Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
The city Lille is the capital of the Nord–Pas-de-Calais region and the prefecture of the Nord department. It offers everything needed for visitors to have a fantastic time, and because of this the town is one of the most popular destinations in France for holidays, entertainment, business and leisure. The capital of Flanders is a symbol of a strong cultural heritage and offers architectural masterpieces, including the Vieille Bourse, the Palais Rihour, the Piscine musée d’art et d’industrie André Diligent, Vieux Lille, and many others.
Aside from visiting the city and discovering its heritage, there are many different activities possible, such as visiting the zoo or the Giants' Gardens, shopping in the different markets and shopping centres of the city, exploring the town by bike, and many others. The city also offers an alternative to common entertainment with the Barrière Casino in Lille.
The Casino in Lille is one of the top 10 gambling establishments in France and offers many different games, such as slot machines, table games and poker, restaurants and bars, different types of events and many more. The Casino offers a selection of 300 slot machines, that also includes the latest models and the innovations. There are also around 20 tables available for fans of traditional games, and there is also a Poker Room with 4 cash game tables and an electronic Texas Hold'em Poker table. The Casino is also a great address to enjoy fine dining in a nice atmosphere in the restaurants or a refreshing drink at one of the bars. There are 3 restaurants and 4 bars offering different cuisines and styles. The Barrière Casino in Lille also offers different activities and events, such as gastronomy shows, games, competitions and others. There is also a loyalty program that rewards loyal visitors.
Barrière Casino in Lille : in the centre of gambling
The Barrière Casino in Lille is one of the top and largest gambling establishments in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region and the entire northern part of France. The establishment has a slot machine room with over 300 slot machines, including latest generation machines and innovative games, a traditional games room with 20 tables, including card game tables and English Roulette in the two versions traditional and electronic.
The slot machines
Are you passionate about slot machines and different games? The Casino in Lille will probably make you happy then. Whatever type of game you prefer, you will find a slot that you like. You can choose from a selection of over 300 slot machines, that includes all types of devices, such as traditional mechanical slot machines, video slot machines with digital screens and many different video poker variants. The Casino is always looking for the best games for their customers, and the offer latest generation slots with innovative features. Some of the most recent additions are the new MegaVault and Dynasty slot machines.
In the area called Zone Haute Tension you can find the 10 new games, including those of the MegaVault range. In this game you need to collect money, diamonds or ingots and align 3 "safe" symbols on the reels. You are then get free games and the chance to get a multiplier for your winnings of up to x24.
The Casino also features some of the most popular slot machines, such as Treasures of Troy, Wolf Run and Siberian Storm, and you can enjoy these games, as well as the new Dynasty Editions that have many exclusive bonuses to offer. You can enjoy the cold atmosphere of Siberian Storm with the Tiger Lock Respin mode that offers many additional winnings, Treasures of Troy with the Respin mode and bonus symbols or Wolf Run with a progressive jackpot.
The games at the Casino accept many different denominations, which makes them available for players with different budgets and playing styles. You can find 72 mechanical slot machines with minimum bets between €0.02 and €2, 191 video slot machines with possible bets of between €0.01 and €1 and the 37 Video Poker devices accepting bets between €0.20 and €5.
The Casino also offers many games where you can win progressive jackpots, and playing these games promises a very thrilling time. Among these jackpot games are Progressive IGT, Bonus Times, Hot Shot Triple Blazing 7 Times Pay, Progressive Poker, Quick Hit Level and Joker Poker.
The slot machine room is open every day from 10 am to 4 am.
The table games
The Barrière Casino in Lille also has a great reputation when it comes to traditional table games. You can enjoy the most popular table games, including Blackjack, Bataille and English Roulette. There are 20 gaming tables are available, and you can easily join them and play your favourite game.
Fans of the card game Blackjack are invited to play at one of the five tables of the casino, each of them can accommodate up to 10 players. As Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games, Barrière Casino in Lille dedicated 5 tables in the gaming room to this game. Each table can accommodate 2 to 10 players, and you can enjoy a lively atmosphere that is loaded with tension. If you are a beginner at Blackjack or traditional games in general, you get the opportunity to learn the rules of the games with the help of the dealers at the table.
Whether you are a beginner or an expert at the game, you can participate by betting a minimum bet of €5 or €10, depending on which table you are playing at. High Rollers can also raise their bets and play with a lot more money, which would also mean that a lot more money can be won.
The 6 Blackjack tables are open every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
If you are a fan of card games and are looking for fun without having to learn a multitude of rules, the Bataille table at the Lille Casino table is probably the best for you. The only rule to remember is the value of the cards, from ace to 2 in descending order. In the event of a tie between a player and the dealer, the player has the choice between two options, either giving up and recovering half of the initial bet, or the player can battle, the true meaning of the name of the game, in which the player pays an additional bet of the amount equal to the initial bet.
