Leeds Super Casino to be Called Victoria Gate Casino
This week it was revealed that the north of England’s first super casino which is to be located in the heart of Leeds is called the Victoria Gate Casino. The announcement came as the first of more than 200 jobs have been filled at the multi-million pound development which will be the UK’s third largest casino.
The Victoria Gate Casino will have 24 gaming tables, 140 slot machines, 80 electronic gaming tables and a capacity of 1,400. It will be situated at the top of the £165 million Victoria Gate development which is being delivered by Hammerson.
In addition to gaming the casino will also offer wall to wall screens for watching sports, a restaurant, function space and two bars including one selling craft beers, ales and stout.
Global Gaming Ventures is the company behind the casino and they have promised to source 90% of staff from Leeds and the surrounding areas. At least 205 full-time jobs will be created at the venue across a variety of roles including gaming, waiting and bar staff.
Andrew Herd, chief executive of Global Gaming Ventures, the developer of the Victoria Gate Casino, said: “This is a unique venue on a grand scale unlike anything seen before in the north of England and we are delighted to be unveiling our name, our look and our first employees.”
He went on to say that it will be different from other casinos in the north of England as it will allow visitors to simply walk in, enjoy a meal, a drink, watch a game and relax.