Although online casinos like Casumo and Vera John are quickly gaining popularity among UK gamblers, brick and mortar casinos are yet to be completely ran out of business. People still make time to hook up with friends for a round of bingo or poker.
With dozens of casinos spread across the United Kingdom jostling for a limited number of clients, their managements have had to come up with ingenious ways to stay on top of the game. A few of them have done very well and here are their main highlights:
1. Fifty Casino London
After more than a century of offering London’s most affluent residents and visitors world class gaming it has been reported that Fifty Casino has closed its doors (albeit temporarily).
The members’ only casino was hit by several incidents where players made colossal wins within short periods of time. This forced its owners to hand it over to administrators as they sought to sell it.
Nevertheless, while it was in operation it offered its clients 19 gaming tables on which to play Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. It also housed several restaurants and bars which remain open.
2. Golden Horseshoe Casino
This Grosvenor casino endeavors to provide players with all-rounded entertainment. It incorporates bars and eating areas into its set up and also has a birthday package that is tailored to suit its clients’ needs.
One thing that really stands out about Golden Horseshoe is the fact that its parent company operates an online casino. For a small fee players get to enjoy their favorite slot and table games from the comfort of their PCs and mobile devices.
3. Maxims Club
Two words: “Pure luxury”. That sums up the experience at this Mayfair Casino that is located in the plush Kensington neighborhood. It is a member’s only club that was founded in 1862.
If you are fortunate enough to gain admission to the club then you will find that it not your usual casino down the street. Its facilities are modern but it hasn’t lost its rich history.
There are 26 gaming tables on which play the classics like Blackjack and Roulette. And for anyone who wishes to engage in high-stake games in a discreet environment the club avails private gaming rooms for them.
4. Ritz Club Casino
For a lifetime membership fee of £1,000 selected applicants can enjoy the world class service associated with the Ritz group of hotels at this London club. Moreover, those staying at The Ritz London can access the club 24 hours a day.
The Ritz Club specializes in classic table games like Three Card Poker and Punto Banco. It also incorporates an elegant restaurant that serves Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern and Thai cuisine in addition to a Cigar Shop, Tasting Room and Smoking Terrace.
Any patron who wishes to indulge in private gaming is well catered for at this club. All he/she has to do is reserve any of the three private rooms: the Aida, the Amber and the Carmen lounges and the games can go on pleasantly.
5. The Sportsman Casino London
Caesars Entertainment has done it again; it has combined state-of-the-art games with great food and drinks to provide players with an unforgettable gaming experience at its Sportsman Casino.
Entry is free and open to all eligible players and once inside they can win big at American Roulette, Three Card Poker, Punto Banco etc. Besides that, VIP members are spoiled with preferential treatment at the cash desk and complimentary trips to Las Vegas and South Africa among other benefits.
6. Hippodrome Casino
This award-winning casino takes gaming to the next level with three entire floors dedicated to slot and table games. It has made use of every available inch including the smoking terraces to ensure that all types of players are adequately accommodated.
But there is so much more going on here than just gambling. The facility houses a theater where sold out live cabaret, jazz, soul and swing shows are a norm every night. And for those who just want to have a hearty meal in a lively environment then the Heliot Steak House awaits them. If you have a disposition for snacks whilst playing your favourite table games, have a look at some of these sumptuous recipes.
7. The Colony Club
This fine establishment has successfully combined the old and the new to provide gamers with a variety of ways to win. Within its walls one can expect to find traditional Poker and Blackjack tables sharing the same space with Electronic Roulette terminals.
It operates 24 hours a day and is open to the general public who can also enjoy its diverse selection of slots games. In addition, it has an online platform that allows its patrons to play on the go.
8. The Park Tower Casino
As a member of the Grosvenor Casinos Group, this casino keeps to the Group’s purpose of providing its clients with exceptional service that keeps them coming back. In light of this the casino has an in-house restaurant that serves European and Arabic cuisine.
Moreover, players can try their luck at Blackjack, Punto Banco and American Roulette at regular tables or go digital with Electronic Roulette.
9. Genting Club Westcliff
At this facility it is all about 24 hours of entertainment. Its game selection is broad and includes table games, Electronic Roulette and slots. Besides that Genting Casinos UK Ltd, the company that owns Club Westcliff manages an online gaming site thus patrons can access their favorite games at their own convenience.
The club also has something special for sports fans who can watch live Premier League matches on its big screens.
10. Grosvenor Casino Southampton
The award-winning casino that is located next to Leisure World has virtually everything a player would need to have a great night-out. It has an in-house bar and restaurant in addition to lots of slot games.
Since no casino is complete without some good old table games, Grosvenor Casino Southampton offers its clients Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. In addition, it avails big screens on which they can follow the latest happenings in the sporting arena.