France – Relocation paying off for Perros-Guirec casinoBy Phil - 28 February 2022
The casino in the French town of Perros-Guirec has enjoyed a successful move with increased attendance and additional slots for the new season.
Its owners, Kasinos Bretagne group, spent €18m in transferring the Perros-Guirec casino in the Côtes-d’Armor region moved to the neighboring Grand Hotel on January 4 and is already reaping the benefits.
Casino Manager Pierre Journé said: “We can talk about a renaissance. We have gone from a space, certainly ideally located, but not very functional and with no visibility on the outside, to an elegant place open to the sea.”
The new venue comes with a gaming area increased from 300 to 450 m2 and is equipped with a smoking terrace on which there are several slot machines, the casino has become the town’s fashionable place to be. This is evidenced by the 30 per cent increase in the use of slot machines, observed in January and February compared to the same period in 2020, before the health crisis.
The establishment has a fleet of 80 slots which will evolve at the rate of five new machines per month.
“The goal is to reach 100 machines in the summer. From next week, the first five machines will be installed”, confirmed Mr. Journé. The casino also offers an electronic English roulette table, electronic Blackjack and a traditional Blackjack table. “As of this evening, we are also opening a traditional English roulette table,” added Mr.Journé. “We are now attracting new customers, both at the bar and at the restaurant. In the old casino, it was necessary to present an identity document to access the bar, which had more of a vocation of pleasure for the comfort of our players. From now on, we attract a family clientele and young people who come to enjoy the wonderful sea view offered by this space. As for the restaurant, we are seeing a more upscale clientele.
At the beginning of April, the casino hotel, with its rooftop, will open its doors. And, even if reservations are not yet officially open, the season is promising. “The outlook looks excellent since we are receiving many requests for stays, while reservations will not open until next month”, the casino manager explained.
If the staff of the casino remains unchanged compared to that of the previous space, those of the restaurant, the bar and the kitchens have been adjusted. A recruitment campaign has also been conducted for the hotel, which will have between 50 and 70 full-time employees, plus seasonal workers.