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July 1, 2018 at 6:01 am

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Ibiza Gran Hotel

June 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

Ibiza Gran Hotel  The Ibiza Gran Hotel is a five-star hotel on the Balearic island of Ibiza, in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. The hotel enjoys a prestigious location in Talamanca, on a famous stretch of sand, known as the ‘Golden Mile’, overlooking the harbour of Ibiza Town. However, from a gambling perspective, the Ibiza Gran Hotel is important as the home of Casino de Ibiza, which is, in fact, the only casino on the island.

Recently expanded, refurbished and redecorated – at a reported cost of €2 million – Casino de Ibiza, nowadays, includes an exclusive, ‘heavy hitter’ zone, devoted to high-stakes slot machines. The Ibiza Gran Hotel complex has been described, in some quarters, as ‘an adult-style theme park’, but the well-designed spaces of Casino de Ibiza make for a relatively low-key, quiet, but nonetheless pleasant, gaming experience.

Casino de Ibiza is small, by usual standards, but nevertheless offers a wide range of table games, electronic games and slot machines. Of the eleven gaming tables, three are devoted to poker, specifically No Limit Texas Hold’em; cash games, with a minimum buy-in of €150, are available nightly. The remaining tables offer blackjack, punto banco and roulette – the double-zero, or ‘American’, version, but with a minimum bet of just €2.50 – and are supplemented by an array of state-of-the-art electronic games and slot machines.