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Land-based casinos - the best that London has to offer


If you ever find yourself in the capital here’s a look at the casinos that we think are the best that London has to offer.

In the UK, we’re fortunate to have some of the very best casinos around. Whether you choose online casinos or land-based ones, you can be sure that you getting access to the best quality games and the safest gambling environments in the world. 

London, as the UK’s capital, has a whole host of attractions and there are so many reasons for people to visit. While there are historic sites sports grounds and some of the best restaurants around, you’ll also find that it’s home to some of the best casinos in the world. While it’s true that if you want the best casino offers, going online is best, there is still something almost magical about the land-based casino experience. So, if you ever find yourself in the capital and you’re wanting to know where to head for a hand of blackjack or a spin of the roulette wheel, here’s a look at the casinos that we think are the best that London has to offer.

The Hippodrome Casino
The Hippodrome is a name that is instantly recognisable, even to those who don’t gamble. Walking through the doors of this amazing building is like being transported to another world. The grandness of the casino probably stems from the fact that it was originally a musical theatre. It then saw life as a nightclub before being transformed into a casino in 2012. Its Leicester Square location makes it easily accessible and that means that there’s no excuse for not paying a visit. 

With a total of three casinos, spread over five floors, you can be sure that the Hippodrome has enough to keep guests entertained. There’s a great selection of table games as well as an abundance of slots to choose from. Having won casino operator of the year in 2020, you can expect the Hippodrome experience to be a great one.

The Grosvenor Victoria Casino
Situated in Paddington, the Victoria has to be the most prestigious of all of the Grosvenor casinos in London. Again, this is a casino that’s easily accessible so, if you get the chance, you really should be making the effort to pay it a visit. Once inside, you’ll see that this is a thoroughly modern casino and that the range of table games and slots is certainly impressive.

A major attraction of the Victoria Casino is its restaurant. You’ll find that the food offered here is some of the best that you’ll find in London and that the staff are second to none. It’s also great to know that this casino is open 24/7 and it has a new addition known as the Loft. This is a rooftop terrace that offers a whole new gambling experience.

Palm Beach Casino
Located in Mayfair, Palm Beach is surrounded by luxurious hotels and attractions. Its location alone is enough to appreciate that this is one of the most exquisite casinos in the whole of London, if not the world. Once inside, you’ll find a great range of slots alongside table games that are there for high rollers.

The bar is another key feature of the Palm Beach Casino and you’ll find that it serves carefully selected wines as well as the finest champagnes and spirits. There is also the opportunity to experience some fine dining with a range of international dishes being prepared by award-winning chefs.

For players who are seeking a more intimate gambling experience, there are also private rooms to enjoy. These are set aside for esteemed guests who prefer a quieter gambling environment. 

The Empire Casino
You’ll find the Empire almost next door to the Hippodrome over in Leicester Square. This is a casino that is open 24/7 and is often described as being the liveliest casino in the capital. If you manage to pay it a visit, you’ll find it hard to disagree. The dealers here are friendly and helpful and they really add to the overall experience.

The Empire also features a VIP area known as the Secret Rum Terrace. This is the place that you have to be if you’re in love with the idea of kicking back and relaxing with a cocktail or two.

When it comes to the selection of games that are on offer, you can be sure that there’s plenty to keep any player entertained.  As well as slots, you’ll find games such as blackjack, poker, baccarat and roulette. If you fancy playing for higher stakes, there’s also the option of entering the Dragon Lounge.

Land-based casinos vs online 
While these land-based casinos in London certainly have a lot to offer, there are some players who will always enjoy the online experience much more. Of course, with a land-based casino, you get to visit new venues and you get to enjoy the social side of gambling, but for some players, this just really doesn’t appeal. Some of the key benefits of choosing online casinos include:

  • Access to the best bonuses - While award cards are available at some land-based casinos, online casinos offer bonuses and rewards that are on another level. With sites keen to attract new players, you’ll find a host of welcome bonuses that include matched deposits and free spins. You’ll even find reload offers that are there to encourage players to stay loyal

  • Convenience - With no set opening hours and no dress code you get to choose when you play. With the advent of mobile casinos, you literally enjoy casino games anywhere that you have a phone signal

  • Game selection - While land-based casinos have an impressive range of games, it is impossible for them to match an online one. There is no way that a land-based casino could ever be big enough to host the thousands upon thousands of games that you find online

  • Play for free - Many online casinos will let you play games for free. This means that you get to master the rules before you commit and play for real money

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