Official CasinoTripReview Rating - Genting Casino - Casino
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3.1

Summary

A small casino offering the basics of table gaming. Split over two level with a (at current) under utilised basement area. No restaurant and only a small bar. Poor to average slot choice.

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2.75 (4 votes)

The Genting Casino Brighton is located in the centre of Brighton, west of the famous pier at 6-8 Preston Street, Brighton, BN1 2HN – a stone’s throw from the seafront. It has recently undergone a full refurbishment to have a new ’boutique’ feel about it.

It is about a 15-20 minute walk from the mainline railway station, or about a 15 min walk from the pier. There are plenty of taxis should you prefer or parking options near the casino if you drive. Please note there is no parking available on site. The NCP Russell Road and the Regency Secure Parking are two of many car parks situated close to the casino. If you take your ticket stub from the Regency Square Car Park you will be provided with some free play for the electronic terminals. This is only valid however on your next trip.

There are more than enough hotel options in Brighton if you didn’t want to have to traipse all the way home afterwards, or, if you had a successful night and just don’t want it to end!

The casino is open 7 days a week, from 2pm to 5am with Live Gaming open from 3pm.

CASINO LAYOUT & FEATURES

 

  • Slots and Electronic terminals
  • Table Games
  • Poker Tournaments (not at time of review)
  • Entry – Free (membership available but not required; free of charge)
  • Set on two levels
  • 1 x bar
  • Cash machines available (be careful, they charge – use the free service from the cashier’s desk)

 SLOTS & ELECTRONIC

The Genting Casino, Brighton houses the usual (max) 20 slot machines allowed for casinos of this size in the UK.

These include IGT stand alone terminals for Pharaoh’s Fortune and Cleopatra, a number of Novomatic multi-game slots and fixed odd WMS multi-slot terminals. We could not see any progressive linked jackpots between any of the slots.

Most of the slots can be found on the ground floor which you enter into. A staff member told us there was some more in the basement level so we had a look and could only see four in a room that looked like it had been forgotton about. There was one other patron watching a television and what looked like disused poker tables and chairs stacked against the wall. This area felt very sorry for itself and was not welcoming in the slightest (March 2015).

This casino is also equipped with a number of electronic roulette terminals. They offer the chance to bet against one an automated roulette wheel, or some of the live roulette tables which is streamed to your terminal.

TABLES

The Genting Casino, Brighton offers players a number of blackjack tables, 3 card poker and roulette.

The blackjack table can be played from £3. They also offer a variety of side bets including ‘Blackjack-Aces’ where for as little as a £1 side bet, you could hit it big! Basically, when playing this bet, you have to be dealt only aces, in sequence starting with your first card. You win from as little as two aces, but, if you are dealt four suited aces then you will win the mega jackpot which, at the time of writing this review (March/April 2015), stands at over £118,000! What’s also great about this side bet, is that the jackpots are linked between all participating Genting casinos across the UK (32 at time of writing) which is why the jackpots reach life changing amounts. Click here to see the latest jackpots.

The 3 card poker table is played from £5 with a max of £100 and includes two side bets options.

There are a few roulette tables starting from 50p. As usual the number of open tables depend on how busy it is. The casino is very small and when it becomes busy it feel very crowded and quite claustrophobic.

You can learn how to play Roulette by viewing our ‘How to Play’ page here.

Finally, we could not see a poker tournament area that was set up and ready to go. We did see in the basement some tables and chairs for tournaments, but these were stacked up against the wall and not ready to be used on the Saturday night we visited.

More information on Genting Casino Brighton’s Poker League is available on their website.

GamesNumber
of Tables
Minimum
Stake
Maximum
Stake
Roulette3£0.50£500.00
Blackjack2£3.00£1,000.00
Three Card Poker1£5.00£100.00
Electronic Roulette8£0.10£100.00

BAR

As this is a small casino, there is no restaurant inside, but benefitting from a central location, there are plenty of option nearby.  There is however a small, well stocked bar. They offer a selection of cocktails, wines, bottled beers and ciders.There is a small seating area and Sky Sports is also available to watch if you just fancied a sit away from all the gambling! Although as stated, there isn’t a restaurant here, the bar does offer a selections of bar snacks from their ‘Graze and Play Menu’. The Bar is open daily until 4am.

TO CONCLUDE …

Overall, a small sized casino with a disappointing atmosphere. Although the recent refurbishment has gone a long way to making this casino appear a lot nicer, there is still work to do in the basement at the time of this review. We feel moving to a larger premises would have benefitted more.

The choice of slots we thought was disappointing, with no multi-terminal progressives to be played and the inclusion of fixed odd betting terminals demonstrates this is not really a must-go venue for slot lovers.

The table games offered are few, but with the space provided, they have fitted in what they can. As always, the staff are friendly which goes a long way to making up for the feel.

The casino is clean and well kept and the refurbishment definitely makes up to providing a nicer atmosphere. If the casino has not been refurbished I would certainly not re-visit knowing what is looked like before.

Would we recommend this? Probably not. There are other options in Brighton that are worth a try over this casino.