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Step foot in Manchester and you’ll be standing in the very place where the Industrial Revolution started, the Suffragette movement had its beginnings, and the first free library was opened to the UK public.

You may also recognise Manchester if you’ve ever watched the popular series Peaky Blinders. Despite the series taking place in Birmingham, many scenes were actually filmed right here in Manchester due to its many industrial-looking areas.

Casinos to Visit in Manchester

Being home to so many firsts or beginnings, it should come as no surprise that Manchester was due to have the UK’s first mega casino that would rival those found in Vegas.

Despite the opinion that a mega casino would generate many substantial benefits including providing jobs and seeing the development of numerous restaurants and hotels, the idea of a giant casino in Manchester was scrapped back in 2008.

While there may not be a mega casino in Manchester, you still will find a number of great casinos within the city in addition to UK non stop casino websites that offer even more options when it comes to gambling 24/7.

If you are part of the nearly quarter-million residents in Manchester that is said to at least gamble once annually, or are simply visiting and want to place a wager to possibly win some extra travel spending money, here are the top five casinos in Manchester to visit.

Genting Casino Manchester

The Genting casino chain just so happens to be one of Britain’s favourite operators, with locations from Sheffield to Newcastle. There just so happens to be one in Manchester, which offers up popular games like Live American roulette tables, blackjack, and supposedly Northwest England’s largest baccarat game.

Poker players can partake in either three card poker or Texas hold’em, while slot lovers can enjoy Super V+ Gaminator slot machines, Novomatic Dominators, and FOBT machines.

Fuel up with some authentic Chinese food at the No.110 Restaurant or grab a late night drink from the Fahrenheit Bar which stays open daily until 5:30AM. No need to dress fancy either, as the casino is simply smart casual.

Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant

Napoleons Casino, Bar & Restaurant is the new flashy kid in town, having just recently opened its doors in 2020. You’ll find it located next door to the equally new flashy Hotel Brooklyn, which is said to be the first hotel in the UK offering fully accessible suites.

The casino operates 24 hours a day and evening guests can enjoy complimentary valet parking. Up for offer are Mahjong and Poker, as well as roulette which uses wheels designed by the very same company that makes the roulette wheels found in Casino de Monte-Carlo and a number of fancy Macau casinos.

Meanwhile, a heated outdoor terrace provides guests with electronic roulette and slots, while allowing guests to smoke if they choose to. A fine dining restaurant overlooks the gaming floor while their popular cocktail bar serves up a range of exclusive signature cocktails using local artisan gins.

Manchester 235 Casino

It’s no surprise that Manchester attracts countless football fans, but it seems many of them including professional footballers find themselves heading into Manchester 235 Casino to place bets, including Italian professional footballer Mario Balotelli who frequents the casino.

The Vegas-style casino can be found in the old Great Northern Railway Warehouse, offering poker players weekly scheduled tournaments and well as cash game times daily in their Poker Lounge. You’ll also find slots dishing out £20,000 progressive jackpots.

While this may be a well-known place to gamble in Manchester, it’s also become a top place to eat and drink, with celebrity chef James Martin having a restaurant on the top floor. Enjoy modern British food featuring their popular dishes like Cumbrian rib of beef or halibut, or go all out and splurge on the private 7-course chef’s table tasting.

You can also catch some weekend live music at the casino’s late-night Vega Lounge where you can also possibly book a Cocktail Masterclass.

Grosvenor Casino Didsbury

Brits are never far away from a Grosvenor Casino, with well over 50 scattered across the UK. Grosvenor Casino Didsbury is one of their venues in Manchester and you’ll find it housed within the Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre which also contains a cinema, bowling alley, gym, and number of restaurants.

You may have seen the Grosvenor Casino logo a few years back even if you never stepped foot inside one of their casinos due to the fact they had a two-year deal as a main team partner of the Fulham Football Club which saw their logo displayed on jerseys and became the club’s official betting and casino partner.

 The casino offers up £4000 Jackpot Slots, a 100-seat poker room with Texas hold’em tournaments, and one of Manchester’s best places to catch live sporting events such as rugby, cricket, boxing, and football via their popular sports and entertainment lounge.

Grosvenor Casino Soames

Another local Grosvenor Casino to check out during your city break in Manchester is Grosvenor Casino Soames which can be found in the heart of China Town off George Street just steps from the Manchester Art Gallery.

You can expect many of the same games available at Grosvenor Casino Didsbury and other local casinos, with highlights being their blackjack and roulette tables as well as slots such as Cleopatra and Lucky Lady’s Charm.

The casino offers a contemporary style thanks to a recent refurbishment and free street parking can be found after 8pm. Yet another Grosvenor Casino that offers great live sports viewing, you can catch the big game while enjoying a stone-baked Barrel & Stone pizza.

There is of course much more to Manchester than simply placing bets. I recommend you check out the 600-acre Heaton Park during summer which offers up a golf course, boating, and gardens or look into some of the quirkier things to do inside during the UK winter.

If you love sports, don’t miss the opportunity to also visit the National Football Museum or tour the grounds of Manchester United and show your support for the Red Devils!

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.

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