Review written by Sophie Couard, August 04, 2015.
Located in the heart of Beaumont Park, in the centre of the town Béarn, and in the former Winter Palace is the Casino Pau from the Tranchant group. The establishment has been completely renovated with a new design and colours. To offer the best entertainment the casino offers many services aside from money games, that include slot machines, English Roulette, Blackjack and Poker. You can also enjoy a restaurant and bar, concerts, performances and even organise your own events or private or corporate parties.
Casino in Pau: in the realm of luck and chance
The Casino in Pau is the ideal place to test your luck at games, and you can try out your game strategies The casino offers different games, slot machines and table games, and you can be certain to have the best selection of games. Guests have access to all game rooms upon presentation of a valid ID, and it is also necessary to respect the dress code.
80 slot machines for your pleasure
You can play at 80 slots with a large variety of games. You can find all sorts of machines, from the mechanical 3-reel slots to video slots and video poker. Those players who like machines with multiple games will also be happy to hear that there are 31 machines with multiple games offering many bonus features. The Casino Pau satisfies the growing demand of the players by ensuring that new modern slots are added to the selection every year.
The slots can be played by players with all sorts of budgets, and minimum stakes start at 1 cent up to €1. All machines accept bank notes, and 78 of them also accept tokens or tickets that you can obtain at the reception.
The slot machine room is open all year Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays and from 10 am to 4 am.
2 table games: Blackjack and Roulette
The Casino Pau also has two game tables where you can play Blackjack or try your luck at the electronic Roulette machine.
The Blackjack table is open Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am. The minimum stake at the table is €1.
You can also try your luck at the electronic Roulette that has a minimum stake of just €0.50. The table is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays from 10 am to 4 am. Beginners can get tips and instructions that are offered by the friendly teams of the table games.
Poker room: 2 tables with progressive Texas Hold’em
If you like to try your strategies at a game of Texas Hold'em poker, you will definitely be happy about the cash-games and tournaments that are taking place daily at the two poker tables of the Casino in Pau.
If you want to participate, you will need to know how the game works, and pay a buy-in of €100 or €500, depending on the games. The blinds are €2 and €4.
The poker room is open from 20 pm to 2 am Sunday through Thursday, and 8 pm to 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays.
Casino Tranchant in Pau: enjoy fine cuisine
If you want to enjoy a good meal or chat over a drink after or between the games, the Casino Pau offers two restaurants and two bars with exceptional service.
The restaurants at the Casino in Pau
The restaurant Le Hunt is ideal for small snacks between your games, as it is located in the slot machine hall and has a capacity of 15 seats. There are only snacks on offer, but it can adequately satisfy your hunger with an original and varied cuisine.
On the other hand, the restaurant Royal Lodge can accommodate up to 140 people, of which 100 seats are located indoors. The chef and his team offer you a gourmet menu that will satisfy even connoisseurs of fine cuisine. Dishes are traditional and prepared with local fresh produce. Snacks, traditional cuisine, salads and other dishes are among the specialties of the house.
The Le Hunt restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday between 12 pm and 2 pm, and from Wednesday to Saturday between 8 pm and 10 pm as well. The restaurant Royal Lodge is open from Wednesday to Sunday and evenings before public holidays from 12 pm to 2 pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 pm to 10 pm, and on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays 8 pm to 11 pm.
The bars in the Casino
The Casino Tranchant in Pau also has two bars. You can enjoy beer and cocktails with your friends or other players at the Le Hunt, which is located within the slot machine hall. The bar has a capacity of 10 seats and is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and from 10 am to 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and evenings before public holidays.
The Royal Lodge bar is a place of relaxation and fun. In addition to many different beers and cocktails, it offers a dance floor allowing you to enjoy your favourite rhythms, including rock and Latin music. It normally has a capacity of 100 seats, and you can even book it for your own events or private or professional parties for up to 200 people. The bar is open for lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm from Wednesday to Saturday and evenings before public holidays. It is also open Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 4 am, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 pm to midnight, and Thursday and evenings before public holidays from 8 pm to 2 am.
Entertainment and private parties at the Casino in Pau
The Casino Pau also organises many different events, such as music, commercial events, gastronomic entertainment, calendar events, and much more. These events also include "A chaque âge son Tito", the "Free Italian Buffet", the "Magic Roll".
The Casino also offers space in the Royal Lodge that you can get for all your own events, receptions or private parties. A competent team with a lot of experience will help you with the preparations of seminars, weddings, anniversaries, parties of all kinds, cocktail parties, and much more.
From the A64 from Bayonnes or Tarbes.
6 minutes from the train station of Pau.
7 km from the airport Pau/Pyrénées.
Slot machines: Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Friday, Saturday and evenings before holidays from 10 am to 4 am.
Table games: Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, Friday, Saturday and evenings before holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
Poker room: Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am Friday, Saturday and evenings before holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.