Genting Casino Blackpool

Last updated: 19 November 2014
Castle themed site with a peaceful vibe

Before you go:

Reg/Walk In: Reg
Cashout at Machines: Card system
Dress Code: Smart casual
Rewards Programme: Yes
Parking: Free customer parking
Restaurants: Yes
Bars: Yes

Address: 64 Queens Promenade, FY2 9QG
Telephone: 44 1253352628

The Genting site in Blackpool sits on the promenade, to the north of the main action just past Gynn Square. It’s recently been rebranded into their “Club” theme, although the locals will universally refer to it as the, “Castle”. That’s one of the old names – it’s had more owners than my car, and that’s saying something – and stems from the turreted appearance of the exterior. It’s not exactly the Disney Magic Kingdom, but at least it makes a change from some of the boxy casinos you will see.

Inside, once you’ve joined or shown your card, it’s a medium sized site with all the usual amenities. The bar is down to your left, and the restaurant is in that direction too. It’s a cut above your standard casino fare, with the Porterhouse Steak certainly recommended for those of you – ok, us – who like a decent sized portion. You might want to give the bar food a swerve though ….

They have a modest sized poker room, and with Blackpool being a pretty competitive market, it’s always worth checking which sites are adding money to their poker offer, as usually someone’s on a recruitment drive and will give you a bit of added value. As far as gaming goes, they have the standard stuff, with the big three table games, and plenty of electronic roulette.

In terms of the other amenities, they’ve plenty of car parking right there on site, and are open from noon, with table gaming from 2pm. Their slots, it’s worth noting, work on this Genting system where you have to use your membership card to cash out – which can trip up the first time player.

Overall it’s a perfectly pleasant site, with a relatively peaceful profile. If you want to get away from the herds – I mean crowds – then it may be the spot for a slightly more refined Blackpool gaming experience.