Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
When you visit the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, or you go on a trip or holiday there, please go to the town of Canet-en-Roussillon and enjoy what it has to offer. In addition to interesting heritage sites, such as the Victomtal castle, the old village, the castle of Esparrou or the Etang de Canet-Saint-Nazaire, the JOA Casino Canet-Plage is also a must visit in the city, especially for those who like to have fun. The casino offers a variety of gaming, relaxation and other activities. There is a good selection of games, including slot machines and various table games, such as poker, blackjack, Bataille, English roulette and stud poker. You can also visit a restaurant and bar when you want to have a snack or drink and relax, or you can enjoy the entertainment program of the establishment.
Casino in Canet-Plage : a large choice of games
The JOA Casino Canet-Plage offers a big variety of games. You can find the largest selection of slot machines in the department, as well as various traditional table games, such as blackjack, poker, English roulette in two versions, Bataille and stud poker.
The slot machines
The Casino in Canet-en-Roussillon offers you the largest selection of slot machines that you can find in the whole department. The establishment offers 167 slot machines, ranging from the famous mechanical reel devices to latest generation video slot machines and remarkable video poker games.
Whatever your budget is, you can have a thrilling time in the slot machine room. The casino lets you play with denominations ranging from between €0.01 and €2. You can choose from many mechanical reel slot machines with minimum bets ranging from €0.05 to €2, video slot machines with denominations between €0.01 and €0.05 and video poker games with minimum bets between €0.01 and €2.
To make your gaming experience even nicer, and to give you the chance to win a large amount of money, the casino has also introduced different jackpots, fixed and progressive, such as the Mega Buck, the Tower of Power, the Joker Poker IGT, the Bonus Times and the Blazing 7 jackpot.
The Casino also has a "discovery" space which has been created for beginners and hesitant players. An attendant is available for introductory sessions, and to allow you to familiarise yourself with the different slot machines and how they are being operated.
The slot machine room is open from Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 am to 4 am.
The table games
When choosing the JOA Casino in Canet-Plage you will also be able to play a wide range of traditional table games. Depending on your preference you can find a table that will make you happy. Among them are tables with blackjack, poker, Bataille, electronic English roulette and traditional English roulette.
Fans of the card game blackjack have the opportunity to enjoy 3 blackjack tables. The minimum bet required to play a game at one of the tables is €3.
Beginners also have the opportunity to attend the game and enjoy the great atmosphere of the tables, and it is possible to get a free introduction by the professional dealers of the room.
The three blackjack tables are open from Sunday to Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
The Casino in Canet-Plage also has 3 poker tables for fans of this amazing game. The 3 tables can accommodate cash games and different tournaments. Playing at one of the tables requires a minimum buy-in of €100.
The multi-table tournaments have a buy-in of €50 + €10, and you can participate in Sit & Go tournaments, Satellites and Super Satellites.
The Poker room is open from Sunday to Friday from 9 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 pm to 4 am.
The game Bataille is one of the most popular traditional table games. You can play at 2 game tables, and they allow you to try your luck, challenge yourself and challenge the dealer. Playing a game requires a minimum bet of €2 for a round. Bataille is one of the oldest games in the world, and the team of the games hall offers free introductions to beginners upon request.
The Bataille tables are available from Sunday to Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
Traditional English roulette
Fans of pure games of chance can also find he right game for them at the casino with the two traditional English roulette tables. The minimum bet for a game is €2, allowing you to play this popular game and enjoy the thrills it offers.
You can visit the tables at the casino from Sunday to Friday from 9 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 pm to 4 am.
Electronic English roulette
If you prefer to play alone, but still want the passion of English roulette, you can play at one of the 17 spaces at the electronic English Roulette tables. Each player can play with a touch screen and has to play a minimum bet of €0.50.
You are able to enjoy the special atmosphere of the electronic English Roulette from Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 am to 4 am.
The restaurant and bar at the JOA Casino in Canet-Plage
Outside the bustling gambling halls, the JOA Casino in Canet-Plage also offers two special spaces for a snack break and special moments with friends or family.
The restaurant at the Casino
The restaurant is located on the first floor of the casino, and you can enjoy an exceptional atmosphere. The elegant and sophisticated decoration of the room adds to the breathtaking view of the sea and the beach of Canet.
You can find a menu that has been inspired by bistro cuisine, and combines modern and traditional cuisine.
