Review written by Sophie Couard, January 18, 2016.
The town Alet-les-Bains is particularly known for the quality of the mineral spring, called the water of Alet, and for their diverse heritage, including a ninth century abbey, the Episcopal Palace, the fortified medieval village, and many more. The Casino in Alet-les-Bains offers a completely different aspect of entertainment, and offers a wide variety of services that will make the stay of their visitors even nicer. The Casino has different games, including slot machines, blackjack, English roulette and Boule 2000. The restaurant and piano bar will also be able to satisfy your desires, and offers pleasures of the fine dining and relaxing moments when you enjoy a drink over some relaxing music. The Casino also hosts events, such as Lotto, Belotte, exhibitions, parties, and many others.
Make your game at the Casino in Alet-les-Bains
Although the Casino in Alet-les-Bains is a relatively small establishment, the gaming hall guarantees a warm and friendly atmosphere. The Casino offers various slot machines and multiple traditional table games, including blackjack, English roulette and Boule 2000.
The slot machines
The casino has a slot machine hall that features 45 devices. Players can try their luck at 22 slot machines and 23 videos poker machines.
The slot machines accept different minimum stakes, and operate with denominations ranging from €0.20 to €2, which means that you can play at your own pace, and keep full control over your budget and the time you play.
The slot machine room is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 11 am to 4 am.
The traditional table games
The Casino in Alet-les-Bains also offers different types of traditional table games, including blackjack, English roulette and the game Boule 2000.
If you are passionate about card games the casino invites you to take part in games at the blackjack table. The minimum bet at the table is €5. The table can accommodate up to 7 people simultaneously, and you can challenge the dealer and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of this popular table game.
The Casino also offers an English roulette table. You can try your luck at this thrilling table and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere and game-play that roulette offers. The game has a cylinder with 37 numbers, and the table can accommodate up to 10 players at a time. The minimum bet is €1 and you can bet on single numbers, simple chances, streets, corners, and all other possible roulette bets.
The blackjack and English roulette table are available during the high season from July to September. The tables are open from 9.30 pm until the closing hours of the casino.
The Casino of Alet-les-Bains also offers a Boule 2000 table. The rules are much simpler than those of English roulette, and the Boule 2000 game will give you the opportunity to play without any concerns or having to have previous knowledge about the game. The minimum bet is €1, which is low enough for you to be able to play many games.
The Boule 2000 is open from Sunday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
Casino in Alet-les-Bains : the pleasures of fine dining
In addition to the various games, the Casino in Alet-les-Bains also impresses with their restaurant and piano bar. Whether you are spending time in the game rooms, or you are simply passing through the city or the Aude department, the chef and his team offer you fine cuisine made from fresh seasonal produce.
The restaurant « Le Carré d’As »
The restaurant Le Carré d'As has recently been refurbished, and welcomes you now in a new decor that is both soothing and accentuating the friendly atmosphere.
The chef presents a new menu that changes with the seasons. Different set menus are also on the menu.
The menu offers many different starters from €11, such as fish soup with croutons, a duo of half-cooked foie gras with port sauce and onion jam, marinated salmon with tarragon and pink peppercorns, or a platter with different delicatessen meats. The main courses start from €12, and you can select among others the casserole with duck confit in the style of House Aymeric, flank steak with shallots, grilled tuna steak, grilled sirloin steak with roquefort or green pepper sauce, lamb shank confit with garlic, or grilled beef fillet Rossini. You can also select cheeses and desserts starting from €5.50, such as the cheese platter with honey and jam, 3 scoops ice cream and sorbets, a chocolate Pyramid, the Ile Flottante, Crème brulée with Bailey’s or profiteroles with caramel and salted butter.
The chef also suggests some set menus, including the Menu Spécial Jackpot for €18, which includes €8 chips for slot machines, the Menu Gastronomique for €25, and many more. In addition, the restaurant Le Carré d'As invites you to enjoy different services, such as among others the Tapas Buffet, the Buffets Campagnards which is free by invitation and held Monday and Friday evenings, or the Moules Frites for €10, which takes place every Wednesday evening.
The restaurant Le Carré d'As is open Wednesday to Sunday from 7.30 pm.
The piano-bar at the Casino
The Casino in Alet-les-Bains also offers a piano bar area where you will be able to relax either during the breaks between some slot machine games or traditional games, or you can just enjoy moments of pleasure with music while enjoying a drink from the bar. You are able to get all your favourite drinks, from cocktails to hot beverages, all the way to beers, spirits, whiskeys, aperitifs, digestives, champagnes, and many more.
Events at the Casino in Alet-les-Bains
In addition to culinary delights and events, the Casino in Alet-les-Bains also offers a diverse entertainment program, both with games and competitions, exhibitions, parties, music, and many more.
Among the cultural and artistic events are various exhibitions, some permanent and some temporary, the "Vernissage" evening that has photographic art in the spotlight, or the nude art by Joël Bardeau.
In terms of games and competitions, the Casino also invites you to take part in the Belotte tournaments, Lotto games, and many more.
Lovers of music and good atmosphere will also be able to enjoy the piano bar and musical balls, as well as different shows and parties with all kinds of themes.
Address and access
Casino d’Alet-les-Bains, Route de Quillan – 11580 Alet-les-Bains.
By car via the RD 612, formerly called route nationale 118.
Free shuttle from Carcassonne every Wednesday.
35 km from Carcassonne, 62 km from Perpignan, 94 km from Toulouse, 149 km from Montpellier, 256 km from Marseille, 299 km from Toulon and 653 km from Paris.
Less than 2 km from the station of Alet-les-Bains and 37 km from the station of Carcassonne.
37 km from the airport of Carcassonne Salvaza and 86 km from the airport of Perpignan-Rivesaltes.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 11 am to 4 am.
Blackjack table : July to September: Sunday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 2 am on, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
English roulette table : July to September: Sunday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 2 am on, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
Boule 2000 table : Sunday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 2 am on, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9.30 pm to 4 am.
Restaurant « Le Carré d’As » : Wednesday to Sunday from 7.30 pm.