept, popular with the rich and famous in Helsinki.

The third hot spot in Casino Helsinki is the All-in Bar, located on the ground floor of the Casino. Here you can find delicious cocktails and a vast selection of organic wines, you can view the wine list here.

Summary


Casino Helsinki is a lovely place to spend an evening in the glooming city of Helsinki. It's a great getaway while on a weekend trip or even if you are in Helsinki for Business. It's not as lavish as the Casinos in Las Vegas or Macau but then again, what is? If you want to spend a few euros and try your luck at the tables we recommend you to visit Casino Helsinki at Mikonkatu 19.