Groupe Partouche intends to offer 500 slot machines next after license extended

Groupe Partouche intends to offer 500 slot machines next after license extended

Groupe Partouche wants to create additional space for more slot machines after the land-based real money casino successfully obtained a 20-year extension on the license to operate in Saint-Amand les Eaux.

Group Partouche targets 500 slot machines offering

Groupe Partouche Targets 500 Slot Machines

The municipal council of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, a commune in Northern France, voted unanimously to extend the operator’s license to 20 more years. This development allows Partouche to carry out its business in the jurisdiction for the next two more decades.

The casino sets its sight next on expanding its current offering of real money games. The group will now apply for an operating license to increase the maximum allotted machines from its current offering of 270 slots to 500.

The license extension comes as no surprise for the municipality’s elected officials since no other operator applied. The Belgium company-backed Grand Casino de Dinant intends to submit an offer later after it canceled the previous procedure. 

Real Money Casino Expansion

Groupe Partouche is planning to invest Є26.7m for the expansion of the current casino. After opening its door to guests and players in 2004, the property has seen few changes in its exterior and interior look. 

However, the group’s upcoming expansion project will feature a more spacious gaming floor with the restaurant relocated to the establishment’s entrance, with a partially covered terrace and an improved offer.

In January 2020, the summary judgment of the administrative court of Lille canceled the previous concession, favoring the Grand Casino de Dinant from the DR Gaming Technology group on the ground that he had not been sufficiently informed of the extent of the needs of the municipality.

Alain Bocquet, the Mayor of Saint-Amand Les Eaux, will wait until June 30 before barring any appeals against the new specifications.

Groupe Partouche released its second-quarter report earlier this month, which showed a 58.4 percent drop in turnover to €23.6m (2020: €56.9m). The operator stressed the decrease in turnover was mainly due to ongoing closures of its land-based gaming properties.

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