Review written by Sophie Couard, on October 6, 2016.
The town of Vernet-les-Bains is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the department of Pyrenees-Orientales, in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrenees region. The town offers many different activities, and you can discover the heritage of the region, explore the beautiful nature with the many hiking and biking trails, or you can relax at the thermal springs in the town. Many other entertainment options are also offered by the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains. The establishment is located in the centre of the Belle Epoque quarter, and it welcomes you in any warm atmosphere where you can enjoy casino games, such as slot machines and traditional table games, as well as dining and a bar. The Casino is also be the perfect place to host your own private or professional events.
The art of gaming at the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains has a friendly and pleasant atmosphere, and you can enjoy the games to the fullest, despite the small size of the room. The Casino offers three categories of games, including slot machines, table games and poker.
The slot machines
The independent Casino in Vernet-les-Bains offers a selection of 30 slot machines. Despite the small size of the slot machine selection you can play many different types of slot machines, including traditional mechanical slot machines, a 5-reel slot machine, video slot machines and video poker games.
Four traditional slot machines with mechanical reels
Fans of traditional slot machines in their original version will be happy to hear that the Casino offers 4 devices with mechanical reels where you can either push a button or pull on a lever to spin the reels. You can enjoy these traditional games at the Casino by using tokens or coins.
The games accept many different denominations starting from €0.20, which means that you can play the games for a long time without overspending quickly.
Slot machine with five reels
The Casino also offers a 5-reel slot machine where you can enjoy even more fun. The number of reels does not only influence the excitement of the game, it also has an effect on the potential winnings.
The minimum bet at the 5-reel slot machine is €0.01 per spin.
20 video slot machines
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains is also equipped with the latest technological innovations in electronic casino games, and offers a 20 video slot machines. You can find different themes of games, and the games offer interactive bonus games and even multiplayer versions.
The video slot machines also allow many different bets that should appeal to many players. You can not only choose the type of game that you like, but also select a bet size suitable for your budget at each terminal. Most of the devices operate with minimum bets of €0.01 and €0.02.
5 video poker devices
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains also offers 5 Video Poker devices where visitors can play at. The rules of the game are almost the same as those of the traditional 3-card poker game, and Video Poker can both be entertaining and a good alternative to actual poker game, for example if you like to play poker alone or when you want to practice the game.
The slot machine room has 5 video poker devices with the most popular variant of this game: Joker Wild. The minimum bet sizes for these machines are €0.20 and €0.50.
Opening hours of the slot machine room
The slot machines are available every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm, on Friday from 2 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 2 pm to 2 am, and Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm.
The table games
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains can also make fans of gambling in its purest form happy, as it offers a Boule 2000 table. This game is similar to Roulette, and players can play together against the bank and stand around the Boule 2000 table. The rules are much simpler than those of Roulette, as you can only place bets on full numbers or even chances, other betting options are not available. The simple rules also mean that Boule 2000 is also a game suitable for all players, beginners and experts alike.
You can play this game with a minimum bet of €0.50 on a full number and €0.50 on even odds and a maximum of €20 on a full number and €100 on even odds.
The Casino's Boule 2000 table is open every Thursday from 2 pm to 6 pm, Friday from 9 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm.
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains is also one of the locations where poker players of the region meet. The establishment offers a poker table with the most popular variant Texas Hold'em. The Casino's Poker Room is usually offering cash games, but the Casino can also host or organise tournaments, depending on the demand of their visitors and players in the region.
The Texas Hold'em Poker table at the Casino is open every Saturday night from 10 pm until 2 am. In order to participate in the cash game games, each player must pay a minimum buy-in of €50 and a maximum buy-in of €250. A game of poker at the table also has the conditions of €1 for the Small Blind and €2 for the Big Blind.
The restaurant and the bar at the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains
To make your stay at the establishment as comfortable as possible, the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains also offers dining services and a bar, where you can enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere while enjoying a nice meal or a drink with or without alcohol.
