Or rather, even if this city deserves the attribute of “fabulous”, the world has many other attractive places for players. The casino with the most slot machines remains the obscure FoxWoods Resort in Connecticut (7,000); in absolute terms, Macao now clearly exceeds Vegas. France is the most beautiful country in the world and is in no way left out; other places, especially in Asia, may well surpass Nevada for their modernity, charm or authenticity.
Discover or rediscover the hotspots of “gambling” in France and around the world.
- The most famous casino cities in France
- Places to play elsewhere in the world
- From one place to another: the casino cruise
- Tips for keeping a cool head
Enghien, Monaco, the Côte d’Azur: these are the most popular places for players.
ENGHIEN LES BAINS, THE STRONGHOLD OF GROUPE LUCIEN BARRIÈRE
With its racetrack and casino, Enghien is by far the most important gambling city in France. Moreover, the figures of the only casino speak for themselves: for the financial year 2009/2010, its gross product of the games was of nearly 151 million euros, far ahead of the 55 million euros of the second of the ranking (casino of Aix en Provence).
Indeed, it is necessary to know that historically and legally, only the thermal cities have in France the right to shelter one or more casinos. Consequently, Paris does not count any, and admits only circles of games where you will pay an annual subscription and you will not find for example no slot machine. Being the nearest spa town (15 km only), and the others being much more distant (Dieppe, Deauville …), Enghien is like the only casino in Paris . As such, it includes:
- 500 slot machines
- 40 games tables
- a Poker Room
With 3 bars, 2 restaurants and a concert hall that hosts concerts and other entertainment, not to mention the lake from which are drawn magnificent fireworks, it is a place for recreation and games. must-have money in Ile-de-France.
For horse racing fans , you should know that the racecourse counts:
- 11 hedge courses
- 1 trotting track of 1,300 meters
- 13 steeple-chase courses (obstacle course)
Very famous for this last discipline, he organizes the prestigious Grand Steeple-Chase d’Enghien. To stay there, you can go to the Grand Hôtel Barrière located just in front of the casino or at the Hôtel du Lac. Each has a spa to enjoy the thermal baths of the place.
If you are just passing through the city, take advantage of the proximity of Paris to visit the capital, or discover the Val d’Oise and Oise, including the Natural Park of Vexin French and the multiple cities and places to both magnificent and historical: Auvers-sur-Oise, Chantilly, Senlis, Valois, … Or, head west to Versailles, or south to Fontainebleau.
MONTE CARLO, FOR THE BIG PLAYERS
If you visit the French Riviera or have the opportunity to go directly to Monaco, the casinos of Monte-Carlo remain mythical places of the game and attract the big players. They are 4, properties of the Society of the Baths of Sea:
- Casino Monte Carlo , the most prestigious and with the best gaming offer
- Casino Café de Paris , the largest in Monaco and with a galactic atmosphere
- Sun Casino , a specialist in American games and whose theme is circus
- Monte-Carlo Bay Casino , ultra-contemporary
Given the sums sometimes very important that are played, each has several private rooms even for some qualified “Super Private”. Regarding the offer of games and the many services offered on site, you will find out more by going to the dedicated section of the official website of the SBM . If you plan to stay several days on site, the Monte-Carlo Circle card will grant you many benefits (various free access – including those at casinos, discounts …).
The Grand Prix of Monte Carlo can be the perfect opportunity to discover the city. Do not hesitate to lose yourself on the Rock whose view remains one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean coast.
NICE, CANNES, ANTIBES … FOR TOURISTS AND GAMBLERS
The coast between Marseille and Menton is famous for its many casinos. A favorite holiday resort for wealthy people and hosting the jet-set from around the world for example during the Cannes Film Festival, it is one of the essential places of the game in France. Of course, the activity remains much more intense in summer than during the low season.
Here, we do not only go to the casino for entertainment or with his little hope of winning a few hundred euros; we go there to see and especially to be seen, and if the wallet follows, to flambé. The most notable casinos are located in Cannes, with:
- Palm Beach (Partouche Group): it has 75 slot machines, 1 private lounge and 1 private beach
- Le Croisette (Groupe Lucien Barrière): its Poker Room is one of the largest in France, where you can practice both Hold’Em and Omaha
- The Princes (Groupe Lucien Barrière): its 155 bandits-penguins, its many video poker machines and blackjack tables are a particularity of this casino
Nice is also an important city of the game, welcoming the same way as Enghien or Deauville steps of European poker circuits. The various festivals on site or nearby and a sublime hinterland deserve at least as much visit as poker and roulette.