Review written by Sophie Couard, on September 7, 2016.
The town Cannes is known for the renowned annual film festival. It is also a tourist destination in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in France. The town is the perfect holiday resort, especially with the architectural heritage, the natural heritage and the infrastructure that allows you to enjoy many different activities. You can enjoy guided tours, discover the local gastronomy and culture, explore nature, mountains and the sea, go shopping and enjoy many other activities.
The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes is an establishment managed by the Partouche group that offers many different leisure and entertainment services. The Casino has a perfect location by the sea with the perfect view over the island of Lérins, and it invites you to enjoy the magical atmosphere in the casino, that features a slot machine room and a room for traditional games. The establishment also offers a Lebanese specialty restaurant for players who wish to enjoy some oriental cuisine. In addition to the events organised at the Partouche Casino in Cannes, you can also book the venue for your own private and professional events. You can offer your guests the festive atmosphere of the Casino, an original venue and a perfect event organised with the professional team at the Casino.
A universe of gambling
The Partouche Casino in Cannes has two main areas where the games are located. There is a slot machine room with different types of slot machines for players who like to play for themselves, and then there is also a room for traditional games for fans of more social games. Fans of a mix of traditional and modern games can also play electronic Roulette.
The slot machines
The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes has 75 slot machines in their casino slot machine room. You can try your luck at many different devices, and you can find three types of slot machines, including mechanical reel machines, video reel machines and video poker devices.
The Casino gives you many choices and allows you to select a slot machine that accepts a denomination suitable for your budget, and you can find devices accepting denominations between €0.01 and €20. You can find 24 mechanical reel machines with bets between €0.01 and €5, 28 video reel slot machines from €0.01 to €0.10 and 23 Video Poker devices with minimum bets between €0.01 and €20. The Casino also offers you the chance to try your luck at a progressive jackpot that is fed by bets from the 42 casinos of the group that are located in the casinos in France. The Partouche Megapot gives you the opportunity to win a huge jackpot that grows with the contributions of 207 slot machines. In order to get the chance you have to bet the maximum of €2.50 per spin at the 5 cent machines. You can win the Megapot at the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes at three slot machines.
The slot machine room is open every day from 12 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
The traditional games
The Partouche Casino in Cannes invites you to participate in various traditional table games. The Casino offers something for everyone in the traditional games room, and the number of open game tables depends on how many players are present. Card game fans can practice their strategy at the Blackjack, Bataille, Punto Banco and Poker tables, and fans of pure gambling can enjoy the thrills of English Roulette.
Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games in the world, and also one of the most popular in the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes. The Casino offers 4 tables from September to June and 9 tables in July and August. The Casino ensures that you can enjoy a lively and magical atmosphere, and even if you are new to Blackjack you can play the games, as the dealers in the room can give you small introductory sessions to explain the rules of the game and how it works.
The minimum bets accepted by the tables at the casino are also good for beginners, and experts can play more if they like. The tables can accommodate games with minimum bets of €5 during the low season and €10 during July and August.
The Blackjack tables are open every day from 8 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
If you prefer gambling in its purest form you can play games that are not too much of a headache. The Partouche Palm Beach Casino in offers 4 traditional English Roulette tables from September to June, and 9 tables in July and August. Each table consists of a 37-field cylinder and a table that shows the different betting options, such as full numbers, corners, streets, six-lines, columns, even chances, and many others. Each traditional Roulette table can accommodate up to 7 players.
The minimum bet for the English Roulette game at the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes is €5 all year round, which means that the game can be played by casual players and high roller alike.
The Roulette tables at the Casino are open every day from 8 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
Players who love card games that are simple and where it is not necessary to remember too many rules can play a round at the Bataille table at the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes. The only rule that needs to be remembered 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 abandoning the game and recovering half of the initial bet or he can battle, the true meaning of the game, by paying an additional bet of an amount equal to the initial bet. Additionally, you can also bet on a tie, which you would win if the your first card and that of the dealer have the same value. In this case you will win 10 to 1 of your additional bet.
You can play at one Bataille table from September to June, and the Casino opens two tables in July and August. The tables are open every day from 8 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season. The minimum bet is €10 all year round.
Games available only in July and August
The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes also offers a table game that is rarely found in the French casinos. Punto Banco, also called Mini Baccarat, is a card game that features a semi-circle on a table that can accommodate up to 7 players. The game requires a minimum bet of €100, and you can play it at one of the two tables in the room.
You can enjoy Punto Banco in the casino from 8 pm to 8 am in July and August.
Texas Hold’em Poker
Whether you are a visitor, a resident or just passing through the town, you can compete against other poker players at the Texas Hold'em table at the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes. The Casino features cash games at two tables for players to play against each other.
The games have a minimum buy-in of €250 and you can play in the cash games at the Casino every day from 8 pm to 8 am in July and August.
Restaurant and bar at the Casino in Cannes Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes also offers fantastic dining options. The establishment offers an original restaurant that takes you into the world of Lebanese cuisine, and you can also enjoy a relaxing drink in the bar.
The Lebanese restaurant Albahr
As the name suggests, the restaurant Albahr invites you to taste specialties of Lebanese cuisine. Depending on what you like the chef and his team will offer you different set menus, as well as a menu that features the most popular types of food.
Some of the tasty set menus at the Albahr is available for €46 that includes a drink, a starter and a main course. You can choose from the assortment of cold mezzes, including Humus, Moutabal, Maghmour, vine leaves and fattouch, or an assortment of fritters, main courses, such as Taouk chicken skewers, lamb kafta skewers or organic poultry and desserts, such as Lebanese sorbets and ice creams, Mouhalabieh, Kashta aasal, oriental pastries or fruit platters.
