So, you’ve decided that after a sublime evening of wining and dining in the Sandeman Quarter, you want the night to continue.
If you are fond of the odd flutter, then we can recommend continuing your night in one of London’s numerous exclusive casinos and private members’ clubs.
Don’t worry if you are not particularly familiar with these exclusive venues, this SalonPriveMag guide will help you to learn more about some of the classiest venues in our city of London.
Described as a member-only club for discerning players, Crockfords casino is perhaps one of the most exclusive casinos in the world. Crockfords was established in 1828 and serves the creme de la creme of the London elite. Located on Curzon Street in W1, Crockfords is a well-known gambling venue, famous for being the venue for the biggest British gambling loss in history when American Kerry Packer reportedly lost £11 million back in September 1999.
In 2007, Crockfords was in the news again after Pro Poker player Phil Ivey was accused of cheating (edge sorting) by the casino following his £7.7 million win whilst playing Punto Banco Baccarat. The case went to court which eventually ruled in favour of Crockfords. Of course, you do not have to be Phil Ivey to play at Crockfords. The casino has clients from all over the world, many of whom are located in London.
So, if you are searching for the best of the best, look no further than Crockfords.
Crown London Aspinall’s
Described as a venue synonymous with luxury, Crown London Aspinall’s is located close to Crockfords in Mayfair and was established in the 1960s by John Aspinall himself. Also located in Aspinall’s London is the crown bust of Lord Lucan, the infamous British peer who disappeared after being suspected of murder.
Members here are able to play a number of popular casino games including Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat. There are also weekly Poker tournaments of varying buy-ins. There are also VIP rooms which can fit 25 people each in, perfect for parties and celebrations. The casino club also hosts events including jazz nights. There is also a restaurant and bar.
The third luxury Mayfair casino on our list, Les Ambassadeurs is actually both a land-based and an online casino. Described as a member-only gambling club for the premium player, this is a 24/7 casino that caters to clients from around the globe. According to the website, members can gamble around the clock whilst also being treated to the finest cuisine. Executive chef Paul Muddiman is the man in charge of the kitchen, you can learn more about him via the Les Ambassadeurs blog.
All of the usual casino table games are available including Three Card Poker, Blackjack and Roulette, among others. As aforementioned, Les Ambassadeurs has also created an online casino where players can play from the comfort of their homes.
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The Victoria Casino
Not quite as glamorous and exclusive as some of the other London casinos on this list, but Victoria Casino (affectionately known as The Vic) is extremely popular and is open to all. Owned by Grosvenor, The Victoria is located on Edgware Road and is open for business 24 hours per day. As well as being a casino venue, customers also visit for the fine dining aspect and just to enjoy the experience of people-watching in a casino.
The usual table games are available, The Vic is also well-known for its Poker lounge, which remains one of the best in the UK.
London Remains a Casino Gambling Hotspot
Gamblers from far and wide still visit London in order to sample some of the most exclusive casinos and private members clubs in the world. Although some cities such as Macau and Las Vegas may be more popular for attracting high rollers, there remains something special about London and everything it brings.
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Image: Les Ambassadeurs