Win cash, eat well, and enjoy a drink at Paso Robles Casino

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Paso Robles Casino

Light up your life with a tiki-inspired cocktail and a game of cards

—It’s true, there is a casino in Paso Robles and you should put it on your list to visit. Play casino and card games in a smoke-free and cool environment with friendly dealers, no noisy slots, and some of the tastiest craft cocktails and bites around. Paso Robles Casino is a boutique-sized game room in the European tradition, and the large tiki bar serves up specialty cocktails with a generous menu of grub until midnight. Conveniently located at the intersection of Hwy 101 and 46 East, this unique entertainment destination is hard to pass up. This casino is conveniently situated in Paso’s entertainment district, two blocks north of the fairgrounds and surrounded by hotels at every price point. Discover card games, Americana food, drinks, and good company, plus a late-night kitchen, sports bar, outdoor patios, and a beach. Experience the laid-back Central Coast lifestyle 7 days a week.

Visitors love to stop by the casino after a day of wine tasting and unwind. It is one of the only late-night places with a kitchen open until midnight. While the rest of Paso is sleeping, the casino is wide awake and serves up favorites like steak dinners, hot wings, burgers, pastas, rib eye, and pulled pork. Mingle with locals and win a little money, or a lot and come out happy, full and relaxed. Enjoy the nightlife and play Poker, Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Pai Gow, Ultimate Texas Hold em’ and more. De-stress in the lounge of this beautifully renovated and inviting space.

This boutique size casino is the perfect place to watch some sports, socialize and play a game. According to owner Don Ezzell, there are 76 private, non-tribal casinos in California, and Paso Robles Casino offers something different than anywhere else in the state, notably no smoking and no noisy slots. Another unique example is dealer Nick Forese, who at 90-years old is the record holder for oldest card dealer in America and one of the coolest cats in town. The Paso Robles Casino recently relocated to a newly renovated and stylish facility and will have many creature comfort upgrades. The dedicated staff strives to provide a fun experience for everyone. Ezzell said, “This is a very exciting time to be here, Paso Robles Casino was recently voted the best new business of 2018 in the New Times. We have invested a lot to stay fresh, current and up to date as Paso Robles grows and develops. It’s a very upscale place to spend time.”

Being privately owned, this modern and well-maintained casino has absolutely no smoking indoors, no loud or bright slot machines, and no overstimulating electronics. It has got real charm and style, and a tiki bar! Pull up a seat to their large 24 seat quartz marble bar, and marvel at the exotic drinks and over 50 varieties of rum. Dare to try one of their fiery refreshments which comes out of a coconut. There is also a craft beer brewer and you can choose from their menu of full-bodied, award-winning beers made by brewmaster Jeremy Fleming. The longtime SLO beer maker has a knack for his craft. Ezzell said, “We have graduated some great bartenders out of this place, which have moved on to some of the best restaurants and bars in Paso.”

The Paso Robles Casino is located at 1144 Black Oak Dr. in Paso Robles. Open 3 p.m.- 12 a.m Monday- Thursday, and 12 p.m.- 2 a.m. Friday – Sunday. For more information, call (805) 226-0500 or visit

-Cassandra Frey


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