Home of two football teams, six European Cups and the birthplace of The Beatles, Liverpool is one of the most popular cities in the country. It’s not one of the largest, though, so the fact that it’s got three casinos speaks of its popularity as a tourist attraction.
The casinos are all chain ones, which might be somewhat surprising to people who know of Liverpool as a fiercely independent city that prides itself in supporting local companies. Even so, a trip to any of them is as good as a guarantee of a fun night out.
One thing that even critics of Liverpool as a city, aka Mancunians, will admit is that it is a city of personality. That is also the case with the three casinos, as we’ll explain here.
Genting Casino – Queen Square
Probably the most centrally located of all of the casinos in Liverpool, the member of the Genting chain located at Queen Square underwent a refurbishment in 2012 to make it arguably the most impressive looking of the three. That included an expansion of the gaming floor, meaning that more options are available than prior to 2012.
Six roulette tables dominate the gaming space, with room for live blackjack, baccarat and three-card poker also to be found. If you like the games but not necessarily the interaction with other humans then you might want to look at the electronic equivalents of them that are mixed in with the slot machines around the venue.
Liverpool is a city of blaggers and sweet talkers, so it’s no surprise that poker cash games and tournaments are both popular. If you’re not a poker fan then you might wish to take a break from the gaming floor some other way, with both the Fahrenheit Restaurant and the bar offering opportunities to do just that.
Genting Casino – Renshaw Street
Liverpool’s Chinatown is the oldest in Europe, so it’s not all that surprising that one of Asia’s biggest betting companies have a casino located quite close to it. Renshaw Street’s Genting Casino has plenty of three-card poker tables as well as live games of roulette and blackjack that you can get involved in when you visit.
There’s a decent variety of slot machines as well as electronic versions of roulette and other popular table games such as baccarat. The only disappointing thing about the Renshaw Street venue from a gaming point of view is that there’s no poker tournaments or cash games on offer. Thankfully you can get involved in them at Genting’s other offering, if you want to.
The other thing that people will want to know before heading here is that, unlike most Genting Casinos, there’s no on-site restaurant. That might well be because management realised that its proximity to Chinatown means that people might just prefer the real thing! There is a bar that offers snacks as well as plenty of beverages, of course.
Grosvenor Casino – Waterfront
Formerly owned by Gala Casinos and labelled as a Leo, which many of the locals still call it, the waterfront offering in Liverpool was taken over by the Grosvenor Casino Group in 2013 and rebranded accordingly. It is to be found along Liverpool’s famous waterfront, not far from the Albert Dock and the Liver Building.
Split over two floors, the gaming area is on the first and promises all of your favourite table games. From more exotic games like baccarat and punto banco to traditional ones like roulette and blackjack, it will be a surprise if you’re unable to find something you want to play here. Head down a floor and you’ll be greeted by all of the electronic slots and other terminals.
The poker room at the waterfront Grosvenor Casino is arguably the best in Liverpool, so it’s where the city’s serious players tend to congregate. Cash games and tournaments are on offer regularly. There’s also a good restaurant and two bars on-site, which boast good views of the Wirral on the opposite side of the River Mersey.