When you enter VIAGE, the shimmering and colorful slot machines are the first thing that will catch your eye. All those lights, colors, sounds and buttons make it difficult to look away. But how do you start playing these machines? And why should you play them in the first place? Learn all about it with our tips and tricks and learn how to play slots like a master!
1. Go and discover!
For starters, you have to pick out a slot machine that fits your budget. Figure out what all those flashy buttons are for, get to know the name of your machine (in case you have to Google it later on), all possible bets etc. Make sure not to start playing until you know the rules of the slot machine. Can’t figure them out? Ask our staff to help you out, they will be glad to help!
2. Figure out your style of playing
Do you like to take risks or do you prefer to keep it calm? Try out a style you feel comfortable with and make sure you have fun while playing! We advise you to always play all win lines because you have a higher chance of winning thanks to the slot machine’s hit frequency.
3. Play slots not too fast
Try not to play too fast and to really get into the game. Don’t randomly push the button as it will reduce your fun!
Decide upon how much money you’ll spend
Make a good deal with yourself on how much money you want to spend each visit. This makes it easier to stick to your limits and still have a good feeling after playing.
4. Enjoy yourself but know when to quit
Slot machines are always great fun. You could easily play them for hours in a row! However, be sure to quit in time to avoid a ‘slot machine hangover’ the morning after.
Want to take your shot? No less than 404 slots, including 34 brand new machines and 2 electronic roulette slot machine, are waiting for you at VIAGE!
Have you always been curious about this exiting dance we call Salsa? Don’t hesitate to read on because VIAGE has gathered some good tips for you! And the good part is: you don’t have to go all the way to Cuba to learn how to dance the Salsa. We’re glad to show you the steps on our dance floor the 28th of April! Are you ready to take the lead and become the salsa expert of Brussels?
Salsa dancing in Brussels
When you type in ‘Salsa Brussels’ on Google you immediately get a lot of dance schools and nightlife possibilities, proving the popularity of this vivid dance in Brussels and around. At VIAGE you can enjoy the pleasure of this exotic dance in a very uncommon setting! This is a great opportunity to learn how to salsa and discover the mysterious ways of the casino. Thanks to our tips you will be ready to take your first 8 steps in the world of Salsa!
Dancing like a pro
So what do you need to know before coming to our Salsa Night? Not that much actually because we will guide you all the way! For starters, we’ll give you a quick introduction.
Salsa danced its first steps in Latin America but where and when even the dance experts can’t make up their mind about. What we do know however, is that Salsa is a vivid dance with several easy basic moves combined with more complicated arm movements, counting till 8. Usually, it is danced in a couple with the man taking the lead and deciding the rhythm while the woman follows his movements and puts in her own dance figures. Today however, it doesn’t matter that much anymore who is leading and who is following.
8 tips for better Salsa dancing
So you’ve never danced the Salsa before but you’re curious, right? We guarantee that you’re not the only one! At VIAGE you will be able to take your first Salsa dance steps thanks to our initiations guided by professional Salsa dancers! We’ll put in some extra tips and now nothing can go wrong!
- Make sure you wear something you feel yourself comfortable dancing in. You really don’t have to wear high heels or fancy costumes. A hint for the ladies: limit your jewelry to a minimum because it could get in the way while dancing.
- Start off with a positive mindset! Salsa is all about fun and it doesn’t matter if you’re a good dancer or not. Smile at your dance partner and he/she will not notice you making any small mistakes.
- Dare to ask! Both men and women like to be asked to dance. Don’t be shy to pop the question and make sure to tell your dance partner your level of dancing. Don’t be afraid to be honest.
- Be sure who will be leading and who will be following. You don’t want that awkward moment in the middle of the dance floor with both dancers trying to lead…
- Start out on the more gentle and easy songs so you can take your time to get in the mood!
- Take little steps, literally! Just take it small and slowly.
- Don’t forget to breath! It sounds a bit silly but a lot of starting dancers forget to breathe during the dance which makes it… quite difficult in the end.
