France – Joa opens Parisian games club becoming seventh to openBy Phil - 28 January 2020
The Club Joa Royale games club opened its doors discreetly in mid-January in Paris, at 12 rue Royale in the 8th arrondissement, between Place de la Concorde and Place de la Madeleine. It is the seventh game club in the capital. The building houses four floors and five levels, including the basement dedicated to poker.
The entry fee is set at €15 and the annual subscription is €150. Admission is free for Joa loyalty card holders. Christophe Le Berre and Jean-Marc Laperoussaz are the directors.
On the ground floor is the reception area, as well as the bar and restaurant area. It is a bistronomic cuisine offered throughout the establishment’s time slot. The club covers 1,000 m² and includes six different matching and circle games.
Eighteen game tables are distributed on the different levels and are accessible according to different bets: seven tables of Punto Banco, four tables of Ultimate Poker, three tables of Poker 21, three tables of Texas Hold’em and one table of Omaha. The cellar in the basement is dedicated to poker with three tables of Texas Hold’em and one table of Omaha. The minimum entry is € 250 for this play space and it is possible to eat there.
The first floor accommodates five game tables: two from Ultimate Poker, two from Punto Banco and a Poker 21 table. A smoking cabin is present and the minimum stakes are €20. The second floor requires a minimum bet of 40 € while the third floor is not yet used and could allow the organisation of tournaments.
The fourth and last floor is reserved for VIPs. Access is only possible if accompanied by a member of the management committee. The stakes are higher than on the previous floors with a minimum of €100 at Punto Banco and € 60 at Ultimate Poker and Poker 21. A catering buffet will be held by Fauchon. This VIP floor also has a smoking terrace, which is not the case for other Parisian gaming establishments.