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“Small but fun place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Casino Sol Calama

Casino Sol Calama
Esq. Chorrillos / Balmaceda, Calama, Chile
552368600
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Calama
Type: Amusement
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hamden, Connecticut
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“Small but fun place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you are thinking Las Vegas Strip or even Atlantic City Boardwalk quality you are going to be really disappointed. The place is small and it doesn't have a lot of machines. Also the machines they have are kind of in the basic side, no big flashy Star Wars or Ghost Busters. But for what it is, the place is fun. I went there with some family and friends, we had a couple of drinks, seated together at the machines and laughed at our bad luck. People in general were really friendly, an old lady even gave me a tip on which were "the good machines". The bar area was ok, the bartender was nice. My drink was ok, nothing to rave about. A thing to take into consideration is that drinks don't necessarily have the same names than in the US, so you may get frustrated if you ask for your favorite cocktail and the bartender looks a little clueless. I went for what I call "the good tourist strategy" I asked "what's your best drink" and had that.
Calama is not really a touristic place, the attractions are all outside the city so if you are stuck there for a night waiting for a tour or something, I recommend going here, is not bad.

Visited February 2013
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“Worst service ever”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Casino machines and attractions are ok. The service at the bar is terrible. The staff have no skills as bartenders, and they don't even know what are drinks they sell. No clue on how to prepare very basic drinks, even they have some prepared bases hidden under the bar, the outcome is poor. I have never seen the same faces, so it seems they keep hiring cheap personnel.

Visited October 2013
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