Fancy a reunion in the island of Reunion? If you do, then you won’t be short of gambling opportunities as this small island in the Indian Ocean, with a population of only around three quarters of a million, offers visitors a choice. In fact, there are four Reunion casinos, in three different towns.
First, let’s go to the capital, Saint-Denis, the largest town on the island with a population of around 150,000. The Casino de Saint-Denis, on Barachois, in the Place Sarda Garriga, has been a city institution since May 1976 and has 80 slot machines and six table games. The slot machines are available to play from 10 am to 2 am every day and 3 am on weekends. The gaming tables begin rolling at 9:30 pm and continue to 2:30 am, unless it is a weekend, when they start half an hour earlier and keep going an hour later.
Next, let’s visit Saint Pierre, the third largest town on the island. It has two of the Reunion casinos. You can gamble the night away in the Casino de Saint Pierre, on the Boulevard Hubert Delisle. It has 80 slot machines, which should be enough for even the most committed player, and four table games. These are blackjack, English roulette and roulette (for the uninitiated, the difference is that American roulette wheels have two zeros (zero and double-zero), whereas in English there is just the one). The casino is open from 10 am to 2 am on Sunday to Thursday, and 10 am to 3 am on Fridays and weekends.
Saint Pierre also has the Casino du Sud, located on the same Boulevard as the Casino de Saint Pierre. This casino also has 80 slot machines and five table games. It is open from 9 pm to 2 am on weekdays, and 9 pm to 3 am on Friday and weekends.
For those who go on holiday for endless sunny skies and sandy beaches, then Saint Gilles is the place. Situated on the west coast, the area is a tourist’s delight. For gamblers, it is not bad either; the Casino de Saint-Gilles is small but fully featured, with 16 slot machines and five table games – playing American roulette, blackjack and English roulette. The casino is open from 10 am to 2 am on Sunday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 am on weekends. There is a restaurant on site with air conditioning, an important feature in this sun-blessed island.
This brief summary of Reunion casinos shows that this paradise island has lots to do when the sun goes down.