Casino Barrier d’Enghien-les-Bains – Casino Review
The Casino Barrier D’Enghien-les-Bains is the biggest casino in France with the largest gaming table room in the country too. Because of this, it gets very crowded during weekends, although for some people this adds to the experience of the casino atmosphere.
The casino is overlooking a beautiful lake so the view cannot be faltered and inside it is clean and welcoming. It is open daily from 10-4pm for slots and 4pm-4am for table games. It boasts a huge 500 slot machines and 14 Blackjack tables, (with a minimum bet of €5) 18 English roulette tables (€2 minimum) 4 French Roulette tables (€5 minimum play) however one game that is not offered is poker.
In terms of the dress code they demand smart casual wear, and although they do not require a jacket and tie they do not accept shorts, open footwear or any form of sportswear. The entrance fee ranges between €11 and €16 euros and you are offered a soft drink for this price.
The casino has two restaurants, with one specifically for snacks to keep you fueled as you play and the other for a romantic meal, or special occasion.
Staff politeness and friendliness is mentioned often in reviews and they do pride themselves on their customer service. That said, there are a lot of charges before you have even sat down at a table that it is important to be aware of. For example, you have to pay for parking, the cloakroom and entrance fee (in fact, they are the only casino in France who charge an entrance fee however this is dictated by the rules of the local town hall), so do bare this in mind.
The Casino Barrier D’Enghien-les-Bains does offer a generous loyalty card scheme to reward frequent visitors with discounts, special offers and various surprises throughout the year. If you are planning on visiting regularly, they are certainly worth signing up for.
As far as French casinos go, Casino Barrier D’Enghien-Les-Bains is vast and full of games, although of course, if poker is your game of choice then you may wish to look elsewhere. However, if you fancy trying out one of the 500 slots games, of one of the other table games, looking out onto the beautiful lake, or enjoying a meal in one of the restaurants, then this is a great place to visit – just remember to budget some extra money for those one-off fees!