The restaurant L’Entracte
The restaurant L'Entracte has a contemporary and elegant design where colours on the walls blend harmoniously with the furniture. You can enjoy the warm atmosphere of the restaurant and the friendly staff will welcome you to try their delicious dishes, that mostly consist of traditional cuisine of the region, but with an original and personal touch of the chef.
Whether you visit the restaurant only for lunch or a break between the games, you can enjoy fantastic dishes from a menu that the chef and his team periodically update, depending on fresh produce of the season.
In addition to different set menus, you can find varied menu with a large selection of starters, main courses and desserts, with an average price of €15. Among the must-try items on the menu are: foie gras with pear compote and spiced bread, scallops, monkfish and langoustine, a seafood platter, goat cheese salad and a gourmande salad as a starter, beef fillet, Banyuls sauce with mushroom fricassee and gratin dauphinois, duck breast with gratin dauphinois and vegetables, duck leg confit with a gratin dauphinois and a fricassee of porcini mushrooms and chestnuts and rack of lamb with a potato gratin and vegetables as main courses, and the desserts include a farandole of desserts, cheese and raspberries, black forest gateaux or other types of small pastries.
In order to fully enjoy your meal, the restaurant also offers a great selection of wines and champagnes. You can find high quality products on the menu, as the establishment carefully selects wines from the great French vineyards, such as the red wine Terrassous "Les Pierres Plates" and the white wine of "Domaine De Piquemal", and many others.
The restaurant L'Entracte is also the perfect place for a group meal with colleagues, friends or family. After you have made your reservation, the chef and his team will be able to create a tailor-made menu just for you.
The restaurant is open Thursday to Sunday from 12.30 pm until the closing hours of the Casino.
The bar at the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains
When you want to take a break between the games or you simply want to enjoy a relaxing moment with your partner, friends or family, you can visit the bar at the Casino, a cosy and warm bar with a unique charm. The bar is located on the right-hand side of the slot machine room, and you can take a relaxing break while enjoying your favourite drink. The friendly atmosphere of the Casino will also contribute to the nice atmosphere in the bar.
In addition to the many different wines from the menu of the restaurant, the bar offers a large selection of drinks with or without alcohol, hot or cold. You can order all kinds of drinks, for example aperitifs, such as Ricard, Anis Gras, White or Red Martini, Porto, Jack Daniels and others, spirits and digestives, such as Bailey's, Cognac, Kir, Cointreau, Gin, Pastis, Rhum, Tequila, Calvados and Vodka, draught and bottled beer, soft drinks, such as fruit juices, sodas, lemonade and others, mineral and sparkling waters, and hot drinks, such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
You can enjoy a drink in the bar at the Casino every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm, on Friday from 2 pm to 1 am, on Saturday from 2 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm.
Events at the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains also offers other services that will make your stay even nicer. There are occasional events organised, and sometimes also parties.
For example, gourmets and fans of good food can enjoy the many gastronomic events, such as couscous evenings with live entertainment by bands, such as Manhattan, cassoulet evenings, chestnut meals, paella and fideua evenings, barbecue ribs evenings, mussels evenings, and many other food-related events.
The Casino also hosts musical events, and among them you can find the Fiesta Latina, which also offers introductory sessions and demonstrations of Salsa, the Sixties evenings, where you can relive the tunes of the 60s together with a delicious meal, other shows and concerts, such as the Pascale Fayet Festival which takes place over three days and where many artists and groups perform, such as Babet, Agigate Lips, Bess Blankass, Cali and Steve Nieve, Daguerre Even If with Richard Kolinka, Lise, Manu Lanvin and The Seven Sins. There is also a Ladies Night just for girls, Prades Country afternoons with music and country dance, and many other events.
Are you a fan of nightlife and clubbing? The Gambler's Club nightclub at the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains hosts different themed evenings in addition to Clubbing Saturdays. Among these parties are the Gambler's Moulin Rouge, the Winter Party, the White Party, the Summer Parties, the Pink Party, the Moscow Connection by Smirnoff, 80's special parties, the Mexican Party, and many others besides those.
