Casino review / La Mamounia
01 Jan 1987
The city of Marrakech is nestled between the foothills of the Atlas mountains and the desert. The oasis of Marrakech has plentiful gardens, palaces and souks that attract many visitors every year. This city of contrasts is a place where its splendour and magic charm tourists from all over the world. The city is located in central Morocco and has become a first-class tourist destination. It is nicknamed The South Gate and is the starting point for hikers visiting the mountains or the desert. It also has become a meeting place of high-class tourists, and the red city regularly welcomes international celebrities and global jet setters.
The celebrity visitors usually also stay in the most luxurious hotels in the city. Among them is the La Mamounia, which is one of the most popular. It is considered one of the best resorts in the world and a destination where quality meets demand. The legendary palace hotel also features the Grand Casino La Mamounia in Marrakech that invites you to play casino games in an elegant atmosphere, where tradition and modernity are harmoniously blended, and you can have an unforgettable experience. Luxury, elegance, hospitality, culinary delights and professionalism are the hallmarks of this magical place.
A casino with a retro atmosphere
You can experience the glory and splendour of the old casinos in the beautiful games room. The casino can be accessed by anyone older than 16 years. However, the minimum age to play the games is 18 years, which means that you must be an adult in order to be allowed to bet money.
The slot machines
The slot machines are available every day Sunday to Thursday from 3 pm until 6 am, and Friday, Saturday and holidays from 2 pm to 6 am. There are a total of 180 devices spread across the casino, and you have a large choice of the following games:
- mechanical slot machines,
- video slot machines,
- video poker,
- an electronic roulette,
- games with progressive jackpots.
The range of available bets sizes is also very large, as you can play from only 0,10 Dhs per game up to 10 Dhs.
There are 20 tables available every day from 7.30 pm to 6 am in the morning, and you can play the following games in the magnificent room:
- English roulette from 25 Dhs to 1.500 Dhs,
- blackjack from 100 Dhs to 10.000 Dhs,
- poker bonus hold'em from 100 Dhs to 2.500 Dhs,
- oasis sutd poker from 100 Dhs to 2.500 Dhs,
- three card poker from 100 Dhs to 2.500 Dhs.
The excellent poker room is open every day from 6 pm to 6 am in the morning, and you can play texas hold’em at a dozen tables that offer tournaments and cash games. You can participate in games with buy-ins of 1.000 Dhs up to 50.000 Dhs, rebuy of 500 Dhs to 30.000 Dhs and blinds of 25/50 Dhs to 500/1.000 Dhs.
Dining and drinking
As you cannot spend the whole day playing, it is also important that you take a break every now and then. The establishment has this also covered and offers a bar and a restaurant where you can take a break and relax before continuing to play.
The Casino bar is open the same times as the casino from Sunday to Thursday from 3 pm to 6 am, and on Friday, Saturday and holidays from 2 pm to 6 am. The bar is located in the games room, and you can have a glass of wine, a cocktail or any other drinks. There is also a small menu with snacks.
The Casino Restaurant is open every day from 9 pm to 2.30 am and offers an international cuisine and a high class service. The restaurant has a view over the traditional games room and offers two main set menus:
- a dîner joker for 380 Dhs with a menu that changes every week,
- a soirée joker for 550 Dhs with a cocktail, a dinner with a half bottle of wine, and 100 Dhs worth of casino chips.
A Moroccan menu is also available every Friday.
In the centre of a prestigious complex
As I already mentioned in the introduction, the Casino La Mamounia in Marrakech is part of a much larger resort. This is a renowned 5-star palace, and is often listed as one of the best holiday resorts in the world. This means that, besides the casino, bar and restaurant, you can expect to find many other activities and services that can be enjoyed in a luxurious atmosphere that lets you enter a magical world.
The prestigious La Mamounia Hotel opened its doors in the heart of the city of Marrakech in the year 1923. Since then, it has attracted thousands of visitors seeking relaxation in a luxurious environment. The hotel is located right in the centre of a magnificent 8 ha large park. It is more than a green space in the city, it is a legendary place! The many natural trees create a delicious fragrance that you can smell all around the place.
To stay there, you have the choice between:
- different rooms (Classic, Superior or Deluxe),
- suites (Classic, Duplex, Excecutive or Prestige),
- special suites (Baldaquin, Koutoubia, Churchill, Marjorelle, Marqueterie or Al Mamoun),
Bars and restaurants
You can have a drink at:
- the Bar Italien,
- the Bar Churchill,
- the Bar Pavillion,
- the Bar Marocain,
- the Bar Menzeh.
You can dine at the following places :
- the Marocain,
- the Français,
- the Italien,
- the Pavillon.
Wellness and recreational services
The establishment offers several services for you to relax and enjoy:
- a spa of 2.500 m²,
- a beauty salon,
- an exterior swimming pool,
- various exhibitions (mainly from well-known photographers) that are placed around the establishment.
Music also plays a big role in La Mamounia. You can listen to carefully chosen music in the lobby, jazzy sounds at the Churchill Bar, live music at the Galerie Majorelle, or different music in other areas of the establishment, creating a pleasant atmosphere for the players.
In short, the Casino La Mamounia in Marrakech offers a unique atmosphere that will appeal to all types of visitors. The games room itself is equipped with a diverse game selection that will please many players. The establishment has their reputation as the best in the country well-deserved, and it is worth visiting if you live in the country or travel there.
Between the Koutoubia Mosque, the Place de Bab Jdid and the Palais Royal.
Slot machines : every day Sunday to Thursday from 3 pm until 6 am, and Friday, Saturday and holidays from 2 pm to 6 am.
Table games : from 7.30 pm to 6 am.
Poker : from 6 pm to 6 am.