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 8NPTel: 44 141555 6100
Alea Casino, Leeds - now closed
4 The Boulevard, Clarence Dock,Leeds LS10 1PZTel: 44 1133413200
Alea Casino, Nottingham
108 Upper Parliament Street,Nottingham NG1 6LFTel: 44 1158720600
Golden Nugget Casino, London - now closed
22-23 Shaftesbury Avenue,London W1D 7EJTel: 44 2074390099
Manchester 235 Casino
Great Northern, 2 Watson Street,Mancester M3 4LPTel: 44 1618280300
Playboy Casino, London
14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair,London W1K 1NDTel: 44 2074918586
Rendezvous Casino Brighton
Brighton Marina Village,Brighton BN2 5UTel: 44 1273605602
Rendezvous Casino, Southend
Eastern Esplanade,Southend SS1 2ZGTel: 44 1702616000
Sportsman Casino, London
The Sportsman Casino, Old Quebec Street,London W1H 7AFTel: 44 2074140061
The Empire Casino, London
5-6 Leicester Square,London WC2H 7NATel: 44 2030141000