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Grosvenor Casinos Casino 36 Opera House Casino
Genting Casinos Clermont Leisure Rainbow Casino
London Clubs/Harrahs Maxims/Genting Int. The Ritz Club
A & S Group International Aberdeen R. J Bown/Stanley
Aspinalls Ladbrokes Paris Casino
Aspers Casinos Leo Casino Shaftsbury/Broadway
Bannatyne's Casinos Les Ambassadeurs Soul Casino

 
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Last update: September 2010

 
FAQ's  - How many casinos are there in Great Britain ?
July 2009
According to GF's calculations. At the above date there were 25 casinos in London, 100 in the rest of England, 14 in Scotland and 5 in Wales.
A total of 144

 
 
Gala Casinos
www.galacoral.co.uk
www.galagroup.co.uk
www.galacasino.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gala_Group

In December 2000 Gala purchased 28 Ladbrokes casinos from the Hilton Group. They were re-launched under the Gala brand on 4th October, 2001.

The company is owned by a consortium of investment funds and venture capital companies including...

Candover www.candover.com
Cinven www.cinven.com
Permira www.permira.com

Gala's 5 London casinos.

Barracuda
Golden Horseshoe
Piccadilly
Russell Square
Tottenham Court Road

Gala Coral operates 166 Bingo clubs in Britain with around 40% market share.
www.gala-bingo.co.uk
www.galabingo.com - Launched in February 2006

The company also owns the single casino in Gibraltar.
www.thegibraltarcasino.com
 
 

Leo Casino
www.leocasino.co.uk
Opened December 12th, 2002 by Hotel & Investment Management a company controlled by Champagne heir Amaury Taittinger. Located on the Queen's Dock in Liverpool. The company was purchased by Gala in 2007.

 
 
Grosvenor Casinos
www.grosvenorcasinos.com
www.grosvenor-casinos.co.uk
A division of Rank Group Plc. 28% owned by Malaysia's Guoco Group Ltd. The company has 33 British casinos plus Blankenberge and Middelkerke in Belgium.

Rank Group websites...

Corporate www.rank.com
Grosvenor Casinos www.grosvenor-casinos.co.uk
-- The Clermont Club www.theclermontclub.com
-- Park Tower Casino www.parktowercasino.com
Hard Rock London Now under the G Casino brand.
G Casino
Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bolton, Coventry, Dundee, London, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, Thanet
www.gcasino.co.uk
Recruitment www.grosvenorjobs.com
Mecca Bingo Clubs www.meccabingo.co.uk
Online Bingo www.meccagames.com
Sports Betting/Internet Casino www.bluesq.com

 
 
Genting Casinos
www.gentingcasinos.co.uk/genting/
www.gentinginternational.com
Genting UK trades as Genting Casinos and has three key brands across the provincial estate. Circus with 12 locations, Maxims 8 and Mint 20.

Genting's London casinos...

The Colony Club www.thecolonyclub.com
Crockfords www.crockfords.com
Cromwell Mint www.cromwellmint.co.uk
Palm Beach
Purchased from LCI in May 2003.
www.thepalmbeach.co.uk

Stanley's Leisure's estate of 600+ betting shops were sold to William Hill plc. in June 2005 for £504 million. The deal did not include Stanley's international sports betting and online gaming operations.

Star City Casino
www.starcitycasino.co.uk
Opened 22nd November 2003. This addition to Stanley Casinos was at the time Britain's largest with 40 tables and over 160 slots (AWP's) plus electronic Roulette terminals.

Circus Casino - Nottingham Cornerhouse
www.circuscasinonottingham.com
Opened Spring 2007.
 
 
 

Maxims Club - Genting International
www.maximsclub.com
Situated in Palace Gate, Knightsbridge. Maxims is owned by Genting International Plc. (trading under the name of Coastbright Limited.) who purchased  the 50% stake previously owned by Stanley Leisure in early 2006.

Stanley Leisure purchases...

R.J. Bown (Holdings) Ltd.
www.rjbown.co.uk
3 casinos including subsidiary company Metro Casinos that operates the Triangle Casino in Bristol which is 25% owned by MGM MIRAGE.
Westcliff Sporting Club
www.westcliffcasino.co.uk
Southend.
Spielers Casino
www.spielers.co.uk
Southend.
Triangle Casino
www.trianglecasino.co.uk
Clifton, Bristol. Opened 27th February 2004.

 
 
Harbour House Casino - Maxims Southampton
www.hhcasino.com
www.stanleycasinos.com/Maxims/Casinos/MaximsSouthampton.aspx
Opened 4th December 2003. Located in a restored Edwardian Grade II listed building. The Casino was purchased by Stanley Casinos and rebranded as Maxims Southampton in late 2007.

 
 
 
London Clubs International (LCI)
Company purchased by Harrah's Entertainment in late 2006
www.lciclubs.com
www.harrahs.com

LCI's operations also include 2 casinos in Egypt (Taba & Cairo) & South Africa (Emerald Safari Resort). The company has also been granted licenses in a number of other British cities and they have a 10 year management contract for the Casino du Liban in Lebanon.

Les Ambassadeurs was sold to Indonesian Putera Sampoerna in early 2006.

LCI's London casinos.

