Finally, we’ve got around to reviewing every casino in the UK. Ok, so we haven’t done the “Big Six” casinos in Mayfair yet, but you can’t afford to go to them anyway. Besides, once we get onto them, it’s one day job since they’re all within a few hundred yards of each other.
So, we’ve been from Aberdeen to Torquay, from Blackpool to Margate, and seen everything the UK casino industry has to offer. Actually, it’s a bit sad, knowing there’s nothing left to see for the first time. Having said that, there’s always something new popping up to look at, so the refurbishments, new sites and so on will keep us amused.
We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly – with up until now, Genting Sheffield being my favourite UK casino closely followed by, in no particular order, the Hippodrome, Manchester 235, Genting Southend and Aspers Stratford being top of my list.
We’ve seen bizarrely close neighbour casinos – G and Genting in Plymouth, Grosvenor and Genting in Glasgow and Grosvenor and Napoleons in Leeds are all within a hundred yards or so of each other – and some damned difficult to find casinos (take a bow, Genting Star City and Grosvenor Reading). Some sites seem to have slots that can’t help but pay me out – G Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth,thanks very much – hideous neighbours (Park Tower casino) and over zealous parking ticket tossers (G Bolton).
Boxy casinos (Grosvenor Hull, Grosvenor Glasgow, Grosvenor Huddersfield), long thin casinos (Genting Torquay, Grosvenor Sunderland), amazing receptionists (Genting Nottingham, Grosvenor Swansea), horrid receptionists (too many to list here) and everything in between.
We hope you’ll stick with us as we document the UK casino scene, and best of luck to one and all. Especially me.