- Don’t think too much about your dance moves and even less about those of your partner. Why? Because Salsa is supposed to be a liberating dance about fun and quality time. So you’re only allowed to enjoy yourself, no complaining or too much thinking!
So, don’t forget to put these into action next week Saturday the 28th of April during our Salsa Night! We will make sure the cocktails are served cold so you can focus on dancing!
Next Friday you will have to make sure not to cross any black cats, walk underneath a ladder or spill some salt. You probably know the superstition that is Friday the 13 but how do you get through this day? Read our tips and tricks and because this is how you survive Friday the 13th!
Where does this superstition come from?
We presume that everyone know s Friday the 13th as the most unlucky day(s) of the year but why is this? Some say the unlucky number 13 comes from a Norwegian saga where 12 ancient gods were dining in Walhala. Loki, the god of chaos and lies, joined the party uninvited and killed one of the other gods at the party. From that day on, a group of 13 was considered very unlucky. Another group of 13 ‘tried their luck’ and dined with 13 people but Jesus (and Judas) might regret it afterwards… Friday on the other hand was the day where witches used to gather their (black) cats and join in the woods where they would scheme their evil plans, to much dismay of the village people.
Friday the 13th at VIAGE
Does this mean you should be afraid? No of course not, we would even say on the contrary and call it a very LUCKY day! Only think about all those parties in Brussels that will use Friday the 13th as a theme! Or just consider all fun extras you can win because? At VIAGE we look forward to Friday the 13th so we can surprise our players with a free drink every time the little roulette ball falls on number 13 during a game. We’ve also arranged our bartender to spoil you with a delicious ‘Friday the 13th’ cocktail who will make you forget this superstition of bad luck!
This is how you survive
Still convinced Friday the 13th to be unlucky? We offer you these 5 great tips to get through the day and make it until Saturday the 14th in one piece!
- Just consider it’s Friday, a lucky day already because it’s almost weekend! A positive mindset is already half of the work.
- Don’t stay at home because according to research 40% of all accidents happen in your own house. This is the perfect moment to take the day off and visit us in the casino for a nice game, a drink or something to eat!
- Try avoiding ladders in the center or Brussels. We know it might be difficult because of the constructions that are going on but try going around them and not underneath.
- Feeling brave enough to make your way to work? Check when arriving where you can knock on wood. Perhaps your desk is an option?
- Avoid getting overworked and make sure to relax from time to time! Most accidents happen when you’re tired and unfocused. Make sure you visit VIAGE for an after work drink and recover from your hard day at work!
Do you have other tips to survive this day? Let us know because in July there’s another one coming!
Is going out with friends always the highlight of your week? Then you should definitely give Brussels a try. It has everything you need to spend an evening filled with entertainment. Discover our tips and make the next night out with your friends another one to remember!
If you are looking for that typical, over-the-top Las Vegas atmosphere, look no further! Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE provides pleasure and relaxation just like any other casino in Sin City. Set against a cinematic backdrop, at that! Choose one of our many games and place your bet.
The magic of a night at the casino
Casinos have always had a magical appeal. They remind us of the typical larger-than-life parties à la ‘Great Gatsby’ held in the Twenties, dressing up and raking in a fortune all in one evening. Every day the roulette and slot machines invites players to the table and everyone has an equal shot at winning big. Do you also fancy a night of luxury and fun? Bring some friends along and come try your luck in Brussels. Don’t miss our Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party.
Suspense and relaxation
Do you have nerves of steel? Grand Casino Brussels VIAGE is the ideal place to put them to the test. Maximizing your chances of winning steely courage and rock-hard composure. Uncertainty always plays a part. But that’s what makes a night at the casino so exciting. ‘Rien ne va plus’!
Enjoy a wide range of games
A night at this casino offers plenty of versatility, by the way. Even the pickiest player will find something to their liking. With no less than 40 table games the Grand Casino Brussels – Viage offers a huge selection of blackjack, roulette, Money Wheel and much more. Poker enthusiasts can put their skills to the test in our special Poker Room. Do you prefer to fly solo? Then make sure to check out one of our 400 slot machines. The choice is yours!