The game can also be spiced up by betting on a tie, and when your first card and that of the dealer at the same value you will win 10 times your bet. The minimum bet for a round at this table is €2.
You can try your luck at the Bataille table at the Casino every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
Traditional English Roulette
If you are a fan of gambling in its purest form, the Barrière Casino in Lille invites you to play a game at one of their 8 traditional English Roulette tables. Each table has a 37-number cylinder and a table that shows the different betting options, such as full numbers, corners, streets, six line, columns, simple chances and many others. Each traditional Roulette table can accommodate up to 7 players.
The minimum bets at the tables with English Roulette at the Casino in Lille vary on the tables, and they are between €2.50 and €10. This means that players with all budgets can play this fantastic game.
The 8 English Roulette tables and the croupiers are waiting for you every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
Electronic English Roulette
The Casino also has electronic English Roulette tables for fans of this casino game. The principle of the electronic version of traditional Roulette follows the same rules and the same mechanics as the original game. You can place the same bets, such as full numbers, streets, corners, six lines, columns, simple chances or others, and the game follows the same process as the classic game, with the exception that there is no croupier making announcements and the wheel is spun automatically.
The electronic English Roulette uses touch screens where you can make your bets. The Casino offers 28 terminals where you can make your bets, follow the progress of the game and see your winnings. The minimum bet for a game is €1. The electronic English Roulette is also a good alternative for beginners who are new to the world of table games, as they can try out different bets, strategies and learn the game without being scrutinised by the other players.
The 4 tables with electronic English Roulette have 7 terminals each. They are open every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
The Poker Room
Poker fans will also not be disappointed at the Barrière Casino in Lille, as the establishment offers two variants of poker games, Texas Hold'em Poker and Ultimate Poker. You will also have the opportunity to play electronic Texas Hold'em Poker at a dedicated in the Poker Room.
Texas Hold’em Poker
The Casino in Lille offers an area were both beginners and experts of the popular poker version Texas Hold'em can play against each other. The Casino offers daily cash games that start once the minimum number of players has been reached. There is a total of four tables available. The Casino can host games with buy-ins of €100 and blinds of €2 and €4 or buy-ins of €500 and blinds of €5 and €10, but most of the tables in the room usually host cash games with buy-ins of €200 and blinds of €5 and €5.
The establishment is also able to host larger poker tournaments. The Barrière Casino in Lille has already been the host of the France Poker Series (or FPS), which took place over 6 days at the end of July 2015. These tournaments also included Satellite events for the Main Event FPS - Freezout with a buy-in of €130 + €20, the Side Event - THNL DeepStack Turbo - Freezout for €180 + €20, Satellite for the Main Event FPS - 1 rebuy + 1 double addon for €100 + €20, the Side Event - PLO - 6 max - Turbo - 1 re-entry for €180 + €20, the Main Event FPS for €1000 + €100 , the FPS Lille Cup for €300 + €30, Satellite for the High Roller - 1 rebuy + 1 double addon for €200 + €20, and many other events.
Besides being able to attend many different games at the tables, beginners can also enjoy introductory sessions held by the dealers in the room. You can participate in the different cash games at one of the 4 Texas Hold'em Poker tables every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
The Casino in Lille also offers a table reserved for Ultimate Poker. The game has almost the same rules as the classic poker game, but you play against a house, and not against other players. This variant also features three bids and a bonus box called "Trips". The stakes and the progress of the game depend solely on your hand and how much risk you are willing to take. Ultimate Poker is a good opportunity to explore the game varieties of poker as we know it.
The game has an ante and a blind of €5 each, and you can play a game at the Ultimate Poker table every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
Electronic Texas Hold’em Poker
The Barrière Casino in Lille also offers a table with electronic Texas Hold'em Poker. The game follows the same rules and the same game phases just like the traditional variant, but the electronic version of Texas Hold'em poker allows you to enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of poker online, and you can practice the game in your own time and without anyone watching you.
You can play a game of electronic Texas Hold'em Poker with a minimum buy-in of €50. The game is available every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
Restaurants and bars at the Barrière Casino in Lille
Dining, drinking and relaxation are not forgotten at the Casino in Lille. The establishment offers 3 restaurants and 4 bars where you can enjoy a nice meal or a drink when taking a break from the games.
The three restaurants at the Casino
The restaurant Les Hauts de Lille
The restaurant Les Hauts de Lille offers fine dining, and is a popular place with gourmets. The restaurant serves many exceptional dishes, and you can enjoy them in a very nice atmosphere.
The chef and his team offer traditional and modern dishes on a varied menu, which changes throughout the seasons, and you can also choose from several set menus, depending on what you like.
