An Introduction to Casino Helsinki
Casino Helsinki is conveniently located beside the Central Railway Station in Etela-Suomen, Helsinki, Finland. The establishment is a two story high building with a 23 000 sq. ft. casino gaming area. Doors open around midday and close at 4am the following morning, 365 days of the year.
Raha-automaattiyhdistys, otherwise referred to as RAY, is a non-profit making gambling organization that owns and operates Casino Helsinki. It is the only casino in the entire world that happens to donate the entirety of its profits to charity, namely social and health work. In 2009 the casino saw over 300 000 visitors which resulted in approximately a 30 000 million Euro donation to various charities.
Rules and Regulations at Casino Helsinki
Casino Helsinki follows the standard international rules of a casino. Visitors must 18 years old or over and must provide identification. The dress code is set at smart casual attire and a small fee is charged for entrance into the establishment. All of the main currencies from around the world are accepted at the current exchange rate of the respective day. No credit cards are accepted inside the casino however they may be used at the various restaurants and bars.
Features and Facilities inside the Casino
Casino Helsinki offers free poker and roulette lessons to players who would like to learn how to play these games successfully. A meeting facility is available for small groups and business conferences. The establishment also has a sauna and indoor swimming pool for the visitors to make use of.
There are a variety of bars and restaurants to choose from such as Bar All In and Sports Bar Casino Helsinki which features daily international sports over 30 flat screens. The restaurants include Fennia Salon and two Italian restaurants, Pajazzo Trattoria and Casino Piazza.
Games Available at Casino Helsinki
Casino Helsinki consists of 300 gaming and slots machines featuring video poker; poker slots, video slots; classics and progressive slots. The slot machines are from manufacturers such as IGT and Bally, ranging from state touch screens to retro reel machines. They all accept euro banknotes and EZ Pay Vouchers. Slots start operating daily at 12pm. Slot players have an opportunity to win a mystery jackpot prize by landing a series of winning combinations.
The casino floor has about 28 various tables offering games like American roulette; multi roulette; French roulette; Punto Banco; blackjack and poker. Cash gaming chips can be bought for euros at the tables or alternatively the chips can be purchased by debit card and international currencies from the casino cashiers. The casino tables open at 1pm daily. There are boards at each table that indicate what the minimum and maximum betting options are.
Casino Helsinki has a separate poker room that has been holding weekly poker tournaments for over 10 years. For cash poker games, players need to register with the room supervisor and then the player can purchase the chips at the specific table. Texas no limit poker is the most popular game with minimum buy-ins starting at 20 Euros. Cash games are held on weekend evenings.