Groupe Barrière owns and operates a small collection of casinos in Switzerland and Casino Barrière Fribourg is one of them. The city of Fribourg is the capital of the region which has the same name as the casino, and is located in Western Switzerland. Fribourg is culturally significant with cities that date back to the Medieval times, so there is plenty of sightseeing to keep visitors busy when they’re not gambling.
Casino Barrière Fribourg is well positioned so that it is fairly close to a few of Switzerland’s international airports. If you fly to either Bern-Belp, Geneva Cointrin and Basel international airports you will be within an hour and a half from the casino. Transportation here includes car rental, taxi, Uber, bus or train.
The casino in Fribourg is well established within its town and is easily the biggest casino in the surrounding region. Its revolving doors open up to a huge casino floor that is covered in red carpets and other velvet materials.
There are other events besides gambling hosted here; they have live music, comedy and similar shows. The casino is open Sunday-Thursday from 10 AM to 2 AM and Friday-Saturday from 10 AM to 4 AM.
Casino Barrière Fribourg has all the table games that an avid gambler would expect to find, including a lot of electronic versions of those games as well.
In total there are 9 European Roulette tables – 6 live roulette tables and 3 electronic machines.
There is poker at this casino and you can expect 1 table per variant of the game. There is 3-card poker, Texas Hold ‘Em and Ultimate Texas Hold ’em available.
Lastly there are 2 blackjack tables available, both giving players the option of wagering on the PairsPlus side bet.
There are 160 different slot machines offered at Casino Barrière Fribourg. These slots are made up of the classic slot machines, multi-reel video slots and some are even connected to a progressive jackpot.
There are other electronic gaming machines here as well, such as video poker, of which there are 11 machines. Some of these machines also feature multiple games.
There is no hotel or other accommodation options directly at the casino, but you can easily find a place to stay in the nearby towns. The closest is Hotel Ibis Fribourg and it also happens to be one of the cheapest options. You can expect to pay $100 per night for a standard room here. They have modern rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TV’s. Other amenities include a bar with outdoor seating, free parking and they are pet-friendly.
Hôtel aux Remparts is slightly more upscale, but it is also close by. It will be upwards of $150 per night for a standard room. Bright, warmly furnished rooms feature flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and minibars, plus tea and coffee making equipment. Other amenities include free parking and a continental breakfast buffet and there are 4 meeting rooms, plus a business center.
The casino does have 1 restaurant where you can dine as well as 1 bar where you can grab a drink or a light meal. These two options are listed below:
LE DZODZET: A restaurant where the menu is chosen by Chef Stéphane Jarycki. They serve fresh ingredients, both from water and land and have a host of traditional dishes from local sources.
THE CASINO BAR: Located in the middle of the slot machines and you are literally surrounded by players as you’re having a drink. You can also get light meals like burgers or sandwiches at this bar.