Scotland’s capital city is great place to visit for a long weekend as any visitor will testify; there’s loads to see during the day in terms of castles, monuments and other attractions and at night there’s a superb range of bars and restaurants to keep you amused. For those who like the occasional gamble there are also a number of casinos to check out when your reel spinning finger is getting itchy.
Edinburgh is dominated by the two big casino chains in this country – Genting and Grosvenor – but it’s Genting which has three locations dotted round the city centre.
You’ll find the same slots in all locations and they are a selection of multigame cabinets from IGT, Novomatic and Spielo. Well known games such as Book Of Ra and Cleopatra are available, as are progressive jackpots with prizes of up to £10,000.
All venues also offer Poker, Roulette and Blackjack for those who favour table games.
The furthest north is the Leith location and it backs on to the Albert Dock on one of the city’s more recent developments. There’s no gourmet restaurant here but there’s a perfectly good place to order some decent food and grab a late drink.Open 12pm – 6am every day.
Bang in the city centre is the Genting on York Place and this is the most convenient if you happen to be staying in one of the more central hotels. It’s a little smaller than the Leith venue but there’s plenty to do and a late bar if you get thirsty. Open 2pm – 6am every day.
A but further west is the Fountainpark venue on Dundee Street. It was refurbished early in 2014 but it still retains a slightly odd atmosphere. It’s certainly big inside with the full complement of slots and there’s an added private room which we are unlikely to visit. The Fahrenheit Bar & Grill is good and there’s a bar which is open until 6am. Open from midday – 6am every day.
- http://www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/casino/leith/ – Leith
- http://www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/casino/york-place/ – York Place
- http://www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/club/fountain-park/ – Fountainpark
Formerly known as The Maybury, it’s been swallowed by the Grosvenor and is located quite a way out west at the western tip of Edinburgh airport.
Slots fans are catered for with a full range of IGT, WMS Gaming and Novomatic games within multigame cabinets and Poker, Blackjack and Roulette are of course also on hand. The Charleston Restaurant has always been quite popular and you can look out over the gaming area as you eat. As with most Grosvenor casinos, there are plenty of televised sports events to enjoy from the bar.
Opening hours are midday – 5am weekdays and until 6am at weekends.