The county of Kent is widely known as The Garden Of England and for good reason; beautiful countryside accompanies your journeys and one doesn’t have to get too far off the beaten track to discover idyllic villages and traditional pubs. Margate may not be known as one of those idyllic locations but it’s Victorian seaside architecture is still attractive and there’s some steady revitalisation taking place which includes projects such as the Turner Gallery on the seafront. If you expect to find casinos in a resort such as this you would be correct!
The Winter Gardens are one of the most recognisable landmarks in the town and situated just to the south of this music hall is the Genting Casino. Situated in a two-storey building on Zion Place it’s not open 24 hours but gaming is available from 11am until 6am which should suit most people.
Genting’s usual selection of twenty slots are in evidence – IGT, Novomatic and Spielo – along with the multigame cabinet units which mean the range of games available is far greater than first appearances would suggest. We always enjoy Beetle Mania but Novomatic’s newish God Of Thunder is a current favourite. Progressive jackpot prizes up to £10000 are on offer also.
Poker is an important part of what this casino offers with regular cash games and tournaments but there’s also American Roulette (watch out for that double zero), Blackjack and a range of electronic table games.
Visit the Fahrenheit Bar or the coffee shop when it’s time for some refreshment.
Grosvenor G Casino
The Grosvenor G is situated just to the south of Margate at the Westwood Cross Shopping Centre and it’s inside a spacious new building at this site. Opening hours are 12pm until 6am and aside from the gaming there’s a large restaurant and a bar area which shows live sporting events.
Grosvenor’s standard selection of slots are on show with multigame cabinets from IGT and Novomatic along with progressive jackpot games from those developers.
Poker players will enjoy the daily tournaments and of course there’s Roulette and Blackjack for fans of those particular pastimes.
Margate Sea Front also features a number of amusement arcades where you can find plenty of UK-style fruit machines if that’s your preference.