Genting Casino Westcliff
|Genting Casino Westcliff|
|Location||Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England|
The original "Westcliff" and "Waterfront" Casinos were established in the 1970s and it was originally at the Mill House in Station Road. It opened at its present site, formerly an open-air swimming pool and then a boat deck as part of The Westcliff Leisure Centre, in 1987. It has developed into the largest provincial casino and the second largest in Britain. The casino was first run by Brent Walker, and then by R J Bown Holdings. It was bought by Genting UK for an estimated £30,000,000.
The casino features many slots and Electronic Roulette terminals and twenty table games (single zero American Roulette, Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Blackjack and Two Way Texas Hold'em Poker) as well as a 120 cover restaurant overlooking the Thames Estuary.
Only a small part of the entire building is used by the public. The building itself actually descends three floors down.
In November 2007, the two sister casinos, "Spielers' Casino" and "Westcliff Casino", were refurbished by Genting Stanley to create the casinos named Southend Mint. Most recently in 2012, the casino underwent a multimillion-pound refurbishment and was renamed .
The first casino wedding in UK took place at Southend.
Paul Bahbout won $200,000 dollars from the casino in 2010 taking him out of debt.
- "Jam's Tracie to do one-off show". Echo. 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- "BBC - First casino wedding in the UK takes place in Southend". news.bbc.co.uk. 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2016-03-15.
- Mike Miners (2010-01-16). "£200,000 blackjack win gets Paul out of the red". Echo. Retrieved 2016-03-15.