Blackpool occupies a scenic location on the Lancashire coast but it’s more than just avery long beachfront. Blackpool has been a tourist destination since the middle of the 19th century and it remains popular with day-trippers, holiday-makers and party goers alike. Of course as a seaside resort it also has a number of casinos and plenty of amusement arcades for slot and fruit machine enthusiasts.
Genting Club Blackpool
Located on the Queen’s Promenade – that’s the seafront – this Genting casino occupies a traditional building and apart from the gaming, contains a bar and restaurant and features regular live music.
The gaming is much like other Genting casinos with live roulette, poker and blackjack but it has a decent range of slots. There are IGT Multi Games, Novomatic V+ Gaminators & Dominators and the Spielo Diversity – all of which contain a number of games within one cabinet. All the classics from these three companies are here such as Book Of Ra, Cleopatra and God Of Thunder. Progressive jackpot games are also available.
Genting opens 24 hours on Friday/Saturday and 11am-6am weekdays.
Grosvenor G Blackpool
Where there’s a Genting there’s a Grosvenor and this one’s also located on the seafront. We tend to like the Grosvenors because they are generally open 24/7 and that’s the case here. Additionally there’s usually a sports bar separated from the restaurant area so you can relax with a drink when everything else gets a bit hectic.
Slots available here are also similar to Genting with IGT and Novomatic but they also had WMS Gaming machines last time we visited.
Paris Casino sits a little bit back from the seafront on Bloomfield Rd (not far from the football ground) and in February 2014 it was given some much-needed investment after a takeover by Liverpool-based State Casino.
It tends to be as much a dining destination as a gambling one but it does have a small number of slots along with live roulette, poker and the like. Membership is required but that’s easily accomplished and the opening hours are 2pm – 6am every day.