Blackpool Casinos

Blackpool has long been associated with gambling thanks to its reputation as the UK’s leading seaside resort with countless numbers of arcades where people can have a flutter. It was not surprising then that Blackpool was in the running to house the UK’s first Super Casino in 2004. Although the government’s whole Super Casino project was effectively dead in the water by 2007, Blackpool still retains two popular casinos and is the home of the UK’s National Gaming Academy. Here, students from across the UK train for careers in the gaming industry in roles, such as croupiers and gaming machine technicians.

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The two casinos in Blackpool are both ‘chain’ casinos and are situated at opposite ends of the resort. In the South Shore part of the resort, the Grosvenor Casino sits on the seafront in the same building as the popular Sandcastle water park. As you would expect in a Grosvenor casino, you can enjoy a wide range of games at the venue, including Blackjack, and Roulette, as well as the usual selection of popular slots. There’s also a dedicated card room where players can participate in both Poker tournaments and cash games. Thanks to its location on the Golden Mile, there are a wide variety of visitors to the casino from dedicated regular gamers, holidaymakers and stag and hen parties.

Blackpool’s other casino is situated just to the north of the town centre, also on the seafront looking out over the Irish Sea. It may be called the Genting Club Blackpool, but to locals and visitors alike it will always be known as the "Castle Casino" thanks to its iconic castle-like design. Offering facilities and games that are almost identical to the Grosvenor, thanks to its quieter location it doesn’t tend to attract the stag and hen parties and thus is more popular amongst the locals and regular casino-goers.