Wedged between Poole Harbour to the west and the New Forest to the east sits Bournemouth, the largest town in Dorset. A relative newcomer in terms of British history, Bournemouth is officially barely 200 years old but there have been settlements here for at least 600. It’s coastal position and Victorian architecture make it a popular destination for tourists and retirees alike but it also offers some casino action for those so inclined.
Where a town needs a casino we will usually find a Genting and this one’s situated on Yelverton Road, a couple of blocks north of the Lower Gardens which ultimately lead down to the sea front.
This casino is not the biggest but it manages to find plenty of space for slot machines, table games, a restaurant and a bar. For the slots fans there are 18 in total – Novomatic and IGT multigame cabinets which offer a choice for players. There are also Spielo Diversity multigame machines and all three offer progressive jackpot options for those chasing the big bucks.
The Fahrenheit Balcony restaurant is worth a visit even if you’re not gambling while the bar will provide you with ‘Graze and Play’ snacks while you play. Roulette, Blackjack, Poker, and Baccarat are the table games with live dealers but electronic roulette is available also.
The casino is open from midday until 6am every day.
As we know, where there’s a Genting there’s a Grosvenor and that rule is true in Bournemouth also. The Grosvenor is located a little closer to sea front on Westover Road and once inside most of the action takes place in one large gaming room.
Table games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Brag and Dice occupy the centre of this room while the slots are dotted around the outside. Poker is a big part of this casino and there are regular tournaments. The usual IGT, WMS Gaming and Novomatic games are on show including some multigame cabinets to offer a wider choice of games. Members of this casino can also take advantage of the ‘Slots Club’ which offers a complimentary coffee and cake between 10am and 1pm.
There’s a bar and restaurant of course and a terrace are which overlooks the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre.
This casino is open 24/7.