The biggest casino in the north of the UK will begin welcoming customers on Thursday, January 26, when the new Victoria Gate Casino opens.
Operated by Global Gaming Ventures Limited (GGV), at 50,000 square feet, the new gambling venue will be the UK’s third largest casino and the largest casino in north England and Scotland. The highly-anticipated venue is located in the Victoria Quarter upmarket shopping area in Leeds, England.
The new casino will be able to accommodate 1,400 people and will offer 140 slots, 24 live gaming tables, and 75 electronic gaming machines, along with one of the UK’s biggest poker rooms, with seating for 100. According to earlier press from GGV, the new gambling venue will have three food and drink areas, including Curve, a craft beer and cocktail bar situated overlooking the casino floor; V Restaurant, which will feature regional fare from traditional favorites to Pan-Asian cuisine; and serving as the social hub of the casino, the Live Bar, which will feature live sports action on wall-to-wall state-of-the-art screens.
Here’s a look at Victoria Gate Casino in numbers:
30,000,000 – the amount of £s invested in the venue
432,000 – the number of beads used to decorate the venue. That’s about 32 kilometres of beads!
50,000 – the square footage of the venue. That’s the size of approximately 18 tennis courts or about 4/5ths the size of the pitch at Elland Road.
5,000+ – the number of people who applied for jobs at the casino
1,400 – the capacity of the venue
205 – the number of full-time jobs created (90% sourced from the Leeds City Region)
140 – the number of slot machines
100 – the number of players that can play a tournament in the poker room
21 – the number of 55-inch screens used to build the venue’s huge TV wall in Live Bar
82 – the number of other TV screens around the venue
75 – the number of electronic gaming terminals
29 – the number of cocktails on sale in Curve Bar
24 – the number of gaming tables
3 – the number of outdoor terraces
1.9 – the number of kilometres of carpet used to dress the venue. In weight, that’s just over 8 tonnes
In addition to the new Victoria Gate Casino, on August 9, 2012, GGV was approved provisionally, after winning full council approval for a new ‘small casino’ for Bath in March 2014, and was granted a provisional large casino license on May 17, 2013. Groupe Partouche will operate the £19m development, which will feature a 147-key Z Hotel, casino gaming floor, and two restaurants. The casino development is expected to open next year in the spring.