On June 7, the Partouche group, which already owns and operates the Cabourg casino (Calvados), was awarded a new public service delegation for this business for a duration of 12 years.
The operation of this casino was battled over by three groups, then two finalists. Tristan Duval, the mayor of Cabourg, justified his decision to stick with the Partouche group by emphasizing the unusual character of the agreement: an increase in annual rent to 580,000 euros, payment of 15% of the PBJ to the municipality, and a 350,000 euro annual cultural contribution.
The casino will relocate from its current seaside position to a new space with a floor size of 1,800 to 2,000 m2 that will be built near the upcoming water park. According to a projection given by Tristan Duval in October 2021, the new casino will boost the Partouche establishment’s earnings by 30%. The casino is expected to relocate in 2026.