British Casino Operators
FAQ's - How
many casinos are there in Great Britain ?
According to GF's calculations.
At the above date there were 25 casinos
in London, 100 in the rest of England,
in Scotland and 5 in Wales.
A total of 144
Genting UK trades as Genting
Casinos and has three key brands across the provincial estate. Circus with
12 locations, Maxims 8 and Mint 20.
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.
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.
Casino - Nottingham Cornerhouse
Opened Spring 2007.
Club - Genting International
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...
Clubs International (LCI)
|Company purchased by
Harrah's Entertainment in late 2006
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.
Ambassadeurs was sold to Indonesian Putera Sampoerna in early 2006.
& S Leisure Group
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.
by John Aspinall who passed away in 2000. The club moved to it's present
location in 1992.
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
50/50 partnership between Aspinall Group and the Packer Organisation who
own the Crown Casino in Melbourne and Burswood Casino in Perth.
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.
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.
Single operation located
in Cardiff. One of the busiest provincial casinos in the U.K.. Tables include
12 Roulette and 8 Blackjack.
Opened 26th October 2005.
Single operation located in Scarborough on the site of the former Royal
Famous casino located in
an extended Victorian villa on the Hagley Road in Birmingham. Understood
to have been up for sale for some time.
Located in the former ballroom of
the Ritz Hotel on Picadilly. The casino is part owned by the Barclay Brothers.
Aberdeen. Opened April 2007.
Owned by partners Stuart Clarkson and Hytham Bedawi.
Located on Market Street,
Aberdeen. Independent operation that was in competition with 3 others in
the city. Closed 2010 after having alcohol license suspended.
Victoria Club (closed)
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.
men jailed for casino robbery - BBC Nottinghamshire 25th May, 2006.
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