Review written by Sophie Couard, on April 11, 2016.
The Casino de la Vallée in Saint Vincent is located in the Alps near the Swiss border, in the heart of the Aosta Valley. The resort welcomes you in a unique and luxurious atmosphere. You can find everything you need for a pleasant stay, starting with two 5-star hotels: the Park Hotel Billia and the Grand Hotel Billa.
Lovers of fine dining will also love the four restaurants (of which three are gourmet restaurants): the 1908 - Resort Restaurant, the Brasserie du Casino, the Gaya Mood & Food and the Grande Vue – Gourmet Restaurant.
You can also find five bars where you can enjoy a break with a cocktail or a glass of wine. For example, there is the Gaya Wine & Drink that has a traditional atmosphere, the modern Lounge Bar and the Poker Bar in the games room. And of course, the resort also has a great casino!
In this review about the Italian resort you can find out what this popular establishment as a centre of gambling, relaxation and recreation in Europe has to offer.
An attractive casino
The casino stretches over 4,000 m², distributed over three different rooms. Only adults over 18 years are allowed to enter the rooms, and it is necessary to present a valid ID (identity card, driving license or passport).
The slot machines
There are 500 devices from 1 cent available at the Casino de la Vallée in Saint Vincent. Among them are:
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- slot machines with virtual reels,
- video slot machines,
- games inspired by popular licences, such as for example Indiana Jones or King Kong,
- video poker in two variants (Jacks or Better and Joker Wild),
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot,
- multiple electronic roulette games with 8 to 12 spaces.
These games are all available in the Evolution room, which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
The table games
You can find the traditional table games in two separate rooms. There are 100 tables in total.
The game room with the American table games is open from 3 pm, and you can find:
- fair roulette,
- poker Saint-Vincent,
- American roulette,
- ultimate texas hold'em.
The French table games room is open from 4 pm and offers:
- chemin de fer,
- punto banco,
- French roulette,
- trente quarante.
There are also several poker tables in the room with the American table games, where you can play texas hold'em. You can take participate in either:
Many other services
Although the game rooms of the Casino de la Vallée in Saint Vincent contribute a lot to the reputation of the establishment, we should also acknowledge that the resort has much more to offer and owes its success to other services too. In fact, the resort offers luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants and nice bars for a drink.
There are two hotels available in the resort, and they are both magnificent 5-star hotels.
One is the Grand Hotel Billia, which opened in 1908. The hotel has a magnificent Belle Époque façade with a unique architectural style and offers excellent services where luxury, comfort and modernity meet history and tradition. The atmosphere is very relaxing and tranquil, the hotel is tastefully designed and it highlights the local crafts while using latest technology to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
You can also stay at the Parc Hotel Billia, which opened in 2012. The hotel has 113 air-conditioned, large rooms and 6 suites, each with a large bathroom with a shower, a telephone, a safety deposit box, a mini-bar, a coffee maker and a media centre, including a television.
If you want to have a snack you can find:
- three gourmet restaurants (La Brasserie du Casino, La Grande Vue – Gourmet Restaurant and the 1908 - Resort Restaurant),
- a restaurant for the general public (the Gaya Mood & Food).
You can also have a drink at the following bars:
- the Lounge Bar,
- the Poker Bar,
- the Parc Hotel Bar,
- the Cheminée,
- the Gaya Wine & Drink.
A wellness centre
The establishment also offers multiple facilities to relax::
- an outdoor swimming pool,
- an indoor swimming pool with large windows that let you enjoy the view of the large garden,
- nine rooms with massage and relaxation tables, and also comfortable beds and water beds.
A perfect location
The Casino de la Vallée in Saint Vincent is located next to the Dora Baltea river in the northwest of Italy, near the Swiss border, in the Aosta region. The charm of this area lies within the medieval architecture and the beautiful valley. You can find such a beautiful Romanesque church of the 12th century and a modern but equally beautiful parish church from the 18th century.
The town also has a well-known spa, which has been famous for over three centuries, and also some interesting museums, such as the Museum of Mineralogy and Palaeontology, Museum of Arts and the Pastoral Museum of Religious Art.
In short, the Casino de la Vallée in Saint Vincent is a stunning resort that combines luxury, entertainment and relaxation. The hotels and gourmet restaurants will surely please the visitors, and the game rooms offer a very diverse selection of games. There is not much more to be desired in a high class entertainment complex!
By car: Motorway A5 – Exit Châtillon-Saint-Vincent.
By train : Eurocity connection from Genoa/Nice and Milan/Nice.
By plane : Airport of Turin Caselle which is 86 km away, the airport of Milan Malpensa which is 159 km away, and the airport of Milan Linate which is 186 km away.
Evolution room: 24 hours, 7 days a week.
American games room: from 3 pm.
European games room: from 4 pm.