Casinos & international

Barrière continues its international expansion by opening a second casino in Cairo: “Le Pacha”.

Barrière is continuing its international expansion strategy with the opening of a second casino in Egypt.


Le Pacha Casino | Cairo


Barrière has just opened its second casino in Cairo: “Le Pacha”. Situated at the heart of the city, this new casino offers the peculiarity of being located on a large docked boat boasting 8 restaurants: a fantastic leisure destination serving almost 1,500 covers a day.


Afloat on the Nile, “Le Pacha” is around 600m², boasts a games room overlooking the Nile with 9 tables (American roulette, Poker, Blackjack, Punto Banco) and 17 slot machines from 0.01 dollars upwards.


With around a hundred staff members, “Le Pacha” casino will also benefit from the synergy of the eight complementarily themed restaurants already on the boat.

With this casino, which is on a ten-year renewable lease, Barrière cements its position in the city by sharing services with the El Gezirah casino, which is also in Cairo. Le Pacha is the only casino on the Nile, located right at the heart of the very tourist-friendly area of Zamalek, close to the Marriott, Rameze Hilton and Ritz Carlton hotels.



Dominique Desseigne


“We are delighted to be able to strengthen our presence in Egypt, especially in the booming market of Cairo where we already have a casino. We aim to bring our expertise to a demanding local and international clientele. This establishment will be perfectly in line with our international development policy, especially being in such an exceptional location right at the heart of a tourist area.



About Barrière


The Barrière brand sells two separate groups of hotels, casinos and restaurants: Groupe Lucien Barrière (GLB) and Société Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC).

Founded in 1912 by François André and subsequently developed and managed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne, the Barrière group has gone through many eras to become market leader in French casinos, a benchmark in the luxury hotel industry and a global player in the world of leisure and entertainment.


The Group has developed an unrivalled offering in the top of the range leisure market, founded with the view to providing operational excellence, a quality of service that is second to none and French art de vivre. Today it owns 34 Barrière Casinos (with one more opening soon in Cairo), 18 Barrière Hotels* (mainly 5 stars) and more than 120 bars and restaurants, one of which is the renowned Fouquet’s in Paris (with subsidiaries in Cannes, Courchevel, La Baule, Marrakech, Toulouse and Enghien-les-Bains) and organises more than 3,000 shows and events every year. Its turnover was 1.16 billion euros at the end of its financial year on 31st October 2016, and the Group now comprises 7,000 staff members.


The Group is also well known in the food and beverage industry, serving some 2 mililion meals, in the leisure industry with 15 spas, 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, 1 balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs, and is increasingly making a name for itself through its world renown Resorts located in many popular tourist destinations.                     

*including Le Carl Gustaf St Barths which is currently under construction