If you’re planning a visit to the great English capital and want to find the best places for a little flutter then these are three of the best casinos around. London boasts 15 different casinos, all with bustling crowds, luxurious interiors and a huge variety of different rooms, games and events.
Even though online casinos such as MoneyGaming.com are more accessible and affordable than ever, they will never rival the experience of a real night on the town. So put your phone down, slip on your smart shoes and place your bets at these fantastic venues.
The Casino at the Empire
5-6 Leicester St, London, WC2H 7NA
Tel: 0203 627 1271 Web: www.thecasinolsq.com
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the Casino at the Empire brings Las Vegas to London’s West End. Spread across three levels and 55,000 feet, the Leicester Square venue is the busiest casino in the whole of the UK. Visitors can try their hand in the poker room, play blackjack, roulette or punto banco and take a spin on the slot machines.
The New Icon Balcony Bar offers delicious dessert cocktails and stunning views over the Square, and is well worth a visit from gamblers and non-gamblers alike. The Casino has also been praised as one of the best places to watch live sport in the city, thanks in no small part to the many large TV screens.
The Sportsman Casino
14-22 Old Quebec Street, London, W1H 7AF
Tel: 0203 642 8531 Web: www.thesportsmancasino.com
The Sportsman Casino is just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Street and is open from 12 noon to 6am every day. The balance between classic interior design and state of the art gaming technology makes this an attractive stop for all gambling fans. Games available include poker, three card poker, blackjack, American roulette and punto banco.
Whilst at the Sportsman Casino, visitors should enjoy a taste of regional European and Middle Eastern inspired cuisine at the award winning Zaman Restaurant. Dine in style in a relaxed, adult-only environment and enjoy an extensive wine menu from the stunning bar until the early hours. To make a reservation, call 0203 642 8531.
The Hippodrome Casino
Corner of Cranbourn St. and Charing Cross Rd., WC2, London
Tel: 0207 769 8844 Web: www.hippodromecasino.com
Voted the Casino of the Year 2013 by the Totally Gaming Awards, the Hippodrome Casino is a stunning iconic building set in the West End of London. With world glass gaming set across three floors, players won’t be disappointed with the 18 roulette tables, 20 card tables, 5 baccarat tables, 20 slot machines, 5 tombola roulette machines and 51 game terminals on offer. The Hippodrome is also one of the hottest poker spots, with a 24/7 dedicated PokerStars branded lounge.
In addition to the ambient Heliot restaurant and six bars offering visitors a tasty tipple, the Hippodrome hosts a wide selection of live entertainment as well as music and cabaret acts. The Heliot lounge is also a hub for sporting events, allowing fans to watch the action in comfort and style.
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