An alternative night out: The Sheffield casinos tour
Are you bored of checking out the same old bars and clubs in Sheffield? If you’re planning a Christmas party for all your pals, why not try something a little different and arrange a crawl of all the best casinos in the Steel City. Casinos aren’t just a fun place to play card games and other table games like roulette, they tend to have swanky bars and restaurants that offer a different atmosphere to your high-street Wetherspoons.
Very often, land-based casinos will provide an enticing range of offers on food and drink when you sign up and become a member. Whether it’s free food, two-for-one cocktails or a free four-pint pitcher, every little helps when you’re out with friends. Land-based casinos lag behind their online counterparts in terms of lucrative new customer offers for gameplay at their tables. A quick look at topukcasinos.org.uk demonstrates the plethora of welcome bonuses for online customers. However, when you sign up to any of Sheffield’s leading casinos, you may find that some offers and promotions will be emailed or posted to your address from time to time, ideal for an alternative night out in this wonderful city.
Let’s begin our crawl of Sheffield’s casinos right in the heart of the city centre. Genting Casino is located on St Paul’s Place, a short walk from Sheffield train station. It doesn’t matter what time you get to Genting Casino as it is open 24/7, with gameplay offered to customers throughout the night. You don’t have to worry about looking like James Bond here: a smart casual dress code is enforced, allowing you to wear smart trainers and jeans, if that’s what makes you most comfortable. Interestingly, membership is not a requirement at Genting Casino. This means that anyone over the age of 18 is permitted to enter and play. Make sure you have your personal identification on hand though, if you look under the age of 25, as these guys enforce the Challenge 25 policy here.
If you’re a group of sports fanatics, you’ll love the option of being able to relax and have a beer while watching the day’s live sporting events in the comfort of Genting’s new and interactive Sports Lounge. If you like the look of this lounge, you can even sign up to become a ‘season ticket holder’, giving you offers such as 10% off selected drinks during the big matches. Foodies that like indulging in oriental cuisine will also enjoy the on-site Hou-Mei restaurant, offering the very best in contemporary Asian cuisine.
Situated to the south-east of the city centre, Grosvenor Casino offers another purpose-built casino, complete with a late-night bar and a popular steakhouse restaurant. Maps.google.co.uk offers a fascinating virtual tour of the facilities. Grosvenor Casino tries hard to market itself as being more than just a casino, offering a 24/7 leisure destination that includes poker tables and a vibrant sports and entertainment lounge where guests can watch the latest sporting events unfold live. If you’re thinking of having a bite to eat together before or after you’ve had a flutter at the tables of Grosvenor Casino, you’ll be interested to know they offer a “beer, burger & bet” deal for just £9.95. If you’re prepared to go out on a Thursday night – which is fast becoming the new Friday anyway – you can get two rump steaks and a bottle of wine for £25.
If you’re lucky enough to have a designated driver to ferry your party around the city, they’ll be pleased to hear that free parking is available at Grosvenor Casino. All they have to do is register their licence plate upon entry to the casino.
Napoleons Casino and Restaurant
For those that live to the north of the city centre in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield, Napoleons Casino is a good logistical choice, although it’s easy for those to get here from the city centre via tram. Napoleons is another casino brand that is investing heavily into creating unique gaming experiences in Sheffield. It recently completed a £2 million refurbishment to create the first outdoor terrace for casino gaming outside of the capital. Napoleons proudly caters for both first-time casino-goers and seasoned gamblers alike. The casino’s professionally-trained dealers and croupiers will always be on-hand and willing to explain the rules as you go along.