Review written by Sophie Couard, January 21, 2016.
Are you planning on spending a weekend or a holiday in the town Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda, in the Pyrénées-Orientales department, and are you looking for activities that can keep you entertained? The Casino in Amelie-les-Bains is a major regional entertainment establishment that should not be missed. In fact, the establishment has a slot machine hall that is equipped with all types of gaming devices, as well as various table games, such as blackjack, English roulette, Stud Poker and the game Boule. The Casino also offers a cinema where you can enjoy various movies. The restaurant and bar welcome you for culinary pleasures, or when you want to take a break from the games and relax. Various events are also organised to make your stay even nicer.
The games at the Casino in Amélie-les-Bains
The Casino in Amélie-les-Bains invites fans of slot machines to have a great time in the slot machine hall that features 32 slot machines. Various table games are also available if you prefer the atmosphere of the great traditional games. Among your choices are blackjack, Stud Poker, English roulette and the game Boule.
The slot machines
Despite the relatively small number of slot machines, which only amounts to 32 devices, the Casino in Amélie-les-Bains is always able to satisfy your game needs, and they offer the main types of machines, including machines with mechanical reels, video reel machines and video poker games.
To help you to manage your game time and for you to have complete control over your budget, the casino offers machines with several different denominations. You can play at 16 machines with mechanical reels with bets ranging from €0.10 to €2, 8 video slot machines with denominations of between €0.1 and €2, and 8 video poker games with minimum bets of between €0.5 and €2.
The slot machine room is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, Friday from 10 am to 2 am, and Saturday from 10 am to 3 am.
Traditional games at the casino
The Casino in Amelie-les-Bains also offers a selection of traditional table games for fans of these great games and their special atmosphere. Fans of card games can enjoy blackjack and Stud Poker , and those players looking for the thrills of pure chance at the games can play English roulette and Boule 2000.
The Casino offers a blackjack table with space for up to 7 people. You can play against the dealer with a minimum bet of €5, and try to get a better hand than him. The team of the casino can also help beginners and teach them the rules and the basics of blackjack.
The blackjack table is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 8.30 pm to 1 am, and Saturday from 8.30 pm to 3 am.
Poker enthusiasts have the opportunity to play Stud Poker at the casino. The establishment offers a poker table with minimum bets from €5. Although Stud Poker is one of the oldest poker variations, the table will give you the same sensational thrills that you can experience in game of Texas Hold'em.
You can play at the Stud Poker table every Thursday, Friday and Sunday, from 8.30 pm to 1 am, and on Saturdays from 8.30 pm to 3 am.
The game Boule
The Casino in Amelie-les-Bains also allows you to enjoy the thrills of playing at the table with the game Boule 2000. The game is especially suited for all lovers of gambling, beginners and experienced players, and the minimum bet is €1.
The table is available Sunday to Wednesday from 8 pm to 1 am, Friday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Saturday from 8 pm to 3 am.
English roulette is one of the most popular casino games, and it is also available at the Casino in Amélie-les-Bains. The establishment offers two game tables where it is possible to play the game with a bet from €2.
The two English roulette tables are available every Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 8.30 pm to 1 am, and every Saturday from 8.30 to 3 am.
The Casino in Amélie-les-Bains for culinary delights
The Casino in Amelie-les-Bains is also a great place to treat your taste buds in the restaurant, and you can also to enjoy relaxing and refreshing moments in the bar.
The restaurant « Le Carré d’As »
The restaurant "Le Carré d'As" welcomes you in a contemporary design with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Depending on the season, or your time of arrival, you can choose between the indoors area or the terrace.
