Review written by Sophie Couard, on December 31, 2015.
No matter if you chose the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region for a winter or a summer holiday, you will be sure to have a great time with many activities available in both seasons. The Barrière Casino Megève is located in the town of Megève, and it is one of the best options to complement mountain activities, such as skiing and hiking, or when you visit the region for exploring the heritage sites. The Casino offers the two main categories of games, and they are able to satisfy experienced players, as well as beginners. You can find a slot machine room offering different types of machines, as well as several tables with traditional games where you can discover the thrilling atmosphere of playing a big game with other people. To make your stay even nicer the establishment also offers many other services, such as dining options, a bar, a nightclub and regular events.
Casino in Megève: the pleasure of entertainment
The Barrière Casino in Megève has a very charming games room. There is only a relatively small number of games on offer, but the establishment confirms their reputation for friendly entertainment. The game selection is good and the casino also has 9 tables with traditional games.
The slot machines
The Casino in Megève has a selection of 60 slot machines where fans of these popular games have the chance to try their luck and win money at every device. You can find three types of slot machines, such as traditional machines with mechanical reels, modern video slot machines and video poker games.
The Casino gives you many options to choose a denomination suited for you, and you can choose a slot machine accepting a bet that is within your budget. You can play at machines with minimum bets ranging from between €0.01 and €5. There are 15 mechanical slot machines accepting bets from between €0.50 and €5, 30 video slot machines with minimum bets ranging from €0.01 to €1 and a dozen video poker games with minimum bets ranging from €0.50 to €5. The Casino also has games with jackpots, such as Hot Shot, Black and White, Triple Money, Far East Fortune and Bonus Time.
The establishment also gives you the opportunity to play however you want, and you can choose from three different payment methods. You can either buy tokens at the cash machines, you can play with tickets, or you can play with banknotes.
The slot machine hall is open in winter from 10.30 am to 3 am, in the mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 12.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 12.30 pm to 2 am, from October to November from Sunday to Thursday from 3.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 2 pm to 1 am, and in summer every day from 10.30 am to 2 am.
The table games
The Barrière Casino in Megève also offers two types of table games for fans of traditional games, and the atmosphere of the games is very friendly. Fans of card games can enjoy the blackjack tables at the Casino, while fans of pure gambling can enjoy a game at the English roulette table.
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games and 5 of the 9 tables in the Casino Megève games room are dedicated to this traditional game. Each table can accommodate between 2 and 10 players, and you can enjoy a lively and thrilling atmosphere. If you are new to blackjack or to traditional games in general, you are not only able to play the games, but you can also take the opportunity to get an introduction to the game by the dealers of the table.
Beginners and experienced players can join the games with a minimum bet of €10 per hand. If you are a more adventurous you can bet up to €500 per round, which allows you to win much more money.
The 5 blackjack tables are open every day from 9 pm to 3 am in winter, in summer from 8 pm to 2 am, and in mid-season Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 2 am.
Are you passionate about gambling, or do you want to enjoy the pleasure of guessing where the ball might land? The Barrière Casino in Megève also invites you to play a game at one of the 4 English roulette tables. Each table has a cylinder with 37 fields and a table where you get to choose your favourite number or any other type of bet, such as for example street, corner, sixline, column, dozen, or many other bets. A maximum of 7 players can simultaneously play the game at each table.
The smallest bet at a game of English Roulette at the Casino in Megève is €2, but if you want to bet more, you can play up to €40, which makes the game even more thrilling, especially if you really want to challenge your luck.
The English Roulette tables are available during winter every day from 9 pm to 3 am, in summer from 8 pm to 2 am and in mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 2 am.
Dining and drinking at the Casino in Megève
The Barrière Casino in Megève also has two areas where players and visitors have the opportunity to relax and have a good time, either alone, with friends or with family. If you are hungry you can visit the the Jaja Club allowing you to enjoy many different dishes made of local produce, Tapas and Planchas Savoyard, as well as delicious Japanese cuisine. You can also enjoy a wine at the bar or other beverages. The Casino bar allows you to relax with your favourite drink while following sports competitions on screens.
