The Casino D’Arcachon is facing a new compromise which affects the establishment, local communities as well as the group’s employees.

For lack of not having obtained ministerial authorization on the gaming license in time, the gaming establishment is forced to close its doors until further notice. Consequence: 45 employees working for the group for many years are on technical layoff time to obtain the appropriate authorizations. Under the mayor’s angry reaction, “ […] the Arcachon casino is closed, leaving financial damage behind. The longer the casino waits for its license, the more the establishment becomes indebted […] ”

The economic engine of the city rests on general prejudice. Each year, the casino brings in several thousand euros to the town. Last week, an emergency meeting at the Town Hall was organized with the managers and the game director to discuss the future of the establishment. Even if for the moment the State has vouched for the wages of all the employees of the Partouche group, the casino is in debt and leaves behind the gaming platforms in off mode.

“ […] What we do not understand is that today there is indeed a temporary closure of the establishment whereas all the conditions and all the safety rules do not allow us today to close the casino […] ”

But yes, beyond this testimony, the law is the law. No license, no game production and therefore no authorization to let anyone in. What has not been said is that the casino has a public service delegation. The license for the next 5 years was signed on May 21, but the establishment never received the license. Ministerial error? The gambling establishment does not include.

It was therefore on June 1 at around 5 p.m. that the doors of the gaming establishment were closed by the service staff. A large poster on the front of the casino’s front door informed customers of the brief reasons for its closure.

“ For reasons beyond our control, the casino is temporarily closed. Thank you for your understanding. The direction. ”The prefect recently stated that he will personally ensure that the casino can reopen as quickly as possible and do everything possible by intervening on all final decisions issued by the Ministry.

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