Review written by Sophie Couard, on September 9, 2016.
The town Etretat is located on the Alabaster coast in the Normandy, just a few kilometres from the port of Le Havre. The town is known for its limestone cliffs and inspired many artists like Claude Monet and Guy de Maupassant. The town has a unique charm, mostly from the white chalk cliffs and pebble beaches, which provides for a harmonious mix and that improved the tourism in the region.
In addition to geographical attractions, the town is also very popular for leisure and entertainment activities, such as gambling at the Joa Casino in Etretat.
The Casino offers a variety of entertaining activities, as well as services that can make your stay even nicer. It offers a good selection of games, including slot machines and table games, such as Blackjack and electronic English Roulette. You can also enjoy the restaurant and bar when you take a break from the games, and you can enjoy many different events that will make your stay unforgettable.
Casino in Etretat : in the realm of chance
The Joa Casino in Etretat offers you a selection of games where you can try your luck at. You can find a selection of 75 slot machines and table games, including a traditional Blackjack and a modern electronic English Roulette.
The slot machines
The Casino in Etretat is one of the six gambling establishments in the department of Seine-Maritime. It offers a slot machine selection of 75 devices, and you can play traditional mechanical slots, modern video slot machines and video poker games.
To make your experience even better, the Casino also updates their game selection regularly with the newest devices. One of the most recent games is Game of Thrones. This huge game will give you an unforgettable experience, and the comfortable and interactive seats will provide for a lot of fun!
Regarding the wagers at these machines, the casino is able to make every player happy. The Casino allows you to play with denominations between €0.01 and €2 at the 75 slot machines. You can choose from 19 mechanical slot machines accepting minimum bets ranging from €0.02 to €2, 46 video slot machines with denominations between €0.01 and €0.20 and 10 Video Poker devices with minimum bets between €0.20 and €2.
The casino also offers many different jackpot games that will make your experience even more unforgettable. There are fixed and progressive jackpots, such as Joker Poker - Bal that you can win at the video slot machines with €1, the Tower Power at the mechanical slot machines with €1, or the Black Gold Seven €2 that you can try to win at the mechanical slot machines for €2.
Are you new to the world of casino games or slot machines? The Casino is able to help you with that, and they offer a so-called "discovery" space. The professional team offers introductory sessions and gives you the time to familiarise yourself with the different slot machines, their operation and how they are uses.
The slot machine room is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
The table games
The JOA Casino in Etretat also offers two types of table games for fans of these traditional games. You can find one traditional Blackjack game table at the Casino and a modern table with electronic English Roulette.
Blackjack is one of the most popular traditional casino games and attracts most of the players at the casino. You can play this fantastic game at two tables that offer this popular card game.
The two tables can accommodate up to 14 players at the same time who can try out their own strategies and get the chance to beat the dealer by having a better hand. However, the game tables are also open to beginners, and it is not necessary to know the rules of the game, as the dealers at the table are also happy to explain the game and the rules to you and give you an introductory session of the game.
After you took at seat at one of the two Blackjack tables at the Casino you have to play a minimum bet of €2 from Monday to Thursday and €5 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Depending on the value of your hand you will then be able to double your bet, do a split with a bet of the same value as the first hand, and much more.
The two Blackjack tables are open from Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7 pm to 3 am.
Electronic English Roulette
The Casino also features an electronic English Roulette table where fans of pure gambling can enjoy their passion. The electronic version of the classic English Roulette works with the same rules as the original game. You can bet on many different combinations, such as full numbers, streets, corners, six line, dozens, columns, as well as the even chances bets. The game phases are also the same as those of the traditional version, although the announcements of the croupier are substituted by a dialog on the touch screen at each of the terminals.
Electronic Roulette is characterised by the touch screen terminal where each of the players is seated. The game table at the Casino has 8 terminals where you can follow the progress of the game, make your bets and see your possible winnings. Regarding the bets, you can find two minimum bet limits, one of €0.20 and one of €0.50.
The electronic English Roulette has 8 terminals and is open to the players from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Restaurant and bar at the Joa Casino in Etretat
When you want to take a break from the thrills of the games the Joa Casino in Etretat offers you some options to have a good time with friends or with your family, and you can visit the casino bar or the restaurant.
The restaurant at the Casino
Since the design and the atmosphere are part of the success of a dinner or lunch, the Casino has put a lot of effort into the charming design and a warm atmosphere of the restaurant. In addition to the room inside, you can also sit outside on a terrace in the summer and enjoy the magnificent view of the sea and the cliffs of Etretat.
The restaurant offers you a varied menu and set menus with traditional cuisine prepared with fresh produce.
The chef and his team offer you a menu with a large choice of starters from €8.50, such as the smoked salmon fillet, cake with dill and sour cream in lime, Fine cheese tart, olives and vegetables, tomato salad, mozzarella and basil coulis and a Joa Salade niçoise. The main courses start from €17.50 and include beef carpaccio with fried potatoes, risotto with cuttlefish ink, small pan-fried cuttlefish in parsley, chicken Pojarski, taboulé tepid with vegetables and aragan oil, the famous Joa Burger with fries and a salmon burger with fries or a green salad. The desserts start from €8, and include fresh seasonal fruits, Manzana granite, Joa lemon pie and a gaspacho of pain d’épices with strawberries, which is a type of spiced gingerbread.
As it is the case in all the establishments of the JOA group, the Casino in Etretat also offers you the opportunity to taste the different dishes known as "JOA Plates" that follow a modern bistro cuisine. You can find, among others, some specialties, such as the Casino Burgers XL, such as the famous Joa Burger with fries and the special burger of the Casino in Etretat with fries and a burger with bethmale, fried onions, bacon, fresh tomatoes and two mince meat patties.
