A grand night out at the tables (or a grand night in): Five of London’s best casinos

London is one of the best destinations anywhere for a big night out. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of options for entertainment.

For those seeking fun at the tables to play roulette, blackjack or just soak up the excitement of the slots then London has plenty to offer. Here are five London venues offering a casino experience to savour.

The High Roller – Palm Beach

Set in one of the most expensive hotels in one of the most exclusive areas of London, the Palm Beach casino is where a bulging wallet marks you out as a high roller. There are regular, nightly cash tournaments on offer all year round as well as private poker rooms for high-stakes gaming. The Palm Beach offers guests a little taste of Florida where they can eat drink and gamble, oblivious to the rainstorms and clouds of London weather.

London’s Oldest – Crockfords

Back in 1828, William Crockford opened the Crockford Gentleman’s club, which nearly 200 years later is still the site of a casino. The Mayfair venue is now London’s oldest casino and it still boasts a lavish air of opulence, private rooms and fine wine from around the world. There is a high stakes room that attracts distinguished gamers to its elegant gaming rooms, which include American Roulette, Punto Banco and Blackjack.

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The Online Casino – Betfair

While it’s fun to go out and enjoy some food, a punt on the roulette table and maybe a cocktail or two in one these featured casino’s trendy bars, there’s always the option of a big night in too. It is possible to play all the games available in a London venue through the likes of the online casino from Betfair. Online casinos have seen this stay-at-home-gaming choice grow, especially as London is an increasingly expensive destination for locals. With a wide range of titles being available, including live casino options, having the casino experience from home is easier than it’s ever been.

The Traditionalist – Clermont Club

The Clermont is housed in exclusive Berkeley Square, one of the most fashionable London neighbourhoods for aristocrats and oligarchs alike. The exquisite 18th-century townhouse it occupies gives an idea of what to expect inside. Intimate tables, soft leather seats, red and gold velvet curtains and gilded mirrors adorn the walls. It even has an outdoor area for country Dukes and minor European royalty to enjoy a cigar or two while gaming. Unfortunately, Clermont is a members-only club, but don’t let this get in the way of an invite or recommendation. Just be prepared to show them your bank balance (those scribbled extra zeros might not fool them, but it’s worth a try).

The Bunny One – Playboy Club

The Playboy Club London was the first of its kind to offer its members gaming. While it closed for a while in the 1980s, since 2011 it has been back and bigger than ever. Playboy is eponymous with glamour, fun and of course bunnies. You’ll find all three in abundance here. It houses all the popular games, as well as a private member’s room. Each of its table games, as you’d expect, is hosted by a bunny clad croupier and it offers a varied amount of video slots.

Whatever your preference, London is one of the best places for Londoners and tourists alike to enjoy a varied night out with the promise of hitting it lucky at the tables – even if you don’t actually fancy going out at all.

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