It has been 40 years since the Gruissan casino opened its doors. The directors have succeeded in the establishment to manage this place which was not only a space of play, but also an emblematic place for the city. Visitors and regulars also had their share of happiness through the many jackpots and gifts. The casino is blowing a fortieth year in a row offering games and more.
From the Phoebus nightclub to the Gruissan casino
The current building that houses the Gruissan casino is a place full of history. Before 1978 it was a nightclub called the Phoebus. Then the transformation took place this year. The first games to enter the premises are the Boule game. He ended up in the music room. The director of the establishment, Daniel Reynié, who has occupied this position for 25 years, remembers it very well.
According to him it was the first game that was there, but so far there had been customers and especially loyal ones. Then, it changed its name and became Bain de Minuit. There were also some milestone events that brought about real changes in the casino. This was the case, for example, in 1991, when he had to face a terrible scourge. The building is consumed by fire, and it is quickly losing its fame as a hot-night hangout.
It is from this moment that the team decides to focus its activities on the game. The choice turns out to be exact when in 1994 he knows a success. From that moment, the game developed and it started with the addition of forty slot machines. At that time, it was necessary to take risks in the investment, because the machines were extremely expensive. But its existence even today means a battle won.
Always in constant development
Over the years, competition has set in and it has been necessary to constantly find new products for customers. The casino faced its competition. In 2000, moreover, gambling became the main activity of the establishment, leaving the discotheque completely aside. That year, poker and black jack embellished the casino’s offer. Since that date, director Daniel Reynié affirms that the casino has not ceased to have constant development, until today.
For this year 2016 again, the team plans to add 55 new latest generation machines to its game park . To mark these forty years, the casino has also decided to inaugurate its new wine bar and a space for poker players with these machines. The manager said that the key to the success of his establishment is listening to customers. Year after year, it has won the loyalty of many customers who play regularly every day. He adds that the renovations are also a reward for those people who have been loyal to him. This anniversary was thus inaugurated with all those who have always been there.