You are also able to enjoy different seafood dishes at the restaurant, such as a pot of mussels with fries for €14.50, the Fisherman's menu with two pots of mussels with sauces of your choice, 2 apple tartelettes and vanilla ice cream and 1 cider pitcher for €39, the Seafood Tray menu for €94, that includes 1 tray for 2 persons, 1 bottle JOA white, rosé or red wine and two apple tartelettes and vanilla ice cream, sea food platters for €41 and €82, the whelk platter for €12, the duo shrimp patter for €12, the prawns platter for €12 and langoustines platter for €19, and oysters from the Normandy from €13.
The chef and his team can also serve you different set menus, such as a menu with a starter and a main course, or a main course and dessert for €22, a complete 3-course menu for €28, or a children's menu for €10.50.
The restaurant also offers a special group menu if you visit with a larger group. Prices start from €24, and the group has to be 20 people or more.
The restaurant of the Casino is open every day from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The bar at the restaurant
When you take a break between the games and want to relax with a good drink you can visit the bar at the Casino in Etretat and enjoy a large selection of drinks. The Bar at the Casino has a warm and festive atmosphere and you can have a good time with your partner, friends or family.
In addition to many wines and available at the restaurant, the Casino Bar offers a variety of drinks for every taste. You can find a menu with eight categories of drinks, including 75cl bottled champagne, such as the Montaudon Réserve 1re for €46, the « R » de Ruinart for €80 and Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut for €61, alcoholic drinks of 4 cl, such as William Lawson's whiskey for €5.10, Chivas whiskey for €8.50, Eristoff Vodka for €5.30, Bacardi Carta Oro rum for €6.60, Gin Bombay Sapphire for €6.60 and Tequila Camino Real for €5.30, Digestives and liqueurs, such as Get 27 or Get 31 5 cl for €4.80, Baileys 5 cl for €4.8, Manzana 5 cl for €4.80, Armagnac 4 cl for €4.80 , Cognac 4 cl for €5.30 and Eau de vie 4 cl for €6.10, aperitifs, such as Ricard/Pastis 51 for €2.40, red Porto for €3.30, Martini américano for €7.10, JOA 20 by the glass for €2.30, JOA Kir for €3.30 and Kir Royal for €6.10, draught beer from €1.80 and bottled beers from €3, cocktails with alcohol for €8, such as Joa Pink, Piña Colada, original Mojito, Joa Sex on the Beach, Caïpirina, Bacardi Cuba Libre, Gin Fizz and Ersitoff Caïpiroska and cocktails without alcohol for €5.50, including Joaphrodite and Joafrika, sodas and fruit juices from €1.60 and hot drinks from €1.50.
You can also enjoy the exclusive Joa beer, a craft beer that comes in a light and dark variety and is brewed in a casino of the group. In addition, you can also enjoy the fantastic Joa sausages.
You can relax at the Casino Bar from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Joa Casino in Etretat : events and entertainment
The Joa Casino in Etretat also offers a many different events and shows that will make your stay unforgettable.
You can visit shows and performances, such as the Oyster Dicks concert, the Ballondonne-Live, the West Coast Band and many others. You can also take part in games or competitions, such as the dart competition "Dans la Mille" where you can win game tickets, Bingo Zap, and other games. Music fans can enjoy musical entertainment and themed evenings, such as tea dances hosted by different professional artists, the Hello Birds program and many more. You can also enjoy gastronomic events, such as Moules Frites evenings, themed buffets, and many others.
The Casino in Etretat also rewards your loyalty and offers some incentives in return. You will have, among other things, the opportunity to take advantage of the Joabox offer with 3 menus, including the Joueuse menu for €13 with a glass of champagne, €10 in bets for the website joa.fr and €10 of casino chips, the Discovery menu for €25, that includes an express menu, a cocktail, €10 in bets for the website joa.fr and €10 of casino chips, and the Gourmande menu for €40 with a restaurant menu, a cocktail, €10 in bets for the website joa.fr and €15 worth of casino chips.
Seminars and receptions
The Joa Casino in Etretat is also a location of choice for personal or professional events and receptions. You can host your events in an original atmosphere, and seminars, birthdays, gala evenings, bachelor parties, meetings, and many other events are possible, as the Casino offers modular rooms that can be modified depending on your requirements.
The Casino has a reception room with a capacity of up to 100 people for a banquet with or without entertainment in the restaurant room, up to 180 people for cocktails in the bar area and a modular space of 130 m² in a multipurpose room.
In addition to the room, the casino also provides materials and equipment that can be used for the smooth operation of your event, and an experienced team will be put at your service and help you organise your event, exceeding your expectations and budget.
By car : from Caen via the A13, take exit Pont de Normandie, then the motorway to Saint Romain (direction Amiens after the bridge). From Saint Romain, follow Etretat via Criquetot l'Esneval.
From Paris via the A13, two exits possible, either via the Pont de Tancarville or the Pont de Normandie. By Tancarville, follow La Cerlangue and Saint Romain, then follow Etretat via Criquetot l'Esneval.
From Amiens via the A29, exit Fécamp or Bolbec and then follow Etretat.
34 km from Le Havre, 205 km from Paris, 319 km from Lille, 350 km from Tours, 664 km from Lyon, 835 km from Toulouse and 975 km from Marseille.
By train : by train from Paris-St-Lazare to the train station of Bréauté-Beuzeville. A bus connection is available to the village of Etretat via line number 17.
By plane : The closest airport is that of Havre-Octeville.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Blackjack tables: Sunday to Thursday from 7 pm to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7 pm to 3 am.
Electronic English Roulette : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3.
Restaurant at the Casino : every day for lunch and dinner from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Bar at the Casino : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.