Nottingham is a city of around 300,000 people in the East Midlands and a popular tourist destination. The city and the surrounding area offer a wealth of history for the curious but this is also something of a party town with around 60,000 students attending the two universities. Party towns need casinos of course and there’s no shortage here.
Alea Casino Nottingham
Alea is the casino chain owned by Caesars Entertainment and it’s situated on Upper Parliament Street, a couple of streets south of the famous Rock City venue. The Alea is open 24/7 and for slots players there’s a £20,000 progressive jackpot as well as the opportunity to play IGT games such as Cleopatra. There are plenty of multigame cabinets here including the Storm High Definition models. Each Friday between 4pm and 12am the Slots Club kicks into action with complimentary food/drink and spot prizes.
This is Caesars and so poker plays a big part here with daily tournaments in the poker room and a variety of cash game options. Blackjack and American Roulette (watch those double zeros) are also here as well as electronic roulette. A VIP lounge awaits the high rollers.
When you need some refreshments you can treat yourself to Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar and Grill or visit the Alea or Hidden bars.
Just around the corner from the Alea on Maid Marian Way is the Grosvenor, formally the Gala Casino. You know what you’re going to get with a Grosvenor although this one is open 24/7.
For slots fans there are a decent number of IGT and Novomatic multigame cabinets and a £10,000 progressive jackpot to aim for. As with other Grosvenors you can also play poker, Blackjack and American Roulette and when it’s time to relax there’s the restaurant and the bar where you can watch some big screen sporting action.
The Genting is just east of Rock City on Burton Street and like the others it’s convenient for city centre visitors. It’s opening hours are midday until 6am and Genting visitors will largely know what to expect.
Slots fans can take advantage of Novomatic and IGT games and the multigame cabinets mean that there are dozens of gaming options. Genting makes the point that their minimum RTP is 94.00% which compares well to the payback from fruit machines.
You can also play American Roulette, Blackjack, Three Card Poker and various electronic table games. Food and drinks are available from the bar which is open until late.
Dusk Till Dawn Casino
This is a poker-only venue situated on Redfield Way, close to the Showcase Cinema. Even though there are no slots we feel it’s worth mentioning as we know our readers dabble in poker every now and again. It’s open from 7.30pm until 3am or 4am every day and there are daily tournaments and cash games.