Groupe Barrière to open its Ivory Coast casino next week

Groupe Barrière will open a casino in Ivory Coast.

The new gaming venue will operate at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire. (Credits:

The Golden Elephant casino will open the first venue that Groupe Barrière will operate in the country when it opens next Monday.

Ivory Coast.- French operator Groupe Barrière will open its first Ivorian venue next week with the Golden Elephant casino’s inauguration in Abidjan. The entertainment facility is set to open on Monday in the country’s economic capital city and will also include a restaurant and a lounge bar.

May 1st will be a milestone for the French gaming operator as it opens its first casino in the region within the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire. The Ivorian casino will have 84 slot machines and electronic English roulette. It will also include four poker tables, among other table games, that will contribute to a progressive jackpot game which will have an initial amount of 7,622 euros. There will also be a restriction to the live gaming tables, that will only be available for foreign players.

In December 2015, Groupe Barrière signed a concession agreement with the Société des Palaces de Cocody that included the exploitation and management rights for the Golden Elephant casino for the next ten years. The gaming operator continues to expand its presence in Africa after the success with their Egyptian venue, El Gezirah, and they plan to open a second casino in Cairo next summer.