These days, it’s all about online casinos. Instant access and gratification being the order of the day for most. Still, there’s nothing quite like the buzz you feel when walking into a premium land-based casino.
Here in the UK, we’re lucky to have some of the most incredible casinos in the world. If you thought the action was limited to Las Vegas and Monaco, think again!
Not convinced we can keep up? Check out any of the following and you might think differently. Alternatively, you can head over to this UK casino catalogue for more information on Britain’s best.
The Casino at the Empire (London)
First up, one of many entries to the list that can be found in London. In fact, about 90% of the best casinos in the UK call the capital their home. This prime example, located right at the heart of the West End, is spread over three levels spanning a total of 55,000 square-feet. Long story short, it’s pretty huge. Entrance is free, the dress code is surprisingly lenient and there’s an amazing Asian restaurant on-site. Not to mention, four great bars.
Aspers Casino (London)
The first of its kind when it opened its doors in 2011, Aspers is London’s biggest and most exciting casino. It pulls in a predominantly young and energetic crowd, so there’s very little stuffiness. It costs nothing to get in, the slots area is particularly impressive and they have a VERY strict policy on checking ID at the door. Which is of course, a good thing.
The Ritz Club (London)
If you’re looking for something a little more traditional and exclusive, The Ritz Club ticks all the right boxes. Refreshments don’t come cheap, but this is hardly a problem for its clientele of rich and famous socialites. That said, it’s free to get in so there’s nothing to stop you checking it out for yourself. The place itself is drenched in opulent antiques and historic works of art. All of which adds up to a regal casino experience that takes some beating.
Rainbow Casino (Birmingham)
Head a little further north and the delights of Birmingham’s finest casino await. It’s without a doubt the most eye-popping casino in this part of England – medium in size and with an unashamedly young and fashionable clientele. It’s also a big pull for tourists, as is the on-site Clarendon Restaurant which is worth the trip alone.
Les Croupiers Casino (Cardiff)
Over in Wales, Les Croupiers puts just as much emphasis on looking after newcomers as it does taking care of its regulars. It’s a big, noisy and lavish affair, but at the same time never feels even the slightest bit daunting. The site is also home to a great sports bar and the unmissable Dragon Court Chinese restaurant.
50 St James (London)
Last but not least, anyone looking to spend a packet will be right at home at this joint. Enter before 9pm and it’s free, after which you’ll need a £1,000 membership to get through the door. It’s a collared shirt and jacket affair, with an average spend per guest in the region of £2,500. On the plus side, they do have a habit of handing out free top-shelf drinks like there’s no tomorrow!