Many people dream of visiting the capital of France and seeing its sights. However, gambling tourists in Paris are disappointed – gambling in the city and its nearest district is prohibited, and therefore there is not a single casino in the French capital where you can brighten up free time in the evening or at night.
According to French law, gambling establishments in the country can be located only in resort areas and no closer than 100 km from Paris. The only exception to this rule is made for the casino of the resort zone “Engen”, which is located in the suburbs of the French capital (14 km from the Champs Elysées).
Thus, staying in Paris, you can get a piece of adrenaline in gambling, perhaps, that only in the casino Engen-les-Bains. This gambling establishment opened its doors to visitors in April 2002. Currently, this casino in Paris is open every day from 10-00 to 4-00 in the morning (seven days a week). It has games such as roulette (French, English), blackjack, poker (several varieties), slot machines (about 450 types). Near the casino there are several restaurants, hotels, sports and entertainment complexes.
About other Paris casinos
A few years ago, it was possible to visit the Aviation club de France casino in Paris, which was located directly on the Champs Elysees at a distance of 300 meters from the Arc de Triomphe. It was a solid institution with strict rules and requirements for casino customers. The entrance to the hall of a gambling establishment required the observance of a dress code: in sportswear and in the presence of a sloppy appearance, access to the casino could be refused. After checking the external clothes for compliance, it was necessary to register at the gambling club and issue its club card (for this it was necessary to pay the appropriate amount, make an eye scan and leave a fingerprint).
The range of casino games was decent: poker, blackjack, roulette – you were allowed to choose any game, wait for your turn at the gaming table and play for fun. The number of players visiting this casino was also huge. Therefore, the noise in the gambling establishment was a commonplace affair. In games, players were allowed to move from one table to another, but only in a certain order.
Among the visitors of the casino one could see not only French, but also residents of other countries (Switzerland, Japan, America, etc.). Mostly young people aged 22-26 prevailed.
As for the atmosphere in a gambling establishment, in this casino of Paris a friendly and respectful attitude of the players prevailed not only towards the staff of the gambling establishment, but also towards each other. Drinking alcohol in the casino was not allowed, but mineral water and Coca-Cola were the most popular soft drinks. The drinks themselves for the clients of the gambling establishment did not cost anything, however, it was necessary to leave a tip to the waiter.
As for speaking, priority was given to the English language. However, some Russian words have also become part of the everyday life of a croupier’s croupier.
Thus, if you are interested in the gambling life of the city, then you should focus on its suburb of Engen-les-Bains. Since other casinos Paris does not contain.