Situated slap bang in the centre of England and just about as far away from the coast as you can get is the historic city of Leicester, a multicultural melting pot where the quality and availability of spicy food from the subcontinent is almost unparalleled. A city in which the body of King Richard III was recently discovered and disinterred must surely have some casino action and that is indeed the case.
This particular venue used to be the Gala Casino and is situated on Highcross Street and in 2014 underwent an extensive renovation which certainly improved it for the better. It’s a reasonably large casino which seems nice and spacious inside and the revamp also saw the addition of a private ‘Gold Room’ for high rollers.
The section of slots is the usual Grosvenor fare including WMS Gaming, Novomatic and IGT – a range which includes progressive jackpots and multigame cabinets.
As with most Grosvenor casinos there’s a strong poker culture here with daily tournaments and cash games along with Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker and video poker.
It’s open 24/7 and there are two bars and a restaurant for those looking for some refreshment.
Formerly Mint Casino, this Genting is situated on East Bond Street close to the Highcross Shopping Centre. It’s not a 24 hour venue but it’s not far off and open from 11am until 6am.
Table games include American Roulette, Blackjack and Blackjack Aces and there’s also a number of electronic roulette tables if you don’t want a real life croupier. IGT, Spielo and Novomatic slots are on offer here and all offer multigame cabinets as well as progressive jackpots with prizes up to £15,000. If you take advantage of the Slots Club, rewards are available for regular players.
The Genting lacks a restaurant but has a nice bar with sensibly-priced drinks and a good range of snacks available for the peckish.