Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
The town of Dinard is located in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in the Bretagne region, and it is one of Barrière group casinos. In addition to being a popular resort with a great reputation, the city offers many different entertainment options for your holidays or weekend trips. When you go to the , you will be able to enjoy three major categories of games, including slot machines of all kinds, traditional games and poker. There are also regular and occasional events ensuring you have a great stay at the establishment. The culinary pleasures and relaxing moments should also not be left out, as the casino offers a superb restaurant and bar, allowing you to enjoy tasty meals, various drinks and live sports.
Casino Barrière de Dinard : in the den of gambling
The Casino in Dinard offers three categories of games for all tastes. Players who like playing for themselves will probably choose the slot machines in the casino, while players who like it more social will probably appreciate the passionate atmosphere of the traditional games, and can play at various table games or even in the poker room.
The slot machines
The Casino Barrière in Dinard currently offers 139 slot machines that are also periodically updated with new devices. The casino should be able to satisfy even the most demanding fans of slot machines. In fact, you can find a wide choice of games, including slot machines with mechanical reels, video reel slot machines and video poker.
While giving you all the pleasures of this type of game, the slot machines in the room also allows you to manage both your time and your budget. You are able to choose the machine or game according to the denomination and in relation to the game that you would like to experience. You can therefore find slot machines with minimum bets according to your requirements, from 1 cent to €5.
The slot machines hall is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays and from 10 am to 3 am. During the high season it is open every day until 3am.
The table games
The Casino in Dinard also has table games where you can try your luck, and put your different strategies to the test. The room offers a blackjack table for card game enthusiasts, an English Roulette table and an electronic English roulette table.
The blackjack table can accommodate from 2 to 10 players, and you can play there with a minimum bet of €2 or €5, depending on the day. The maximum bets for each game are €100 and €250 respectively. The table is also open to beginners, and the casino dealers also offer introductory sessions to the game.
The table games room also has two English Roulette tables, including one traditional and one electronic. The two tables each have a cylinder with 37 numbers, and have the same rules and the same payouts. Your choice will only be guided by your passion. The minimum bets at the two English roulette tables are €1 and €2, and the maximum bets are €20 and €40.
The table games are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open from Wednesday to Saturday from 9 pm, and on Sundays from 4 pm.
The Poker Room
The Casino Barrière in Dinard has three Texas Hold'em tables for fans of Poker. Each table can accommodate from 2 to 10 players, and you will be able to participate in the games according to your preferences. If you play at the "no limit" tables, the tables may require either blinds of €2 with a buy-in of €100, or blinds of €5 and a buy-in of €200.
The poker room in the casino also hosts various tournaments and No Limit Texas Hold'em championships, among others, the great West championship with a buy-in of €150, the Sit and Go and Multi-table with a buy-in of €60, and many more. You can register at the reception of the casino if you want to participate in one of the tournaments. However, you can also watch each tournament, and enjoy the lively environments.
The Poker room is open Wednesday to Saturday from 9 pm and every Sunday from 4 pm.
Events, receptions and private events at the Casino de Dinard
Whether you want to visit an event of the casino, or you want to host your own various private and business events, the Casino Barrière in Dinard offers infrastructure and equipment, as well as know-how, experience and professionalism of their team.
Events at the casino
In order to ensure that you have a great stay at the establishment the Casino in Dinard offers various regular and many occasional events. Among these events are also free LOTOS with a gift, which are held out of season and are restricted to Casinopass holders. In July and August, the LOTO is open to all people visiting the casino.
Your private and professional events
For your own events and receptions, the Casino in Dinard also offers three rooms: the Gala hall with a capacity of 60 - 300 people, depending on the configuration, the Salon de la Mer with a capacity of 30 - 150 people, and the Wilson Salon with a capacity of 20 - 150 people.
The establishment can also provide you an experienced team to help you organise your receptions and events, such as workdays from €48.50, corporate evenings with different menus, weddings, family and private banquets, such as baptisms, family reunions or anniversaries, and many more.
