Ballys Casino, Colombo

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  • i felt like there was discrimination with indians when i was there the staff was not friendly at all they made us wait for everything even for a water bottle entertainment part was good cause they had...  more »
  • Very well spread out tables with good ambience. Food and drink service needs improvement. The late service of nibbles and drink at the casino tables was a little annoying  more »
  • Very good casino. Lots of entertainment. Best part is they serve everything free. Hotel drop off free too. Excellent  more »
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  • Bally's Casino is located in the heart of the city of Colombo..where you can head to for a great night out post some sight seeing (beautiful Buddhist temples and Colonial architecture lie in it's vicinity) and shopping(very close to ODEL). For foreigners, it is so welcoming..they offer you free entry, free soft drinks and to top it all..a free lavish buffet! They also have some good music playing in the background and you can also catch some live performances if you're lucky. The staff was Curt and well-behaved and promptly answer your queries..it's also a great place to meet other tourists..some of them even taught us how to try our hand (or luck) at gambling..since we were totally new to this! I would definitely head back to this place whenever I'm back at Colombo. Keep it up Bally's !
  • Average experience from my one-off visit. The staff was friendly and helpful. If you are a local you need to play with a minimum of Rs.100,000.00 and you need to have a membership card. It was a strange encounter because I have been to Crown casino in Australia and anyone over the age of 18 can walk in and play with any amount and the membership is optional not mandatory. However, since I already started to play the management let me play with an amount of less than Rs.100,000.00 without the membership.
  • The best in Colombo. Small one but the entertainment food and game options are too good. Very crowded! Indians throng this place! Check out the deals with them before visiting...
  • Disclaimer: My ratings are based on my visit to only 3 other casinos, so it's more perception based. First of all, the layout is very plain with 1 open floor accommodating all the tables, as well as the stage for performance and dining area. Tables are very tightly placed, so it can get very crowded and makes it feel like some marketplace (No James Bond kinda feeling) Gentry is comprised 95% of Indians and Chinese and mainly adults over 40s. There are random performances but no place as such to sit and relax, while enjoying the shows. They do have complimentary dinner for all guests, with good spread. Barring one or two roulette tables, minimum bets in all other tables is LKR 2000/- While I have rated 3 stars, but I consider it a bit low for Casino standards. Personally my expectations from a casino is more about ambience and feel and less about playing, so based on the same I wouldn't rate Bally's that highly. The biggest plus point is the free entry and dining, which I guess makes it popular as well. So as I said, "no James Bond style feeling" is how I would summarize my review about the same
  • Probably the Best Casino here. The floor are is big. Lots of tables to play on. Dance performances and good music will keep you entertained otherwise. Good buffet spread as well.
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