Review written by Sophie Couard, September 8, 2015.
Do you want to spend your weekend or vacation in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department? A good choice would be the town Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The Joa Casino of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is able to offer a variety of fun and entertainment, for example slot machines, tournaments and poker games, blackjack, electronic English roulette, a restaurant and a bar. Of course there are also other activities available in the lively town, the casino is only one of the highlights.
Casino Joa in Saint-Jean-de-Luz: games you will like
Like all the best casinos, the diversity of the games is one of the main assets of the Casino in Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The establishment offers all varieties of slot machines and table games, such as blackjack, poker and electronic English roulette.
The slot machines
The Joa Casino of Saint-Jean-de-Luz has 84 slot machines. You can play the mechanical 3-reel machines, video-reels with 5 reels or video poker. In order to satisfy all types of players, from experts to beginners, the casino has a room called "discovery area" which is dedicated to help beginners.
Depending on the slot machine you choose the minimum bet will be between 1 cent and €2. You can access the slot machines hall upon presentation of a valid ID, and it is open between 10 am and 2 am Sunday to Thursday, and from 10 am to 3 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
The table games
You can also play the three most popular table games at the Casino of Saint-Jean-de-Luz: poker, blackjack and electronic English roulette.
The casino and has two poker tables that are open daily. Depending on the program that is established by staff of the poker room, you can participate in cash games or tournaments, such as Sit & Go, multi table, Satellites and Super Satellites.
To participate in a poker game, you normally need a minimum of €50 buy-in with blinds of €1 and €2. The poker tables are open Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8.30 pm to 3 am.
The Casino de Saint-Jean-de-Luz also allows players to develop their instincts for beating the dealer at blackjack. There is one game table with a minimum bet of €5 available.
The blackjack table is open from 8.30 pm to 2 am Sunday to Thursday, and until 3 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
Electronic English Roulette
You can play the electronic English Roulette with a minimum bet of €0.50. Up to 7 people can play at this table simultaneously, and you can play together with your friends as well.
The electronic English Roulette table is open at the casino 10 am to 2 am Sunday to Thursday, and from 10 am to 3 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
A bar and a restaurant in the Casino Joa in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
The Joa Casino of Saint-Jean-de-Luz also offers you the opportunity to spend even more enjoyable moments with your partner, family or friends while enjoying the pleasures of a good cuisine and two bars in the establishment.
The restaurant Comptoir Joa, a trendy bistro
The unique decor of the restaurant and the view over the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz are the main aspects of the restaurant giving you true feeling of relaxation and friendliness.
In addition to the four set menus offered by the chef, which are the Menu à l’ardoise for €29, the regional menu for €21, the fun menu for €21 and the lunch menu for €15, you can also choose from the many dishes on the menu with starters from €9, main courses from €15 and desserts from €7. The restaurant also offers a choice of red, white and rosé wines and champagnes that are available from €14.
The restaurant opens daily from 12 am to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm on weekdays, and until 3 am on weekends. However, you can visit the bar from 6 pm. The restaurant also offers various services such as "Apéros live" which takes place every Friday from 7.30 pm, and major sports events are shown on giant screens.
Two bars with a great atmosphere
The Joa Casino of Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has to bars for the players to relax and have a drink.
The bar located in the slot machines hall on the ground floor, and open daily from 10 am. It is the perfect place to have a small break between games. The Comptoir Joa bar on the first floor is quieter, but has an equally nice atmosphere, and is open every day from 6 pm.
Besides the many cocktails and drinks offered by these two bars, you also have the opportunity to taste the famous Joa beer, which prepared by craftsmen and brewed at the casino. A 75cl bottle Blonde or Amber can be bought for €7, a discount is also possible if you buy a crate.
Entertainment, events and receptions at the Casino Joa in Saint-Jean-de-Luz
The Casino in Saint-Jean-de-Luz regularly hosts events for every taste. These events are for example Jeu Destination Loisirs, the Joa Poker Hold'em tournaments, Salsa courses, bingo, and more.
Receptions at the Casino
Are you are preparing a private or professional event? Do not hesitate to contact the Joa Casino of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. In addition to friendly and trendy venues, it offers an experienced team to support you with the planning, and present you with customised events for seminars, receptions, meetings, parties of all kinds, for example birthdays, bachelor parties, and others.
From the A10 and the A63 from Paris.
2 km from the train station of Saint-Jean-de-Luz Ciboure.
8 km from the airport of Biarritz.
Slot machines: Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am and Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Poker and Blackjack: Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 pm to 2 am and Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays until 3 am.
Electronic English Roulette: Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am and Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before holidays from 10 am to 3 am.