Review written by Sophie Couard, July 11, 2016.
Gruissanis a pretty little village in the department of Aude, on the edge of the Mediterranean, very close to Narbonne. You can enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, and there is also the Barberousse tower of the 13th century, the parish church Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption and the old port that deserves your attention. In the surrounding area are also other sights, such as the Massif de la Clape, Saint Martin's Island, vineyards, Pirat' Parc, La Grotte de la Crouzade and the Espace d'Art Contemporain Phare Sud. You can also find a Casino in Gruissan which is managed by the SFC group. This casino in particular is the subject of the following review.
Slot machines, blackjack, roulette and texas hold'em
The Casino Le Phoebus in Gruissan is located on an area of around 1.5 hectares and offers a complete casino with slot machines and table games. You can find everything needed to have a great day. However, in accordance with French law, access to this room is forbidden to minors and those prohibited from gambling. It is required to present a valid ID at the entrance.
The slot machines
You can play the slot machines Monday and Tuesday from 10 am until 2 am, Wednesdays and Sundays until 3 am, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 4 am. You can try your luck on over 125 machines accepting bets from 1 cent. The games include:
- games where you can win a huge progressive jackpot,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- modern video slot machines with digital screens,
- video poker in different versions,
- an electronic blackjack,
- an electronic roulette.
The table games
The table games are open Monday and Tuesday from 8 pm to 2 am, Wednesday from 9 pm to 3 am, from Thursday to Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am, and Sunday from 8 pm to 3 am. The establishment invites you to play English roulette in a thrilling atmosphere.
The poker room is isolated from the slot machines and traditional games and has a cosy and friendly atmosphere (it looks like a little corner bar). You can play texas hold'em in cash games or tournaments. The area is open Monday and Tuesday from 8 pm to 2 am, Wednesday from 9 pm to 3 am, from Thursday to Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am, and Sunday from 8 pm to 3 am. You can play games with buy-ins from €50 and blinds from €2/€2.
Services aside from gambling
You can play casino games at Le Phoebus Casino in Gruissan. However, that is not everything the establishment offers. There is also a restaurant, two bars and a 3-star hotel. In short, everything is provided for a drink, eating and even staying for several days.
The Sport'In Pub is located on the first floor of the establishment and it has a beautiful terrace. The bar is dedicated to sports and has a British-style design that highlights historical sports accessories. This lively city venue also offers live music, karaoke and themed evenings during the summer season and even during the winter months.
The complex also has a nice wine bar with a lounge atmosphere. The Edison offers you the opportunity to taste some great wines while taking a break from the games.
The Restaurant du Casino de Gruissan is air-conditioned and can accommodate up to 130 people. It has a nice terrace by the pool and offers a warm atmosphere. The menu offers culinary traditions of the region with set menus from €21.
The Casino Le Phoebus in Gruissan is located on the shores of the Mediterranean and also has a 4-star Best Western hotel with 50 rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and offers an authentic character and a great comfort. The rooms have a balcony and also offer very nice views onto a private garden. The hotel also has a very nice swimming pool.
In short, the Casino Le Phoebus in Gruissan is a very nice entertainment complex. The atmosphere is very nice and friendly, and you will probably enjoy your time there.
By car : Motorway A9, Exit Narbonne Est is 9 km away.
By train : SNCF train station of Gruissan.
Slot machines : Monday and Tuesday from 10 am until 2 am, Wednesdays and Sundays until 3 am, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 4 am.
Poker and table games : Monday and Tuesday from 8 pm to 2 am, Wednesday from 9 pm to 3 am, from Thursday to Saturday from 9 pm to 4 am, and Sunday from 8 pm to 3 am .