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France – Lucien Barrière Chairman to hand over reigns to his children

Dominique Desseigne, Chairman and Managing Director of the Lucien Barrière group and Chairman of the Société d’Exploitation Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC) since 1995, is retiring and will hand the Barrière baton over to his children, Alexandre Barrière, 35, and Joy Desseigne-Barrière, 32. This change in the group’s organization should be formalised at…

France – SFCMC impacted again by COVID with Le Croisette now up for tender

The Lucien Barrière–owned Société fermière du casino municipal de Cannes (SFCMC) published its results for the 2020-2021 financial year, when it generated €84.6m. Gross gaming revenue was down 23.5 per cent. Whilst accommodation revenue recorded an increase of 113.2 per cent compared to the 2020 financial year with an occupancy rate up 5.8 points (60.9…

France – Barrière launches BarriereBet as ‘phygital project’

French operator Lucien Barrière group has confirmed it is expanding its gaming offer by launching BarrièreBet, a platform dedicated initially to sports betting, then eventually to horse racing betting and poker. Barrière has signed a contract with BetConstruct who will operate the BarrièreBet brand, allowing Barrière to ‘benefit from the expertise and technology of BetConstruct,…

France – Barrière celebrates six of its casinos finishing in the French top ten

French operator Lucien Barrière said it has ‘consolidated its position as a leader of casinos in France and in Europe’ with six of its 27 French casinos finishing in the top 10 performing casinos in France. Barrière’s casinos in Enghien-les-Bains, Blotzheim, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Deauville and Lille all finished in the top ten with a significant…

France – Barrière to invest €3.78m in Dinard as licence is extended for 15 years

Lucien Barrière has had its license renewed for 15 years for the operation of Casino Barrière Dinard on the premise that it invests €3.78m on its renovation. During the municipal council of the city of Dinard (Ille-et-Vilaine), on December 16, elected officials unanimously voted to renew the contract with the current delegate for a period…

France – Casino Barrière Blotzheim outpaces local Swiss rival for the first time

The casino in Blotzheim in the Haut-Rhin region of France expanded its gaming floor at the start of December, adding 18 new slot machines, including two Novomatic progressive games. “This allows the casino to reach 280 slot machines,” said Marc Karcher, Director of Casino Barrière Blotzheim. In addition, the Barrière group has applied for a…

France – Barrière finally able to renovate Saint Raphaël Casino

The Saint Raphaël Casino in the Var region of France has finally been able to confirm it is moving ahead with a major extension and renovation project. Owned by the Barrière group, the casino has had to wait seven years before finally being able to expand on the site of the adjoining Les Ambassadeurs brasserie,…

Japan – Wakayama sets decision date of Autumn 2020 for IR hopefuls

Suncity Group, Bloomberry Resorts and Lucien Barrière will find out whether they have a future as a casino operator in the Japanese prefecture of Wakayama by Autumn 2020. That is of course if the national basic policy for Integrated Resorts bids is decided in January 2020. The tender of a licence in Wakayama, in the…

France – Ardent and Barrière both open Parisian gaming clubs

Two more gaming clubs opened in Paris in mid-September taking the total number of gaming properties now participating in the experimentation phase to five. Belgian group Ardent has opened The Circus Club Paris, on September 9 whilst Lucien Barrière unveiled Club Barrière Paris on September 13. These have joined The Paris Elysees Club, opened by…