So, what about casinos in Val d’Europe? Certain people in the area surrounding Hôtel l’Elysée have been bidding on this for years now. Our team has all the details.
What are the rules about opening casinos in France?
At the moment, it is against the law to open a casino within a 100km radius of Paris. The law also states that these types of establishments are only permitted in touristic towns with a population of at least 500,000.
Local representatives think we should make more of the area surrounding Disneyland® Paris
Some decision makers are hoping that Val d’Europe will be granted a derogation so that they can transform the are into a mini Las Vegas. Arnaud de Bellenet, the president of the Parisian urban area stated that: “With Disneyland® Paris attracting 15 million people per year and la Vallée outlet village, bringing in 6 million, this is already a major tourist destination. There is a big enough market to open five casinos and to make this a European hot-spot”.
The Partouche group in Marne-la-Vallée by 2023?
Casino operators seem thrilled by the idea. If it comes to fruition, “we will be candidates to open one or more casinos in this location”, as stated in Le Figaro by Fabrice Paire, president of the management board at Partouche, a leader in the industry. He says all we need to do is reform the law. Arnaud de Bellenet, who wants to open these casinos between 2022 and 2023, announced that: “we have written the amendment that would change the law and make it all possible”. Will we be seeing Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck trying their hand at Black Jack or the slot machines in a few years? Who knows!