Super Casino Coming to the North of England This Year
Work is underway on the Victoria Gate development in Leeds which will be home to the first super casino in the north of the UK.
The multi-million pound development will be on top of a department store and cover 50,000 square-feet and have a capacity of 1,400 people meaning that it will be the UK’s third biggest casino.
The casino will be set over three levels and in addition to gaming it will feature wall to wall television screens for watching sport, a restaurant, function space and two bars. There will also be a poker room, 25 gaming tables, 140 slot machines and 80 electronic gaming terminals.
The new venue director, Patrick Noakes, has said that it is “a casino unlike any other in the north of England, it will be one of the biggest venues in the city.” He went on to say that it is a unique opportunity to build a top quality venue that not only offers gaming but also high quality dining, entertainment, sports action and corporate hospitality.
Due to the scale of the venue it is creating more than 200 full time jobs including gaming, waiting and bar staff, chefs, cashiers, greeters, security and administrative staff. It is being developed by Global Gaming Ventures within the larger £165 million Victoria Gate retail and leisure development which opened its doors last Thursday.
The Chief Executive of Global Gaming Ventures, Andrew Herd, said that it is a “unique venue on a grand scale unlike anything seen before in the north of England.”