The chef and his team will amaze you with delicious dishes and menus with a simple cuisine that uses fresh seasonal produce. They present a varied and constantly changing menu with a choice of starters from €5, tapas from €3, fish dishes for €16 or €17, meat dishes from €14, pasta dishes from €10.20, pizzas from €8, and many more. Among the best tapas dishes are endive and Roquefort cheese salad with walnuts, a calamari platter à la Planxa, crispy goat, breaded calamari, fried prawns, or crispy Langoustine. The best main courses are for example the fish dishes salmon with sorrel, cod gratin with parsley aioli, Gambas à la Planxa, meat dishes, such as duck breast with honey à la Planxa, Catalan barbeque or Escalope Milanese, pasta dishes, such as lasagne, tagliatelle carbonara, tagliatelle with chicken, and Margarita, Vegetarian, Iberian, 4 Cheese or other pizzas.
Set menus and various other options are also available, and you can enjoy among others the dish of the day for €8.50, which is available Monday to Friday, a lunch menu for €14, the Chef menu available Sunday for lunch and dinner for €19, a children's menu for €9.50, the cinema menu for €10.90, and many more.
The restaurant Le Carré d'As is open daily for lunch from 12 pm and in the evening from 7.30 pm.
The bar at the Casino
You also have the opportunity to cool off and have a nice and relaxing time at the bar of the casino.
The menu offers a huge selection of drinks, including hot drinks from €1.40, such as coffee, tea infusions or hot chocolate, soft drinks from €2.80, fruit juices from €2.80, beers from €2.80, aperitifs, such as like Ricard, Martini or Sangria from €2.10, liqueurs, such as Baileys, cognac or Cointreau from €6; rums, whiskeys, vodkas or gin from €6 and champagne for €6.80.
The bar at the Casino is open the same times as the slot machines room.
Events at the Casino in Amélie-les-Bains
Aside from casino games, such as the slot machines and traditional table games, the Casino in Amélie-les-Bains is also a venue for events and other activities. The establishment has a cinema with different screenings, and offers a comprehensive entertainment program with games and contests.
The cinema at the Casino
Whether you visit as a couple, with your family or your friends, you can find a movie you like at the cinema of the Casino Amélie-les-Bains.
The theatre has 250 seats, and offers a varied program, including, among others, action movies, adventure, espionage, science fiction, romantic, mystery, drama, comedy, and many others.
The Casino also hosts many events, either food related events, games and contests, or music events.
These events include dinner dances or other theme parties, including the series of Folles soirées du samedi, tea dances that take place every Sunday from 3 pm to 7 pm, Tapas evenings, Punch and Mojito evenings, different shows, concerts, other performances, and many more.
Events, soirees and seminars
The Casino in Amelie-les-Bains is also able to host and organise all your private and professional events. The establishment offers everything needed with a professional service, as well as infrastructure and equipment that is essential for the success of your parties and receptions. Do not hesitate to contact the representatives of the casino for your wedding, anniversary, seminar, product launch, bachelor party, or other events.
Address and access
Casino d’Amélie-les-Bains, 4, Avenue du Docteur Bouix, 66110 – Amélie-les-Bains-Palalda.
By car via the motorway A9, exit Le Boulou and then the RN9 towards Céret.
7 km from Céret, 15 km from Le Boulou, 39 km from Perpignan, 188 km from Montpellier, 239 km from Nîmes, 244 km from Toulouse, 353 km from Marseille and 882 km from Paris.
By train via the train station of Perpignan.
45 km from the airport of Perpignan — Rivesaltes.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, Friday from 10 am to 2 am, and Saturday from 10 am to 3 am.
Blackjack table : Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 8.30 pm to 1 am and Saturday from 8.30 pm to 3 am.
English roulette table : every Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 8.30 pm to 1 am, and every Saturday from 8.30 pm to 3 am.
Boule 2000 table : Sunday to Wednesday from 8 pm to 1 am, Friday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Saturday from 8 pm to 3 am.
Stud Poker table : every Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 8.30 pm to 1 am, and on Saturdays from 8.30 pm to 3 am.
Restaurant « Le Carré d’As » : every day for lunch from 12 pm, and for dinner from 7.30 pm.
Bar at the Casino : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, Friday from 10 am to 2 am, and Saturday 10 am to 3 am.