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Top four casinos to visit in London

by Sarah Dunsby
18th Dec 18 7:21 pm

London is a truly picturesque city. With its Tudor-style buildings, great colleges and lovely gardens, the old glamour and mystery of the metropolitan still remain, even after all these years, and one can bet it has no plans to leave.

But landscape and buildings aren’t the only things that make London special. Special attractions of the city are a large number of world-class casinos it boasts. What’s really remarkable about these establishments is the old-world charm they had managed to carry forth since their inception decades ago (for most), when they were the haunts of wealthy dandies and aristocracy.

Online options considered, there is always something to say for the real world experience, especially in the quaint streets of London. Here are 4 must-visit casinos on your next visit to this great city:

1. Aspers Casino

Opened on the first of December 2011, Aspers is considered one of the largest casino venues in the UK, spreading over a spectacular 65,000 square feet. It was the first casino to get the ‘large’ casino license.

Located near the Stratford domestic and international transport, and open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year—except on Christmas—the Aspers Casino has an open door policy for anyone aged 18 and over. The venue has renowned restaurants on site where patrons can enjoy a nice, quality meal.

Games offered at this famous casino include Roulette, Punto Banco, Blackjack, Superwheel, Three Card Poker, Casino War, Sports Betting, Poker (which can also be played online in any of the recommended casinos on this site). It has as many as 60 games tables and more than 300 slots. Their 400-seat poker room is something quite unique and special to Aspers, hence worth trying out.

The Aspers Casino is the first to offer IGT Party Mania machines with progressing jackpots, having 6 levels instead of the regular 4.

2. Colony Club Casino

Operating since 1996, the Colony Club is one of London’s most renowned casinos. With its unique style and scenic blue oval, the club boasts a casino area, restaurant with six different cuisines, as well as fine bars offering quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Situated off the illustrious Park Lane with its luxurious hotels, the Colony Club is a private affair. Life membership is offered for as low as £500, though. Honorary membership can be gotten, but these are awarded at the Colony Club Membership committee’s discretion.

The gaming floor at the Colony Club offers 22 gaming tables. Along with slots, the offered games are Baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Blackjack and American Roulette. An interesting feature of this game’s floor is that the gambling facilities are positioned in such a manner as to keep traffic flowing even during the busiest of times.

For complete privacy, patrons have the option of using the Salon Prive upon request. It has three gaming tables, a smoking area, as well as luxurious and posh furnishing.

3. Crockfords Casino

Established by working classman William Crockford, who dreamt of a gentleman’s club fit for a King, the Crockfords’ early visitors were predominantly English aristocrats.

Today, Crockfords’ reputation still remains spotless. It does not matter if you wish for an elegant dinner out at an upscale restaurant or if you want to gamble and try your luck in style, Crockford is the place for you.

Located in Mayfair, to get a membership to this elegant establishment, you need a referral from an active member. After approval of your membership at the discretion of Crockfords Casino Committee, a one-year membership costs £1000.

Aside from gambling, Crockford offers other amenities. The Ballroom is suitable for events with an around 150-people guest list. For private gatherings, the Gold Room is a more appropriate place.

Devoid of the slot machines—which is a little disappointing—Crockfords still has an impressive array of table games, including Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack.

4. Maxims Casino Club

Initially known as Palace Gate House, the Maxims Casino Club was built in 1862 by John Foster, a friend of Charles Dickens. The Palace Gate House was used to store John Foster’s impressive library, which has now been relocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Today, the building is a hub for affluent guests to collect for significant gambling and dining experience.

Though the sign says ‘Member’s only’, to get a membership for the Maxims Casino, all you have to do is show up at the venue with a valid ID. The membership process is terribly simple, and there are no fees charged.

Quite unlike other clubs and casinos, the Maxims Club has a curfew. It opens from 1 pm to 6 am.

The restaurant at the Maxims is considered one of the finest in Kensington. Apart from a myriad of cuisines from India, France, China, and Thailand, they also have an enviable wine list. The restaurant provides private dining and banquet sitting options.

The gaming floor at the Maxims Casino features a total of 26 tables with various stakes. You can play Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, American Roulette, Electronic Roulette, slots, etc.

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