At the Gambler's Club you can unwind to the rhythm of popular songs and chart hits every Saturday from 11 pm to 4 am.
The Casino in Vernet-les-Bains as a location for your own events
You can also choose the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains is a location for your own private or professional events. The establishment is able to offer you a whole range of services in order to make your events a success. By your side you will have a team of experienced professionals who will assist you and help you with organising your evenings or receptions, from choosing the configuration of the modular room, to the design, or developing a catering menu specifically designed for your event, and the establishment also provides all the necessary equipment for the smooth running of your events or parties.
The Casino is one of the best places for weddings, birthdays, baptisms, bachelor parties, family meals, dinners shows, seminars, conferences, or many other events. You can contact the Casino representatives before your event and the team will help and advise you, not only with the preparation of your project but also with making it come to life. The Casino can prepare a tailor-made offer, depending on your budget and the requirements of your event.
Accommodation, activities and interesting sights in Vernet-les-Bains
Accommodation near the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains
Accommodation near the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains includes many hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday houses, lodges and camp sites. Some places within a kilometre of the establishment are the Villa Delphina bed and breakfast from €75 to €95 per night, or the Hotel Le Mas Fleuri with 30 rooms, or Les Balcons du Canigou hotel with 59 rooms. There is also the 5-room bed and breakfast La Chataigneraie in 2 km distance, the camp site P'Tit Bonheur in a 6 km distance, the Nogarols cottage in a 7 km distance, the holiday house Prades 9 in a 8 km distance and the Les Glycines hotel in 9 km distance. You are spoiled for choice and you can choose a place depending on the budget you have and the comfort you are looking for.
Activities and interesting sites in Vernet-les-Bains
Whatever the reason for your visit or your stay in the region is, the town Vernet-les-Bains has many things to offer. In addition to the games, entertainment and services at the Casino in Vernet-les-Bains, you can also enjoy many other options, such as hiking, and you can discover the Canigó massif and the valley of the Cady with many hiking trails with different levels. For example, there is the Circuit des Minerais, the Tour du Cogollo, the Cascades du Saint-Vincent and the Anglais, and many more. It is also worth visiting some heritage museums in the city, such as the Natural History Museum, the Vernet-les-Bains Heritage House, the Saint-Saturnin church, the old village, the Arboretum village and the wash house and the spa district. You can also enjoy fishing in the river, and many other activities.
The town of Vernet-les-Bains also offers a options relating to well-being and health, as the town also has a thermal spa with water that has an beneficial properties. The spa offers you thermal cures, a gym, a wellness area and a whole selection of relaxation services. Health care professionals are available at any time.
By car via the motorway A9 to Perpignan, then the N116 towards Andorre to Villefranche de Conflent and the D116 to Vernet-les-Bains.
56 km from Perpignan, 205 km dfrom e Montpellier, 256 km from Nîmes, 261 km from Toulouse, 370 km from Marseille, 499 km from Bordeaux, 503 km from Lyon and 899 km from Paris.
By train: the SNCF train station of Villefranche – Vernet-les-Bains is located in the town Villefranche-de-Conflent which is 7 km away, and the SNCF train station of Perpignan which is 55 km away.
59 km from the airport of Perpignan – Rivesaltes, 157 km from the airport of Béziers – Cap d’Agde with regular services of Air France, Ryanair and many others.
Slot machines: every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm, on Friday from 2 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 2 pm to 2 am, and Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm.
Boule 2000 table : every Thursday from 2 pm to 6 pm, Friday from 9 pm to 1 am, Saturday from 10 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Poker Room : every Saturday night from 10 pm until 2 am.
Restaurant "L’Entracte" : Thursday to Sunday from 12.30 pm until the closing hours of the Casino you.
The Casino bar : every Thursday from 2 pm to 7 pm, on Friday from 2 pm to 1 am, on Saturday from 2 pm to 2 am and Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm.