Review written by Sophie Couard, on March 23, 2016.
Geneva is a city with a global reputation that has many international organisations. It is also a globally important financial hot spot and a centre for diplomacy. It is one of the most important cities on the European continent, especially as it is also becoming the top tourist destination in Switzerland. The beautiful scenery with Lake Geneva, the many museums and monuments are absolutely worth visiting.
The Partouche group operates a large gambling complex, the Casino du Lac Geneva in Meyrin, which is located only 5 km from the city centre, opposite the airport, and near the important and most powerful particle accelerator CERN.
You can find out what the casino has to offer in the next few paragraphs.
A nice casino
The casino has a rather classic decoration and offers a friendly atmosphere for playing casino games. The games room also has 3 different areas for smokers. The casino can be accessed by all adults over 18 years, and it is mandatory to present a valid ID card or passport when entering the casino.
The slot machines
The slot machines are available 7 days a week, 23 hours a day from 9 am to 8 am. There are 195 devices accepting bets from 0.01 CHF to 25 CHF. Among them are:
- 21 video poker games from 1 CHF to 25 CHF,
- 29 mechanical slot machines from 0.05 CHF to 5 CHF,
- 142 video slot machines from 0.01 CHF to 25 CHF,
- 3 electronic roulettes from 1 CHF to 25 CHF.
You can also try your luck at winning a progressive jackpot at some of these games.
The table games
The traditional games offer an exciting atmosphere in a friendly environment. The games are available every day from 5 pm until 5 am, and you can find 16 tables.
The tables for the general public are:
- 6 English roulette tables from 5 CHF,
- 3 blackjack tables from 10 CHF,
- 2 ultimate texas hold'em poker tables with a progressive jackpot from 10 CHF,
- 1 semi-automatic roulette in a smoking area with 11 seats from 2 CHF.
High rollers can play at the following VIP tables:
- 2 tables with English roulette,
- 2 tables with blackjack.
Dining and drinking
The Casino du Lac Geneva in Meyrin does not only offer slot machines and table games that are available 23 hours on 7 days a week, you can also take a break and rest between the games with a drink or a bite to eat. You can find out more about these additional activities in the next paragraphs.
The Bridge bar is open the same times at the games room, from 9 am to 8 am, and there you can enjoy a cocktail, a good glass of wine or a pint of beer either by yourself, with friends or with your partner. The bar offers a good selection of hot and cold drinks with or without alcohol, as well as a menu with snacks. There are also regular events, such as theme nights, shows and concerts.
The Restaurant is open every evening from 8.30 pm to midnight, and it is located in the room with the traditional games. Because it is so close to the blackjack and roulette tables it keeps you in the heart of the action, and you can experience the thrilling atmosphere of the games while you dine. The chef suggests a different menu every day, and the dishes vary depending on the season and available produce.
A large hotel complex
The Casino du Lac Geneva in Meyrin is also part of a huge 5-star palace hotel: the famous Mövenpick Hotel & Casino in Geneva. The hotel offers different options for accommodation, and also other amenities, such as the Sky Gym fitness centre, a bar and three restaurants.
The Mövenpick Hotel & Casino in Geneva is the only 5-star luxury hotel in the airport area. It is conveniently located near major highways, next to the airport, the railway station and the Palexpo exhibition centre, right in the heart of a major business centre (ICC). The hotel has 350 rooms from 28 to 55 m² which have recently been renovated.
The rooms are all tastefully decorated, clean and well equipped. For example, there are many facilities, such as a private safe, a minibar, an iron and ironing board and a hairdryer. On top of that, the beds are also very nice. The rooms are all equipped according to the original concept developed for the Mövenpick group. They even have a pillow menu!
The Gate 20 Bar & Lounge offers a warm atmosphere where you can enjoy a nice drink and some snacks. The bar is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 1 am, and on weekends from 11 am to 1 am. The menu features tapas and snacks, cocktails with or without alcohol, as well as aperitifs and soft drinks and other drinks.
If you want to enjoy a more elaborate meal you can visit:
- The Maraîcher that has a self-service all you can eat buffet,
- the Kamome that features several Japanese specialties,
- the Mövenpick Restaurant with an international menu.
The Casino du Lac Geneva in Meyrin welcomes you in a luxurious atmosphere with upscale amenities of the famous Mövenpick group. There is a 5-star luxury hotel, 3 excellent restaurants and a friendly bar.
The games room of the establishment is also very nice. It is open 23 hours, 7 days a week, and offers a great selection of games.
Overall, it is a very interesting complex offering you the perfect place to gamble close to the Lake Geneva and the city itself.
By car : Motorway A1 (E62) - Exit n°4 Meyrin.
By train : Train station of Vernier.
By plane : Airport of Geneva.
Slot machines : 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 am.
Table games : every day from 5 pm to 5 am.