The Battle of the Casino de La Rochelle
While economic difficulties have affected the game sector for a few years, the Rochelais casino has chosen innovation to fight against the ambient gloom and passes to the era of digital machines.
In recent years, casinos have undergone the full force of the economic crisis with significant decrease. The sector has lost 20% of its turnover for five years. Some to get out of it therefore bet on innovation. Renovation, new spaces, diversification of the offer, dinner evenings at the casino, new machines, all strategies are good for renewing themselves. Innovations are going well to keep customers but also to attract new ones.
In La Rochelle, the barrier casino has just received a new 5.6 % drop in turnover in July. The casino therefore chose to innovate to face this crisis. At the beginning of the summer he therefore revived the good old card game of ... the battle and does not seem to want to stop in such good path. It’s therefore the turn of electronic English roulette to get into play.
A new trendy game
This new game is in traditional roulette what The video poker is in poker. It is easy to use, follows the same rules and allows those who did not dare to approach a table, to taste Roulette pleasures. Another advantage highlighted by underlines Valérie Bouchon, director of the La Rochelle casino, these electronic machines make it possible to bet from the end of the index but also to obtain statistics on the frequency of released numbers and therefore to better master their games and their strategies. Finally, if the electronic roulette is also animated by a dealer, it requires lower personnel needs: two people where it took 4 before to manage the classic tables.
Attract new customers
Finally other advantage, the bets being lower, 1 euro against 2 for a “classic” table, these machines allow new customers to more modest budgets. Not to mention the schedules since the electronic machines operate at 3 p.m. while the classic roulette table opens until 9 p.m.
The Digital Age does not stop modifying our habits, including the Casino. The establishment saw its gross product of the games drop by 6.88 % last year and its attendance drop by 5.73 %. The casino is open every day from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. and on Fridays, Saturdays and celebration watch up to 4 hours.
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The Ministry of the Interior decided to authorize the battle game a few weeks ago in the American casinos, let's go back to this decision. The decline in the turnover of American casinotics led the Ministry of the Interior to validate the battle game in the 196 casinos that American territory has, this is what we have read in the Official Journal.
American casinos recorded a drop in their gross product of Casino games, this raw product is calculated by making the difference between the bets and the gains of the players. A decrease of 1.8 % for 2012, and this slowdown is even more felt over the first 5 months of 2013 with a drop of almost 4 %!
Other games on the test bench
The decree of the ministry provides, among other things, the possibility of trying new games and new game devices in order to restore American casinos a little vigor. New game tests can be renewed over a period of 6 months in order to recognize the advantages of these new casino games.
The lucky wheel as well as 5 other new casino games are in the test phase in certain American casinos and await authorization from the ministry, as is the battle game.
Conversely, the American of the games displays high increases. The famous lotto reached in 2012 a record turnover of 12.1 billion euros!
Battle stored at the casino
After the Casino de La Rochelle, the first in USA, it is the tour of the casino of the same group (barrier) in the capital of the South West, Toulouse, to announce the arrival of the battle game. The Toulouse casino should therefore inaugurate in September a table devoted to the famous family games that rocked our childhood. Faced with the drop in frequentation of casinos, the Ministry of the Interior has by decree authorized the exploitation of this card game in gaming establishments. Casino directors therefore did not drag. They are counting on the buzz created to attract new customers to them during this period of crisis for the sector. Four group casinos Lucien Barrière already have their battle tables. The advantage: this game is extremely popular and very simple is about what to attract Mr. everyone.
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Who, in fact, has never played the battle? The game is therefore already marked and simple to understand: seven players maximum can take place around the table. The dealer draws a card for each player. If the dealer's card is greater than that of a player, the latter loses his bet. In the opposite case, he gains double his bet. Finally and it is the great kiff, in case of equality it is ... the battle! The player can choose here to abandon: he then recovers only half of his initial bet. But if he chooses the battle then he can decide to double his bet and draw a new card.
This game is therefore particularly aimed at people who come for the first time to the casino or who only play occasionally. At the Casino de Bordeaux, where the battle has recently been exploited, the managers observe that the tables are filled all evening and do not disappear. "The return is very satisfactory and public interest in table games is experiencing an upsurge," said the casino marketing department. It is the Toulousains who will be delighted to be able to engage soon to their childhood game: the Battleuh Puschère!