Gambling in Reunion
Reunion Island Gambling Laws
Gambling is legal on the island of Reunion, although casino gambling and a lottery are the only forms available. To play at the casinos, you must be at least 21 years old.
Casinos in Reunion
Currently, there are four casinos in operation within the island of Reunion. They consist of:
Casino de Saint-Pierre (Bd Hubert Delisle, Saint-Pierre, Reunion) This casino is open Monday thru Thursday and Sunday from 10am until 2am. On Friday and Saturday, the casino is open from 10am until 3am. There are 80 gaming machines and six table games (Roulette, Blackjack and English Roulette) on the premises. For more information, call +262 252 69 6.
Casino de Saint-Denis (Barachois, Place Sarda Garriga, Saint-Denis, Reunion) Open Monday from 9:30pm until 1am, Tuesday thru Thursday from 9:30pm until 2am and Friday thru Sunday from 9:30pm until 3am. There are 80 gaming machines available, as well as eight table and poker games (Blackjack, Poker and Roulette). There are also two restaurants on the premises and a 112-room hotel. Their website is located at www.casinodestdenis.fr. For more information, call +262 413 33 3.
Casino de Saint-Gilles (Saint-Gilles-Les Bains, Reunion) Open Sunday thru Friday from 10am until 2am and Saturday from 10am until 4am. The casino offers 16 slot machines and five table games (English Roulette, Blackjack, American Roulette and Boule). A restaurant is also available for patrons of the casino. For more information, call +262 244 70 0.
Casino de Sud (42 Boulevard Hubert Delisle, Saint-Pierre, Reunion) Open Sunday thru Thursday from 9pm until 2am and Friday and Saturday from 9pm until 3am. This casino features 80 gaming machines and five table games. For more information, call +262 252 69 6.
Lottery in Reunion
Citizens of Reunions are able to play the Ozlotteries online. For more information, you can visit their website at http://www.ozlotteries.com/index.php.
The following games are available:
- Daily Keno
Facts About Reunion Island
The island of Reunion is located in the Indian Ocean, about 130 miles from the nearest island, Mauritius. It is 39 miles long and 28 miles wide. Reunion has an estimated population of 776,948. The capital is Saint-Denis.
Reunion is considered an overseas department of France and is counted among their 26 regions. It is an outermost region of the European Union, and the first place in the world to adopt the use of the Euro as a currency.
While French is the official language of the island, the most widely spoken is Reunion Creole, a derivative of the French language. Reunion Creole is even taught in some schools.
The major cities in Reunion are: Le Port, Le Tampon, Saint-Andre, Saint-Denis, Saint-Louis, Saint-Paul and Saint-Pierre.
A citizen of Reunion is called a Réunionnaise.
Throughout 2005 and 2006, Reunion suffered an epidemic of chikungunya, which is an incurable disease spread by mosquitoes. 255,000 people on the island contracted the disease, and it even spread to France and Madagascar vie air travel. Over 200 fatalities were reported on the island as a result of the disease which causes high fever, extreme pain and dehydration. Over 500 French troops were sent to eradicate mosquitoes, and no new cases were reported after the summer of 2006.
When traveling in Reunion, it is recommended that you wear light cotton clothing (preferably white) in the form of trousers and long-sleeved shirts. This will reduce the risk of mosquito bites.
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