Discover Lake Geneva, an exceptional natural site located in the heart of the Jura Mountains and the Alps. This region at the French-Swiss border is not only the perfect place to try several sports and cultural places, but also a high-place of entertainment with six casinos in the nearby cities. To find all the casinos near you, you can use the "near me" button in the search bar of the site!
The crescent-shaped Lake Geneva sometimes called “lac de Genève” demarcates the French-Swiss border separating the French department of Haute-Savoie in the South and the Swiss cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais in the North.
With a 72km length and an area of 586 sq. km, Lake Geneva is the largest alpine and subalpine lake of Western Europe as well as a renowned touristic region.
Bounded to the north by the Jura Mountains and in the south by the Chablais Alps, it forms a perfect watershed for water sports enthusiasts with the possibility of windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing or kayaking but especially for those who enjoy sailing who go there every year in June for the “Bol d’Or”, the best-known sailing competition in the world.
For those who wish to sail like in the old days, “Belle Epoque” paddle steamers serve the main towns near the lake.
Famous places and monuments around Lake Geneva
The area also has a very rich geographic and cultural patrimony with the Castle of Chillon located in the Vaud Riviera, known to have inspired Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s novel La nouvelle Heloïse; Lavaux vineyards designated a UNESCO world heritage site; the museum of Leman in Nyon which deals with Lake Geneva’s current issues; the fortified village of Yvoire often reffered as the “Perle du Leman” (Lake Geneva’s pearl) on the coast of the department of Chablais Haut-Savoyard; 13th century’s Castle of Ripaille and the priory of Meillerie in the department of Haute-Savoie, both listed as French Historical monuments.
What to do in the Lake Geneva region?
All of the cities that surround Lake Geneva enjoy an exceptional and protected environment offering a wide range of possibilities such as winter activities and skiing in the Jura mountains or in the Alps, hiking or just walking in the green paths of the Pré Curieux or in the Forêt des Bois de Ville, or just relaxing and having a great time in the natural thermal springs of Evian or Divonne-les-Bains.
To spice up their night outs, gambling lovers won’t be left behind with six casinos located on the shore of the Lake or just a few kilometers away.
The Casino of Evian-les-Bains, Europe's largest theme casino
The closest casino is located in the health resort of Evian-les-Bains, it is the largest theme casino in Europe.
This casino of the end of the 19th century located on the border of the lake combines African inspirations as shown in the slot machines room and a more modern decoration in the other rooms. Blackjack, stud poker, English and French Roulette lovers will be delighted by its gaming offer.
Gourmets will also find what they are looking for in one of the three restaurants of the casino, choosing either “Le Savana”, a restaurant raised on stilts decorated in the Southern Africa theme, or more traditional restaurants such as « Le Baccara » or « La table du Baron ».
Those who prefer relaxing on the terrace can enjoy the ambiance of the “Purple Lounge” bar and its music live concerts.
The casino also has a wonderful 1884 Italian theatre. This masterpiece of architecture of neo-classical inspiration which interior decoration reminds the comedia dell’arte and the carnival themes and which ceiling depicts the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the 19th century between Italian, Swiss, English and Russian clients will be appreciated by art lovers.
The diversified offer of the Barrière Casino of Montreux
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The casino of Montreux is also located on the lake shore in the Swiss district of Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut.
Its two restaurants, « Le Saxo » and « L’Entracte », offer a typical cuisine of the region with French, Italian and Swiss dishes. The two bars of the casino welcome you to sip a cocktail or to taste a good wine in a trendy atmosphere.
Gaming enthusiast will be happy with its 200 slot machines and its 3 table games.
Theme parties, concerts, dinner shows…plenty of animations entertain the clients inside the show room.
The exceptional frame of the casino of Annemasse
In the South-west of Lake Geneva, the Partouche casino of Annemasse offers a stunning view on the Mont-Blanc.
This modern architecture of the casino contrasts with the wooden chalets of the region but its offer is not less interesting though: more than 170 slot machines and two table games will fulfill the most demanding players.
Its new restaurant welcomes the clients to enjoy a fine-dining experience in a light and bright space with a wonderful view on the river of the Arve.
The luxurious Lac Meyrin Casino Genève
Located only a few kilometers from Lake Geneva, the city of Geneva, the first touristic destination of Switzerland, has a wide variety of landscapes as well as a rich historic and cultural patrimony with its museums and monuments. Its numerous shopping centers and luxury chains will be appreciated by shopping addicts.
5 km from Lake Geneva, the Partouche Casino of Lac Meyrin Genève welcomes the players inside the four stars hotel Movenpick Hôtel & Casino Geneva. They will be delighted by the wide choice of slot machines and the three table games.
The three restaurants of the hotel have diversified menus including international and local specialties. The finest gourmets will enjoy the “Kamome Japanese Restaurant” and its delicious sushis, sashimis and tepan yaki, as well as the « Movenpick Hotel restaurant” and its Swiss specialties. Its lounge bar offers a relaxing moment in a cozy atmosphere where you can sip a cocktail either alone or with your friends.
The dazzling casino of Divonne-les-Bains
Located between the Jura Mountains, Lake Geneva and the Swiss border, the health resort of Divonne-les-Bains is known since the 19th century for its thermal cures.
Every player knows the Partouche Casino of Divonne-les-Bains located inside a 65 hectares estate in a “Las Vegas” style building.
This 1912 bright and classy casino offers a wide range of games with close to 245 slot machines, four Blackjack tables, seven English Roulette tables, one Ultimate Texas Hold'Em table and weekly poker tournaments.
The estate of Divonne-les-Bains also features a luxurious four stars hotel with two bars, two French restaurants, « Les quatre saisons » and « Le Magic », a Spa and a Swimming pool.
Golf enthusiasts can play on an 18-holes golf course and enjoy themselves at night shows and concerts held in the André Dussolier theatre.
The French-Swiss casino of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois
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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois is located at the Swiss border, in the French department of Haute Savoie, 50km from Geneva.
Its casino offers to games and poker fans a hundred slot machines, Texas Hold’Em poker and two table games.
Gourmets will like the wide variety of meals offered in one of the three restaurants decorated in different themes: the colorful decoration of « Le Maloja », « Le Paradise »’s exotic atmosphere or “Le Safran » panoramic view of the Jura Mountains.
There are a lot of leisure and sport activities to discover in the surroundings: adventure parks, water sports, skydiving or paragliding for the most courageous, festivals, concerts, theatre plays, film screenings and exhibitions for the least bold.