China & Fortunity

From 27 January to 5 February 2017, Casinos Barrière will be celebrating Chinese New Year. Honouring this important event in the Chinese calendar has become an institution at the Group’s casinos. The year of the Rooster will be celebrated in suitably festive and authentic style to ensure 2017 brings triumph, success and good fortune.


Barrière establishments will be decorated for the occasion with dragon and lion statues guarding the entrance to the games, in addition to bamboo lined walkways and red lanterns contributing to the lucky mood.

Warmly welcomed in the Chinese tradition, guests will be invited to add their hopes for the coming year to a wishing tree under the watchful eye of Buddha. With venues adorned with Chinese ceramic vases and Asian plants, guests will be fully immersed in the festivities this new year.


All sorts of entertainment has been organised to mark the event: spectacular lion and dragon dances, origami and calligraphy workshops, as well as acrobats and other performers in traditional attire to delight guests at casinos while fortune cookies are handed out. From the initiatory tea ceremony to the lychee, ginger and sake cocktail tastings on offer, Barrière clientèle can enjoy everything the year of the rooster has to offer.


Asian slot machines are another star attraction this Chinese new year. Partly reserved for Casinopass card holders (who can win games vouchers) and partly reserved for Le Carré VIP card holders, guests will have to take on the Red Dragon in order to be blessed by the rooster. Each casino will have a pop-up area devoted to the luck this Chinese zodiac sign can bring in 2017.


About Barrière


Founded in 1912 by François André and subsequently developed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne, the Barrière group has lived through history to become the leading French brand for casinos, a model for luxury hotels, and a global player in leisure and entertainment.

The Group has developed unparalleled offers in the world of high-end leisure, founded on a commitment to operational excellence, quality of service and the French art of living. Today, the Group includes: 33 Casinos Barrière (including 1 opening soon in Abidjan), 18 Hôtels Barrière* (the majority of which are 5 star hotels), and over 120 restaurants and bars, including the famous Le Fouquet’s in Paris (also in Cannes, Courchevel, La Baule, Marrakech and Toulouse), putting on nearly 3,000 shows and events per year as well. Revenue for the year ended 31 October 2016 was 1.16 billion euros. The Group has almost 7,000 employees.

The Group also benefits from a strong reputation in the catering industry with almost 2 million meals served; in the leisure sector with its 13 spas (Cannes, Courchevel, Deauville, Dinard, Enghien-les-Bains, La Baule, Le Touquet, Lille, Marrakech, Paris and Ribeauvillé), 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule and 1 balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, its 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs (over 32 clay courts); and is distinguished by its Resorts located in internationally-renowned tourist destinations.


*including Le Carl Gustaf St Barth, opening late 2017