Casinos are now a staple of British cultural life with the doors open to all – and Manchester can boast some of the land’s finest establishments.
With the gambling business booming, we take a look at the best places to have a flutter and hit it big in town – who knows, you might even bag that long-awaited casino bonus…
If there’s one place you’re guaranteed to have a good time, it’s in Sin City, aka Las Vegas.
Although most visitors to Manchester won’t be taking a trip to America any time soon, they can experience its thrills and spills first-hand at Manchester235 – the city’s number one casino.
Set in the historic Great Northern Warehouse, this venue is the perfect place for some classy entertainment, coming complete with a wonderful restaurant, stylish bars, and hugely exciting live events, not to mention a poker lounge and casino games.
More than just a casino, the venue is an entertainment complex with everything you need for a night out all under one roof – whether it’s American roulette, blackjack or three card poker, there’s something for everyone.
The casino is also home to celebrity chef James Martin’s 170-seat restaurant on its own mezzanine floor.
Where else to start than with the modern giant of Grosvenor?
They have been at the forefront of the UK casino scene and have the service down to a tee.
Whether roulette, blackjack or shooting for the £20,000 slot jackpot you can spend many happy hours at the tables or eating in the restaurant.
As usual, you’ll find a huge selection of slots and table games to choose from. In fact, at the Bury New Road venue, you’ll find the largest poker room in the whole of the North West of the UK.
There’s room for 240 players in the luxuriously furnished space meaning you’re almost guaranteed a seat from which to get stuck into the action.
Like the Genting casino (see more below), Grosvenor televise all major sporting events. It’s the perfect place to watch your team kick off the new season after or before a few games of blackjack or an orbit of poker.
Hot on the heels is Malaysian-owned Genting.
If you’re big on poker then the Genting Club is the place to go with three card poker, Texas hold’em and Baccarat all on offer.
On the last Thursday of every month, Genting hosts their Electronic Roulette Master Tournament. Roulette tournaments are great because literally anyone can win!
There’s also a guaranteed top prize of £100 and entry is just a fiver! What’s not to like?
Hard Rock Casino
Everyone knows about the Hard Rock Café – now you can try the casino.
The rock themed restaurant, hotel and casino offers the usual games with a ‘Hard Rock’ twist.
Plus, the latest casino linked jackpot game ‘Super Stud Poker’.