The big day has arrived: you will walk through the doors of a land-based casino for the very first time. A new world awaits you with its share of excitement, but also questions! Our Gambling experts are on hand to make your first time unforgettable.
1ST QUESTION: IN A CASINO, CAN I ONLY WATCH THE GAMES?
You have no obligation when you are at a gambling establishment. It is therefore quite possible to set foot in a casino, without playing! Go with a friend, watch the players or get acquainted with the games of the establishment, do not have any pressure! Do not hesitate to take advantage of the free games of online casinos to practice, if you are new to the subject!
2ND QUESTION: DO I NEED MY IDENTITY CARD TO HAVE A DRINK AT THE CASINO BAR?
If the bar is located inside the casino, you will need an ID. Recall that French law prohibits access to the casino to minors and prohibited from gambling. It happens, however, that some restaurants and bars are outside the gaming rooms. In this specific case, these places are open to everyone.
3RD QUESTION: HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I TAKE TO GO TO THE CASINO?
No minimum amount is required to be able to enter a land-based casino. The many slot machines and other table games often offer different minimum bets, adapting to individual budgets. Always keep in mind that “Responsible Gaming” and “Fun of the Game” always go hand in hand! If you are not sure, leave your bank card at home and go with a preset amount.
4TH QUESTION: DO I HAVE TO WEAR A SUIT OR A CHIC OUTFIT TO PLAY AT THE CASINO?
Some high standing establishments require specific clothing (Deauville and Monaco for example), but in most cases, “casual” clothing will suffice. The “thong-short” outfit is obviously not part of the “casual” category.
5TH QUESTION: ARE MY CASINO WINNINGS TAXABLE? WHAT IF I WIN THE JACKPOT?
Before reaching the 1,500 euro mark, your earnings are not taxable. You can then take advantage of two options to recover your winnings: a check or cash. From 1,500 euros, you must pay a 12% tax (CSG), levied directly by the establishment.
6TH QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE TO PAY TO ENTER A CASINO?
Since May 2006, access to the casino games rooms has been free, with the exception of certain establishments, such as that of Enghien-les-Bains.
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