Review written by Sophie Couard, January 7, 2015.
The JOA Casino in Besançon is one of the four casinos in the Franche-Comté region, and you can have a wonderful time there and enjoy gambling, entertainment and events, a great restaurant and a nice glass of wine. The Casino offers a large variety of games, including slot machines and various table games, such as blackjack, English roulette, Bataille and the game Boule. The restaurant and two bars at the casino also welcome you for a break, and you can dine and relax there. In addition to various events, such as music, gastronomy, games and competitions, the establishment also offers different services to help you have a good time.
Casino JOA de Besançon : a paradise of gambling
The JOA Casino in Besançon is one of the largest establishment when it comes to games. In fact, the casino has a slot machine selection of 135 devices, as well as a variety of table games, including blackjack, traditional English roulette, electronic English roulette, Bataille and the game Boule 2000.
The slot machines
The Casino in Besançon offers 135 slot machines, and is able to satisfy even the most demanding fans of slot machines. You can find the type of machine you prefer, among them mechanical reel machines, video slot machines and video poker.
The slots in the slot machines hall require minimum bets between €0.01 and €10, and give you the opportunity to manage your budget and the time you want to play according to what you want. In addition, you can play the latest generation slot machines. These devices are, among others, the "Sky Rider-Silver Treasures WS" with up to 72 free games to unlock, the "Tiger Prince" or "Moon Maiden Selene. Several machines also use the multigames technology for even more fun.
The slot machine room is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 am and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 11 am to 4 am.
The table games
The JOA Casino in Besançon will also satisfy you if you are focused on traditional games at tables. The establishment offers four categories of games, including blackjack, English roulette, the game Boule and Bataille.
Are you passionate about traditional card games? The casino offers two game tables, one for the game blackjack and another for the game Bataille.
The blackjack table can accommodate up to 10 players, and offers the thrilling sensation of this particularly popular game. If you want to join a game and challenge the dealer you can participate with a minimum bet of €5 per game.
The game Bataille requires no specific strategy, and is a great card game for players wanting to try their luck while enjoying the atmosphere of the table games. The Bataille table can accommodate up to 7 players and is served by a dealer.
English roulette Anglaise and the game Boule
The Casino in Besançon also has an English roulette table, an electronic English roulette table and table for Boule 2000.
The traditional English roulette table has a cylinder with 37 numbers and can accommodate up to 7 players. You can wager a minimum of €1 on a number, a street, a corner, and other bets.
You can enjoy the same thrills at the electronic English roulette table like you can at the traditional table, although with a touch of technology. The minimum bet is €0.50, and you can choose a seat in front of one of the 7 touch screens.
The Casino also invites you to play the game Boule 2000 with possible stakes of between €1 and €200 per game.
The 7 spaces at the electronic English roulette are available every day from 11 am, other table games, such as blackjack, traditional English roulette, Bataille and Boule 2000 are only available from 9 pm in the evening.
The restaurant and the bars at the Casino in Besançon
The JOA Casino in Besançon is also the best place for dining and relaxing, whether you are staying in the town or you are playing in the Casino. You can visit three locations, including a restaurant and two bars.
The restaurant “Le Grand Café”
The restaurant Le Grand Café features a panoramic room that is warmly decorated and has a modern look. It combines your well-being with the taste of carefully prepared dishes. You can also enjoy a terrace in the heart of the garden of the establishment when it is really hot in summer.
The restaurant specialises in traditional cuisine, and presents a menu with dishes composed of fresh and seasonal produce that the chef and his team are renewing every 3 weeks.
In addition to the great choice of dishes that you can find on the menu, you can also opt for different set menus starting from €15.50. There is also the children's menu for €11.50, which is a carefully selected menu especially for children.
The restaurant "Le Grand Café" is open from Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
The Bar “Le Red Sun Club”
The Bar "Le Red Sun Club" is the best place to escape while enjoying a cocktail or any other beverage. The Club organises various events as well, such as live concerts, theme nights and DJ nights.
The club offers a comprehensive drinks menu that includes hot drinks and fruit juices, as well as different cocktails, beers, whiskeys, and many more.
The Red Sun Club is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am.
The Bar “Le Tourbillon”
The Bar "Le Tourbillon" is located right in the slot machines hall, and it is the best place for taking a break between the games, and to have a relaxing time. The bar also has a comprehensive drinks menu and can serve your favourite drinks, aperitifs, digestives, soft drinks, hot drinks, beer, and many others.
Le Tourbillon is also able to satisfy a small appetite with a snack service. Prices start from €4.20, and you can order pizza, sandwiches, quiches, casseroles, pasta, as well as various sweet treats.
The Bar "Le Tourbillon" is open the same hours as the slot machine hall, from Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 am and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 11 am to 4 am.
A variety of events at the JOA Casino in Besançon
The JOA Casino in Besançon offers all kinds of events for you to have the best vacation in the department of Doubs. Whatever your preference or taste is, you can expect to find something you like. You can attend parties, concerts, shows and different performances, games and contests, and many more.
The Blind Test, Murder Mystery dinner for €59, the Simil'Air concert, karaoke, Chic & Glamour Nights, the Money Box tournament, Soul Power Trio concert, Mojito Nights and the Crazy Roulette night at the casino are only some of the hosted events.
More services of the JOA Casino in Besançon
In order to fully satisfy you, the Casino in Besançon also has various offers which allow you to benefit from various advantages.
To make the best out of the games at the Casino and to enjoy some advantages, you can choose from two major offers, including the Casinight & Day Pause Banco and the Casinight & Day Spectacle.
The first offer is available for €23, and you can enjoy a hot meal at the bar, a beer or a soft drink and get €15 worth of chips to use at the slots or table games . The Casinight & Day Spectacle costs €58, and it includes a glass of champagne at the bar, a 3-course dinner with your favourite wine, €15 worth of casino chips and a show to choose from in the season of "Mardis du Grand Café". You can also get these offers as a gift for your loved ones, and you can purchase them at the reception of the Casino in Besançon.
Like all JOA group's establishments, the Casino in Besançon also offers the Casinopass loyalty program. You can sign up in person at the reception of the Casino. You will need to present your ID and have to fill out a simple form for your membership. Then you can enjoy various exclusive advantages for restaurants and bars at all of the group's establishments, hotels and partners, and many more.
Address and access
Casino JOA de Besançon, 2, avenue Edouard Droz — 25 000 Besançon.
By car 415 km from Paris via the motorway A6 and the A36 and the national road 57.
93 km from Dijon, 227 km from Lyon, 247 km from Strasbourg, 271 km from Metz, 313 km from Grenoble and 395 km from Clermont-Ferrand.
By train via the train station of Viotte in the city, or by the TGV station of Franche-Compté.
By airplane via the airport of Besançon – La Vèze.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 11 am to 4 am.
Electronic English roulette table : every day from 11 am.
Traditional table games (blackjack, English roulette and the game Boule 2000) : every day from 9 pm.
Restaurant “Le Grand Café” : Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
The Bar “Le Red Sun Club” : every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am.
The Bar “Le Tourbillon” : Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 3 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 11 am to 4 am.