Review written by Sophie Couard, on August 10, 2016.
Bussang is a town in the middle of the high Vosges between Lorraine and Alsace, and between Mulhouse and Epinal. In this town is also the Casino of Bussang. The Casino opened its doors in November 2006 and is operated by the Viking Casino group. It is a charming small gambling establishment that has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The Casino in Bussang is very popular in winter and summer, and this is not only because of the casino games, it is also because of entertainment and games, as well as cultural and gastronomic events. The huge and typically Vosgian chalet was recently refurbished and retained its original charm and authentic design. The Casino is located inside and offers a games room, a restaurant, a piano bar and a large auditorium.
In the games you room you can find around 50 slot machines of different types that offer you the chance to win the jackpot and enjoy a fantastic time. Fans of traditional games can also gather around the blackjack table and try to win against the dealer. Due to the success of the electronic English Roulettes, and to satisfy the fans, the Casino in Bussang also decided to invest in an electronic Roulette table with 6 terminals.
The restaurant at the Casino is called Le Refuge and it invites you to try traditional dishes and various specialties of the Vosges cuisine. There is also a piano bar available where you can enjoy a relaxing time.
The Casino in Bussang also offers leisure and entertainment and regularly organises interesting shows and events, always with prestigious headliners, all in a large 400-seat theatre. Jazz concerts, international musicians, rock and jazz, but also different events, exhibitions, literary presentations and vernissages are held there regularly.
In order to make the best of your stay in Bussang you can also enjoy the activities offered by this tourist resort. Bussang is a well-known ski resort that offers over 10 ski runs equipped with ski lifts. You can also play at a mini golf course or go hiking through the forests and the greenery.
Casino Bussang : games for every taste
The Casino in Bussang is a small gambling establishment that will immediately make you feel like you are home. Everything in this establishment radiates warmth and friendliness, starting with the charming design that successfully blends the warmth of wood and the modern design of the furniture. What is more important is the variety of games on offer, and the Casino boasts 50 different slot machines that will ensure you have a good time at the Casino. In addition, you can also enjoy card games at the Blackjack table, and the Casino also offers a table with electronic English Roulette for fans of this traditional game.
The slot machines
Relaxing and spending time in this quiet and relaxing town near the mountains is even nicer when you enjoy the thrill of a spin at the slot machines. The Casino in Bussang ensures that you will have a great time and offers you a selection of 50 slot machines of different types.
You can play at 14 traditional mechanical slot machines accepting denominations between €0.20 and €1, some 30 modern video slot machines accepting denominations between €0.01 and €0.05 and 4 video poker devices with a minimum denomination of €0.05, which can raised up to €2. You can also try to win the jackpot at one of the 3 machines that have a progressive jackpot with a bet of €0.20 to €1.
You can have a great time and try your luck to win the jackpot in the slot machine room at Casino in Bussang that is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
The table games
The Casino in Bussang also has a Blackjack table that will make fans of this traditional card game happy, and they also feature an electronic English Roulette table with 6 terminals.
Fans of card games will be happy to hear that the casino offers a Blackjack table. The rules of this game are easy to learn, and you can play against the dealer and try to beat them. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or an experienced player, the Blackjack table at the Casino in Bussang welcomes everyone for a fantastic time at the table. The minimum bet is only €2, and you can play as many games as you like, depending on your budget. If you feel that luck is on your side you can raise the bet up to €100.
The Blackjack table at the Casino in Bussang is open every night from Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 pm to 4 am.
Electronic English Roulette
The Casino in Bussang also has something for fans of traditional games, and you can sit around a table with English Roulette that is operated fully automatic and has 6 touch screen terminals connected to it. You can place your bets in complete privacy and enjoy the thrilling moments of the wait until the wheel stops turning and when the ball lands on a number. The accepted bets vary between €0.50 and €1.
The electronic English Roulette terminals are available every day from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Casino in Bussang : a restaurant that you will like
The restaurant of the Casino in Bussang is called Le Refuge and it is a popular place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy some food in a relaxing environment. It is one of the best restaurants in the town, and the chef and his team know how to please the many gourmets by offering perfect food in a warm atmosphere with courteous, attentive, dynamic and friendly staff. The menu is varied, and presents dishes for all different tastes with big plates for reasonable prices.
The restaurant Le Refuge
Le Refuge is the restaurant at the Casino in Bussang. The restaurant offers high quality services at very reasonable prices. There are many menus dishes available for virtually every taste:
- the "Joueur" menu for €10, where you can choose from a main course from the four dishes of the day, and you can also choose to have as many desserts or starters as you like from the all-you-can-eat buffets for desserts or starters.
- The "Gourmand" menu for €15, that consists of an all-you-can-eat buffet of starters, a main course from the four dishes of the day and an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet.
