Review written by Sophie Couard, January 25, 2016.
The town of Lons-le-Saunier is the capital of the Jura department in the Franche-Comté region. The town offers many advantages for tourists, including a rich heritage, museums and thermal baths. It also hosts one of the casinos of the Emeraude group, the Casino in Lons-le-Saunier. This establishment offers additional entertainment facilities to people visiting the town. The casino offers a choice of games, including slot machines, blackjack, English roulette, grand electronic games and Texas Hold'em Poker. The establishment also provides other services to ensure that visitors have a good time. There is a restaurant, a bar, different events and a hotel. The casino also has the capacity to host and organise different events.
Emeraude Casino in Lons-le-Saunier : in the centre of gambling
The Casino in Lons-le-Saunier offers a wide range of games that are able to meet the demands of gamers. It offers a large games room in which you can find slot machines and many different table games.
The slot machines
The Casino in Lons-le-Saunier has a slot machine selection of 125 devices. There are different types available, including mechanical reel machines, video reel slot machines and video poker games. You can choose the one you like best. The number of slot machines in the room also allows you to change the game every time you like.
The slot machines in the room also allow you to choose a game according to the denomination, which enables you to keep complete control over your budget and your playing time, while enjoying the game to the fullest. You have a choice of 34 machines with mechanical reels with bets starting from €0.10 to €2, 66 video reel machines from €0.01 to €0.50 and 25 video poker games from €0,20 and €2.
The slot machine room is open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 3am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Are you fascinated by the old card game called "21"? The Casino in Lons-le-Saunier offers two blackjack tables, and up to 7 players can play simultaneously at a table. You can enjoy the fantastic atmosphere that blackjack has to offer with your friends. The minimum bet is €2 per hand, and you can challenge your dealer and attempt to get a blackjack, 21 points, or a better hand than his. The more daring players are able to bet up to €15,000.
The two blackjack tables welcome you every day from 9 pm until the closing hours of the casino.
An English Roulette table is also available to every fan of gambling in its purest form. The cylinder has 37 numbers, and up to 7 players can play at the same time. The English Roulette game provides for a great gaming experience with many different betting combinations possible. You can bet on a number, an even chance, a street, a corner, or any other bet with a minimum bet of €2.
The English Roulette table is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9 pm until normal closing hours of the casino.
The electronic games
The Casino in Lons-le-Saunier also offers you the opportunity to enjoy the latest technological innovations of traditional table games. The establishment offers an electronic English roulette table and an electronic blackjack table. Unlike the real traditional table games, these two game tables allow you to play without a dealer being present. You will be sitting in front of a touch screen and you are able to control the progress of your game. The minimum bet for both tables is €0.50.
The electronic games are available Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
The Emeraude Casino in Lons-le-Saunier also invites you to play at the two poker tables that offer mainly Texas Hold'em games. In addition to various cash games, the poker room also hosts various tournaments, such as Freezeout KO, the Main Event and many more.
To participate in cash games, you need a minimum buy-in of €50. The blinds of each table are €1 and €2.
The two poker tables are available from Thursday to Sunday from 9 pm until closing hours of the casino.
Restaurant and bar at the Emeraude Casino in Lons-le-Saunier
The Casino in Lons-le-Saunier is also able to satisfy you other needs, particularly in terms of food and drinks. In fact, it has a restaurant offering fine cuisine, and a very nice bar to relax.
The restaurant « Le Loft »
In addition to an original decor of the restaurant inside, you can also choose to sit outside on the terrace or next to the fireplace.
Regarding the culinary specialties of the restaurant, you are guaranteed to enjoy dishes made from fresh local produce on a menu that is changed regularly throughout the seasons. You can find for example, salmon tartare, Granny Smith apples, Burgundy snails, foie gras terrine with red onion chutney, Jurassien Burger, beef steak, rainbow trout fillet, Baked apple and artisanal marmalade of Jura, traditional chocolate coulant and crispy vanilla millefeuille.
There are also various set menus available, such as the dish of the day for €9.90, the Loft Menu for €22, the children's menu for €5.90 for your kids, and many more.
The dishes that you order at the restaurant can also help you win tokens or game time for billiards, darts, table football and pinball.
The Loft can serve you lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm except Saturday, and dinner in the evenings from Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 11 pm.
The Bar at the Casino
Relaxation and entertainment are already available at the Emeraude Casino in Lons-le-Saunier, and the establishment also offers a space where you can enjoy a good drink and play games, such as table football, darts, pinball and billiards.
The bar staff are happy to serve you your favourite drinks, from hot drinks to champagne, as well as beers, whiskeys, aperitifs, cocktails and a comprehensive selection of digestives.
The bar opens its doors from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Accommodation in Lons-le-Saunier
The casino also invites you to spend your nights in the comfort of their 3-star hotel for you to make the most of your holiday or weekend trip. You can choose from 40 recently renovated rooms located just a few minutes from the Casino.
The hotel Béryl can accommodate you throughout the year, and you can make a reservation on +33 (0) 3 84 24 40 50.
Emeraude Casino in Lons-le-Saunier : the event centre in the town
The Emeraude Casino in Lons-le-Saunier also offers a wide selection of events taking place throughout the year.
For example, the restaurant Le Loft offers you the Apéritif au Champagne every Sunday at noon where you can win tokens or game time for billiards, table football, darts or pinball, and many more.
Sports enthusiasts are able to follow live broadcasts of their favourite sports events while enjoying a drink.
You can also take part in games and competitions, such as raffles, poker tournaments, Bingo Burger, and many more.
The casino also invites you to visit one of their many shows, concerts and performances, such as Ambiance musical, themed dinner shows with humour, magic, the "mentalist" and the one-man show, or many other events.
Your private and professional events at the Casino in Lons-le-Saunier
The Casino in Lons-le-Saunier, in collaboration with the Hotel du Beryl, is able to host and organise your private and professional events. It offers 7 flexible seminar rooms and 2 reception rooms with a capacity of up to 200 people. You can hosts your wedding, birthday, baptism and other family events, as well as seminars, product launches, business gatherings and many more.
From the development and implementation of your project, the sales team of the establishment is at your side, and they are able to give you their experience and expertise with event planning. Whatever your budget is, you can expect an event that meets your expectations.
Address and access
Casino Emeraude de Lons-le-Saunier, 795 boulevard de l’Europe — 39 000 Lons-le-Saunier.
By car via the motorway A39 or via the N83 from Besançon.
83 km from Besançon, 94 km from Dijon, 150 km from Lyon, 234 km from Grenoble, 305 km from Clermont-Ferrand, 353 km from Strasbourg and 413 km from Paris.
5 km from the train station of Lons-le-Saunier and 60 km from the TGV train station of Dole — Triage.
10 km from the aerodrome of Lons-le-Saunier, 144 km from the airport of Lyon-Saint Exupéry and 149 km from the airport of Geneva.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 3am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Blackjack tables : Sunday to Thursday from 9 pm to 3 am, and Friday and Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am.
English roulette table : Wednesday to Sunday from 9 pm until normal closing hours of the casino.
Grand electronic games : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Texas Hold’em Poker table : Thursday to Sunday from 9 pm until closing hours of the casino.
Restaurant « Le Loft » : lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm except Saturday, and evenings from Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 11 pm.
The bar at the casino : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Hôtel du Béryl : open all year, booking on +33 (0) 3 84 24 40 50.