Back in August 2019, it was announced that Grosvenor Chains would be embarking on a huge £5.2 million revamp of their Brighton casino complex, transforming the venue into Pier Nine. Throughout the lengthy process, Grosvenor Casino Brighton has remained open for business, but soon it will open with a massive official launch part to commence a new age of gaming in Brighton.
Taking the place of the Grosvenor venue, Pier Nine will take the Brighton gaming scene to a new level. Over the years, the city has become one of the gaming hubs of the UK, with some visitors from the United States even labelling it ‘the Atlantic City of the UK’ due to its seaside location and diverse selection of casinos.
The shiny new Pier Nine venue will certainly boost Brighton’s appeal to entertainment seekers, bolstering an already vibrant casino scene across all parts of Brighton and Hove.
Pier Nine has almost arrived
Situated on Grand Junction Road, Brighton, Pier Nine will be a multi-storey complex boasting two casino floors, a betting games arcade, plenty of new bars, a karaoke room, and a private cinema. While the building has been open for business and putting on some events, the grand opening of Pier Nine hasn’t happened yet. Planned to open in early 2020, there’s not long to wait for the venue to open its doors to the public.
On 1 February 2020, Pier Nine will be putting on a grand launch event to open Brighton’s brand-new entertainment complex officially. It will be a 24-hour party within the new venue. Not only will the party be within the beautiful former Art Deco cinema, but it’ll also feature an exclusive DJ from Greg James of BBC Radio 1.
Anyone who wants to attend the launch party is advised to go to the Pier Nine Brighton website to reserve their place. It shall be a momentous occasion, opening up the grand 24/7 entertainment hub of Brighton, further enhancing the gaming on offer in the area.
Continually advancing Brighton’s gaming scene
Casino games haven’t changed very much since their adoption decades ago. Roulette comes in the forms of American, European, and French, blackjack tables only really differ on which hands dealers must stand on, and baccarat is always baccarat. So, to keep things fresh, interesting, and exciting, venues need to update and add extra elements to become entertainment centres as opposed to just casino venues.
The need to keep updating has been emphasised by the rise of online casinos, particularly the live casino gaming sections. Anyone who has played live casino online will know that they deliver the authentic casino gaming experience through their top-class croupiers and real-time gaming. Not only this, but the online space has also pushed classic casino games into new areas, such as with Live All Bets Blackjack Kingdoms Rise and Live Football Roulette.
Along with Pier Nine by the seafront and the online casino offering, Brighton also boasts the Genting Casino and Rendezvous Casino. Genting is open from midday to 5 am each day and features a wide range of casino games. Rendezvous is a 24-hour casino like Pier Nine, offering a range of entertainment options as well as a diverse restaurant, with their Sunday lunch being a local favourite.
As of February 2020, locals and the millions of tourists which Brighton hosts every year will be able to enjoy a brand new, state-of-the-art entertainment complex at Pier Nine as well as the two already existing land-based casinos and the online offering via their phones and laptops.