a guide to casinos in london
There is no shortage of entertainment to be found in London; theatre, art galleries, restaurants galore, parks, sports venues to name but a few. But what to do when the weather inevitably refuses to co-operate with your plans, or you want to do something out of hours? Where can you find a venue for your event that will have something for everyone? A trip to a casino can be about so much more that gambling; you can eat, drink, watch a show, catch a game…the casino you chose will depend on what you are looking for, and rest assured, with the wealth of venues to choose from in London, you will not be disappointed!
There is no doubt that casinos in London have come under growing pressure from the virtual world recently – increasing numbers of people are opting to stay at home and play their favourite casino games online, rather than making the effort to visit an expensive venue. With everything on offer, from slots to roulette, it’s easy to see why. Although, to combat this,
London’s casinos have upped their game and they are now much more than just a place to gamble. Here’s some of the best:
The Hippodrome Casino
‘London’s Biggest Night Out’, the Hippodrome Casino is popular with both dedicated and casual gamers. Nestled in the fashionable West End, it is the UK’s largest, and busiest, international-style casino. Open 24 hours a day, it features five floors of non-stop entertainment, including three themed casinos, restaurants, a 325-seat theatre, bars, and an indoor smoking terrace. It has the widest range of table gaming, electronic games, slots and poker facilities in the UK, including Poker Tournaments, and offers a membership rewards program (free to join). Those looking for a quieter gaming environment can use the Cranbourn Club on the third floor.
Grosvenor Victoria Casino
With 10 venues in London, the Grosvenor brand is well established in the capital, as well as having an impressive national presence. Open 24 hours a day with an impressive array of table games and electronic gaming machines, you will also find a smoking terrace, complete with seating area, touch-bet machines and TV screens. There is also a dedicated Poker Room, where you can learn to play or join in the weekly tournaments if you’re feeling brave.
The only premium casino located outside of central London and based in the newly developed Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, East London, Aspers markets itself as more than just a casino. Offering gaming, dining, bars, entertainment and sports, there is truly something for everyone. There are over 150 slot machines, table games including Roulette, Blackjack and Three Card Poker and the biggest Poker Room in the UK. The sports bar boasts HD screens showing all major sporting events including football, rugby, tennis, cricket and NFL.