Among the set menus are the Déjeuner du Marché for €31, the Découverte menu for €58 and the Dégustation menu for €74. As dining can also be considered a journey, the restaurant can also take you on a special journey to discover the exceptional menu called Le Plat Pays, which costs €38.
The regular menu consists of 4 categories, and includes starters, such as a vegetarian dish for €15, haddock for €15, duck for €19 and Saint-Jacques for €19, main courses with fish that include cabillaud for €26, lotte for €30 and lobster for €35, meat main courses that include poultry for €27, veal for €32 and beef for €36, and you can also find a good selection of desserts for €12, such as pineapple, chou, chocolate and apple.
The restaurant Les Hauts de Lille is closed on Saturday for lunchtime, as well as Sunday and Monday, but it is open Tuesday to Friday from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 7 pm to 9.30 pm.
La Terrasse du Parc
The restaurant La Terrasse du Parc specialises in brasserie cuisine and invites you to taste its many specialties in a unique atmosphere, either inside the restaurant or on the large terrace. The chef gives you the choice of four different buffet self-service menus, or you can select dishes from the varied menu. You can also enjoy the Grand Brunch with family or friends every Sunday, for a price of €29.
If you are a fan of set menus you can select the Saveurs Express for €19, the Saveurs Choisies for €20, the Saveurs Gourmandes for €27 and, for children up to 12 years, the Saveur Quinquin for €9.60.
The à la carte menu has different categories, including starters with prices from €9.25, such as scrambled eggs with Serrano ham or Foie gras, salads, such as a Caesar salad for €16.50 and the Salad of Lyon for €15.50, regional products with cold or hot dishes from €11.90 including Potjevleesch, Waterzoï de Cabillaud and beetroot and mackerel in Escabèche, grilled dishes from €16, such as the Burger du Parc, roasted veal chops, beef tartare, and many otherss; main courses from €15.50, such as grilled salmon, mushroom risotto, crispy poultry supreme and crispy lamb shoulder, and you can also find desserts and cheeses starting from €6.50, such as the Déclinaison d’agrumes, duo feuilleté au spéculoos, different ice creams and sorbets, the dessert buffet or a selection of different cheeses from the region.
La Terrasse du Parc welcomes you every day from 12 pm to 2.30 pm, from Sunday to Thursday buffet from 7 pm to 11 pm, à la carte from 7 pm to 10.30 pm, on Friday and Saturday buffet from 7 pm to 11.30 pm and à la carte from 7 pm to 11 pm, and on Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm for lunch.
The restaurant La Folie Douce Soft Food by Barrière
The restaurant La Folie Douce Soft Food by Barrière is specialised in fast food, and the perfect place to take a quick break between games and enjoy a snack.
You can either eat at the venue directly or have take away. The items on the menu can change with the season, but also features regular dishes. You can get two set menus, one is the La Folie Gourmande for €7.50 and the other is the Folie Plaisir for € 8.90, and you can also choose from 8 categories, which are the Les p’tites folies from €1.40, the Folies à chauffer from €3.10, the Folies à croquer from €4, Les Folies Gourmandes from €6.40, the Folies sucrées from € 2.50 and Folies à boire from €1.50.
The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 11 pm on show evenings. It is closed from the 31st of July to the 23rd of August.
The four bars at the Casino
In addition to the fantastic atmosphere in the Casino games room, the Barrière Casino in Lille also features 4 bars where you can have a fantastic time and enjoy a drink with friends.
The L'ibar is located in the heart of the slot machine room, and it is the best place to take a break from the games and enjoy a drink. You can find a lot of different drinks on the menu, as the bar offers a wide range of drinks, as well as selection of snacks, in case you are a little hungry.
The snacks on the menu include sandwiches from €4.20, breads for €6, pasta from €6.50 and desserts from €2. The drinks menu includes beer on tap or bottled from €3.70, cocktails with or without alcohol from €6.20, champagne by the glass or in the bottle from €8.80, wines by the glass from €3.20, aperitifs and spirits from €3, digestives and liqueurs from €3.70, cold drinks from €3.30 and hot drinks from €1.90.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar L'ibar every day from 10 am to 3.30 am, but it is necessary to prevent a valid ID or the Barrière VIP Card when entering the casino.
Are you passionate about sports, art or culture? The Le Carré bar at the Casino in Lille allows you to enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and you can also follow live broadcasts of important sporting events.
In addition to the menu, which offers a wide range of drinks and snacks, the Le Carré bar also offers the all-inclusive package for €35, which includes the Apero with a glass of champagne or a cocktail, the Resto with an all-you-can-eat buffet and a drink of your choice, and the Banco for a total of €10, which is game chips that you can use at the slot machines or table games.
The Le Carré bar is open every day from 7 pm to 3:30 am and on weekends from 4 pm.
