Nottingham is a great place to head for a night out, with the numerous universities making it something of a party town. That is reflected in the four casinos that are to be found within the city’s boundaries, promising plenty of betting opportunities.

Head to Nottingham for the two football clubs, spend a little bit of time visiting bars like the American Hooters chain and then pop down to one of the casinos to have a flutter if that takes your fancy. You might as well get the best out of the city whilst you’re there!

The Casinos

the problem with so much choice, of course, is that you don’t often know where to go when the opportunity to head somewhere presents itself. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of where to go.

Alea Casino – Upper Parliament Street

Alea Casino - Upper Parliament StreetThe Alea Casino chain isn’t the biggest in the country but it’s starting to become more and more popular. The casino on offer in Nottingham is a good example of that, located as it is in the heart of the city. It’s set over two floors, making it one of the city’s biggest casinos and that is reflected in the fact that there’s such a good choice of table games available.

There are seventeen table games on the gaming floor, offering live games throughout your time at the casino. The blackjack tables are linked together in order to offer a progressive jackpot, whilst the roulette tables are always popular with the casino’s visitors. If they’re too busy then you can use the electronic roulette machines instead.

Those electronic roulette wheels sit with slot machines to give the casino a real buzz. That’s less noticeable inside the dedicated poker room that has thirteen tables and offers cash games and tournaments. When it comes to places to eat, the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is a great place to go, whilst the Spanish-themed bar is extremely popular.

Genting Casino – The Cornerhouse

Genting Casino - The CornerhouseLocated inside a complex that also houses a cinema and sits opposite the city’s main theatre is Nottingham’s Genting Casino. It’s not the largest in the city, but it’s central location means that it’s normally pretty busy regardless of what time you head there. There are eight live table games on offer at the busiest period, so it still offers enough to keep you busy.

The games are all of the most obvious ones, with roulette and blackjack being the most popular. The blackjack is popular enough, in fact, to mean that there are different variations of the normal game available. Electronic roulette machines and slot gaming is available, with the progressive jackpots on the latter sometimes creeping up high.

If you’re a poker lover then unfortunately you’re limited to the three-card poker on offer on the gaming floor as there’s no room and therefore no tournaments. There’s a bar and lounge area that gives you the chance to have a drink and a snack form the Graze & Play menu, which is just as well as there isn’t a restaurant on site.

Grosvenor Casino – Maid Marion Way

Grosvenor Casino - Maid Marion WayHead the home of Robin Hood and you’re going to want to look out for certain names, with that of Maid Marion being high in the list. Head to the road named in her honour and you’ll find the city’s Grosvenor Casino, which offers a host of both table and electronic games. On the electronic front it’s mostly slots as well as electronic roulette.

Standard roulette is also popular here, of course, as is blackjack, three-card poker and other table games. These include the more exotic options of punto banco, baccarat and pai gow, which allow visitors to mix things up a bit. The slots, meanwhile, can reach jackpots as high as £20,000, which is worth keeping an eye out for.

There is a dedicated poker room here, meaning that there are opportunities to get involved with cash games and tournaments regularly. If you get a bit hungry during your playing then you can head to the on-site restaurant, which offers a decent if unexciting menu, or pop into the bar for a drink and something from the snack menu.

Dusk Till Dawn – Boulevard Retail Park

Dusk Till Dawn - Boulevard Retail ParkThe least central of the four casinos is also the one that is the least of as specialist casino. Found on the Boulevard Retail Park, Dusk Till Dawn has a number of live tables promising the likes of roulette and blackjack, plus a heap of slot machines for those of you that enjoy a more electronic-based experience during your trip to a casino.

It won’t take you long to figure out that poker is Dusk Till Dawn’s main interest. There are forty-five tables that can welcome four hundred and fifty people at any given time, so cash games and poker tournaments are the most common things on offer here. There’s even a private room available for VIPs and members who want to hire it out.

As well as being a popular place to head for poker players, Dusk Till Dawn’s bar is also visited regularly by people wanting to have a drink. The bar is excellent, showing live sport if there’s anything worth watching on. There’s no restaurant on site, so your eating options are limited to snacks from the bar.