Victoria Gate Casino is the new jewel in the crown of Leed’s casino industry. A key component of the £165 million Victoria Gate retail development project in Leeds, it is also the third largest gaming establishment in the United Kingdom.
The casino opened Jan 26 with a glamorous ceremony, inviting the public to take in the lavish environment boasting 24 gaming tables, 75 electronic gaming tables, 140 slot machines and a 100-people poker room spread over an area of 50,000 square feet.
According to estimates by casino owners Global Gaming Ventures (GGV), the facility has cost £30 million. The license for its development and operation was granted by the Leeds City Council in 2013. The document includes a local staffing requirement and outlines the payment plan according to which the operator has to pay 4% of its annual net revenue to the local authorities.
Next to the stunning gambling facilities, Victoria Gate Casino offers its visitors a classy cocktail bar, a sports bar, three outdoor terraces and a restaurant.