The Casino also offers something for a fans of music and nightly entertainment. The show-bar Le Boréal is the nightclub with a professional DJ that you can visit at night until the early morning hours.
The design of Le Boréal is both modern and comfortable, and it is also the best place for private parties or other professional events. The venue has a maximum capacity of 200 people, and the Le Boreal can be booked from Monday to Thursday, and also be changed according to your requirements.
You can contact the person in charge at the Casino at the number + 0 3 28 144 548. They will be able to help you organise your project, and they can give you a tailor-made offer to make it come to life. Le Boréal nightclub is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 3 am.
The Barrière Casino in Lille also offers a unique area with an elegant design where you can enjoy a fantastic time with your friends or your partner. The L'Escal'777 is the perfect place to enjoy your favourite drinks with your loved ones or friends.
The menu is comprehensive, and you can choose from many interesting drinks. These included aperitifs for €7, such as Martinis Bianco, Rosso, Rosato and Dry, Porto Sandeman Ruby and White, Pineau des Charentes, Lillet white and rosé and Campari, wines by the glass, of the selection of Lucien Barrière from €4.80 to €13, such as white wines AOC Château de Cérons – AOC Grave Blanc, Domaine Laroche Les Beauroys – AOC Premier Cru or the Maison Sauvignon Les Ombelles — AOC Pouilly Fumé and the red wines AOC, such as La Motte Clément Pichon – AOC Haut Médoc or the Château Lagarde – AOC Pessac Leognan, cocktails for €10 and €11, such as strawberry Mojito, Marguarita, Pina Colada, Bloody Mary and Vodka Sour, whiskies starting from €7, such as William Lawson, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Arbelour Pure Single Malt, Chivas Regal Premium 12 year and Jack Daniels, champagnes starting from €11 per glass and a bottle from €60 and €140, such as Pommery Brut Royal, Laurent Perrier Brut, Vranken Diamant Brut, Mumm Cordon Rouge and Billecart Salmon rosé, non-alcoholic drinks from €3.50, such as Expresso – Nepresso, soft drinks, coffee, fruit juices and many others.
You can find the L'Escal'777 on the ground floor of the establishment, and the bar is open from Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9.30 am to 1 am, and Sunday from 9.30 am to midnight.
Events, shows and entertainment at the Casino in Lille
The Barrière Casino in Lille also many different shows and events that will make your stay at the casino even more exciting.
Some of the events at the Casino are shows, such as the Tribute to Aznavour & Sardou, Florent Peyre, Imany, I Love Rock’N Pop, and many others.
Gourmets will also be happy to hear that the Barrière Casino in Lille hosts different food-related events, such as free tasting of crêpes, desserts evenings on the terrace, galettes tasting, cheese tasting and artisan delicatessen, mussels evenings, the Journée Folle with chocolate, and many others.
The Barrière Hotel Casino in Lille also offers many different gift boxes that you can give to relatives, and also to yourself. For example, you can get the Sérénité & Soins gift box with 1 hour of Emmanuel Levain Mixed Signature Care for €95, the Show & Fantasy Cocktail Spectacle, the Chance and Gourmandise gift box, the Escale Sublime and Jackpot gift box, and many others.
Public transport: bus CITADINE C2 Stop « Casino » Or the Metro line 2 Stop « Gare Lille Europe » or line 1 Stop « Gare Lille Flandres ».
Access by car of a the motorway A1 — Exit 1 Direction Lille Centre.
220 km from Paris, 140 km from Amiens, 201 km from Reims, 502 km from Dijon and 601 km from Nantes.
12 km from the airport of Lille-Lesquin.
Slot machines : every day from 10 am to 4 am.
Table games : every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
Poker Room : every day, Monday to Friday from 7 pm to 4 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and eves of public holidays from 4 pm to 4 am.
Restaurant « Les Hauts de Lille » : Tuesday to Friday from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 7 pm to 9.30 pm.
Restaurant « La Terrasse du Parc » : every day from 12 pm to 2.30 pm, from Sunday to Thursday buffet from 7 pm to 11 pm, à la carte from 7 pm to 10.30 pm, on Friday and Saturday buffet from 7 pm to 11.30 pm and à la carte from 7 pm to 11 pm, and on Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm for lunch.
Restaurant « La Folie Douce Soft Food by Barrière » : Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 3 pm and from 6 pm to 11 pm on show evenings / Closed from the 31st of July to the 23rd of August.
L’ibar : daily from 10 am to 3.30 am.
Le Carré : every day from 7 pm to 3.30 am and weekends from 4 pm.
Le Boréal : Fridays and Saturdays from 10 pm to 3 am.
L’Escal’777 : Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 11.30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9.30 am to 1 am, and Sunday from 9.30 am to midnight.