Do you want to wrap up 2017 in style? The only right way to do just that, would be an unforgettable party. A casino is the perfect setting to spend New Year’s Eve with friends. You are guaranteed to have plenty of fun and you can go all in at the casino tables and on the dance floor. Let’s party!
Daiquiri, Negroni, Manhattan… Do you think spontaneously of swaying palm trees and white sandy beaches, of warm summer evenings and parties with friends? Then you’ve definitely caught the cocktail bug, just like us. Cocktail lovers around the world unite!
Cocktails and the film world: still a golden combination. Think of James Bond, who is inextricably linked to the Martini. The Big Lebowski was crazy about White Russians. And Marilyn Monroe shook her Manhattan in a hot-water bottle in the classic film Some Like it Hot. Need more examples? Sex and the City immortalised the Cosmopolitan. And Don Draper poured countless Old Fashioneds in Mad Men.
Shaken or stirred
And talking of 007. How do you prefer your cocktail: shaken or stirred? There are four basic techniques for making cocktails:
- build: you pour the ingredients straight into the glass, to create layers.
- stir: you stir the ingredients gently, so they remain clear.
- shake: you shake and crush the drink for a cloudy result.
- blend: you mix the drink and ice in a blender or mixer.
Become a doctor of mixology
Mixology is the art of making cocktails. Do you like to set to work yourself with a bar spoon, spirit measure and shaker? Then you should definitely get yourself a copy of the Bar-Tenders Guide from 1862, by Jerry Thomas, the forefather of all barmen. In the 19th century, he travelled around America with a spectacular cocktail show. His signature drink was the Blue Blazer, a drink in which he set the whiskey on fire and poured it back and forth between two cups. Don’t try this at home.
Most expensive cocktail in the world
Do you think €10 is a bit much for a Margarita? Imagine paying €1,100 for the same drink at the London Bar in New York. At the London restaurant Gigi’s, you will have to dig even deeper in your pocket to cough up €11,500 for a cocktail with gold leaf. But the world’s most expensive cocktail can be sampled on the 45th floor of the Ritz Carlton building in Tokyo. Here you will pay €14,000 for a cocktail with vodka and… a diamond. Drink carefully is the message!
Cocktails at Viage
You don’t have to be a world-famous star to order a cocktail at our Cinna-Bar. Because, on Friday and Saturday evenings, we offer you three €7-cocktails to celebrate the weekend. Taste our Belgian Caipiroska with Kriek, Friday the 13th with Schweppes Agrum and Black Jack with Four Roses Bourbon. Is your mouth already watering? Cinna-Bar is a paradise on earth for cocktail lovers. Arrange to meet some friends and discover our divine drinks soon.
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you. Hip hip hooray! The Brussels Capital Region is blowing out 28 candles and celebrating the occasion with the Iris Festival on 6 and 7 May. All weekend long you can stroll from one corner of Brussels to the next for free music, theatre and activities. We’re joining in. What about you?
Iris Festival: a look behind the scenes of the city
Even if you’ve lived here for years, Brussels surprises you again and again. So the Iris Festival is the perfect opportunity to discover the city’s hidden gems. With street theatre, performances and tours for young and old. And not just around the Grand Place. Because Anderlecht, Saint-Gilles, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Forest are opening some hidden places to the public too. This means you can take a look inside the smallest beguinage in Belgium and gaze down on the city from the roof terrace at WIELS, the Centre for Contemporary Art.
We Are Belgium
The Iris Festival will end on Sunday evening with a bang, through the ‘We Are Belgium’ spectacle. The concert will combine different musical traditions on one stage. Sing and dance with Natalia, Merdan Taplak and Marie Daulne.
Do you know why the iris is the symbol of Brussels?
The Flemings have a lion and the Walloons a rooster. So why does Brussels celebrate the festival of the iris? Because this lily thrives in marshy areas, like our capital once was. The name Brussels comes from Broekzele – settlement by the marsh. And the colours yellow and blue? These are a nod to the European flag. After all, we are the capital of Europe.
