We've rounded up six of Cairo's best casinos for your not-so-inner gambling pleasure!
Sometimes you just want to go out and piss away enough money to feed a small African country just because you’re a horrible person, but, unless you’re a foreigner - or you have a foreign passport - you’re shit out of luck because Egyptian law prohibits untermensch locals from gambling. And because we love you anyway, we compiled a list of the city’s best casinos to enable your compulsive gambling problem. Just dress sharply and bring your ID/passport or you’ll end up sidewalk gambling.
As one of Cairo’s oldest and most popular casinos, Casino Semiramis has earned the first place on our list for having been a tourist favourite since its opening in 1990. You're welcome to their 34 jackpot slots/video machines and five American Roulette, six Blackjack, and 2 Caribbean stud poker live table games. The venue has a snack bar, a lounge area, and a private gaming area.
The London Club Casino
Also a tourist favourite, The London Club casino is located in the Ramses Hilton Hotel. With 34 jackpot slots/video machines and Roulette, Casino Poker, Three Card Poker, Punto Banco, Texas Hold'em, and Blackjack live table games, you will be gambling all night! Blackjack variations also feature Perfect Pairs and Block. The casino has a snack bar and a private gaming area.
Casino Barrière El Gezirah
Located in the picturesque Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel, El Gezirah Barrière is a high-end casino that will literally make you feel like James Bond - minus the wooing skills, the gadgets, the good looks, and the confidence. The place is equipped with eight Jackpot Slots/Video Machines, 27 Touch-bet Roulette and five American Roulette tables, three Blackjack, two Stud Poker (min. $5), and Hold'em Poker (min. $5) live table games. The venue has facilities for the disabled and a bar.
Kings & Queens Casino
This is a nice small casino in Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel that has first class facilities and outstanding service. To tickle your gambling fancy, the casino offers 26 Jackpot Slots/Video Machines and three double-zero American Roulette (bets from $1), three Blackjack (bets from $5), Stud Poker (bets from $5), and Hold'em Poker (bets from $5) live table games. The venue also has a bar.
Located in Concorde El Salam hotel, the Midway Casino’s friendly staff is eager to cater for every punter’s needs. Make the most of their Jackpot Slots/Video Machines and American Roulette, Blackjack and Poker live table games.
Radjah Grand Casino
Radjah Grand Casino is a state-of-the-art British Indian colonial-style casino located on the ground floor of the Sonesta Cairo Hotel. Their Jackpot Slots/Video Machines and American Roulette, Blackjack and Stud Poker live table games are just sitting there waiting for you!