Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2016.
The Casino in Boulou is managed by the Joa group and located in the town of Boulou, just a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea and the Spanish border, in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales. The Joa Casino in Boulou is the perfect leisure centre with a typical Catalan atmosphere and a design that was inspired by the style of the famous architect Antonio Gaudi. The casino offers many services including various games, good food and events in relaxing and entertaining area. To make the players among us happy, the Casino offers three main categories of games, including a selection of over 100 slot machines of all types, traditional table games including two tables with Blackjack, two tables with English Roulette, eight spaces at an electronic English Roulette and two Poker tables. Gourmets will be able to enjoy fantastic food at the establishments own restaurant, Le Cedrat, that has a terrace and an adjoining bar, and you can enjoy fine dining in a great atmosphere. The nightclub at the casino offers great entertainment at night with popular music. The Casino in Boulou also offers other types of entertainment, dinners-shows and dinners-concerts throughout the year. You can also host your own events, either private or professional.
Boulou : many interesting things to do
The town of Boulou is located a few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea and it is a unique destination that offers many different activities. You can benefit from the healing powers of the thermal spa near the casino, in the centre of a beautiful green park where you can also relax. You can enjoy cycling, horseback riding or walking and enjoy nature.
If this is your first trip to the town of Boulou, you might want to consider visiting the Museum of Modern Art of Céret and the Espace des Arts du Boulou. You can also discover the works of the greatest artists of the 20th century, including Picasso, Braque, Soutine, Chagall, Herbin, Matisse, Masson, Krémègne, Miró, Tàpies, Viallat, Toni Grand, Bioulès and many others.
You can attend the Festival of Classical Music in May and the town organizes a spectacular celebration, the Feast of Water in August.
Visiting the Chapel of Saint-Martin de Fenollar is a good opportunity to discover beautiful frescoes of the 12th century or listen to the choir of the chapel.
Other interesting sites near Boulou include the Palace of the Kings of Majorca, the Loge de Mer, the Palace of the Deputation and the City Hall of the town of Perpignan.
Casino in Boulou : the perfect location to play casino games
The Joa Casino in Boulou is the perfect destination to enjoy games of chance and have the opportunity to win some money. The establishment features a slot machine room with over 100 devices, a traditional games room with 6 tables for Blackjack and Poker and 8 spaces for electronic Roulette.
The slot machines
The Casino in Boulou has a selection of over 100 slot machines. Fans of slots games are able to choose from mechanical slot machines, video slot machines and video poker. If you are playing for the first time, the casino also offers you the opportunity to consult an employee who can instruct you and teach you the basic rules of the games.
To give everyone the chance to try their luck to win the jackpot and enjoy these slot games without taking too much risk, the casino allows for different denominations selectable at each machine.
If you like traditional slot machines in their most original built, you can play at 30 machines with mechanical reels with denominations between €0.20 and €2. If you rather have a preference for the latest innovations you can try your luck on one of the 49 video slot machines. The minimum and maximum denominations for these devices range from €0.01 to €0.20. Lovers of Poker can play at around twenty Video Poker games with denominations between €0.50 and 1€.
To guarantee maximum fun to their visitors, the Casino regularly updates the game selection with the latest machines and new games.
The slot machine at the Casino in Boulou is open from Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
The traditional games
The elegant Catalan design creates a warm and friendly atmosphere in the traditional games room of the Joa Casino in Boulou. Lovers of table games are be able to indulge in the pleasures and the thrills of the most popular two table games in the world, namely Blackjack and English Roulette. You can also play electronic English Roulette.
The Casino in Boulou is the place in the city for Blackjack fans, whether they are beginners or experts. Each of the two Blackjack tables allows for a minimum bet of €5 and a maximum bet of €250 per hand. To allow beginners to enjoy the thrills of the game, the dealers are happy to offer an introductory session that will allow them to learn about the basic rules and the best strategies of the game.
You can play at the Blackjack tables of the Casino from Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
The Casino in Boulou guarantees you a fantastic time at the English Roulette tables. It is the perfect game for fans of pure gambling, and you can either play at the two tables with traditional English Roulette with a dealer or at 8 spaces at the electronic English Roulette.
To enjoy the exceptional atmosphere of the traditional English Roulette you can choose a place on one of the two tables offered by the Casino. The minimum bet is €5 and you can play as you please, as many games as you like. If you play Roulette for the first time the croupiers are also happy to explain the rules and the basics of this very popular game.
A new way to play Roulette is on the touch terminals, and the 8 spaces at the electronic English Roulette are also a good way to learn Roulette and avoiding being scrutinised directly by other players at the table. The minimum bet is €0.50, which makes this game perfect for beginners who do not wish to bet a lot.
All English Roulette at the Casino de Boulou are open from Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
The Casino in Boulou is also the perfect meeting place for poker fans. The establishment has two Poker tables that welcome fans of this card game to compete against each other in cash games or tournaments. You have the opportunity to work on your technique of Texas Hold'em Poker from Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and from Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Casino Joa de Boulou : an exceptional destination for gourmets
The Casino in Boulou operates the restaurant Le Cedrat, which is a 150-seat restaurant run by the famous chef Wesley Durand.
