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Pokercode Festival – Highlights of Banco Casino

Hill Kerby

With the inaugural Pokercode Festival set to run September 9-12 at Banco Casino in Bratislava, we found it important to provide the low-down on the casino we chose to host such a special occurrence.

Below you will find all the information you could possibly need about Banco Casino in order to maximize your enjoyment at the venue, and at the Pokercode Festival as a whole. We look forward to seeing you there!

Casino Information

  • Location: Banco Casino, Crowne Plaza 816 25, Hodžovo námestie 568/2, 811 06 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Hotel: The casino is connected to the Crowne Plaza hotel (address listed above)
  • Hours: Open 24/7
  • Games Offered: Live Poker (Tournaments and Cash Games), Slot machines and video terminals, Blackjack, American Roulette, Baccarat, and more
  • Poker Games Spread: Daily tournaments (TBD during Pokercode Festival) and cash games as low as €1/€1 or €1/€2 on up to €2/€5 and even higher if there is enough demand.
  • Number of tables in the poker room: 20
  • Players Card: Yes – required for entry into all Pokercode Festival events
Photo by Tomas Stacha

Hotel Information

  • Number of Rooms: 224 (incl. 15 suites)
  • Check-In Time: 3 p.m.
  • Check-Out Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Internet/Wifi Included: Yes
  • Dining: One primary dining option exists inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel, a restaurant named “Fresh” – there is also a bar and in-room dining service, and plenty more options are available within walking distance of the hotel.
  • **Distance from Hotel/Casino to Bratislava Train Station:**3 km (17 min walk or 5 minute taxi/Uber ride)
  • Distance from Hotel/Casino to Bratislava Airport: 15 minutes by taxi or Uber
  • Distance from Vienna:  1 hr. 15 min. – Stay tuned for more information regarding a special bus ride from Vienna to Bratislava for Pokercode members!

“Mattinho” on Banco Casino

Having played at Banco Casino several times, Pokercode Grindhouse member Matthias “Mattinho” Auer was kind enough to share his feelings on the casino as an overall venue:

“Regarding the casino I can only say good things. The staff overall is very kind & friendly, especially (Poker Room Manager) Suzana and (Marketing Manager) Jan. The location itself is (also) very good since it’s near Bratislava’s old town and within reach for any Austrian poker player, only about a one-hour drive from Vienna.”

Auer appears to be far from alone in his sentiment of the venue with the vast majority of online reviews also confirming the venue’s overall pleasantness to patronize.

Matthias 'Mattinho' Auer in Banco Casino

Banco Casino Partners

There are several official partners listed on the Banco Casino website, including restaurants and hotels. Those located in Bratislava are:

  • Bistro Gourmet Bratislava - Hodžovo námestie 2, 811 06, Bratislava
  • Great Club Bratislava & Restaurant - Suché Mýto 6, Bratislava
  • Hotel Crowne Plaza Bratislava (onsite) - Hodžovo námestie 2, Bratislava
  • Hotel Tatra - Námestie 1. Mája, Bratislava
  • Hotel Falkensteiner (location of Saturday night Players Party) - Pilarikova ulica 5, Bratislava

About Banco Casino

Per the company’s website, Banco Casino operates two locations, one in Bratislava and the other in Košice. The name is a self-proclaimed “symbiosis of classic elegance, style, professionalism, adventure, adrenaline, and fun in one place.”

Banco Casino strives to provide the highest possible services in luxurious and modern premises with the goal of providing customers with “unique moments full of fun and adventure that they can fully enjoy.”

Looking for More?

We will be posting several more articles related to various aspects of the Pokercode Festival, so be on the lookout for future posts!

Also, if you have a specific question related to the Pokercode Festival you’d like answered, please do so via our Community Slack channel as we would love to accommodate.

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