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betting in Cannes

Published on: 08/08/2016

The City of Cannes is located on the French Riviera. Tourists have been visiting the area for hundreds of years and it has become synonymous with the rich and famous. The Cannes film festival has been held here every year since 1949. Cannes enjoys a Mediterranean climate with infrequent rainfall.

The Promenade de la Croisette is a famous palm tree-lined avenue along the waterfront. People visit all throughout the year to enjoy the numerous cafes, restaurants and luxury boutiques, not to mention the beautiful sandy beaches. The resort town organises carnivals, trade shows and stage productions. Adding to the array of entertainment on offer, there is also a thriving gambling scene in the city.

A company known as Casinos Barriere own casinos and hotels in France, Egypt, Switzerland. The group owns three casinos in Cannes, one of which is a flagship venue called Casino Barriere de Cannes Croisette. It is a luxurious establishment featuring slot machines and gaming tables for English roulette, French roulette, boule, stud poker and blackjack. There are two restaurants on site providing French or Continental menus and one bar. The flagship casino has a minimum age criteria of 18 years and charges for admission.

One can also find Casinos Barriere-managed casinos within some of Cannes’ larger hotels. The Hotel Majestic provides enough floor space for 320 slot machines and 16 gaming tables. The Palais Stephanie Hotel houses the Les Princes Casino Barriere de Cannes, which offers 125 slot machines, 19 gaming tables and a restaurant and lounge bar.

In 2011-2012, Casinos Barriere was also involved in the World Series of Poker Tour in Europe. Along with the Hotel Majestic, Casinos Barriere organised events which achieved positive reviews from professional poker players, and was hailed as one of the best tournament venues within the European region.

Another top class casino in Cannes, known as the Palm Beach Casino, can be found near to the sea front. It offers 100 slot machines, 24 gaming tables and is exclusive by the fact that it is the only casino in the area which provides access to the beach. The establishment also has the Hotel Savoy on site and two French fine-dining restaurants. Palm Beach Casino provides gambling activities such as English roulette, French roulette, blackjack, punto banco and stud poker, along with a further five Poker tables. Of course players are required to adhere to a strict dress code and must be 18 years old or above.