Restaurant Le Cédrat
The restaurant Le Cédrat offers original and exceptional gastronomy, and is definitely worth a visit. It is one of the best restaurants in the Pyrenees-Orientales, and it stands out because of its exceptional cuisine. The chef and his team will never cease to surprise the guests with bold flavours and creative compositions. The chef Wesley Durand offers a seasonal menu with dishes made from fresh produce for very reasonable prices. To honour the quality of Toque Blanche du Roussillon, but also to satisfy your expectations, Chef Wesley Durand offers delicacies for both your eyes and your taste buds, with an impeccable presentation, perfect cooking, balanced seasoning a quantity that is worth its price.
Le Cédrat is the perfect place for an unforgettable lunch or dinner in an elegant atmosphere, on the sunny terrace or inside the prestigious restaurant.
You can choose from three different set menus with different prices and items.
The midday buffet is perfect for a larger appetite, as it consists of an appetiser and dessert buffet, a single hot dish and a carafe of wine for only €18€. Other main courses are also available from €15.
A set menu for €20.50 and €26.50 or the signature Joa menu for €25 and €32 are also available.
You can also enjoy the three specialties of the house, including smoked salmon for €13, tapas a la plancha with a glass of wine for €13 or a Black Angus rib eye steak for €19.
The selection of starters are also what makes the restaurant so famous. For example, for €8 you can get a duo of prawns and crunchy vegetables , vol au vent of parsley sails with a creamy sauce or a Dubarry cream soup. For €8.50 you can enjoy succulent starters, such as duck foie gras in spiced ballotine with red wine and brown sugar or fresh salmon in gravy with homemade dill and a potato waffle.
Regarding the main courses, Le Cedrat offers a great diversity of dishes which is absolutely divine and varies with the seasons. For €15 you can get the calamari fricassée with punset duck brochette apricot with honey jus and rosemary, or mackerel croustade with white wine sauce. The dishes for €17.50 include the Joa burgers or the special burger of the Boulou Casino, traditional Burgundy beef, slow-cooked or pan-fried scallops with a squash mousseline and chorizo condiment.
The delicious desserts will make you lick your fingers, and they are available for €7.50 or €8. You can choose between the autumn crumble with apples, pears and bananas, a black forest, pears poached in syrup with cream crust, fondant au chocolat and its sister with milk chocolate, ice cream, or even honey dishes or red fruit coulis.
For snacks, aperitifs and refreshments, Le Cédrat also offers one of the best selections of wines and cocktails with or without alcohol. The restaurant has a varied selection of white wines, red wines and rosé wines. Those of you who appreciate beer will also find a good selection, and you can also discover the Joa craft light or dark beer.
Le Cédrat is open every day from Monday to Sunday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 8 pm to 11 pm.
The Joa Casino in Boulou : a space to relax in a nice atmosphere
In addition to the entertainment available in the gaming room the Joa Casino in Boulou also gives you the opportunity to end your evening in style. The establishment regularly hosts dinner shows, dinners concerts or themed evenings that will entertain you and make your evening just perfect.
The Casino in Boulou : a unique place for your private or professional events
The Casino in Boulou is also a great place for organising and hosting your own private or professional events. Whatever your budget or the size of your event is, the Casino can make you a tailored offer for your project.
You will have the choice of the location of your event: the luxurious and modern restaurant that has a capacity of 150 seats with a terrace that can accommodate up to 40 additional seats, a fully equipped gala room that can accommodate 80 and 250 persons depending on the size of your event, or the garden, which is large, green, shaded and well lit and can accommodate up to 300 seated guests or 500 for a standing cocktail party.
Whether you are hosting a family event, such as a birthday party, a bachelor's party, a wedding or any other private celebration, a party, for example a Christmas party, a cocktail party, a gala, drinks among friends or an exhibition, or a professional event, such as a conference, seminar, meeting, product launch, showroom, congress, press conference or a discovery day, the Casino is able to meet all your expectations.
You can surprise your guests with a menu for €20 or €30 per person, depending on your requirements, or choose a cocktail dinner for €30.
The Casino offers many services for leisure and entertainment tailored to your needs that will give your events an original touch and make them more personal. In addition to simply renting the room, a customised decoration depending on your theme can be implemented, and the casino can make the event even nicer and surprise your guests, especially if you want to host some games at your event as well. You are even able to offer your guests some chips. The Casino in Boulou can also organise the entertainment at your event and provide contacts to many different artists, such as musicians and DJs, magicians, comedians, circuses, chippendales and others.
Direct access from the motorway A9, direction Barcelona, Exit no 43 Le Boulou
20 km from Perpignan, 900 km from Paris, 359 km from Marseille, 476 km from Lyon, 228 km from Toulouse, 176 km from Montpellier, 959 km from Strasbourg, 496 km from Nice and 170 km from Barcelona.
30 km from the airport of Perpignan and 20 km from the SNCF train station of Perpignan
Slot machines : Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Blackjack tables : Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
English Roulette tables : Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Electronic English roulette tables : Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Poker tables : Monday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and from Friday to Sunday and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
The restaurant Le Cédrat : every day from Monday to Sunday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 8 pm to 11 pm.