Aspinall's

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Crown London Aspinalls
Elephant bronze outside Crown Aspinalls, Curzon Street W1.JPG
Bronze elephant outside Crown London Aspinalls
Address27–28 Curzon Street, Mayfair
LocationLondon, England
Owner
TypeCasino
CapacityVIP Rooms for up to 25 people each
Opened1960s
Website
aspinalls-club.com

Crown London Aspinalls (or Aspinall's) is a private gambling club, established by John Aspinall in London since the 1960s. Crown London Aspinalls is currently at 27–28 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London.[1]

History[edit]

Club founder John Aspinall, known as "Aspers" to his friends, was a conservationist and the stepson of Sir George Osborne. He was a breeder of wild animals and funded his zoos, to a large extent, from house winnings. In its earlier days, Aspinall's clientele consisted mostly of successful aristocrats who gambled a high part of their incomes, or in a few cases a high proportion of their wealth. The gradual decline in wealth and estates of most English landed gentry has led to the clientele becoming more reflective of the current make-up of Mayfair's residents.

John Aspinall evaded major public recognition until the 1970s. Lord Lucan was a close friend of John Aspinall and regular gambler. Lucan's unresolved disappearance in late 1974 led to major free publicity: John Aspinall commissioned a bust of Lucan which remains displayed prominently.

Owned by Crown Resorts, a global entertainment chain headquartered in Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aspinalls Casino, London". Guide to UK Casinos.
  2. ^ "Our businesses". Crown Resorts Limited. 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2016.

Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 0°08′58″W / 51.506364°N 0.149459°W / 51.506364; -0.149459