Casino at the Empire Review (2018) – Leicester Square, London
Overview of The Casino at the Empire
One might be surprised by how sleek and modern The Casino at The Empire is. At a whooping 55,000 square feet, this Vegas-style casino is the largest casino in London.
The Casino at the Empire is located at:
5-6 Leicester Square,
London WC2H 7NA,
The casino has a dress code of formal casual attire. Hooded tops, sportswear, ripped jeans, and white sports trainers are not allowed.
The Casino at the Empire was unveiled to the general public in the late spring of 2007. The space used to be a ballroom and a theater, but it was converted to The Casino at the Empire. It is part of London Clubs International, which is owned by Caesars Entertainment.
The Casino at the Empire does not offer any lodging, but there are some hotels in the area.
Not only does this London casino have 127 slot machines and 50 table games in its two-story casino with 55,000 square feet of space, but it also boasts a poker room where you can enjoy drinks from its in-room bar and play in tournaments on a daily basis. This casino has also hosted the finals of the first World Series of Poker in Europe. Some of the games include:
Three card poker, classic slots, electronic roulette machines, American roulette, blackjack, punto banco, and pai gow tiles.
There are 20 slots on the second floor, and another 20 slots in the poker room. You can also enjoy 90 electronic roulette machines, 28 of which are linked to a progressive jackpot.
The poker room hosts 24/7 Texas Hold’em and Omaha tournaments, which usually begin at 2:00 in the afternoon every day.
Attractions & Entertainment
In addition to the restaurants and bars in the building, there are also events such as the Soho Comedy Club, which is held at the Shadow Bar. A new comedy line-up is offered every Saturday night, and the shows hosted here have won numerous awards. Time Out has name Soho Comedy Club one of the top 10 comedy clubs in London.
You can enjoy a great dining experience at FuLuShou restaurant, where you can enjoy authentic Asian cuisine with “theatrical” chefs preparing your food in front of you. If you are down for drinking and/or dancing, you have four different swanky bars to choose from: Carlsberg Sports Bar, Icon Balcony Bar, The Shadow Bar, and Vapor.
Why The Casino at the Empire Gets 3 Stars
This casino is often dubbed the busiest casino in London, which is hardly surprising because, aside from the fact that the casino is in a busy location, they offer a great range of games (compared to other casinos in the UK), as well as poker events and tournaments. However, they do not offer any lodging or many attractions and entertainment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Empire Casino
What table games does Empire Casino offer?
You can play American roulette, blackjack, punto banco baccarat, three card poker, and pai gow tiles at Empire casino. In addition to the standard tables, you can take advantage of electronic games like roulette, which is available in both static and live wheel formats. Poker fans can also take advantage of tournaments and cash games in the card room.
How many different types of slots will I find at Empire Casino?
You'll find 20 slot machines in the lower slots lounge and an additional 20 games upstairs. Although 40 slot machines might seem inadequate, many of the games offer 26 titles in a single console for far more variety than you might expect. Enjoy everything from video poker to progressive games with £20,000 jackpots. With bets starting at £0.20, everyone can experience the excitement.
Is a membership required to play?
You don't need to be a member to play at Empire Casino. The doors are open to anyone who is of legal age. If you plan on visiting more than once, it's a great idea to enroll in the Player Rewards program. It's easy to accumulate points whenever you play, which you'll be able to redeem for free play, gifts, meals, cocktails, and more.
What is the required age to gamble at Empire Casino?
You must be at least 18 years of age to gamble at Empire Casino. We recommend having your identification handy, as staff may request it upon entry depending on how old you look.
Is there a smoking section?
It is currently against the law to smoke in any enclosed public space in the United Kingdom. Although these regulations prevent smoking on the gaming floor, you can visit the Icon bar, which features a terrace. You'll be able to smoke on a designated part of the terrace. Please note that the Icon bar opens at 5pm from Sunday through Thursday and at 5 pm on the weekend.
What are the minimum and maximum limits on the floor?
Although minimums and maximum are subject to change, you can typically find American roulette games with £1-£2 minimums. Card games start at £5 during the week and £10 on the weekends. Table maximums on the floor usually range between £500 and £5,000, depending on the game. Eligible players can head to the Dragon Lounge to raise the stakes. If you're looking for lower limits you can take advantage of electronic games that have bets as low as £0.10.
Does Empire Casino have special promotions for VIPs or high rollers?
Empire Casino welcomes high rollers with fabulous perks and promotions. The first step to getting the recognition you deserve is by signing up for the Players Rewards program. Once you achieve monogram status or higher, you'll receive access to your own VIP host, gaming offers tailored just for you, invitations to exclusive events, and birthday gifts. You can also qualify for free multi-night stays at Caesar properties in Las Vegas, South Africa, and the USA outside of Nevada. VIPs also get access to the Dragon Lounge.
Are there any restaurants nearby?
The Empire Casino is home to FuLuShou, a fabulous Asian eatery with a mouthwatering menu. Enjoy spectacular dishes like Malaysian lobster with prawn sambal, Chinese roast duck, black pepper fillet steak, and Szechuan chili cod fillet.
What kind of accommodations does Empire Casino offer?
Even though you won't find accommodations on site, you can find dozens of great places to stay within a kilometer of the casino. The Stafford London, Piccadilly London West End, Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, W, and SoHo are all worth a look.