Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
Annemasse is one of the largest cities in the Haute-Savoie department, and a destination that is not to be missed when you travel through the Rhône-Alpes region. It is located just thirty minutes from the international airport of Geneva-Cointrin, and considered a gateway to the region. You can enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, visit the historic town La Roche-sur-Foron, go skiing or kayaking on the Arve, and enjoy many other activities. The city also offers a leisure and entertainment establishment where you can relax and possibly win substantial amounts of money. The Casino in Annemasse belongs to the Partouche group, and offers a variety of games, some solely dependent on luck and chance, others requiring some knowledge of strategies to be successful. The casino has a slot machines hall with games of different types, many tables dedicated to the most popular traditional games, and a poker room dedicated to Texas Hold'em No Limit. The casino also offers several additional services to their visitors to make their stay even nicer, including a nice restaurant, various regular and occasional entertainment, and the establishment can also help you organise your own private and professional events.
Partouche Casino in Annemasse : the world of entertainment
The Partouche Casino in Annemasse has a large selection of games that can take you to the peak of fun and entertainment. You can play at a selection of 172 slot machines of different types, popular traditional casino games and poker, including 3 tables dedicated to the Texas Hold'em No Limit variant.
The slot machines
The Casino in Annemasse is the place of ultimate entertainment when you stay in the Haute-Savoie department, as they offer a selection of 172 slot machines. Whether you are fond of traditional slot machines or you are passionate about the latest games, you will be able to find a game that makes you happy. You can find all the slot machine categories, including machines with mechanical reels, video reel slot machines and video poker games.
After choosing the type of game that you like, the games in the slot machine room also allow you to make your selection of a suitable machine according to the denomination, which gives you the freedom to manage your budget and the time you want to play. You have the opportunity to play at devices accepting minimum denominations of between €0.01 and €5.
There are no less than a hundred mechanical reel machines with the lowest denomination of €0.01, thirty video slots with minimum bets of €2 and dozens of video poker games from €2.
Just like the other 41 casinos of the Partouche group, the Casino in Annemasse also offers the progressive jackpot system called the Partouche Megapot. This jackpot offers you the chance to win the prize collected at 207 slot machines that are scattered in the group's casinos throughout France. If you would like to get the chance to win this jackpot you will have to play at a machine that offers it. The minimum bet is €0.02, but you will have to bet or wager the maximum bet of €2 to get the chance to win the jackpot.
The slot machine room and the fantastic games are available to you from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of French and Swiss public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
The Partouche Mégapot
The Casino also offers you the opportunity to win large Megapot through a progressive jackpot system. The greatest feature of this system is that it connects the 42 casinos of the Partouche group that are spread throughout France. The Megapot is formed by the contributions of 207 slot machines in establishments operated by the group.
To try your luck, you simply have to play on dedicated slot machines with bets starting from €0.02, and you have to play the maximum bet of €2.
The traditional games
The Partouche Casino in Annemasse also offers traditional table games. They offer you 6 gaming tables, as well as 16 spaces at electronic roulettes. Besides the electronic roulette, you can play blackjack at the table, Ultimate Hold'em Poker or traditional English roulette.
Fans of card games have the opportunity to enjoy two blackjack tables at the establishment. The casino is very friendly, and offers everyone access to the games, from beginners to experienced players. Being a beginner can be a disadvantage, however, the staff at the casino will be happy to help you, and they take their time to explain the rules. They can also give you some tips for the game and how to play it if other players are present at the table. You can play the games with minimum bets at each table starting from €5. As you progress through the game you can increase your bets and enjoy everything this thrilling game has to offer.
Would you like to have some fun without using your head too much? The Casino in Annemasse invites you to sit at one of their 4 English roulette tables and try your luck there. The requested minimum bet is €2, and you can experience the joy and excitement of the game. You are able to bet on a single number, a street, a corner, or any other bet. Your luck is the only limitation in the game.
If you are tempted by pure gambling you can take a seat at one of the four gaming tables of the Casino from Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7.30 pm to 3 am.
Ultimate Hold’em Poker
The Casino in Annemasse also offers an Ultimate Hold'em Poker table. It has virtually the same basic rules as classic poker, but this card game will make you enjoy unique thrills, as it is a game that you play against the house without having to play against other players at the table. The outcome and the flow of the game depends solely on your hand and your risk taking. Ultimate Hold'em Poker offers a good opportunity to step into the world of poker as we know it.
The ante and blinds are €2 each. You can play a game at the Ultimate Hold'em Poker table Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 2 am, and from 7.30 pm to 3 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
The Partouche Casino in Annemasse also offers a game that has been popular with gambling fans for decades. You can play at one of 16 spaces at an electronic roulette table.
The major difference between traditional and electronic roulette is that the you can play without a croupier at the electronic roulette. The game is equipped with an automatic launcher, and you can play the game at your own pace. The table is equipped with several touch screens where you can make your bets and follow the entire course of each game, as well as see the limits of the table and your potential winnings.
The 16 electronic roulette spaces are available Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
The poker room
The Casino in Annemasse is also able to satisfy poker fans. The room offers an atmosphere worthy of the largest poker rooms in the world. The establishment offers three tables in a friendly and warm atmosphere. In addition to playing the games at the table, beginners can also enjoy various introductory sessions with the dealers who are just waiting to serve you.
The three gaming tables at the casino offer the most popular variant of all establishments that offer poker. In fact, the poker room of the casino is dedicated to Texas Hold'em No Limit. Each table requires a minimum buy-in of €100 and blinds of €5 / €5. These limits may, however, increase according to the players wishes and their aspirations.