Restaurant and bar at the Casino in Dinard
The Casino Barrière in Dinard also has everything to amaze your taste buds, and in the process, you will also be able to enjoy a great atmosphere, as the restaurant has an interesting location, and the bar a warm atmosphere.
The restaurant « L’Appel du Large »
The restaurant "L'Appel du Large" is probably the most original place at the Casino in Dinard. In fact, you can enjoy delicacies prepared by the chef and his team while enjoying a unique atmosphere between elegant and comfortable decor, and stunning views of the sea and the large white sandy beach of the Ecluse.
The restaurant is able to serve you different types of food, traditional cuisine and various foreign specialties. The chef is also proposing all kinds of dishes based on fresh seafood or regional produce.
Food lovers have the opportunity to select from a varied menu and choose their favourite food. Among the best dishes are the mixed plate for €29, shelled lobster tail with lemon oil and dried magret for €17, or duck foie gras with stewed fruit for €15 as a starter, roasted sea bass with fennel and simmered eggplant for €18, roast duckling fillet with figs and black tea for €16, or Lamb shank "12 hours" with dried fruits and spices for €20. There are also desserts available, for example three chocolate and custard for €5.80, the Crème brulée with cream flavour candy for €5.50, or apple pie and a vanilla dessert.
L’Appel du Large also offers many different set menus to make your choice easier, or if you come as a group for a meal. In addition to lunch menus and dinner menus on weekdays or weekends ranging from between €22 and €32, you can find, among others, the Cézembre menu for €40, the Dinard menu for €44, the Jersey menu for €50, the Glénan menu for €56, and many more.
During the off season the restaurant L'Appel du Large is open Wednesday to Sunday, while during the school holidays, it is open every day. The team is serving lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm, and in the evening from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The bar Café des Sports
The Barrière Casino in Dinard has also created a relaxing space adjoining the slot machine hall, which is a space where you can both enjoy your favourite drinks, satisfy small appetites between the games, and follow the greatest sporting events, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The terrace overlooks the beach and the sea, and you can access the bar from over the counter outside or from within the lounge. You can enjoy a drinks menu including, among others, aperitifs by glass or bottle from €4, such as Kir Breton, Sangria, Anis, Porto, gin, vodka, and champagnes by glass or bottled from €8, including Fouquet's brut, Pommery Brut NV, or Charles Heidsieck, digestives from €8, Cointreau liquor, Calvados, Grand Marinier, and many more.
The Café des Sports bar is open every day from 11 am until closing hours of the casino.
Additional services of the casino
In connection with the Barrière group's services, the Casino in Dinard also offers many deals to make your visit even better. As in all the casinos of the group, you can join the Casinopass program, a system that will allow you to enjoy exclusive benefits, including restaurant and bar deals, and special deals for the group's facilities in their hotels and casinos, and many more.
The Casino in Dinard also offers gift boxes that you can give to yourself or to your loved ones. You can choose from the Casinobox offer for €40, that includes a drink, or the "Petit Be" offer with €15 of chips and a "Welcome" cocktail, or the Casinobox Prestige for €60 which gives you a glass of champagne, a meal a la carte, €30 of chips and a "Welcome" cocktail.
70 km from Rennes by motorway, 68 km from Saint-Brieuc via the D768 and 400 km from Paris via the motorway A11.
By bus with line 16a from Saint-Malo to Dinard or from Saint-Briac to Dinard, and line 7 from Rennes to Dinard.
By train via the train station of Saint-Malo.
5 km from the airport of Dinard-Pleurtuit and 70 km from the airport of Rennes – Saint-Jacques.
By boat via the harbour of Saint-Malo.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am. Open every day until 3 am in high season.
Table games : Wednesday to Saturday from 9 pm and on Sundays from 4 pm.
Poker room : Wednesday to Saturday from 9 pm and every Sunday from 4 pm.
Restaurant L’appel du Large : Wednesday to Sunday and every day in high season from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm.