Newcastle upon Tyne is an increasingly popular tourist destination in the north-east of England. Not far from the North Sea and located on the north of the River Tyne it’s home to around 280,000 people, Newcastle United Football Club and the Great North Run. It is also a great night out and every city which prides itself on a party also needs a casino and in this case there are three.
The Aspers organisation has four casinos in the UK, one of them the huge new one in Stratford in London. This is Newcastle’s version and it situated right in the city centre just to the south of Leazes Park on The Gate Complex. Aspers is a good-looking casino inside and outside and there are 20 slot machines available to play.
Novomatic and IGT slots are what you’ll find here including Gaminator machines which offer multiple games in one cabinet. There is also a £20,000 progressive jackpot prize.
Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Punto Banco are all available here and this is one of the few casinos to have a giant Wheel of Fortune on which to try your luck.
If you’re after some food Freya’s Restaurant is available and there are two bars – Aspers Sports Bar and Tanzibar – both of which will serve you cocktails and show you live sporting events. Aspers is open 24 hours a day and only closed on Christmas Day.
This venue is situated just to the south of Aspers on St James Boulevard. If you’ve visited a Grosvenor Casino before then you’ll certainly know what to expect when you arrive here. This is a plush looking venue outside and just as nice inside.
Slots fans can enjoy plenty of Novomatic and IGT slots including multi-game cabinets with games such as Cleopatra and Lucky Lady’s Charm. Roulette, Blackjack and Poker is also available and there are daily poker tournaments for those inclined that way. The Grosvenor is a 24-hour casino with a decent restaurant and a bar which shows all the live sports – well worth a visit.
Where there is a Grosvenor there is usually a Genting Casino and that’s the case here. It is just behind the central station on Fourth Street so it’s also in the city centre and of course ideal if you’re arriving by train.
Genting’s generally look after their slots players and the area with the Spielo Diversity and IGT multi-game cabinets here will always have dedicated slots hosts on hand to help out if you have a problem. £10,000 progressive jackpots are on offer and there are extra loyalty points for players who spend a few pounds at certain times on certain days.
Of course you can also play Blackjack, Three Card Poker and Electronic Roulette, and there’s even Baccarat for those more sophisticated players. This casino is open from noon until 6am every day and there’s a restaurant and a separate bar for when you need to stop for refreshment.