British Casinos Worth a Visit

If you’re planning a trip to the UK, or indeed if you’re a UK resident, there are several casinos throughout the United Kingdom that are well worth a visit. A night out in the casino is an excellent way to let off some steam, get dressed up with your friends, and play some exciting table games as well as the various slots that are so popular these days. With more than 150 casinos operating in the UK, it’s important you plan a visit to a casino with a bit of charm and character, and we recommend five such venues in this article. 


The Hippodrome Casino, London

The Hippodrome is London’s most outstanding casino venue and has been operational in its current form since 2012. It is housed in the building that was originally London’s Hippodrome theatre, which was operational from 1909 – 1951 and has undergone substantial re-developments since. The casino boasts three floors of gaming where you can enjoy casino classics like blackjack, dice, baccarat, as well as many popular slot games. 

With it being in the West End, you can also take in a show at the state-of-the-art 325 seat theatre, that plays host to some sparkling live performances. A night at the Hippodrome casino is an excellent way to enjoy a night out in London and is popular with both tourists and locals alike. 


The Genting Hotel and Casino, Birmingham 

Located at Resorts World right next to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre and International Airport, The Genting Hotel and Casino is a mix of class, tranquillity, and luxury and is one of the finest casinos in the UK. As you would expect from a purpose-built casino venue, The Genting offers players access to all of the most popular games and tables and there’s an excellent atmosphere created during busy weekend sessions. 

Resorts World is home to many delightful restaurants and several bars, so you can dine out before heading to the casino. Also, the Genting is perfectly located next to excellent rail and air transport hubs and is an excellent place to either start or end your trip to the UK. 


Victoria Gate Casino, Leeds 

Aptly named as the ‘super casino of the north,’ the Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds is home to more tables and slots than any other casino in the north of England. Leeds has developed a reputation in recent years as a vibrant city for party-goers and students, and the casino at Victoria Gate offers another dimension to the excellent nightlife on offer in the city. 

Some of the most popular games enjoyed at the Victoria Gate Casino include three card poker, blackjack, and Punto Blanco, but you will be able to enjoy all the games you would associate with any other casino. Victoria Gate is also home to Live Bar where you can watch various sports on the 41 big screens, and many food and drink establishments that make it an ideal place for a great night out on the town.


Alea Casino, Glasgow 

Edinburgh might be Scotland’s capital city, but when it comes to nightlife and entertainment, Glasgow might just pip its rival for variety. One of Glasgow’s premier night life destinations is undoubtedly the impressive Alea Casino on the banks of the River Clyde. It prides itself as a Vegas-style casino, with so many options for gamblers including blackjack, American roulette, and three card poker. 

The casino is open from 12pm until 4am seven days a week and is the perfect place to continue a night out long into the early hours of the morning. Alternatively, you could spend the afternoon watching football at the brand-new sports bar, before heading to the Waterfront Restaurant for a luxury meal in the evening. It’s easy to see why Glaswegians are proud of their premier casino, and it’s the perfect way to spend an evening in the heart of Scotland. 


The Palm Beach Casino, London

Although many London casinos are exclusively members only, the Palm Beach Casino has a more modern feel to it, with live music performances, a variety of table games, and slot machines. Located in the prestigious Mayfair district in London, you should be aware that you must wear formal attire to get in, so make sure you dress up before heading out! 

The on-site restaurant serves up exceptional cuisine from all over the world, but if the menu doesn’t take your fancy, being in Mayfair you can wander the streets and find something to take your fancy. One of London’s most enjoyable casino experiences, a night at the Palm Beach Casino is not to be missed. 

Author: Aaron Ryan