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Place your bets please… the best casinos in Sussex

It is no secret that Sussex provides almost endless opportunities in terms of fabulous days out with the family. But what if, after a long day of wandering a 14th century moated castle, you still have energy left in the tank? Feeling lucky as well? Head on over to Brighton to discover Sussex’s finest casinos.

Not surprisingly, Brighton is the place to be in contemporary Sussex if you are in the mood to place a little bet. However, only a few hundred years ago, modern day Brighton was a fishing village in decline, named Brighthelmstone.

By the mid-seventeenth century, the area gradually started transitioning into a health resort, because of the alleged medicinal qualities of the local seawater. In those days the Prince Regent, later King George IV, paid his first visits to the seaside town. It was his subsequent patronage, and his love for gaming and the high life, that ignited Brighton’s transformation from fishing village into the hip city it is today.

So, instead of giving you a guide to the best fishing shops in town, here’s a guide to some of our favourite casinos. And yes, you can thank King George IV for that.

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Rendezvous Casino at the Marina // Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, BN2 5UT // 01273 805712 

Beautifully located on the seafront, the Rendezvous Casino at the Marina offers the perfect combination of gaming and entertainment. Slots, table games such as roulette, blackjack and three card poker, all provided and supervised by dedicated VIP gaming hosts to cater to your every need.

Brought your poker face? Hop in on the action by joining one of the many weekly tournaments or try your luck at the cash tables. No matter the day of the week, the Rendezvous Casino at the Marina poker room is buzzing. Do not forget to sign up for the loyalty programme once you start raking in the hours. Before you know it, you will have earned enough credits to treat you and your partner to a fancy dinner.

Speaking of which, the casino’s own Waterside Restaurant is a true hidden gem in Sussex’s dining scene. Enjoy a 10oz Wagyu Sirloin Steak in a luxury setting by the sea, without breaking the bank. No matter how long you enjoy fine dining in such splendid atmosphere, the games will always be there later; the casino is open 24 hours.

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Wining, dining and gaming in a beautiful summer setting by the water, we can think of worse ways to spend some time. But what if the summer evening turns out to be not so summery after all? What if it’s one of those Sussex summer evenings that looks more like a late autumn evening, falling leaves aside? What if you don’t even want to leave the house?

Well, assuming you are still feeling lucky, we suggest you look up a reputable casino review site to find a trustworthy online casino. Order in some food while you’re at it, put on your favourite loungewear and enjoy a relaxed night of online gaming.

 

Grosvenor Casino Brighton // 9 Grand Junction Road, Brighton, BN1 1PP // 01273 326514

Located right in the heart of Brighton on Grand Junction Road, the Grosvenor Casino Brighton offers everything you could reasonably expect from a gaming venue. Fancy the slots? Prefer a table game such as roulette or blackjack? It’s all there, and more. In fact, there is even a dedicated cardroom which hosts, apart from daily cash games, a leg of the GUKPT poker tour.

Need a break from all the gaming action? No worries, the restaurant and sports lounge have you covered. Watch your favourite game, sip on a Piña Colada or enjoy some Pesto Crusted Halibut. It’s up to you.

Lastly, there’s no need to be afraid of the casino closing its doors while you are riding a wave of good fortune; the Grosvenor Casino Brighton is open 24 hours. Oh, and there’s free car parking nearby. Always handy in the unlikely event of, you know, things not really going your way.

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Genting Casino Brighton // 6-8 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HN // 01273 725101 

Comfortably located in the centre, the recently refurbished Genting Casino Brighton offers a fantastic opportunity to indulge in a wide variety of games. Not only slots and the more customary table games such as roulette, blackjack and three card poker can be enjoyed, but baccarat as well. The game of preference in Asia, but much less known in Europe. Make sure to give it a try or at least a peek, and don’t be surprised to see some crazy card mangling by certain players after the hand is done. Let’s call it stress relief, baccarat style.

Afterwards, don’t forget to drop by the newly added stylish bar for a cocktail or premium bottled beer. Hungry rather than thirsty? Just use the food valet service to order up some Crispy Tempura Prawns to your table, and add some Häagen-Dazs to that if you like. The Genting Casino Brighton is open daily from 2pm to 5am.

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