The Casino de Deauville, rue Edmond Blanc (www.lucienbarriere.com; [tel] 02-31-14-31-14), has been one of France’s foremost casinos since it opened in 1912. Over the years, the original Belle Epoque has expanded to include a theater, Le Brummel nightclub, three restaurants, two bars, and a huge collection of slot machines (machines à sous). The casino distinguishes areas for slot machines from more formal zones containing such games as roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and poker. The slots are open daily 10am to 2am (to 3am Fri and 4am Sat) and have no dress code, although shorts are not allowed. The areas containing les jeux de table (table games) are open Monday to Thursday 7pm–2am (from 4pm Fri–Sun). Entrance is free, and you must present a passport or ID to gain admission.
Clubbers head for Le Chic, 14 rue Désiré-le-Hoc (www.lechicdeauville.fr; tel. 02-31-88-30-91), a favorite with French actors and off-duty jockeys. Polo players frequent the perennially popular Brok Café, 14 av. du Général-de-Gaulle (tel. 02-31-81-30-81)—if you’re keen to join them, make sure you hit this Cuban-style venue before midnight. For chilled-out live music and delicious tapas, check out La Plancha, 57 av. de la République (http://laplancha-deauville.com; tel. 02-31-89-98-19).