The capital of Europe deserves a great casino, and Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE is exactly that. This unique casino complex, part of the prestigious Casinos Austria International (CAI) group, has everything discerning visitors are looking for: 39 gaming tables, 400 slot machines with a choice of more than 150 games, a WPT branded Poker Room for 100 players, a gourmet restaurant and a trendy bar. Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE, with a cutting-edge multifunction space, is also a perfect venue for special events, from conferences to concerts.
Like all the casinos in the CAI family, Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE is driven by a commitment to customer service, quality, integrity, responsibility and respect for tradition. These values are the reason CAI now manages a growing group of casinos and entertainment complexes in 16 countries as well as on cruise ships. CAI has over 450 gaming tables and 5,500 slot machines worldwide.
The CAI Group has the concession to operate Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE until 2020 and wants to extend that concession. Mark Andrew Banks, General Manager, points out that the Brussels casino operates according to the highest international standards. He says, “Every single transaction is recorded in our casino. You can be 100% sure that the casino industry is very clean and professionally run sector.”
Table games, poker and 400 slot machines
Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE offers table games, poker and slot machines. Guests can play table games in elegant surroundings and choose from Blackjack and English Roulette to Punto Banco, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud Poker and Money Wheel. The casino’s 400 slot machines are found on two levels, and both smoking and non-smoking areas are available. Hosts in the casino are happy to help new guests and to explain the many games and options.
The casino is very popular among top-level poker players, and it will host the World Poker Tour National Brussels 2016 in July this year. Players can count on special deals at hotels in the area.
Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE’s visitors can enjoy playing their chosen games in a safe, comfortable, welcoming environment with high-quality food and beverage options. Saffron, the casino’s gourmet restaurant, is very popular among visitors. The restaurant is open from 6PM to 2:30 AM on weekdays and Sundays, and even longer on Fridays and Saturdays, when the kitchen is open until 3:30 AM. Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE also has a lively, trendy bar, the Cinna-Bar, and a private rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the city. Guests can choose special games-and-drinks packages, dinner-and-casino packages, or other special packages designed to enhance the casino experience.
Very popular among international visitors to Brussels
Mark Andrew Banks explains that the Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE plays an important role in attracting visitors and locals to the city’s downtown area. He says, “The business centre of Brussels has an image problem. It is not known for quality nightlife, and people who work in Brussels usually do not spend time in the city centre. We moved the Grand Casino to its current location in 2010, and every year we give people more reasons to come to the heart of Brussels.” He adds that around 40% of the casino’s revenues are currently from people who do not live in Brussels, including international clients.
After several very challenging years, Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE has now turned the corner and expects to finally start delivering a return on their substantial investment. Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE offers everything anyone expects in a casino plus a good bar and a good restaurant to enjoy and relax in. This is also the only casino in the Brussels area with table games.
Grand Casino Brussels’s management team continuously develops exciting new packages to offer something special for all kinds of visitors. Mark Andrew Banks says, “This casino is not just for rich people. Anyone can come here and have a great night out or host a fantastic special event. Our multilingual, multicultural staff members have experience in many countries and can provide a wonderful welcome to visitors from all over the world.” In May this year, the casino organised Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE Discovery Weekend to introduce newcomers to well-known casino games and give them a chance to learn tricks from seasoned professionals.
For many visitors, Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE is the highpoint of a trip to Brussels. As Mark Andrew Banks points out, “Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE is, in a way, a reflection of Brussels, because any kind of entertainment you can find anywhere in the city, you can also find here.”