Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
Situated in an exceptional location near Lake Magdalene and in the heart of a pine forest, the Gujan-Mestras Casino is a superb place for entertainment and relaxation. The casino offers many opportunities, starting with the many different games, including slot machines and poker variations, and also with a restaurant and bar, as well as various events. The town in the department of Gironde in the Aquitaine region is also a popular holiday destination and invites to be discovered when the casino is closed.
The casino at the Lake Magdeleine: the game temple Gujan-Mestras
Like any good casino, the Casino Gujan-Mestras offers everything that is expected. You will probably be happy to learn that the casino has 3 large game rooms featuring 105 slot machines and 21 poker tables.
105 slot machines under palm trees
The Casino of Gujan-Mestras enables slot machine fans to play in a very special surrounding and to enjoy a unique and idyllic atmosphere. The slot machine room was modelled after an Andalusian patio, and has a water fountain and palm trees.
You can then choose from the 105 latest generation slot machines. Whether you prefer playing traditional one-armed bandits or modern games, you will find a game that you like. The casino offers traditional 3-reel slots, video slots and video poker games.
The slot machine room is open daily from 10 am and it closes at 3 am from Sunday to Thursday, and 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays.
The Poker Room: the Winston salon and La Cave
The Casino du Lac de la Magdeleine de Gujan-Mestras has one of the best poker rooms of the region, and the country. Decorated in a British style, the poker room offers 21 poker tables and games can take place every day. The casino also regularly hosts tournaments.
The casino also has a VIP room called "The Cave", and it is decorated in a very special design.
You can choose from the different poker variants Texas Hold'em and Omaha. When visiting the casino you can also participate at tournaments, such as the "Pokersphere Live Series", the "Gujan Club Series", the "Deep Xtra 400 "and many more. Depending on the occasion, each game can have a pot limit or not.
The Poker Room is open daily Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm and closes at 3 am, and on 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays. You can choose between different tables with buy-ins between €50 and €300 and blinds of €1 to €5.
The table games
Lovers of traditional games and other table games will also find the Casino du Lac de la Magdeleine in Gujan Mestras very interesting. The casino offers two English Roulette tables, a Blackjack table and a Stud Poker table. Bets at the table games start from €1.
The Black Jack table is only open on weekends from 9 pm to 4 am, but you can play the other table games weekdays from 9 pm to 3 am, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 pm to 4 am.
Gastronomic services at the Casino de Gujan Mestras
The Casino de Gujan Mestras offers a restaurant "Le Lodge" that allows you to taste the exquisite flavours from the sweet harmony of Arabian-Andalusian cuisine in a warm and intimate atmosphere. You can also enjoy the pleasures of a good drink at the bar "La Bodega", or order a pizza or a crepe to take away, or eat it straight away.
The restaurant Le Lodge
As one of the finest restaurants around Bordeaux, Le Lodge allows you to taste the fine cuisine combining Arabian and Andalusian culinary arts in a warm and friendly atmosphere. You have the choice between a diverse menu, from appetizers to desserts at prices starting from €2, or menus, such as the Discovery Menu for €34, the "Angels" set menu for €10, the Yeux Fermés (Eyes Closed) set menu for €24 and the Côté Bistrot for €16. They also offer a large choice of wines, aperitifs, digestives and other drinks starting from €3.
The restaurant is open daily from 12 pm to 2 pm and 7.30 pm to 10 pm. To make a reservation or to organise an event you can call them directly at 33 (0) 5 57 73 00 78.
La Bodega: Bar and Pizzeria
You can take a break from playing and have a drink in the bar La Bodega, which is open Thursday to Monday, from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 20 pm to 1 am. You can also order a pizza, crepes or anything else to take away or eat in, every day from 12 pm to 2 am.
54 km from Bordeaux, 286 km from Toulouse, 12 km from Andernos-les-Bains and 8 km from Arcachon.
The town is served by TER Aquitaine with the Lamothe - Arcachon line, and it has two stations: Gujan-Mestras and La Hume.
Slot machines: Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays from 10 am to 4 am.
English Roulette and Stud Poker: Sunday through Thursday from 9 pm to 3 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays from 9 pm to 4 am.
Blackjack: every weekend from 9 pm.