With its ultimate goal of aiming for global competiveness, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation or PAGCOR opened Casino Filipino Tagaytay at its new home. The casino was envisioned to be a one-stop total entertainment hub with world-class amenities and services for everyone in the family.
The CF-Tagaytay was built to show tourists the fun side of the mountain city. Aside from 32 gaming tables, 400 slot machines, plenty of VIP rooms and three scrumptious restaurants, the casino also boasts of a state-of-the-art entertainment center, a ballroom, a conference room, a play area for children and three levels of ample parking space. Hotel rooms are available for the high-rollers and a spa center to relieve those tired muscles.
The original Casino Filipino in Tagaytay opened in 1992 as part of the Taal Vista Hotel. Unfortunately, due to its limited space, the casino’s full potential was not realized. But in year 2002, the casino moved to a bigger floor area of 9,102 square meters at the SM Tourism Estate located just across its former residence at the Taal Vista Hotel.
The CF-Tagaytay can actually compete with the global gaming industry but it still maintains its Filipino heritage with its architecture and interior designs. Its façade features a stylish glass panel with a huge steel crown that can easily be spotted from miles away. The interiors of the main gaming hall are inspired by 19th Century Cavite, with lamp posts, grand balconies, capiz windows, sweeping staircases, elaborate lattice-work and even a replica of former President Emilio Aguinaldo’s house in Kawit, Cavite. Cultural presentations, performances by local bands and singers and even beauty pageants have also staged events at the casino’s main gaming area. During special occasions, employees and staff of the casino even dress-up in eye-catching period costumes relevant to the night’s theme.
But more than its main gaming area, the casino was built with the concept of a total entertainment center in mind. Not only will adults get to enjoy gaming on the floor but children will enjoy playing at the Kid Center as well. This strategic move completely changed the scope of casinos all over the country that provide exclusive gaming entertainment not only to adults but to the entire family as well.
Since its opening, CF-Tagaytay continues to break records in revenues and customer count with guests coming all the way from Manila and neighboring towns such as Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Its clientele is usually an equal mix of local and foreign tourists who never seem to get tired of playing, may it be day or night. The casino has certainly made its mark in encouraging even more tourists to visit Tagaytay as the casino adds to the city’s prestige of being a sought-after tourist destination.
So, those who would like to take a shot in the game of luck will not be disappointed with the Casino Filipino in Tagaytay. Discover this mountain haven of gaming pleasure with friendly dealers, concerned attendants, world-class facilities and top-notch entertainment for the whole family.