The restaurant Jaja Club – Wine Bar– Champagne – Sushi – Tapas — Caviar
The restaurant Jaja Club offers you a unique and original restaurant experience while you stay in the establishment. The chef offers many different savoury and sweet dishes that let you discover regional products, including local Tapas and Planchas Savoyard. The restaurant is also a favourite spot for gourmet dining, and one corner of the room is called "Sushi Bar", where you can enjoy a gourmet trip to Japan with a great and diverse selection of popular sushi creations. To complement your dinner you also have the choice to try out a good selection of wines from many different regions of France.
The chef presents a menu consisting of two categories: salty and sweet (Côté Salé and Côté Sucré). In the category Côté Salé are sushi assortments of 10 pieces for €11 or €22 for 20 pieces, essential dishes, such as the meat platter for €15, a sausage platter for €10, the duo foie gras for €16, the duo burger foie gras and beef for €15, the Croquilles snails for €14, white pudding with truffles for €15, St. Jacques casserole for €12, shrimp skewers for €11, a crispy food platter for €15, three cheese platter for €8 and chicken skewers in different flavours for €15.
In the category Côté Sucré you can find Faisselle with raspberry sauce for €7.50, chocolate mousse for €7.50, pie of the day for €7.50, gourmet coffee or tea for €8 and gourmet digestive for €10.
The wine bar also allows you to choose from a great selection of wines from many different regions of France, from the most common to the most prestigious, such as among others, Pinot Noir, Riesling or Tokay Pinot Gris from the Alsace, wines from Bordeaux, such as Château Magnol du Haut-Médoc, Clos du Clocher de Pomerol, Roc de Giraudon de Lussac Saint Emilion and many others. You can also choose from a large selection of champagnes, cognacs and whiskeys.
The Jaja Club restaurant was first opened on December 12, 2015, and the restaurant is open every day from 5.30 pm until 2 am.
The restaurant-bar Café des Sports
The concept bar-restaurant "Café des Sports" is considered a signature of the Barrière group, as you can find a bar like this in all the casinos of the group. It was opened in the Casino in Megève in December 2014. The Café des Sports offers you a space to relax and where you can enjoy live sporting events from France and other countries on large screens.
The Café des Sports has a menu with five categories. The first category is called "Pour Démarrer sur du salé ", and you can find many savoury dishes, such as pear Tart Tatin, goat and ham for €10, foie gras terrine with Armagnac for €12, beef carpaccio with olive oil, basil and parmesan shavings for €12, and smoked salmon with lemon and dill flavoured cream for €12. In the category "Tout en 1" you can find dishes, such as bolognese or vegetarian lasagne for €12, Parmentiers duck and beef for €14, forest poultry with rosemary and mashed potatoes for €15, an all beef burger with chips a mixed salad for €15, and the traditional dish of the day for €15. The menu also offers "Côté Snack", such as a Croque Barrière and mixed salad for €10, the Pizza de la Mama for €9 and pasta carbonara or arrabiata for €12. The category "Pour terminer en Douceur" contains dishes, such as a three cheese platter for €8, flowing chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream for €7, fruit tart of the day for €7, and many others. The last category "La Gourmandise" offers waffles with chocolate sauce and whipped cream for €5, ice cream and sorbets from €5 and small treats from €2.
The Café des Sports also offers a large selection of drinks, and you can enjoy a refreshing break between the games. The team behind the bar is able to serve you all kinds of hot drinks, soft drinks, such as fruit juices and still and sparkling water, wine, draft beer and bottled aperitifs, champagnes, digestives, whiskeys, spirits, and cocktails with or without alcohol.
The bar-restaurant Café des Sports has a passion for sports and offers you the opportunity to follow live games on a giant screen. Some of the sports that are broadcast are football, rugby, skiing, snowboarding and other types of winter sports. You can see the program of what is shown at the lobby of the casino or on their website.
The Café des Sports restaurant-bar is open every day the same hours as the casino: in winter from 10.30 am to 3 am, in the mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 12.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 12.30 pm to 2 am, from October to November from Sunday to Thursday from 3.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 2 pm to 1 am, and in summer every day from 10.30 am to 2 am.
Palo Alto, the nightclub at the Casino in Megève
The Barrière Casino in Megève also has the most popular nightclub in the town. The Palo Alto nightclub regularly features renowned DJs, some with an international reputation, and the nightclub also regularly hosts fun theme nights.
