G Casino Stockton
Before you go:
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Address: 4 Chandlers Wharf, Bridge Road, TS18 3BA Telephone: 44 1642927450 Website: http://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/stockton
The G Stockton is situated a bit of a distance from the town centre, and in fact is more of a driving distance away from anywhere you’re likely to be – unless you are a bingo player, in which case it’s right next to the Mecca in Stockton, a bit like the G Casino Thanet. Here both sites share a car park, and a word of warning – I parked up around 6pm in a pretty empty car park without a second thought, then had no idea where my car was in a heaving bingo-player full car park two hours later. Not as bad as my ‘mare in Rendezvous Brighton, but a bit of a mind bender.
Inside it’s yet another typical G casino, complete with shiny bar, huge poker room and those funky sparkly ceiling bulkheads. It’s also got the Electronic Roulette terminals overlooking the floor like most G casinos, but a bit like the G in New Brighton they have to look through etched glass panels, bloody annoying.
The normal tremendous slot machine selection was in evidence, as usual in a separate area just off the entrance, and a big stage threatened live entertainment later on, which I swerved. I parked myself in the slots area to watch what was going on, and rather disconcertingly had the living piss scared out of me when a loud alarm started sounding from a Pinball Roulette terminal about 5 feet away, god knows what that was about. Looking in that direction , there was a very comfortable looking restaurant, although make sure you get to choose your table, there were a couple of terrible two seat tables that were almost in the slots area – not a result you want if you were on a first date. Unless your date was a gambling addict in which case you’re a cruel bastard for taking them to a casino in the first place.
It’s a pretty quiet site during the day, not helped by a very quiet PA system playing muted music, but very much a standard G setup. As I left I was intrigued by a poster for their Bombay Nights promotion – I thought we called it Mumbai these days, but what do I know ….