The poker room opens its doors from Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
Casino in Annemasse : the art of fine dining
In order to make everyone visiting the casino happy, the Partouche Casino in Annemasse also offers a friendly, chic and modern restaurant where you can dine and enjoy the best dishes of the region or other different culinary specialties. The decorations in the room were designed to make you feel comfortable and offer a great dining atmosphere.
The restaurant at the casino allows you to choose either from the a la carte menu, or you can select from different set menus.
You have the opportunity to order the day menu for €12.50, that includes the dish of the day and a glass of wine, draft beer or mineral water. There is also a menu for €18 which, in addition to the choice between a glass of wine, mineral water or beer, you can choose a starter from the menu, the dish of the day, or the dish of the day and a dessert from the menu. The menu for €27 lets you select a starter, dish of the day and dessert from the menu, as well as a glass of wine, mineral water or beer. The set menu for €36 includes a starter, main course and dessert from the menu, as well as a draft beer, a glass of wine or mineral water.
The chef and his team present you a menu consisting of dishes made with fresh local produce, and it is changed with the seasons. To make your choice easier, the menu is divided into three categories, such as starters, main courses and desserts.
The starters include for example marinated salmon roses for €12.90, Feuilleté Forestier for €11.50, beef carpaccio with fries and salad for €11.50 and vegetable soup for €8.50. You can also order side dishes for €4, such as fries, vegetables or salads.
The main courses include beef tartar with french fries and salad for €17.50, beef steak with chips for €19.50, supreme chicken with gravy for €16.90, the fish of the day for €17.60, perch fillets with fries and salad for €22, Assiette Chatam with fries and salad for €10 and Spaghetti Carbonara for €10.50.
The desserts include nougat ice cream for €7, crème brûlée for €7, chocolate fondant for €7 and a gourmet coffee for €7.
The restaurant at the casino is able to serve you Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 pm for lunch and 7.30 pm to 11 pm for dinner, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7.30 pm to midnight.
Events at the Casino in Annemasse
In addition to the casino games, the Partouche Casino in Annemasse offers various types of entertainment to make your stay more exciting.
You will not regret your choice to spend your holiday at the casino. In fact, the establishment organises events to make your stay even nicer. For example, there is an entire program presented in the holiday season, including Christmas parties and parties on New Year's Eve.
The casino also offers various other events throughout the year. These events are among others the Main Gagnante that gives players the chance to win €100,000 and various other prizes, including a flat screen TV, over 100 boxes of chocolates, and many more.
The casino also hosts various shows and concerts throughout the year. Tea dances are also held regularly at the casino, as well as the nightclub D’Joker.
The Casino in Annemasse for your events
The Casino in Annemasse offers friendliness and expertise as part of their services for event organisation in the region. The establishment offers two modular rooms that can be adjusted according to the event. The D'Joker room covers an area of 190 m², and it can accommodate up to 90 people for a banquet, 120 people in theatre style and 150 people for cocktails or parties. The Grande Salle de Réception has a capacity for 130 people for a banquet, 140 people in theatre style and 200 people for cocktails or parties.
The casino can host various private events, such as weddings, birthdays, christenings, private parties with themes, and many more. It also has a selection of offers for professional events, such as workshops, seminars, meetings, year-end parties, team building events, product launches, and many others.
In addition to the two rooms, the casino also offers all the amenities to make your receptions and other events successful, and exceed your expectations. When opting for the casino you can receive a free quote, a professional team providing you with everything needed to prepare a customized project. Another advantage of the casino is also that they offer the equipment and accessories needed for your receptions, including sound systems, lighting, cutlery, and other equipment. You can also enjoy the catering services offered by the chef and the team of the restaurant.
Additional services at the Casino in Annemasse
As in all the establishments of the Partouche group, the Casino in Annemasse also offers the Players Plus loyalty program.
The Players Plus program is a system set up by the Partouche group that allows regular players easier access to the game rooms of the casino, including the slot machines room, table games and the poker room. If you own a Players Plus card you can enjoy all the services without having to present your ID to the casino. Subsequently, when using the services and benefits offered by the establishment, you can use card to pay your bill in the restaurant, or you can use the card with the slot machines or traditional games that are compatible with the card.
You will also collect points when playing that will allow you to receive different gifts. Depending on the amount of points accumulated you can, among others, get drinks, menus, playing time and various other products or gifts.
Membership in the Players Plus also gives you the opportunity to enjoy various discounts and exclusive benefits. To qualify, you must register with the program and become a member. You can do this at the reception of the Casino in Annemasse or in the Players Plus area. A hostess or manager will then take you to the office and issue you a membership card. It should be said that membership in the Players Plus program is free and without obligation.
Address and access
Casino Partouche d’Annemasse, 2, Av de l’Europe, 74100 Annemasse. By car via the motorway A 40, exit number 14 Annemasse from Geneva and neighbouring France.
146 km from Grenoble, 153 km from Lyon, 200 km from Besançon, 213 km from Saint-Etienne, 265 km from Dijon, 311 km from Clermont-Ferrand, 413 km from Strasbourg, 450 km from Montpellier, 465 km from Marseille and 542 km from Paris.
About 3 km from the SNCF train station of Annemasse with regular TER connections from Geneva, Saint-Gervais, La Roche-sur-Foron, Bellegarde and Evian and the TGV Paris – Annemasse in 4.5 hours and Lyon – Annemasse in 2 hours.
4 km from the airport of Annemasse, 27 km from the airport of Geneva and 40 km from the airport of Annecy.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of French and Swiss public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Blackjack tables : Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7.30 pm to 3 am.
English roulette table : Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7.30 pm to 3 am.
Ultimate Hold'em poker table : Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7.30 pm to 3 am.
Electronic roulette table : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.
Poker room : Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.
The Restaurant at the Casino : Sunday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 pm for lunch and 7.30 pm to 11 pm for dinner, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 7.30 pm to midnight.