Nottingham casinos

What are the chances of the city’s gambling houses Robin you blind?

Few cities have quite such a reputation for robbing the rich as Nottingham. While the erstwhile home of Brian Clough still has a sheriff, it’s been a while since the world’s most famous outlaw shuffled off this mortal coil. In his place stand a trio of casinos keen to get hold of your cash but determined to give you an entertaining evening in return.

As local residents are split between supporting Forest and County, so one’s allegiance to Nottingham’s casinos may well depend on your gambling preferences. Certainly, the fact that the local Genting doesn’t possess a poker room will put off a fair number of people. Still, this is a pretty impressive trio of venues overall, so whichever one you visit should provide a quality gaming experience.

Aside from her football teams, Nottingham’s sports culture extends to a race course, a greyhound track and Trent Bridge, one of the country’s nine test match venues. If there’s a big game in town and you can’t gain admittance, the gaming venues are in excellent shape to make up for said disappointment.

Satellite sports coverage aside, Nottingham’s establishments seem as keen to cater to non-gamblers as those who enjoy a bit of Blackjack or a stay at the slots. Okay, so you might come away a few quid lighter, but we’re certain that, after a night out at Nottingham’s gaming houses, you’ll be a very merry man or woman indeed.

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Alea Casino

108 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LF

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

  Telephone:  0115 872 0601


  •   Exclusive restaurant
  •   Adventurous cocktail menu
  •   Private poker suite
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

Being owned by London Clubs International, the Alea offers the sort of entertainment one might expect from a capital city casino. An exclusive restaurant, two bars boasting an extensive wine cellar and cocktail menu – this is another of those places where you really don’t have to be a gambler to have a good time. Of course, if you do like to play a hand or two, you’ll be anything but disappointed. Since you can even book private suites in which to play poker or watch Premiership fixtures, you could be forgiven for claiming that the Nottingham Alea is in a league all of its own.

Genting Casino Burton Street

The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB

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  Opening times:  12pm-6am, Monday-Sunday (live gambling available 2

  Telephone:  01159 506 839


  •   Delicious snack menu
  •   Stylish bar
  •   Big on atmosphere
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

Set in an entertainment complex known as The Cornerhouse, the Nottingham Genting isn’t the chain’s most glamorous venue. What’s more, there isn’t a restaurant or a poker room, facts that will prove disappointing to plenty of punters. With the bad news out of the way, it’s important to stress that so many of the things upon which Genting’s good name has been built are to be found here. An excellent bar, a delicious ‘Graze & Play’ menu, an atmosphere that’s both cool and welcoming – no, this mightn’t be the handsomest link in the Genting chain but when viewed solely on its own merits, it’s still a good place to have a great night out.

Grosvenor Casino Maid Marion Way

4 Maid Marion Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS

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  Opening times:  : 24 hours, Monday-Sunday

  Telephone:  01202 553790


  •   Fairly new venue
  •   Poker to the fore
  •   Tournaments four nights a week
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

Formerly the Gala Maid Marion Way Casino, this new-ish Grosvenor establishment is a welcome addition to the brand. As keen to stress the fact that it offers 24 hours sports television as all-day gambling, the Grosvenor clearly has a good grasp of the city’s impressive athletic heritage. It’s also very serious about poker, staging tournaments every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. This will be welcome news to those who’re unable to find poker fun elsewhere in Nottingham. Indeed, the Grosvenor should prove a good fit for people looking for a good time in general and a fine night’s gambling in particular.

The Casino At Dusk Till Dawn

Redfield Way, Boulevard Retail Park, Lenton, Notts NG7 2UW

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  Opening times:  10am-12am, Monday to Sunday

  Telephone:  0115 845 4300


  •   Best value gaming house in GB
  •   VIP area
  •   Charming casino staff
  • 3 Card Brag
  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Kalooki
  • Mah Jong
  • Pai Gow
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Slots
  • Video Poker

Okay, so it’s not actually in Nottingham, but if you’re prepared to drive five minutes out of town, you’ll find one of the country’s finest boutique casinos. Affiliated with the hugely popular Dusk Till Dawn Poker website, the venue is quick to point up that it provides gamblers with the best value in the country since its table games offer the lowest house edge in the UK. It’s not just the odds that are in the punters’ favour either – the excellent bar is eclipsed only by a very plush VIP area. Throw in some of the most charming casino staff we’ve ever encountered and this is one place off the beaten track whose door you’ll soon be beating down.