The nightclub Palo Alto also hosts special events and DJ nights to offer something special to the visitors and fans of music and entertainment. Among these events are seasonal events taking place every Wednesday in winter with bottles for €100 and free entry to all the parties, as well as "The DJ Gone Wild" and "Sel Citron Patron" evenings with tequila for a special price, and many other events.
The Palo Alto nightclub is open every Friday and Saturday during the low season, every day during the high season, and from Wednesday to Saturday during the month of August.
Barrière Casino in Megève : entertainment and events
The Casino in Megève is an establishment of leisure and entertainment par excellence and offers different events to make your stay even nicer. Additionally, the Casino is also able to host and organise different types of private or corporate events.
Events at the Casino
During holiday seasons or on certain occasions, the Casino hosts different events to make sure that you experience an unforgettable moment. Depending on the day, you can take part in gastronomic events, music events, contests, and many other events. These events can be for example, the Grand Jeu de Noël, a prize draw that takes place in the holiday season and gives you the chance to win a dream prize, such as a new car, a trip, jewellery and accessories, and many more.
Private and professional events
The Barrière Casino in Megève is also a great place to host private or professional events, such as birthdays, cocktail parties, fashion shows, exhibitions, openings, product launches, themed evenings, previews, and many others. The establishment has two modular rooms in the Palo Alto building, and depending on your event you can choose between the main hall with a capacity of up to 550 people and the Club Room that can accommodate between up to 150 to 200 people, depending on the configuration.
The Casino is able to offer you a customised event well beyond your expectations, and the experienced team can give you a professional hand. The establishment can also provide services, materials and equipment essential to the success of your event or reception, such as catering, buffets and cocktail parties, DJs and music, as well as sound, lighting and video equipment for projection, and much more.
Other services of the Casino in Megève
The Casino in Megève also offers plenty of deals to make their visitors happy. These include different benefits that can be enjoyed by either the person directly or given away as a gift.
The Casino also offers the Casinopass loyalty program, which is available in all casinos of the Barrière group. Being a member in this program grants you access to many exclusive benefits that are valid in most of the group's establishments, including restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos and others.
The Casino also offers different gift sets with prices ranging from €20 to €100. Among these deals are for example Champagne and Jackpot, which is valid in all Barrière casinos, and for only €50 you can get a bottle of champagne and a €30 in jetons.
Address and access
Casino Barrière de Megève, 199 rue Charles Feige — 74120 Megève, France.
By car via the motorway A40, exit Sallanches then continue on the D1212.
70 km from Geneva, 114 km from Grenoble, 183 km from Lyon, 234 km from Saint-Etienne, 325 km from Dijon, 422 km from Marseille, 440 km from Strasbourg and 602 km from Paris.
13 km from the train station of Sallanches – Combloux — Megève, with TGV lines serving Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – Le Fayet, Paris – Lyon and Lille – Europe, night trains between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains – Le Fayet and Paris — Austerlitz and TER linese serving the Rhône – Alpes.
Besides the airfield of Megève, which is 5 km away from the Casino, three airports are nearby. These are the airport of Annecy, which is 82 km away via the A410 and the A40, te airport of Chambéry – Savoie, which is 93 km away and the airport of Geneva, which is 85 km away.
Slot machines : in winter from 10.30 am to 3 am, in the mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 12.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 12.30 pm to 2 am, from October to November from Sunday to Thursday from 3.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 2 pm to 1 am, and in summer every day from 10.30 am to 2 am.
Blackjack tables : during winter every day from 9 pm to 3 am, in summer from 8 pm to 2 am and in mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 2 am.
English roulette tables : during winter every day from 9 pm to 3 am, in summer from 8 pm to 2 am and in mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 7.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 2 am.
Restaurant "La Jaja Club" : every day from 5.30 pm until 2 am.
Restaurant – Bar "Le Café des Sports" : in winter from 10.30 am to 3 am, in the mid-season from Sunday to Thursday from 12.30 pm to 0.30 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 12.30 pm to 2 am, from October to November from Sunday to Thursday from 3.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 2 pm to 1 am, and in summer every day from 10.30 am to 2 am.
The nightclub "Le Palo Alto" : every Friday and Saturday during the low season, every day during the high season, and from Wednesday to Saturday during the month of August.