Review written by Sophie Couard, January 27, 2016.
The Casino in Font-Romeu is one of the leisure and entertainment establishments in the Pyrenees-Orientales department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The establishment offers four main activities. The casino is able to satisfy all visitors, and regarding the games, the casino has a room with slot machines, a table with Boule 2000 and a Poker Room. There is also a restaurant with 60 seats, and customers can enjoy fine cuisine when taking a break from the games. Cinema fans will be able to enjoy a movie theatre with a capacity of 250 people. Finally, there is also a nightclub open every evening for those who like to unwind with music.
The Casino Font Romeu for lovers of gambling
Although the Casino in Font-Romeu only has a medium-sized games room, it is able to offer the best atmosphere and the biggest sensations. The casino offers the most popular games, and you can play slot machines that allow you to choose the type and theme, and you can also play Boule 2000 and Texas Hold'em poker.
The slot machines
The slot machines room is the centrepiece of any casino, and this is also the case at the Casino Font-Romeu. Lovers of slot machines can play in a room with 44 slot machines of different types. Depending on your preference, you can choose between mechanical reel machines, video machines and video poker devices. It also has multigame slot machines for even more fun.
Regarding wagers and winnings, the Casino also applies a policy to meet the needs of different customers. In fact, no matter what your budget is, the minimum bets are between €0.02 and €2, which allows you to play according to your budget. If you are a fan of machines with mechanical reels, you can choose from a dozen slot machines with denominations ranging from €0.20 to €0.50. The video reel machines are set to minimum bets of €0.02 to €0.20. The video poker terminals are programmed to accept bets between €0.20 and €2.
The slot machine room is open every day from 2 pm to 2 am.
The Boule 2000 table
The Casino in Font Romeu is also able to satisfy fans of traditional game tables. The casino has a Boule 2000 table that offers a fun environment and the thrills of pure gambling. The game is suitable for all types o players, beginners and regulars of major table games.
When playing at the table, you can keep full control of your money and the time you play, as the minimum bet for a single round of Boule 2000 is €1.
You are able to try your luck at the game Boule 2000 every day from 10 pm until 2 am.
The Hold’em Poker room
Fans of the famous Poker game can also find their happiness at the Casino Font-Romeu. The table offers the Texas Hold'em Poker variant, and you can play there with a minimum bet of €1.
In addition to cash games that take place every day, the poker room in the casino also hosts various tournaments, such as among others the series of Font Romeu Poker Snow Camp that takes place in winter and has five types of tournaments, including the Main Event, Deepstack, Turbo, Bounty and the team tournament.
If there are enough players for cash games, the games at the Texas Hold'em Poker table at the casino will be available every day from 10 pm to 2 am.
Le Llat, the restaurant at the Casino of Font-Romeu
The Font Romeu Casino also has a restaurant where you can enjoy a great meal with your partner, your family or your friends. The menu features mostly dishes highlighting local meats from the Cerdagne Capcir region and mountain specialties.
When visiting the restaurant Le Llat you can choose different dishes from the menu or also from a variety of set menus suggested by the chef and his team.
The food is prepared with seasonal produce, and the menu is constantly being reviewed and updated. However, you will always be able to find popular dishes, such as foie gras with sea salt and Sichuan pepper, salmon tartare with herbs, whole roasted and shelled lobster, pheasant with morels risotto, Roulé with citrus and chocolate cream, and many more.
The restaurant also offers a variety of set menus, including the Children's menu for €9, which consists of a main course and dessert, the special lunch menu for €10 with the starter of the day and the daily special, the special lunch menu for €14, which includes the starter of day, the dish of the day and the dessert of the day, the Special House Menu for €24, which allows you to choose from two starters of the house menu, two main courses from the house menu and a dessert from the house menu.
The restaurant is also able to serve you all your favourite beverages, such as water, hot drinks, aperitifs, digestives, beers, white, red and rosé wines, different cocktails and champagnes.
The restaurant Le Llat is closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings, but it is open every other day from 11 am to 2 pm for lunch, and from 6 pm to 10.30 pm in the evening for dinner.
The Font Romeu cinema
The Font Romeu Casino also has a cinema where you can relax with your whole family. You can enjoy movies and animations for all age groups. You will be able to choose according to your preferences or those of your children, and there are different movies available, such as horrors, comedies, romantic films, dramas, adventure films, and many more.
Normal admission is €7.50, and discounted tickets are €5.50. You can also use a loyalty card and get 10 tickets for €55. The Casino cinema has a capacity of 250 people.
The Papayago : the nightclub at the Casino Font-Romeu
The Font-Romeu Casino also offers you the opportunity to let off steam and dance the night away in the nightclub "The Papayago". Professional and experienced DJs will entertain you all night long with steamy rhythms and your favourite songs. The light installations and the quality of the sound system allows you to make the most of your evening.
The nightclub The Papayago has a capacity of 450 people and is open every night from 11 pm until 5 am.
By car via the A61 towards Montpellier, then the A66 towards Foix / Andorra and the N20 towards Bourg Madame Toulouse, and from the motorway A9 exit 41 towards Béziers, then the N9 to Perpignan and the N116.
89 km from Perpignan, 195 km from Toulouse, 239 km from Montpellier, 288 km from Nîmes, 403 km from Marseille, 466 km from Toulon, 536 km from Lyon and 867 km from Paris.
By train from the train station of Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via with links from the TER Languedoc-Roussillon and via the train station of Perpignan which is 87 km away.
By plane via the airport of Perpignan – Rivesaltes in 91 km distance, or via the airport of Toulouse – Blagnac which is 203 km away.
Slot machines : Monday to Sunday from 2 pm to 2 am.
Boule 2000 table : every day from 10 pm until 2 am.
Texas Hold’em Poker table : Monday to Sunday from 10 pm to 2 am.
Restaurant "Le Llat" : Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. The restaurant Le Llat offers services on every other day from 11 am to 2 pm for lunch and from 6 pm to 10.30 pm in the evening for dinner.
Nightclub Le Papayago : every day from 11 pm to 5 am.