The Casino at the Empire
Opened May 2007
www.thecasinolondon.com
Fifty (Closed) www.fiftylondon.com
The Golden Nugget www.goldennuggetlondon.com
Rendezvous Club www.rendezvouscasino.com/london
Sportsman Casino www.thesportsmancasino.com

Provincial

Rendezvous Brighton www.rendezvouscasino.com/brighton
Rendezvous Southend www.rendezvouscasino.com/southend
Manchester 235 www.manchester235.com

 
 
A & S Leisure Group
www.asleisure.co.uk
www.owlertonstadium.co.uk
6 casinos in total. 5 in the provinces and 1 in Leicester Square, London. All now trade under the Napoleons brand. A & S is a privately owned company founded in 1968 and based in Owlerton, Sheffield.

 
 
Aspinalls
www.aspinalls-club.com
Founded by John Aspinall who passed away in 2000. The club moved to it's present location in 1992.
The domain www.Aspinalls.com is used as the base for the internet casino. It was announced in April 2002 that the company had made substantial losses on this particular project and the operation was subsequently outsourced to GoldenPalace.com

 
 
Aspers Casinos
A 50/50 partnership between Aspinall Group and the Packer Organisation who own the Crown Casino in Melbourne and Burswood Casino in Perth.
 
Aspers Newcastle
www.aspersnewcastle.co.uk
Opened October 2005. 
Aspers Swansea
www.aspersswansea.co.uk
Opened 6th September, 2007 at Salubrious Place.
Aspers Northampton
www.aspersnorthampton.co.uk
Opening Thursday 26th June, 2008.
Aspers other websites include...
www.aspers.co.uk
www.aspers.tv

 
 
Bannatyne's Casino
casino.bannatyne.co.uk
www.bannatyne.co.uk
Opened on the 11th February, 2005 at the Quayside, Newcastle. Part of the Bannatyne Group.
Closed 19th September, 2006

 
 
Blue Chip Casinos
www.bluechipcasinos.co.uk
Blue Chip Plc.presently have 2 casinos open in Dudley & Wolverhampton. Mississippi based Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. acquired a 66% interest in the company on the 28th November, 2003 for £5 million.

The Isle Coventry
Scheduled to open in July 2007 at the Ricoh Arena.
www.theislecoventry.com
www.ricoharena.com
 

Castle Hill Casino
Dudley
www.castlehillcasino.co.uk
Rubicon Casino
Wolverhampton
www.bluechipcasinos.co.uk/rubicon_home.asp
Sorrento Casino
Walsall
Closed September, 2006

 
 
Casino 36
www.casino36stockport.co.uk
Cheshire Sporting Club. St. Petersgate, Stockport.

 
 
Clermont Club - Clermont Leisure
www.clermontleisure.com
www.theclermontclub.com
The Clermont Club in Berkeley Square is one of Britain's most famous gaming clubs and was purchased from Rank/Grosvenor by BIL International in December 2006.

BIL International has now changed it's name to Clermont Leisure and is a subsidiary of Guoco Group Limited. The ultimate parent company is Hong Leong Group controlled by Malaysian Quek Leng Chan.
www.forbes.com/lists/2006/10/S1DG.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quek_Leng_Chan
www.guoco.com/eng/aboutus/directors.htm
 


 
 
Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes Casino and Sports Bar
www.paddingtoncasino.com
http://casino.ladbrokes.com/en/paddington
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladbrokes
Opened 18th July, 2006 in the Hilton London Paddington. Originally a joint-venture between Ladbrokes (35%) and Alan Goodenough the former Chairman of LCI and his associate David Seton who had a combined 65% interest. Ladbrokes bought out their partners in January 2007 and now control 100% of the operation.

 
 
Les Ambassadeurs
www.lesambassadeurs.com
Formerly owned by London Clubs International. The casino located in Hamilton Place, London was sold to a company controlled by Indonesian Putera Sampoerna in early 2006.

 
 
Les Croupiers
www.les-croupiers.co.uk
Single operation located in Cardiff. One of the busiest provincial casinos in the U.K.. Tables include 12 Roulette and 8 Blackjack.

 
 
Opera House Casino
www.operahousecasino.co.uk
Opened 26th October 2005. Single operation located in Scarborough on the site of the former Royal Opera House. 

 
 
Rainbow Casino
www.rainbowcasino.co.uk
Famous casino located in an extended Victorian villa on the Hagley Road in Birmingham. Understood to have been up for sale for some time.

 
 
Paris Casino
www.pariscasinoblackpool.co.uk
Private operation that opened in 2004. Located at Station Rd, Blackpool.

 
 
The Ritz Club
www.theritzclub.com
Located in the former ballroom of the Ritz Hotel on Picadilly. The casino is part owned by the Barclay Brothers.

 
 
Shaftsbury & Broadway Casinos
www.shaftsburycasino.com
West Bromwich. Opened in 2004.
www.broadwaycasino.co.uk
Birmingham. Opened April 2005

 
 
Soul Casino
www.pbdevco.com
Aberdeen. Opened April 2007. Owned by partners Stuart Clarkson and Hytham Bedawi.

 
 
 
The International (closed)
www.theinternationalcasino.com
Located on Market Street, Aberdeen. Independent operation that was in competition with 3 others in the city. Closed 2010 after having alcohol license suspended.

 
 
The Victoria Club (closed)
www.thevictoriaclub.co.uk
Privately owned casino in Nottingham operated by George Akins. The company sold their betting office estate to Corals in October 2003. The property was robbed in November 2004 and subsequently closed.

Two men jailed for casino robbery - BBC Nottinghamshire 25th May, 2006.


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