Casino games and poker lovers who are on their way to France would not be disappointed although this is not Las Vegas the country has its fair share of casinos. Aside from card games and slot machines, you can have your pick of live games. From the oldest poker rooms in the country to the seaside playground of the elite members of French society, here’s a rundown of where to enjoy the gambling tables in France.
Le Lyon Vert Casino
This casino is one of the biggest in France and there are more than 400 slot machines and numerous roulette, black jack and stud poker tables. Players need to be more than 18 years old to enter the place and any visitor should bring an ID all the time. While playing here, you need to be in formal attire.
Casino Ruhl, Nice. This is the best casino for players who love the slot machines and it is open every day from noon to 4 A.M. and there’s no admission fee. This is a formal gaming venue and you need a jacket to get inside the place but a tie is not necessary. Aside from slot machines, there’s also chemin de fer, blackjack and baccarat but be sure to bring a photo ID issued by the government, your passport would be the most convenient choice. The cabaret in the casino is also the French version of Las Vegas and Monte Carlo’s casino entertainments.
Aviation Club de France, Paris
Located in what is deemed to be the world’s most beautiful avenue, this club started in 1907 by a band of aviators. This century old institution has various rooms which can be booked for private use and the cuisine is definitely worth looking forward to. This casino holds the World Poker Tournament, an annual event that brings thousands of poker players around the world.
Casino du Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice. This swanky casino has an art-deco setting and it has a majestic view of the sea. This casino offers year round entertainments and there are awesome shows held here and the place has enough prestige to draw performers such as Charlie Chaplin. There are about 200 slot machines in the casino as well as Texas Hold’em poker tables, roulette and blackjack. As usual, you need to be at least 18 to enter this casino.
Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette, Cannes
Located at the heart of the mythical Palais des Festivals, this casino has a lively ambiance and there are several slot machines together with traditional game lounges such as English and French Roulette, Stud Poker and Blackjack. There’s also a gourmet restaurant and unforgettable performances are held in this casino.
Seven Casino, Amnéville
This casino is quite large and there are a lot of slot machines that are available in this casino but the live games in the place are rather limited. Roulette, Blackjack and Boule are some of the games that in this casino. You should be in smart casual when you enter the place and you have to be at least 18 years old. Tie and jacket is not required but you can’t wear sportswear, shorts or open footwear.
Grand Casino de Lyon Le Pharaon, Lyon
This is a huge casino with a huge selection of slot machines but the live games at the table are quite few. Classic game tables are quite popular in this casino and the games include blackjack, boule and roulette. The casino is not really strict about the dress code and you can wear casual attire while gambling here.
Keeping your hands off the gambling tables is a bit difficult to do even in France with its numerous casinos which range from small to large scale. Indeed, there’s much to look forward to on your French holiday.