Do you love spending an evening in a casino? If your answer is yes, then a trip to Mayfair in London is going to be right up your street. What if you answered no? Well, read on and find out just what you’ve been missing out on.
Casinos have changed a great deal in recent decades. For many people it was somewhere to go late at night to enjoy a drink and a gamble. Now the land-based casinos offer their customers so much more even though they face opposition from online casinos.
There are excellent meals to be enjoyed and the bar includes big screens showing the latest sporting action and more. Let’s look at some of the best casinos you can visit when venturing into Mayfair. As you’ll read, some have been open for business for a very long time.
Back in the 19th century it was private gaming clubs that provided players with the chance to go gambling. Crockfords of Mayfair is the oldest private gaming club in the world and still going strong today in what is a very different gambling industry
Located in an 18th century mansion, it has a great history and has had some very famous visitors. One of those was the Australian business Kerry Packer. He’s most famous for revolutionising the sport of cricket but he loved to gamble.
Not that he always did that well and in 1999 over three nights he lost £11 million at Crockfords. Hopefully your night there will be a bit more successful than his.
Now owned by Genting Casino, the venue has so much to offer its customers. There’s everything from roulette tables to a Caribbean Stud Poker table. No slot machines though, this venue is a bit too upmarket for those.
You can enjoy yourself in The London Room and Penthouse Suite or venture up to the rooftop smoking areas. If you’ve already had some good wins then you’ll really feel on top of the world.
If it’s a good meal that you want to enjoy then Crockfords delivers that. There is food on offer from all around the globe including the Middle East, India, China and Europe. You can even pop into an exclusive bar for a few cocktails and the best wine around.
It’s all so different from what was on offer in the 19th century. Members can even play virtually at the Crockford’s Live Casino.
That’s the biggest change in the casino world in recent years. Land-based casinos are great to play at but they’re not open 24/7. The new online casino websites recently launched in the UK are available when you want and you can be playing latest games (including lots of new slots) whenever you want. It is advisable to do some research before joining an online casino and ensure it is one that is licensed and regulated to ensure strong customer protection.
The Palm Beach Casino
For over half a century this Mayfair casino has been one of the places to visit for an entertaining and hopefully profitable visit.
It’s open seven days a week with live gaming available from 3pm and the venue open until 5am. Membership is required but the good news is free and non-members are welcome. This really is a luxurious venue to visit and of course it offers a lot more than trying to get a flush or hopefully seeing your number win on the roulette wheel.
If you want to spend time away from the casino floor, then you can enjoy food from all over the world and choose from an excellent wine and spirits selection in the bar.
You will love playing at the Palm Beach Casino because of its sheer size. This venue has the largest gaming floor in the capital and of course it’s luxury personified. Whether you are a high roller looking to get massive wins or just out for some fun, everyone is catered for here.
The Colony Club
This is another Mayfair venue that provides a luxurious surrounding to play casino games in. How about sitting in handcrafted furniture while trying to get some wins? With dark mahogany brass and cream leather upholstery, it’s going to be a real experience playing at this venue.
Whether it’s Baccarat, Poker, American Roulette or modern day electronic games, you are spoilt for choice at the Colony Club. There are slot machines that have a progressive jackpot and this can see you winning £20,000 in the matter of seconds. It’s also possible to enjoy their electronic gaming tables that include the chance to win at 3 Card Poker.
You can see therefore that Mayfair really is the place to go to for a great casino experience. It’s fascinating to see how even the older venues have moved with the time and embraced the new games that are on offer.