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 the 1960s, the building was known as he The White Elephant Club, a dining destination. Later in 1992, Aspinall turned the property in to a casino named Aspinall's.[2] He commissioned a bust of Lord Lucan, a close friend of Aspinall who disappeared in November 1974, after the murder of Sandra Rivett, the nanny of Lucan's children. It remains prominently displayed. The elephant from The White Elephant Club is still at the main entrance of the casino.

It is owned by Crown Resorts, a global entertainment chain headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.[3]

A smart casual dress code is required to enter the Casino.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The casino has 16 gaming tables. Games include Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat, Three card poker and Poker tournaments.[5]

Racial abuse allegations[edit]

In July 2020, a female croupier working at the Casino filed a claim with London Employment tribunal saying the casino allowed some of its members to racially abuse black croupiers.[6] The Casino had accepted some of the claims were true by the time of her case's hearing at the employment tribunal a year later.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aspinalls Casino, London". Guide to UK Casinos.
  2. ^ Goodman, Matthew (5 December 2010). "Sale on cards for Aspinalls casino". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 20 July 2021. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Our businesses". Crown Resorts Limited. 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Club Rules". Crown London Aspinalls. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  5. ^ "Crown Aspinalls, Mayfair, London Review". www.guidetolondoncasinos.com. Retrieved 2020-12-15.
  6. ^ Baksi, Catherine; Ames, Jonathan (8 July 2010). "Mayfair casino 'let gamblers racially abuse its croupiers'". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 15 December 2020. (subscription required)
  7. ^ Siddique, Haroon. "London casino let rich patrons racially abuse staff, tribunal hears". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 July 2021.

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