Liverpool casinos

The city might run blue and red but what are you to do if red and black’s more your bag?

It’s funny the bad things people have to say about Liverpool. It’s funnier still that most of the people who say them have never visited the city.

Those who have explored the north-west tend to return with tales of how great a place it is to go out in. And thanks to its thriving casino scene, Liverpool’s reputation for excellent nightlife looks certain to grow and grow.

Like with other UK cities, Genting venues dominate the landscape. However, with two of Merseyside’s best casinos located on the Wirral, it’s the adventurous soul who’s bound to have the very best time in the place that gave the world Lennon & McCartney, Cilla Black and Alexei Sayle.

Of course, you might like to combine a casino break with a weekend at Aintree races. The sport-friendly gambler could also do a lot worse than take in a game at any of city’s three football teams. Liverpool also has a very fine boxing heritage so there’s a fight night to be enjoyed most weekends, too.

As its casinos are a match for the country’s finest gaming houses, so Liverpool itself confounds all and any expectations you might have of it. Think you’ll know what to expect on the back of Brookside, The Boys From The Blackstuff and those – admittedly excellent - Harry Enfield sketches? Get ready to think again.

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Genting Casino Renshaw Street

44-55 Renshaw Street, Liverpool L1 2SF

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  Opening times:  24 hours, Monday-Sunday

  Telephone:  0151 708 8866


  •   Recently refurbished
  •   Close to city centre
  •   Live entertainment venue
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

The Genting Renshaw Street is looking very good on the back of its recent refurbishment. With its superb restaurant now complemented by a state-of-the-art bar, the casino has a lot more going for it than just its central location – for those who haven’t been, Renshaw Street is but a short sprint from Liverpool Central station. And since it’s so close to the CBD, the fact the casino offers little in the way of live entertainment is no great problem as alternatives are close at hand. Gamblers, though, should have little to complain about with this Genting scoring plenty of points for catering to the niche Baccarat crowd.

Genting Casino Wirral

25/27 Oxton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 2QQ

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  Opening times:  12pm-6am, Monday-Sunday

  Telephone:  0151 653 6667


  •   Critically-acclaimed restaurant
  •   Regular promotions
  •   Well-stocked bar
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

Ferry Cross The Mersey; it’s one of the greatest songs by one of Liverpool’s greatest bands, Gerry and the Pacemakers. And it’s exactly what you’ll have to take if you fancy a night at the Genting Wirral. Providing you have your sea legs with you, you should be in for a great night, what with the venue featuring a critically-acclaimed restaurant and a bar that’s as well-stocked as it is chilled out. If you come to the Wirral to gamble, you’ll find a dedicated poker room, together with all your favourite table games and slots. And given the healthy competition that exists between Liverpool’s gaming establishments keep your eyes and ears open for news of any special promotions the casino might be running. Not that you need free drinks or casino chips to make the Genting Wirral any more attractive than it already is.

Genting Club Queen Square

Units 1 & 3, Queen Square, Liverpool L1 1R

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  Opening times:  12-6am, Monday-Sunday

  Telephone:  0151 702 7610


  •   Close to Lime Street Station
  •   Broad range of casino games
  •   Packed poker tournament schedule
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

A chain within a chain, Genting’s club facilities are pretty damn hard to beat. If the Queen Square venue stands apart from the other clubs, it’s only because it’s housed inside one of the ugliest buildings in Christendom. Get beyond the austere exterior and you’ll find a place that’s as cool and laidback as a well-medicated penguin. There really is nothing to fault, from the broad range of games and the packed poker tournament schedule to the live sports screenings and the live music. And the fact the club is so close to Lime Street station and the city’s finest hotels means that that ugly visage will soon be a distant memory.

Grosvenor G Casino New Brighton

18 Marine Point, Kings Parade, Wirral, New Brighton CH45 2PB

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  Opening times:  24 hours, Monday-Sunday

  Telephone:  01515 592 060


  •   One of the best places in town to play poker
  •   Bumper tournament schedule
  •   Renowned for its live music
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

Breaking Liverpool’s Genting monopoly, this Grosvenor G is also a boat ride away but is well worth the journey all the same. Featuring some of the most innovative design we’ve encountered in UK casinos, an argument could be made for this New Brighton venue being the best place on Merseyside to play poker. A dedicated area and a well-established tournament schedule certainly add a lot of weight to this statement. As with all Grosvenors, however, every kind of gambler is well catered for here. And if live music and a decent meal are more what you’re looking for, New Brighton might very well be the right destination for you.