With the crisis that has yet to end and aggravating factors like identity checks, many casinos are no longer living, but must now survive. We have often reported in the past months of casino closings. Currently, another French casino is in great difficulty and on the verge of closing its doors if nothing is done. This is the Berck casino. It is an establishment which is today under the management of the Partouche group. The annual report shows that the situation is getting worse and worse.
A report that says a lot about the situation
The Partouche de Berck casino showed a very clear deficit. Tuesday evening, it was stripped during the city council. It also covers the period from November 1, 2013 until October 31, 2014. The end result is final, the casino is in great difficulty according to the figures. Indeed, it shows a deficit of 57.7% during the period mentioned above. Yet during the previous fiscal year it was even less catastrophic.
This very clear decline is the unsurprising outcome of the economic crisis which is currently affecting all French land-based casinos. But in addition to this, in June 2013, another situation did not facilitate the situation of the Berck casino. Indeed, the decrease in attendance was due to the opening of a casino in Fort-Mahon.
The figures for each game and in particular for the entries also prove this situation that the casino is experiencing. It should be noted that the activities on slot machines experienced a decrease of 9.86%. But on the gross products of table games, the figures are increasing with 20.88%. It is the same for the frequentation of the casino in general, the same downward trend has been recorded, as it is down by 10.66%.
This fragility of the Berck casino has not only an impact on the establishment, but also on the finances of the city. The levy has thus recorded a decrease of 10%. If the year before, the municipality received € 450,000, this rose to € 405,000 for 2013-2014. In order not to lead to a still complex situation, the municipality has decided not to increase the municipal levy. A quick solution is therefore necessary if the casino is to recover, at the risk of having to go out of business as well.