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The Best Casinos in Brighton

The Best Casinos in Brighton
  • On 6th September 2019

Casinos have changed a lot over the years. Although it’s hard to pinpoint precisely when the first casino-like establishments were formed, they date back hundreds of years, all the way to ancient Greece and Rome. Back then — like today — games of chance were massively popular. And up until the late 19th century, using gold nuggets or other objects of value at the table were common.

In the late 1800s, the invention of the casino chip completely changed gaming, and slot machines have greatly evolved since their introduction in 1891. Now, casinos are quick to embrace the latest technology to improve security and customer satisfaction through tech like RFID chips, facial recognition, and automation, among so much more. They’re also moving into the online realm, offering customers new and exciting ways to game — no brick-and-mortar casino needed!

But if you’d rather check out the real deal, you don’t have to travel all the way to Monte Carlo or Vegas for a great casino. Brighton has a lot to offer all around, including some great casinos. Here are the best ones to check out:

Rendezvous Brighton Casino

Looking to get a taste of Vegas in Brighton? Rendezvous Brighton Casino is your best bet. Located right on the water at the Brighton Marina, this 24/7 casino offers plenty of entertainment such as card games, roulette, blackjack, and slots games, in addition to a poker room for tournaments, festivals, and high-stakes games. Rendezvous also hosts private events and special events, such as gaming championships and musician tribute nights.

Their restaurant, the Waterside Restaurant, is well known for its steaks, but they also feature a Sunday roast and plenty of other options (if you’re looking for lighter fare). They also have a special player’s menu for players who don’t want to leave the floor, which is available from 12 p.m. until 3 a.m. In other words, whatever you’re looking for in a casino, Rendezvous is sure to have it.

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Grosvenor Casino Brighton

Besides Rendezvous, Grosvenor Casino’s location in Brighton is one of the most popular casinos in the area. It’s located on the waterfront, right across from the Brighton Pier. Besides traditional casino games like roulette, slots, and blackjack, they also have a popular six-shooter dice game. As for poker, they feature both low-stakes and high-stakes games so that poker lovers of all levels can get in on the action.

Besides gaming, their restaurant and bar is a popular place for sports fans to catch the latest games. Their menu features plenty of options, and they offer specials and promotions during the week. Pizza, burgers, and ribs are some of their most popular options. They also have a breakfast menu and a 24/7 menu so you’ll never go hungry, no matter when you’re playing.

Genting Casino Brighton

Although Genting Casino is not open 24/7 like the previous two casinos, it is open until the early morning hours of 5 a.m. Some of the most popular games include roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and three-card poker, but they have plenty more live and electronic gaming options. Before you go, check out their weekly promotions, tournaments, and specials on games and drinks. Unlike the other casinos mentioned, Genting isn’t necessarily known for its restaurant or bar, but they offer food and drinks until one hour before closing time.

Genting does require customers to register before visiting, but registration is free and comes with plenty of benefits and offers. But if you want to speed up your visit, you can register online in advance so you can get in right away. It should also be noted that Genting Casino does have a dress code. Smart casual wear like tailored pants and jeans, sneakers, and sandals are acceptable. Formal wear is not required (and should be avoided), and clothing like gym wear, work wear, and tracksuits are not permitted.

No matter what type of casino you’re looking for — whether one with a Vegas, sports bar, or exclusive vibe — you’re sure to find it in Brighton.

Featured image by Keenan Constance on Unsplash


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