London is undoubtedly one of the gambling capitals of Europe, with dozens of fantastic locations spread across the city. There are plenty of options for both high-rollers and newcomers alike, and we’ve compiled a list of the five must-visit casinos on your next trip to the UK’s capital.
The Grosvenor Victoria Casino, commonly known as "The Vic" was established in 1960's as the Victoria Sporting Club. After adding card games into the mix, the establishment was renamed The London Vic Casino. Once poker became more popular by the 2000s, The Vic added poker games as well. It is currently home to the UK Poker Tour’s Grand Final tournament. The casino is open 24 hours offering a wide range of table and card games as well as the Poker Room which offers cash games and host live tournaments. Grosvenor Casinos now owns the property, hence the current name.
Those looking for a slightly more relaxed gambling atmosphere should head over to the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, which is home to the brand new Aspers Casino. This is the UK’s very first super casino, open 24/7 and offering 70 different tables, 150 slots and 150 video gaming terminals, as well as eight sports betting terminals. As one of the biggest locations in the UK, this has fast become a huge attraction for tourists and locals alike, making it definitely worth a visit on your next trip to the Capital.
Set in the stunning Mayfair Hotel, The Palm Beach Casino is arguably one of the best in London. It offers cash games seven nights a week, as well as regular high-roller tournaments throughout the year. The casino is open 24 hours a day and also takes bookings for private tables, making it a great choice for high-class poker parties. There’s also a brand new dice table, securing its place as one of the best casinos in the UK.
Owned by world-renowned operator Grosvenor (just like 'The Vic'), the Park Tower Casino combines fine dining with a chic European playing area. This location prides itself on the luxury of its services, with experienced staff delivering an unrivaled atmosphere. In addition to standard roulette and blackjack offerings, this casino also runs an innovative stud poker progressive jackpot feature, giving players the chance to take home major prize money.
This is one of the most exclusive casinos in the city, with a prime location in the heart of Leicester Square. Pledging to bring “a touch of Vegas” to the UK, this casino is home to a number of hotly contested poker tournaments, including the regular £25,000 guaranteed cash race. The site also offers pai gow, baccarat (or punto banco) and plenty of blackjack, with visitors also given access to four luxury bars.