Review written by Sophie Couard, January 19, 2016.
The Casino in Ajaccio is the only casino in Corsica. In addition to the many tourist attractions that this beautiful island has to offer, tourists and people who live on the island can enjoy the games at the casino. It offers many different games that will make many different players happy. There is a selection of more than 60 slot machines with different themes, and various table games, such as blackjack and English roulette, but Stud Poker and Texas Hold'em Poker can also be played. The Casino also has a restaurant where you have the opportunity to try many specialties of the island while enjoying an exceptional atmosphere. The bar is also open to players when they want to take a break from the games, and enjoy nice relaxing moments. Music lovers will also be able to enjoy a night club, and they can dance to their favourite tunes.
Luck and chance at the Casino in Ajaccio
The Casino in Ajaccio is the only establishment in Corsica to offer gambling, and they do their best to meet the requirements of their potential visitors. They offer three categories of games, including slot machines, traditional table games and poker.
The slot machines
When you visit the city of Ajaccio, and you are a fan of one armed bandits, you can find over 60 slot machines of different types in the casino. No matter what your preference is, you can find a game that you like, and the casino offers mechanical reel slots, video slot machines and video poker games.
The slot machines are available in different denominations, allowing you to have full control over the money you spend or the time you are playing. A spin at the slot machines will cost you a minimum bet of €0.02 and €2, while a game at a video poker machine will cost between €1 and €2. The Casino also gives you the opportunity to win a progressive jackpot, which is a jackpot system available at a few slot machines that are connected and contribute to the jackpot.
You can play the slot machines Sunday to Thursday from 1 pm to 3 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 1 pm to 4 am.
The traditional table games
The Casino in Ajaccio also offers you a choice of traditional table games. Among the choices are English roulette, blackjack and Stud Poker.
English roulette is the perfect game for fans of a simple game of chance. The Casino offers 3 English roulette tables allowing you to enjoy the thrills of this random and unexpected game of chance.
Each English roulette table requires a minimum bet of €2 per game. However, if you want even more of a thrill, you can bet a maximum of up to €40 in one round.
You can try your luck at the English Roulette Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 pm to 3 am, and Saturday and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
You can also find a blackjack table in the casino. This traditional game is one of the most popular card games, and you can enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of this great game at the table.
Playing at the table requires that you have mastered the rules of the game already, and the minimum bet is €10. Depending on your hand, you can bet up to a maximum of €500 per game.
You can challenge the dealer at the blackjack table Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 pm to 3 am, and Saturday and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
The Casino in Ajaccio also has a Stud Poker table for fans this typically American poker version. The game Stud Poker is only available in very few casinos in France, and you will surely enjoy this easy game that offers a lot of fun and thrilling sensations.
The poker room
The Casino in Ajaccio is also a meeting point for lovers of the famous Texas Hold'em poker game. The establishment has 2 tables that offer cash games and different tournaments, among them multi-table tournaments with the Sit-and-Go game system. Competitions held in the games room are generally received with a lot of enthusiasm from the fans of this game, which creates a very exciting and lively atmosphere.
The conditions are different for every tournament, and you can see the rules before the tournaments start. You can also play the cash games. These require a minimum buy-in of €100 when you register. The blinds for these games are set at €2 and €4.
The poker room is open every day from 8.30 pm. The two tables close at 3 am in the low season and at 4 am during the summer.
The Casino in Ajaccio : gourmet dining for connoisseurs
The Casino in Ajaccio also offers a unique space where you can try the many flavours of Corsica, traditional French cuisine and a variety of other cuisines. You can also relax in a warm and friendly environment, and visit the restaurant, a piano bar and a bar that is located in the same room where you can play the slot machines.
The restaurant La Rotonde
The restaurant "La Rotonde" is not just a place where you eat food. The restaurant offers a relaxing atmosphere in a superb environment. The restaurant's decor also features an interesting dome made out of glass and metal. There are 50 seats available, and you will not only love the helpfulness of the staff, but also the warmth, friendliness and the tranquillity of the room.
The chef presents a varied menu with dishes made from regional fresh produce and seasonal ingredients, and the selection should please even the most demanding gourmets. You have various choices, including starters from €10, such as aubergine with Italian perfumes or Aumônière crispy goat cheese and spaghetti with courgettes and bacon. The main courses include pasta and rice dishes from €11, among them Spaghetti Parmigiana or scampi risotto with artichoke hearts, fish dishes from €17, such as cod fillet roasted on vegetable tarte Tatin, or prawn skewers, Saint-Jacques and vegetables, meat dishes from €17 including grilled lamb chops with herbs, or duck breast skewers with prunes and panzetta. You can also find a good selection of desserts for €8 and €9, such as profiteroles with chocolate or a cheese plate.
The restaurant also allows you the opportunity to enjoy various events, such as songs from the group Notte Sounds from Corsica, and many others.
The "La Rotonde" restaurant is welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 pm to midnight.
The Club Lounge at the Casino
Whether you are a visitor or a regular player at the Casino in Ajaccio, you can enjoy all services and the nice atmosphere at the Club Lounge at the Casino.
The club is ideal if you want to take a break from playing the games and relax a little bit. You will be able to find your favourite drinks at the bar, and you can choose between different cocktails and alcoholic drinks, hot drinks and fruit juices.
There is also a stage where various artists offer all kinds of musical styles, and guests can take over the dance floor and let go to the rhythm of the music when the DJ takes over the stage.
The Club also hosts different events, such as the Nuit des Gitans, the Voix Corse de Jean Menconi, the Paradisco with David Step Anoff, and many more.
The Club Lounge opens their doors from Thursday to Saturday from 11 pm to 4 am.
Address and access
Casino in Ajaccio, Boulevard Pascal Rossini, 20 000 Ajaccio.
300 m from the harbour and 5 km from the airport Napoléon Bonaparte.
80 km from Porto, 81 km from Corte, 130 km from Bonifacio, 140 km from Porto-Vecchio, 147 km from Bastia, 285 km from Toulon, 350 km from Marseille and 1123 km from Paris.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 1 pm to 3 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 1 pm to 4 am.
Blackjack table : Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 pm to 3 am, and Saturday and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
English roulette table : Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 pm to 3 am, and Saturday and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
Poker room : every day from 8.30 pm. Closing at 3 am in low season and 4 am in the summer.
Restaurant « La Rotonde » : Tuesday to Saturday from 8 pm to midnight.
The Club Lounge : Thursday to Saturday from 11 pm to 4 am.