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France – Joa opens Parisian games club becoming seventh to open

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….

France – Innovation, technology and advertising discussed at ECA forum

Innovation, technology and the role of advertising were the key topics discussed at the annual Industry Forum organised by the European Casino Association (ECA) and hosted by the JOA Royal Casino in Cannes-Mandelieu. Members and partners of the European Casino Association (ECA) gathered for two days in the exceptional JOA Royal Casino on the French…

France – Joa opens Europe’s first Lightning Link Lounge in La Seyne-sur-Mer

French casino operator Joa Casino has installed Europe’s first Lightning Link Lounge made up of 24 slot machines from Aristocrat in an Aristocrat themed space at its La Seyne-sur-Mer in the Var region. Joa opened its Lightning Link Lounge on April 4 at what it describes as its ‘new generation’ of and flagship casino. The…

France – Joa to snap up Emeraude and become France’s second biggest casino group

French casino operator Joa Group is buying rival operator Emeraude group adding eight casinos taking its portfolio of casinos to 32 and making it the second largest French casino group in terms of number of venues, behind the group Partouche with 41 casinos and in front of the Barrière group with 27 casinos. The Emeraude…

France – JOA executive receives first-ever EDP Gender Diversity Scholarship

Pauline Boyer Martin from the French casino group JOA has been announced as the winner of the first-ever Executive Development Program (EDP) gender diversity scholarship. The scholarship was set up by the European Casino Association (ECA) together with partners Clarion Gaming, the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the EDP. EDP is a partnership…

France – Joa buys Royal Casino in Mandelieu

French casino operator Joa Group has strengthened its hand on the French Riviera by buying the Pulmann hotel in Mandelieu, Alpes-Maritimes, and adjoining gaming facility, the Royal Casino from Financière Royal Resort. The Lyon group, the third biggest French casino group in terms of revenue, was preferred to the health investor, Vivalto, by the investment…

France – Joa could be about to change hands

American private equity fund Blackstone Group is considering buying French casino group, Joa. Blackstone has recently entered the gaming market with a joint purchase of Paysafe and the outright purchase of Clarion, organisers of gaming exhibition ICE Totally Gaming. Capital Finance has reported that the private equity investor is in exclusive talks to buy Joa,…

France – JOA launches sports bar in Montrond-les-Bains

The Casino JOA in Montrond-les-Bains has launched its latest innovation, Le Bar des Sports, as part of an on-going strategy which has seen the average age of its customers decrease from 63 to 43 years in the last eight years. Laurent Lassiaz, President of the JOA Group, said: “The more we develop non-gaming activities, the…

France – Joa opens Casino D’Uriage extension

French operator Joa has now opened the gaming extension at its Casino D’Uriage in Saint-Martin d’Uriage, in the Rhone-Alps. The design includes the use of opaque lacquered glass coloured in oranges, pinks and reds to create a contemporary casino space. Laurent Lassiaz, the Chairman of the Management Board of the Lyon Group JOA, opened the…