- The children are also not left out, as the establishment also offers a "Bambin" menu for only €5 that consists of a salad, a grilled ham or a beef steak as a main course and an ice cream and a skewer of fresh fruit with a little surprise of the chef as a dessert.
- The "Ardoise" menu includes a main course dish of the day for €8.50. For €14.50 you can get a starter, a main course and a dessert, or the Starter menu with a starter and main course, or a main course and dessert for €11.
The talented chef offers a particularly special cuisine, outstanding presentation of the food and perfect seasoning. The daily menu varies with the availability of fresh produce and the seasons, but you can also find a lot of classics on the menu.
Regarding the à la carte choices, the chef surprises with interesting dishes that do not lack originality and creativity. The dishes are original, cooked with varied flavours of land and sea.
The starters include foie gras au monbazillac on gingerbread and a sorbet with figs for €14.50 €, fresh melon with ham for €13.50, Verrine of Sea for €11.50, guacamole with shrimp and tortillas cascade for €9 or a warm ginger chicken salad for €8.50.
The main courses include Côte de bœuf with a fleur de sel of Guérande for €24, grilled lamb chops with thyme for €18, bar fillet with three peppers for €16.50, grilled duck tournedos for €16, fried mussels for €14.50, pork Mignon with walnut crumble, honey and sesame for €13, or grilled salmon and white butter sauce for €12, and there are also some home-made specialties side dishes from only €5.50. In the summer you can enjoy a sea food salad for €20.50, including lettuce, sun-dried tomatoes, smoked salmon, mini-scallops, marinated prawns, cod rillettes and lemons, the Landaise salad for €18 with lettuce, tomatoes, a hard boiled egg, duck breast, gizzards, bacon, smoked duck breast, croutons and pine nuts, or for €19.50 you can get the Planche Refuge platter, which is an assortment of cold meats and cheeses from various regions.
The selection of desserts include chocolate profiteroles for €5.50, frozen Nougat with coulis for €4.50, chocolate mousse with milk flakes for €4, Farandole of red fruit for €4 or fresh caramelized pineapple for €4.
Whether at the table or in the bar, the restaurant offers you a comprehensive wine list that will satisfy even the most demanding customers. You can find one of the most well-known wines of France here, and it will not be disappointed about the selection of red, white and rosé wines. You can order a carafe of 37,5 cl or a bottle of 75 cl and the prices are reasonable. You can also find a good selection of cocktails, aperitifs, beers, spirits and champagnes. A good variety of coffees and juices are also available.
The restaurant Le Refuge at the Casino in Bussang has a capacity of 80 seats and is open from Thursday to Monday from 12 pm to 1.15 pm for lunch, and from 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm for dinner.
Casino Bussang : original events throughout the year
The gambling establishment in Bussang also has a theatre for up to 400 people. The establishment hosts many different events throughout the year, for example literary presentations, conferences, theatre plays, concerts, traditional lotos, Karaoke, dinners, musical entertainment, raffles, competitions, and many others. From time to time, well-known French artists come for a live performance at the casino which is always a special event for fans.
Casino Bussang : an original location for your own events
The Casino in Bussang is a great location to host your own events, either private or professional. The restaurant can accommodate up to 80 guests, and there is also a modular auditorium in the banquet hall, that has a capacity of 400 or 600 seats, depending on the configuration. In addition to a modular room, the catering team at the Casino can take care of the catering for your event, and offer a cuisine that perfectly matches the culinary theme of your event.
Whatever type of event you are hosting, a seminar, conference, banquet, company meal, business meal, product launch, associative party, gala evening, birthday party, wedding, wine tasting, concerts, shows, or any other type, the team of the Casino in Bussang is at your disposal and offers you a personalised quote tailored to your event, budget, theme and expectations.
From the motorway A36, 47 km after the exit on Mulhouse via the national road N66, in direction to Epinal.
A 35 km du Gare SNCF de Remiremont, 74 km de l’Aéroport de Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg.
43km from Belfort, 61 km from Epinal, 70 km from Colmar, 109 km from Vittel, 120 km from Besançon, 129 km from Nancy, 145 km from Strasbourg, 186 km from Metz, 207 km from Dijon, 213 km from Thionville, 331 km from Reims, 370 km from Lyon, 459 km from Paris, 532 km from Lille, 668 km from Montpellier, 679 km from Marseille, 767 km from Rennes, 729 km from Nice, 799 km from Nantes, 846 km from Bordeaux.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Electronic English Roulette : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Blackjack table: Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 pm to 4 am.
Le Refuge restaurant at the Casino in Bussang welcomes you from Thursday to Monday from 12 pm to 1.15 pm, and from 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm.