Just like any cosmopolitan city around the world these days, the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is keen to offer a vast array of ways for visitors to entertain themselves. As a great base or starting point for travels around this beautiful African country, beyond the excellent local cuisine, culture and nightlife, there’s also a growing casino culture. These are three options for travellers looking for a little casino action as part of their stay in Nairobi.
Renowned as a premier tourist destination in Kenya, the Safari Park Hotel and Casino in Nairobi boasts a host of facilities, including the signature Paradise Casino, right in the heart of Nairobi within 50 acres of entertainment and accommodation amenities. Claiming to offer the highest payout rate in Africa for the casino games available, these include blackjack, baccarat, poker, Tai Sai, American roulette, plus 100 slots with a wide variety of themes.
Of course, it’s not just the casino gaming that’s a key attraction for visitors. The central location in Nairobi makes the luxurious hotel a popular place to stay, along with being famed as one of the largest conference venues in Africa, offering world-class business support facilities. Set amidst beautifully sculptured gardens with water features and even an inland beach, there’s also a wealth of entertainment options, bars and restaurants.
While there are several casinos in and around Nairobi, the most highly rated according to TripAdvisor.com reviews is Finix Casino. For locals and visitors alike, the biggest attraction at this venue is the poker tables, with Texas Hold-em cash games available every day and a weekly tournament every Sunday. On the first Saturday of every month, there’s also a poker tournament which boasts a guaranteed prize fund of a million Kenyan Shillings.
Located in the upscale Hurlingham neighbourhood, which is around ten minutes from the centre of Nairobi, the Finix Casino is distributed over two floors. Along with several variations of poker, there are also numerous other traditional games available to visitors. These include five tables dedicated to roulette, plus frequent games of blackjack, pontoon and Caribbean baccarat. The proprietors also offer valet parking and a complimentary chauffeur service.
No matter where you’re staying in Kenya, so long as there’s a mobile or WiFi internet connection available, it’s possible to access fully licensed online casinos from all around the globe. The big advantage for these online casinos is that they never close. Fancy a game of baccarat or poker in the middle of the night, or while sat waiting at an airport departure lounge? That’s not a problem with online casinos, which can be visited without the need to travel anywhere.
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Video slots are amongst the most popular casino games, so there’s usually a lot of incentives and bonus deals available, such as free spins, encouraging players to sign up to each site. However, given free spins typically come with limited or capped winnings, always best to check the details first, before choosing which games to play. It’s always a good idea to visit a comparison site such as the above for more information, with reviews and ratings for numerous online casinos.
With such an up and coming casino scene, regular and novice punters alike can expect to see some exciting options when visiting Nairobi in future. Keep your eyes peeled for more, but for now, there’s some excellent choice.