Review written by Sophie Couard, on May 24, 2016.
The town of Valras-Plage is located at the mouth of the Orb in the Hérault, 11 km from Béziers, 30 km from Narbonne and 80 km from Montpellier. The seaside resort is known for over 4 km of sandy beach, and has been growing more popular with tourists. It is located by the Mediterranean Sea, at the Gulf of Lion, and offers a warm climate and pleasant weather.
There is also an interesting casino located in the centre of the town. The Tranchant Casino in Valras-Plage has a nice atmosphere and players can enjoy the Mediterranean climate while enjoying their favourite casino games. You can find out what the complex has to offer in the rest of this review about it.
A very traditional game selection
From the outside, the complex does not give away what's on the inside. It looks more like a multiplex cinema. The inside even enhances this feeling. The design is a little kitsch at times, but well, we don't go there for the design... and the atmosphere inside is not too bad. As it is always the case in France, the casino can be accessed by anyone over the age of 18, who is not prohibited from gambling and able to present a valid identity document.
The slot machines
The slot machines room is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays. You can find over 110 devices accepting bets from 1 cent to €5. You can find the following games in this interesting selection:
- games where you can win large progressive jackpots,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- latest generation video slots with digital screens,
- video poker games in different variants,
- an electronic roulette with 10 spaces.
The table games
The table games are available Sunday to Thursday from 9 pm until 3 am, and until 4 am on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays. You can play these traditional casino games and experience the thrilling atmosphere at 3 tables with the following games:
- 1 table with texas hold'em bonus and minimum bets starting from €2,
- 2 tables with English roulette and minimum bets starting from €2,
- 1 table with blackjack and minimum bets starting from €5.
You can play poker Friday, Saturday and even of public holidays from 9 pm to 4 am, and also on Sundays from 9 pm to 3 am. The casino offers one table with the texas hold'em variant. You can play the games with a buy-in from €100 and blinds from €1/€2.
Dining, drinking and relaxation
The services of the Tranchant Casino in Valras-Plage are not limited only to the casino. The complex also offers other facilities where you can take a relaxing break between the games.
The Elysée Club restaurant is open from Thursday to Monday from 7.30 pm to midnight and Sunday from noon to 2 pm. The menu offers varied and original dishes of regional and international cuisine that are made with seasonal and regional produce. For example, you can find the following dishes on the menu:
- foie gras, a tarte fine and different salads as starters, flame-grilled gambas skewers with pastis or pork cheek à la provençale as main courses,
- frozen nougat, mousse au chocolat or ice cream as desserts.
The slot machine bar is located in the heart of the casino and open at the same time as the casino itself. It is perfect place to take a break between the games. The bar has a cosy atmosphere and you can enjoy many drinks from a comprehensive menu that offers hot and cold drinks with or without alcohol, including many cocktails and beers.
A multipurpose room
The establishment also organises events throughout the year. These include concerts, culinary events, competitions, and many others. For this, the establishment has a multipurpose room where you can enjoy a nice event in a festive atmosphere.
Unfortunately, although you can do a lot at the complex, it is not possible to stay overnight. Fortunately, there are many hotels in Valras-Plage, and you can find the following near the casino:
- the Bellevue ** starting from €46 per night,
- the Hôtel Albizzia ** starting from €72 per night,
- the Hôtel Le Chalet ** starting from €72 per night,
- the Mira Mar *** starting from €93 per night.
In short, the Tranchant Casino in Valras-Plage is a very nice casino. The location is perfect and very close to the Mediterranean Sea, and the casino offers lot to do. The game selection is large enough to make most of the players happy, and the atmosphere in the casino is also enjoyable.
By car : Motorway A9.
By train : SNCF train station of Valras-Plage.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
Table games: Sunday to Thursday from 9 pm until 3 am, and until 4 am on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays.
Poker: Friday, Saturday and even of public holidays from 9 pm to 4 am, and also on Sundays from 9 pm to 3 am.