Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
Casino Sokoburu Hendaye is one of many casinos in the Aquitaine region. It is located in the town of Hendaye, in the very south-west of France. It is one of the major tourist attractions of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. In addition to games, including slot machines of all kinds, English roulette and blackjack, the casino also offers many other services to its visitors. You can enjoy a restaurant, a music bar, various events, and you also have the possibility to organise your own private parties.
Casino Sokoburu in Hendaye: play for fun
The Casino in Hendaye has a large games room, and you can choose from many slot machines and table games, whatever you feel like playing. The casino has a large room that combines the slot machines and the tables, so that you can change the games whenever you want to. The decor and the lighting of the room are very pleasant, and will make you feel comfortable while playing.
The slot machines
Casino Sokoburu has 50 slot machines and can accommodate you, even if you come in a group with several people.
If you are a fan of traditional reel slots you can play at 37 machines. Bets range from 1 cent to €2, and you can find mechanical 3-reel slot machines and 5-reel video slots. Game enthusiasts will surely appreciate the video slots and their various bonus games.
Do you want to experience the feeling of a poker game while playing alone at a machine? You can choose from the 13 video poker machines in the casino, and you can bet from €0.05 to €2.
To make the games even more exciting and thrilling, a progressive jackpot system has been activated on some slot machines at the Casino in Hendaye. Therefore, by playing the maximum amount on some slot machines from €0.50 and €0.02 you can win a jackpot and while playing at the machine, you will also contribute to that jackpot.
The table games
If you rather want to play table games, you can choose from a blackjack table and an English roulette table.
Card game lovers can play blackjack with a minimum bet of €5, while those who prefer to play a pure game of chance can choose 2 tables with roulette that have a minimum bet of €1.
The slots are open daily from 10 am until 4 am and the table games open at 9.30 pm to 3.30 am. As it is the case in all the casinos of France, you can not enter the games without presenting a valid ID. However, showing the loyalty card "Ocean Club" will allow you to access the room, as it replaces your ID, and you can enjoy the games, as well as other benefits.
The Ocean Club loyalty card
You can simply go to the reception of the Casino in Hendaye to obtain or reactivate your Ocean Club loyalty card. The possession of this card entitles you to various benefits in the 3 Hirigoyen Casinos, including the Casino in Hendaye, the one in Hossegor and the one in Capbreton:
You get 5 points every time you enter the games room, once per day and per person, and these points can be redeemed against gifts
A 10% discount at the bar, restaurant, events and the nightclub Le 15 du Sporting in Hossegor
Get points to try to win the jackpot
Restaurants, bar and events
The Casino in Hendaye can also take you to the world of fine cuisine with their restaurant and their bar. The establishments offer a unique atmosphere giving you a pleasant experience.
The Soko-Ona restaurant
The Soko-Ona restaurant will give you both the great feeling of the coast, and the pleasures of good food. In fact, the restaurant is located right on the seafront promenade. You will be able to enjoy the terrace and the nice views.
From Tomato Gazpacho, pies with fresh seasonal fruit, all the way to duck breast, the chef and his team offer various dishes and a set menu from €8. Among others, you can select the Soko Ona menu for €13.50, the Ocean menu for €29, or the €8 Pitchoun menu. You will also enjoy a well-stocked wine cellar with selections of red, white and rosé wines that you can drink by the glass from €3, 50 cl jug from €10, or a bottle of 75 cl from €14.
The restaurant is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 2 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm, Sunday to Thursday in the evenings from 7 pm to 9.30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 7.30 pm to 10 pm. Whether you come alone, with your partner, or with a group of up to 50 people, the restaurant can give you complete satisfaction and will delight with fine cuisine.
Le Soko music bar
The casino bar is not only a place where you can chat with your mates over a nice drink, or take a break from playing, it is also a unique place offering interesting events where you can mingle and have a good time.
Among these events are parties, such as "Argentine Tango", which takes place on the third Saturday of the month, the "Rock and Roll Party" on the first Sunday and one Saturday a month, afternoon dancing three Sundays a month, as well as tarot tournaments which are held every second Tuesday.
In addition, the event room can also accommodate your family events, meetings and receptions for up to 120 people.
Your private events
The Casino in Hendaye provides for an infrastructure and trained professionals to carry out your events and private parties, such as weddings, birthdays, business meetings or family gatherings, seminars, and more.
You can book the adjoining room of the bar for up to 30 guests. The bar has a capacity of 120 people, which is a great alternative for your evenings.
Casino d’Hendaye Sokoburu, 121 Boulevard de la Mer – 64 700 Hendaye.
25 min from the airport of Biarritz via the A63.
Station of Hendaye Ville: TGV from Paris, Genève, Vintimille and Hendaye.
Towards Madrid to Irun station, which is 5 km away.
Slot machines: every day from 10 am to 4 am.
English roulette and blackjack: every day from 9.30 pm to 3.30 am.