Resorts World Birmingham Casino Review
At the end of 2015, the Resorts World Birmingham Casino officially opened and immediately set tongues and pulses racing as England’s second city welcomed the super casino resort amidst a storm of controversy. Critics of the resort claim it will negatively impact social culture within the city, but supporters of the resort back it as a huge revenue maker.
What Is It?
Resorts World Birmingham Casino is the latest super casino resort to open its doors in England. Under the 2005 Gambling Act, super casinos were given the green light and the Casino Advisory Panel has given the go-ahead for eight of the super casinos to be built. Ones are already open and operational in East London and Milton Keynes. This Birmingham super casino resort is the most recent addition to the market and undoubtedly the most high-profile.
The Genting International Casino
The Genting International Casino is the central point of the resort where players can play on one of the 31 classic casino table games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, poker, plus a wide range of 150 of the latest slot machines that offer £10,000 jackpot prizes with some also linked to the £20,000 progressive jackpot prizes. The casino has a sports bar, coffee shop, and the Fahrenheit Grill. Players that are seeking private gaming tables can also hire one of the two Salon Privees that are available to play in.
This new super casino resort is set to be one of the biggest in the UK with a capacity to hold 2,000 players at any one time. It cost an estimated £150 million to build and is located on Pendigo Way on the east side of Birmingham. It will be open 24 hours a day and will employ 1,200 members of staff. There is speculation that the super casino resort could attract up to 2 million visitors per year. Only players of 18 years or older will be allowed into the casino to play at the tables.
There is also a wealth of other amenities that are part of the resort including over 50 retail shops, the Genting Hotel, an 11 screen cinema, and the VOX Conference Centre. The host of 18 bars and restaurants include Bottega Prosecco Bar, Costa, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, High Line, Las Iguanas, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Robata Bar and Grill, Starbucks, The Sky Bar, TGI Fridays, and The World Bar.
Relaxing at the Spa
Guests that want to relax and unwind can also make use of the Santai Medispa that offers a 15 metre heated pool, salt cave, sauna, outdoor hot tub, and gymnasium. A number of spa treatments are also available including high performance facials, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, laser treatments, microneedling, facial peels, massages, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, and hair styling salons.
Casino Experience Packages
Players that visit the Genting International Casino can purchase one of a number of casino experience packages. These consist of the Roulette Experience, Blackjack Experience, Poker Experience, and Slots Experience.
The Roulette Experience offers an expert introduction to the game of roulette by a friendly dealer and also allows players to take out the £17.95 jackpot package. The Blackjack Experience will give you an expert dealer to explain the rules of blackjack with the £13.95 big deal package available to purchase with a free drink at the bar and a £5 free play voucher. The Poker Experience offers players experienced tuition from a dealer and the £17.95 jackpot package. Finally, the Slots Experience offers an introduction from a dealer, plus the £13.95 big deal package with the free drink and £5 free play voucher.
Players at the Resorts World Birmingham Casino are also eligible for the Genting Rewards scheme. This scheme allows players to earn points and prizes every time they visit the resort. Every time they pay for something at the resort they can scan their reward card or app and earn comp points. Points can be redeemed at a conversion rate of 100 points being equal to £1.
It’s not just all about the points though. Visitors that use the rewards scheme can also be in with a chance of earning extra offers and benefits too that are associated with brands that are tied into the Genting Rewards Programme.