Viage, always connected to Brussels
At Viage, we are proud Brussels residents. We love the melting pot of cultures and the spirited temperament of the city. Viage fits perfectly with this bustling atmosphere. Because the casino is the only location in Brussels where you can find all sorts of entertainment. You can enjoy delicious dishes in the restaurant, chat to friends at our bar and sing along enthusiastically to the performances. At Viage, you can also have fun at the gaming tables and take part in a wide range of competitions and activities. Just like Brussels, we surprise you again and again.
Come to the Iris Festival on 6 and 7 May, Brussels’ most colourful festival. And don’t forget to pop into Viage. See you then!
Football is by far the most popular sport in the world. In the rankings, it comes well ahead of other world sports like tennis, cricket or basketball. Playing a game of football is literally everywhere. We have listed the oddest places and give you some tips for the perfect football game.
Football with a view
The Ottmar Hitzfeld-stadium in Switzerland is over 2000 metres above sea level and is thereby the highest football field in Europe.
Take plenty of spare balls, because 10 fly over the protective net along the field per match on average. If you want to retrieve those balls, that will take you a while, because players and visitors can only reach the field by cable car. Good to know for opponents: at 2000 metres there is less oxygen in the air. The home team – FC Gspon – is used to the thin air. You aren’t, so you have been warned!
Soccer in the city
Not as high, but equally impressive, is the Adidas Futsal Park in Tokyo. You play the game of your life on the tiles, high and dry above the department store in the Shibuya-district. Oh, yes, Futsal is the little brother of. But as a football fan you already knew that.
In the shade of a rock
Another one to learn about. You know the rock of Gibraltar? It towers 426 metres above the sea and is a symbol for solidity and immutability. The field of the Gibraltar eleven lies in its shade. An impressive rock, right? On 10 October 2016 the Gibraltarians received a thrashing from our Red Devils. The final score was 0 – 6. Solidity and immutability? Yeah right!
Where do you watch football?
The last quarter finals of the Champions League are around the corner and the first matches off the play-offs of the Jupiler Pro League are in progress. Where do you watch your favourite sport? Attending the stadium to watch the match is great, but unfortunately, not always feasible.
Watching at home with friends? The look in your partner’s eyes speaks volumes: she has still not forgotten the ravages of empty crisp bags and beer cans.
What about the Cinna-Bar at the Grand Casino Brussels Viage? You can settle yourself down in the luxurious leather chairs with your mates. You can watch the match on several big screens and can also have drinks and snacks galore.
And your partner? Bet that she will also have an unforgettable evening at the Grand Casino Brussels Viage?
Days Without Meat [Dagen Zonder Vlees] is a great campaign that makes you think about the impact of our eating habits on the environment. Not by waving a patronising finger, but by showing you that you can also create exciting taste bombs on your plate without meat or fish. In a few days the Days without Meat campaign will come to an end, but not at the Grand Casino Brussels Viage. Come to the table!
It is not great news: we Belgians are in the top five countries with the largest ecological footprint.
Often we underestimate the impact of our eating habits. Over-consumption of animal foods is therefore also a major cause of global warming. But what can we do about it? Consider what we put on our plates and eating no meat or fish on a few days a week would be a big step forward.
Take the challenge!
Time to experiment in your kitchen with the most delicious veggie dishes. On the Days Without Meat website you can certainly find fun ideas. But occasionally you want to sit down at the table without having to cook first. Then you are at the right place at restaurant Saffron in the heart of Grand Casino Brussels Viage. How about a delicious veggie burger, with freshly picked organic products from the Brussels early market?
Or do you fancy Asian cuisine? Then you can choose the fabulous noodles with vegetables. Whatever you choose: you get the atmosphere and friendliness for free. Top marks! Restaurant Saffron is also open seven days a week, until late into the night!
Over 100,000 Belgians take part in Days Without Meat and that is fantastic. Together they ensure that our ecological footprint reduces. Not only by eating less meat and fish. By eating more seasonal vegetables and by deal with leftovers creatively they show us that eating sustainably is simply tastier, more creative and healthier.