Review written by Sophie Couard, October 8, 2015.
The Casino de Vichy Grand Café is one of four Partouche group casinos located in the Auvergne region. This means that if you stay in the city of Vichy and in the department of Allier, you will have everything you need for entertainment and relaxation, and you can spend special moments with your partner, your family or your friends. The Casino offers a wide selection of games, including slot machines of different types, some even with the Partouche Megapot jackpot, English roulette, blackjack and poker. You can also enjoy culinary delights in a restaurant with a terrace in sunny weather and a lounge bar with a varied cocktail menu. To make the most out of your stay you can also get the Players Plus card.
A games temple in the heart of the Vichy park
The Casino Grand Café in Vichy is one of the casinos that offers the largest selection of games in the Auvergne region. Many types of games are offered, ranging from slot machines of all types to poker, English roulette and blackjack.
The slot machines
The Partouche Casino de Vichy Grand Café offers a selection of 90 slot machines. All types of machines are available, including mechanical reel slots, video slot machines with bonus games and video poker. This should satisfy all fans of slot machines.
Whatever your budget is, you will find a slot machine at the casino that suits you. In fact, the 90 slots in the games room accept bets between €0.01 and €5. There are 31 games accepting multiple denominations, and you can choose between 4 machines for €0.01 and 2 slot machines offering the Partouche Mégapot progressive jackpot. There are also 19 machines for €0.02, one slot for €0.05, one machine for €0.10, 4 slot machines for €0.20, 11 slot machines for €0.50, one device using the progressive system Ballygator & Crazy Reels, 14 machines for €1 with one being a progressive poker, 4 machines for €2 and one machine for €5.
The slot machine room is open for adult players who are not prohibited from gambling, and the room is open every day from 10 am to 3 am.
Lovers of traditional casino games will be pleased to hear that the Casino has two game tables: a blackjack table and a table for English roulette. Participating in these games requires a minimum bet of €1.
You can enjoy the thrill of the game tables at the casino every night from 8 pm to 3 am. The English roulette allows you to try your luck without the need for a clear strategy, however blackjack requires a good understanding of the rules of the game and the strategies involved to win the game with the highest chances. The teams of the table games also offer assistance if you are new to the games, which is especially important for blackjack.
The poker room
The Casino de Vichy Grand Café also has a poker room for fans of the famous Texas Hold'em Poker game. You can play at two gaming tables requiring a minimum buy-in of €50 or €100 depending on the occasion.
The Poker Room is open from Thursday to Monday from 8.30 pm for 3 hours, and it is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The Partouche Mégapot
The Casino also part of the Partouche group establishments that are connected to the progressive jackpot system, the Mégapot. It connects 207 slot machines in the 42 casinos of the group throughout France. This system gives you the chance to win a progressive jackpot if you manage to get the best possible combination of symbols. To try your luck at the Casino de Vichy Grand Café you have to play on one of the two slots for €0.01, and play the maximum bet of €2.
The art of fine dining
The Casino de Vichy Grand Café is also a place where you can find the flavours of the region in the restaurant with a friendly atmosphere, and you can even enjoy a terrace in the hot hours of summer. The Bar of the Grand Café can also satisfy your desires for cocktails or other beverages.
The restaurant of the Grand Café
The friendly and relaxing atmosphere of the restaurant allows you to relax and spend quality time with your partner, your family or your friends. Whether inside or outside on the heated terrace, the restaurant provides you complete satisfaction, both in terms of quality of the meals and their quantity. You are able to enjoy daily buffets, barbecues, brunches, specials, and more.
The menu is renewed every season, and you can also find a choice of set menus suggested by the chef and his team. Among the various à la carte dishes you can find prime Charolais steak for €18, grilled cod fish fillet for €16, gambas plancha for €18, Steak Tartare du Grand Café for €16, and many others. For dessert, you can choose from pancakes, ice cream, cheese plates of the region, and other dishes starting from €3.
If you prefer to rely on the suggestions of the house you can select from various set menus as well, including two different children's menus for €7 and the Grand Café menu for €16.50 which is a buffet menu with starters, main courses and desserts. For lunch you can also choose from two express menus, one is the dish of the day with one glass of wine and one coffee for €12.90 and the buffet menu with dishes of the day and a dessert buffet for €19.90.
The restaurant of the Grand Café casino is open every day and offers their services from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm.
The bar of the Grand Café
Le bar in the Casino Vichy Grand Café is also open for you to relax, take a break from your games, or to have a chat with your friends over a drink. It also offers you the opportunity to enjoy a wide choice of small snacks. The bar is able to serve a great variety of beverages, among them various alcoholic drinks, hot beverages, cold beverages, soft drinks, wines, beers, and many more. Among them are:
- Cocktails with or without alcohol from €7.50, for example the Rainbow Color, Jango or Mojito.
- Apéritifs starting from €3, for example Kir Royal, Rosé Pamplemousse and Sangria Maison. Champagne is also available by the bottle, starting from €49.
- Beers on tap from €3.20, among them Amstell, Heineken, Panaché and Picon Bière.
- Wines by the glass, carafe or bottle from €3, red wines, such as the Cuvée des Volcans from the coast of the Auvergne, as well as rosés and white wines.
- Mineral waters starting from €3.
- Hot beverages starting from €1.60, among them Espresso, hot chocolate, cappuccino and teas.
The Grand Café Bar is open every day from 10 am to 3 am.
Additional services of the Casino de Vichy Grand Café
The Partouche Casino de Vichy Grand Café offers many additional services to their regulars and visitors.
The Players Plus program
The Players Plus program is a system set up by the Partouche Group that rewards the customers loyalty. The membership is completely free and a card can be obtained at the casino. The Players Plus member status gives you access to many exclusive offers.
You will accumulate points with your drinks and food in the restaurant, at the bar, the games or other occasions, and you can then exchange them against gifts. The Players Plus card also allows you to benefit from various discounts and benefits at all the other establishments of the group.
The Casino de Vichy Grand Café also offers many events for even more fun when you visit the casino. You can visit various types of events, such as gastronomic, musical, comedy, and more.
Among these events are for example the open-air cabaret and glamorous show "Diviness Strass", the famous Main Gagnante of the Partouche group, meals for €5 with Players Plus points, shows, such as a Tribute to Johnny Halliday by Phil Lyn, Christian Moreau shows, and many others.
2 hours from Lyon, 4 hours from Montpellier, 3 hours from Paris and about 1 hour from Clermont-Ferrand.
67km from the airport of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne.
A ten minute walk from the Vichy train station.
Slot machines : every day from 10 am to 3 am.
Table games (blackjack and English roulette) : every evening from 8 pm to 3 am.
Poker room : Thursday to Monday from 8.30 pm for 4 hours, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Restaurant of the Grand Café : every day from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm.
Bar of the Grand Café : every day from 10 am to 3 am.