The chef proposes a menu composed of a wide range of starters from €6.50, such as tabbouleh of fresh seasonal vegetables and herbs, marinated salmon, Catalan style salad and melon and ham Grande Réserve, different main courses from €12, including a slice of black Angus steak, hake steak with rice and tarragon butter, veal with lemon butter and a tuna steak with vegetables and aioli, as well as various desserts from €6.50, including strawberry soup, three cheese platter, quince cheese and a slice of caramel cream.
Visitors can also enjoy different special dishes from the JOA group. Among these dishes are starters from €8, such as Crimean black tomatoes with Burratina, olives and basil sauce, duck foie gras ballotine with sour cherry jelly and crystalline thyme, and half-cooked fresh white tuna with roasted sesame and gourmet vinaigrette. There are also main courses from €15, including beef tartare JOA style with cornet fries, the JOA and Canet Casino Special burgers with French fries, supreme chicken in Basque style with summer vegetables and polenta, or poached Blanc de Saint-Pierre with wild rice, butter and candied lemons. The desserts start from €7 and you can enjoy a banana split, iced nougat with candied fruit and pistachios or strawberries.
There are also different set menus available, such as the JOA menu for €28, the menu of the day, which is available every day for lunch except on weekends and holidays, the chef's specialty menu for €16, and many more.
The chef and his team are able to serve you Sunday to Friday for lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm, and in the evening for dinner from 7.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Saturdays also from 7.30 pm to 11 pm.
The bars at the restaurant
When you want to take a break between games, or just have a good time with a drink, the Casino in Canet-Plage offers two bars, each with their own unique environments. The slot machines bar is warm and festive, and you can follow your favourite sports events with live broadcasts on gigantic screens. You can also visit the table games bar if you prefer a quieter and calmer atmosphere.
The bars and restaurant in the Casino in Canet-en-Roussillon offer many different wines, as well as a large selection of beverages to suit all tastes. You can find a varied drinks menu with champagnes from €8, spirits from €3, digestives and liqueurs from €5.10, aperitifs from €2.50, beers from €2, hot drinks from €1.70 and sodas and juices from €2.
Both bars also have the special JOA craft beers in blond or amber that are brewed at a casino of the group. You can also order your favourite cocktails, or try different specialties of the house, such as Joabalkans based on Vodka, Joaparadise, Joamolotov, Joapink, and many others.
You can visit the bars of the casino to relax and have a drink between the games. They are open from Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 am to 4 am.
JOA Casino in Canet-en-Roussillon : entertainment for everyone
The JOA Casino in Canet-Plage also offers a wide range of events to complement your stay at the establishment.
You can visit shows and performances, such as the dinner comedy show with Olivier Vietti. Guests can also participate in games or contests, such as Bingo on Mondays or Belotte tournaments on Thursdays. Music lovers can enjoy live music every Saturday night at the slot machines bar.
Seminars and receptions
The JOA Casino in Canet-en-Roussillon is also the perfect place for your own events and receptions, either private or professional. The casino has a friendly and fun space available for you to book and give your events a special and original touch. You can organise events, such as seminars, birthdays, gala evenings, bachelor parties, and many others.
In addition to the room, the establishment also has various equipment and accessories for the success of your events, and the experienced team is at your service to organise events to meet your expectations, no matter what your budget is.
Address and access
Casino JOA Canet-Plage, 10, Promenade de la Côte Vermeille, 66140 – Canet-en-Roussillon.
By car via the motorway A9 « La Catalane », exit 41 Perpignan Nord from Narbonne and exit 42 Perpignan Sud from Barcelona, via the D900 and via the expressway D617.
11 km from Perpignan, 154 km from Montpellier, 204 km from Nîmes, 319 km from Marseille, 448 km from Bordeaux, 452 km from Lyon and 848 km from Paris.
10 km from the SNCF train station of Perpignan with daily connections to Europe and France, and the TGV Mediterranean line Perpignan – Paris.
By bus with line no 6, CTPM Canet – Perpignan.
15 km from the airport of Perpignan-Rivesaltes and 120 km from the airport of Girona Costa Brava in Spain.
Slot machines : Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 am to 4 am.
Blackjack tables : Sunday to Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
Bataille tables : Sunday to Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
Traditional English roulette tables : Sunday to Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
Electronic English roulette table : Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 am to 4 am.
Restaurant at the Casino : Sunday to Friday for lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm, and in the evening for dinner from 7.30 pm to 10 pm, and on Saturdays also from 7.30 pm to 11 pm.
Slot machine and table games bar : Sunday to Friday from 9 am to 3 am, and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 9 am to 4 am.