10 million euros for the transformation of the casino
Clearly delayed because of the health crisis, the works of the casino of Annemasse, located in the department of Haute-Savoie, have finally resumed! With a budget of 10 million euros, the establishment managed and operated by the Partouche group should have a resounding makeover. Delivery of the new showcase is scheduled for the end of 2023, and in the meantime, the games have been moved to an outdoor marquee.
Annemasse Casino: demolition work to begin on old rooms
Delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemicthe works of the casino of Annemasse have well and truly resumed. The construction site should be delivered by the end of next year, and it goes without saying that the new establishment raises many expectations! While waiting to discover the new building, the current customers of the Annemasse casino can play slot machines, blackjack and roulette in an outdoor tent specially built for the occasion.
According to Richard Simon, general manager of the Annemasse casino: ” (…) Demolition work on the old rooms is scheduled to begin on October 17. But the casino will remain open for the duration of the work “. A way for the interested party to reassure the clientele of the establishment, which had heard many hypotheses about the construction site, which will end at the latest ” for the Christmas holidays 2023 “. This clarification is also important for the municipality since the Partouche casino in Annemasse pays nearly 15% of its PBJ to the city each year, i.e. about 3 million euros.
A new project that focuses on the essence of the casino, i.e. gambling
Led by Grisan Architects, the renovation project for the Annemasse casino is built around a key principle: gambling. ” We abandoned the initial project, which had been carried out by another service provider. The latter was refocused on our core business, i.e. casino games “explains Richard Simon.
Thus, the initial investment has been reduced, even though it remains of the order of 10 million eurosand some transformations were abandoned, notably the creation of a floor reserved for receptions and seminars. ” Above all, we want our clients to feel comfortable. To achieve this, we have opted for a modern atmosphere. We have also planned to make it easier for our employees to work, as their comfort is also very important to us. Finally, two fully smoking gaming terraces will be built, one under the arcades, and the other on the site of the former discotheque “explains the director of the Annemasse casino, who is 70 years old but still passionate about his work.
As for the temporary tent, it is not so much temporary as it is planned to be operational for more than a year and a half. The quality of the tent is high, and it leaves no doubt that once inside, guests feel like they are in a traditional arcade. ” We don’t want to upset our players’ habits “, concludes Richard Simon.