France – Tranchant will be the first operator of a new style Parisian gaming clubBy Phil - 15 March 2018
The Tranchant group will become the first operator of one of the new style of Parisian gaming clubs when it opens in the capital in the spring.
The group has been given authorisation from the Ministry of the Interior to open an establishment on Rue de Marbeuf, pictured, next to the Champs-Elysées. The total investment will be between €6 and €7m. Covering 2,200 m2, the club will operate about 30 gaming tables and a restaurant and will employ160 people.
The group Raineau, who will open the Imperial Club in the 13th district, had its application examined at the same time as Tranchant but has not yet obtained its approval.
Lucien Barrière wants to open a club in the former premises of the circle of Aviation Club de France, on the Champs-Elysees whilst Partouche is looking for somewhere having decided that the restaurant Laurent, in the lower Champs-Elysees is in fact too close to the Champs-Elysee.
Socodem has just sold its casino Gujan-Mestras to Joa to finance its establishment in Paris. The opening of these potential venues will not happen before the summer given the deadlines, reducing the time remaining to demonstrate their potential profitability. The experimentation phase must be completed by the end of 2020, but a government report will be made eight months before this date, at around about the end of April 2020.