The a la carte menu consists of three categories, and the starters include cold Mezzes for €12, such as Humus with sesame cream and lemon, Humus flavoured with a hint of garlic, sesame cream and lemon, with parsley and crown warm beans, aubergines caviar roasted with sesame cream and lime, scented with a hint of garlic, ratatouille with aubergines, tomatoes, bell peppers and chilli peppers, vine leaves filled with rice, tomatoes and parsley and cooked in olive oil, raw vegetable salad with pomegranate and thyme, goat cheese salad with thyme or yoghurt cream in olive oil and green thyme. There are also hot Mezzes for €12, such as pan-fried organic chicken livers glazed with pomegranate molasses, organic braised chicken wings scented with lemon, garlic and coriander, beignets of beans and chickpeas with spices and coriander, Argentinean beef medallions, bulgur and meat burgers with onions and Levantine spices, sheep's cheese cigars, breaded gambas with Panko, and many other dishes. Main courses include marinated chicken breast filet for €32, organic lamb chops with herbs of the Provences for €38, organic chicken supreme with a Lebanese marinade for €36, bar fillet for €35, grilled gambas with provençale sauce for €42, and many other dishes. The dessert section offers some fantastic choices for €12, such as Pudding au lait flavoured with gum Arabic, orange blossom and crushed pistachios, Ashass aassal sprinkled with crushed pistachios, Lebanese Baklawa, Movenpick sorbets and ice cream, or a platter with seasonal fruit.
The Lebanese restaurant Albahr is open every day from 12 pm to 3 pm from 8 pm in the evening.
Events at the Casino in Cannes Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes also offers many different events that will make their visitor's stay even nicer. The establishment regularly organises events for annual festivities, concerts, gastronomic events or competitions.
The Casino is also a popular venue for musical events. Nancy Ajram, Kadim Al Sahir, Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, the Gipsy Kings and Enrico Macias are some of the artists that have played at the venue. The Casino in Cannes Palm Beach for unforgettable events Are you preparing a professional or private event, or are you looking for a unique, original and elegant venue for your wedding? The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes can be a fantastic choice, as it offers large areas for receptions and celebrations. The Palm Beach Casino has several venues that you can book for your own events. The Palm Beach villa has a capacity of 400 people and can accommodate visitors for cocktails. Your guests can enjoy an amazing view of the Lérins Islands on the terrace. There is also the Amirauté lounge where you can host larger receptions outdoors on two large terraces facing the Mediterranean. The lounge can accommodate up to 800 guests for cocktails and 400 guests for a banquet. The third option is the Commodore lounge that can accommodate 300 guests for a wine of honor, or many other events. The fourth option is also the most impressive, and you can host a grandiose reception on the Terrasse Piscine, that can accommodate events up to 3,000 guests for cocktails or 1,200 people for a banquet.
In addition to just renting the venue, the Palm Beach Casino in Cannes is able to assist and support you with the development of the event. The establishment has partnerships with many professionals in this sector, and they will ensure the success of your event with the services of their partners. The managers can also provide accessories and materials that you may need to make your event a success.
Accommodation, activities and must-see sights in Cannes
Accommodation close to the Casino in Cannes Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Casino in Cannes is located close to many hotels suitable for many budgets and requirements. There are small establishments, as well as luxury hotels, such as the Intercontinental Carlton or the JW Marriot Cannes. You can stay at the Hotel Brimer starting from €75 per night, the Novotel Suites Cannes Center starting from €99 per night, the Villa Cannes Croisette starting from €149 per night, the Novotel Cannes Montfleury starting from €124 per night, the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez starting from €288 per night, the Residéal Premium Cannes – Apartments starting from €949 per night, and many other hotels. If you are adventurous you can also camp in Cannes, at the only camping site available in Cannes, Parc Bellevue.
Activities and must-see sights in Cannes
When the Partouche Palm Beach Casino in Cannes is closed you can discover the many activities the town has to offer.
You can take advantage of guided tours organised either by the Tourist Office or the Palais des Festivals. Some of the offered tours include visiting the Palais des Festivals, the town of Cannes, the Museum of the Castre, the Fort Sainte-Marguerite, the Cannes et le Cinéma, the Abbaye de Lérins, the municipal archives, nature tours in the surrounding area, a ride on a small tourist train, or a Segway tour.
If you love shopping you will also love Cannes. There are many shopping streets in the town, for example the boulevard de la Croisette, which is one of the most famous streets in the town, and a must-visit address for shoppers. You can find luxurious haute couture and many other products in the many boutiques. You can also walk along the Rue d'Antibes that has many fashion shops, design shops and tea rooms, and at the end you can find the rue Meynadier.
If you are visiting with your family you can also find many places that will make your children happy, such as the indoor playground Fun City, the Camp Trapeur, the Parc Phoenix, the Parc Marineland and many more.
Via the motorway A8 "La Provençale" (exit N°42 Cannes La Bocca or Mougins/Cannes), from Aix en Provence in the west to Italy in the east.
32 km from Nice, 181 km from Marseille, 301 km from Montpellier, 447 km from Lyon, 539 km from Toulouse, 777 km from Bordeaux and 908 km from Paris.
The town of Cannes is served by the TGV, Corail train and express trains that connect the town to every region in France and the large cities in Europe.
27 km from the airport of Nice Côte d’Azur.
Slot machines : every day from 12 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
Blackjack tables : every day from 8 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
English Roulette tables : every day from 8 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
Bataille tables : every day from 8 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.
Punto Banco tables : every day from 8 pm to 8 am during July and August.
Texas Hold’em Poker tables : every day from 8 pm to 8 am during July and August.
The Lebanese restaurant Albahr : every day from 12 pm to 3 pm from 8 pm in the evening.
Palm Bar Service : every day from 12 pm to 8 am during the high season and until 3 am during the low season.