Caesars Entertainment

Caesars UK are owned by Caesars Entertainment operating out of Las Vegas.

They run 8 UK sites, with three in London and 5 around the rest of the country. LCI actually trade as a variety of brands – in London they have the Playboy, Empire and Sportsman, while around the UK they have the Alea in Glasgow and Nottingham, the Rendezvous in Southend and the separately branded Manchester 235. They recently closed the Golden Nugget, sadly – it was nothing if not full of character.

All of their sites are relatively newly built, albeit not necessarily having been refurbished for a while. The jewel in their crown is the Empire casino in Leicester Square, which is located right there below the cinema and reputedly makes a fortune – it benefits from squadrons of tourists as well as Chinatown right around the corner.

Caesars – they were called LCI then – went big some years ago, opening those huge units outside London, with what are best described as mixed results. They had a very large site in Leeds until closing it recently – they figured “if we build it they will come”, but a location outside of the city centre with three other central competitors did for them. Their other sites are very impressive and well worth a visit.

Alea Casino Glasgow

Springfield Quay,
Paisley Road,
Glasgow G5 8NP
Tel: 44 141555 6100

Alea Casino, Leeds - now closed

4 The Boulevard,
Clarence Dock,
Leeds LS10 1PZ
Tel: 44 1133413200

Alea Casino, Nottingham

108 Upper Parliament Street,
Nottingham NG1 6LF
Tel: 44 1158720600

Golden Nugget Casino, London - now closed

22-23 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London W1D 7EJ
Tel: 44 2074390099

Manchester 235 Casino

Great Northern,
2 Watson Street,
Mancester M3 4LP
Tel: 44 1618280300

Playboy Casino, London

14 Old Park Lane,
London W1K 1ND
Tel: 44 2074918586

Rendezvous Casino Brighton

Brighton Marina Village,
Brighton BN2 5U
Tel: 44 1273605602

Rendezvous Casino, Southend

Eastern Esplanade,
Southend SS1 2ZG
Tel: 44 1702616000

Sportsman Casino, London

The Sportsman Casino,
Old Quebec Street,
London W1H 7AF
Tel: 44 2074140061

The Empire Casino, London

5-6 Leicester Square,
London WC2H 7NA
Tel: 44 2030141000