Hamburg Casino Esplanade is situated in one of Germany’s wealthiest cities. Hamburg has gained its wealth largely due to its port being the second biggest in Europe. The casino along with other buildings in Hamburg are noted for their beautifully designed architecture. Official opening of the casino took place on the 2nd of December 2006.
The casino is easily accessible via a variety of public transport means and also provides private parking for visitors who commute by car. Located in the University district, the casino is nearby the Opera and other important attractions such as the zoo; various museums and Jungfernsteig which is a lakeside resort along the Alster Lake. Visitors to the casino have access to the various water activities offered on the lake.
Entering the Hamburg Casino Esplanade
Opposite the reception desk is a small gift shop which sells trinkets and themed paraphernalia. Hamburg Casino Esplanade requires a small entrance fee and identification is required for proof of age. The minimum age allowed is 18 years of age. The Hamburg Casino Esplanade opens its doors at noon every day of the week and closes at midnight during the week and at 1am on weekend nights.
The dress code for the slot machine section is more relaxed than the live table games section which require semi-formal attire. It is mandatory for men to wear jackets but once inside and if the weather is warm, they may be removed. The casino’s currency is Euros.
Slots at Hamburg Casino Esplanade
The Hamburg Casino Esplanade slots section is located behind the reception area. The slots are divided into a smoking section and a non-smoking section. The selection of almost 150 gaming machines mainly consist of five reel video slot machines but some classic slots and even video poker variants; keno; electronic bingo; electronic blackjack and multi roulette stations are also available. The casino is part of a Hamburg progressive jackpot which is a combined amount from all participating establishments around the city. An elegantly styled bar and the cashiers desk is conveniently situated in the slots area.
Live Table Games Available Upstairs
The second floor of the Hamburg Casino Esplanade is where the live table games are situated. This area is predominantly non-smoking but there is a terrace overlooking the radio tower where smoking is permitted. A smoker’s bar is also located on this floor but drinks and cocktails are served at the various tables too.
A small number of roulette tables are available with varying degrees of limits. Like at Microgaming casinos Canada, blackjack and other table games are also available from low to high stake limits.
Poker at Hamburg Casino Esplanade
There are a total of five poker tables in the table game section on the second floor of the Hamburg Casino Esplanade. These poker tables offer Texas hold ‘em poker and Omaha poker game variants every day of the week. The poker tournaments are held on Sundays where all five tables take part in the tournament.
The Esplanade casino is one of the few casinos in Germany to host the German poker championships and the German poker tour.