Thursday, January 26, saw the opening ceremony for the third-largest casino in the UK. Victoria Gate Casino saw thousands of celebrities, sports stars, and other VIPs gather for the opening ceremony, marking an important milestone for Leeds. The casino is the largest and most significant entertainment venue to be established in the city over the past few years.
The Moment Worth Waiting
The company behind the casino is Global Gaming Ventures. According to the company’s CEO Andrew Herd, Victoria Gate Casino has been long coming, but it was a big project that took a while to complete. The wait was worth it, however, as the vision for the casino was fulfilled.
Herd also emphasized the importance of this venue for the city of Leeds. A casino of this size significantly contributes to the overall entertainment offer, and the Global Gaming Ventures CEO expressed his delight at being able to contribute to city’s already vibrant leisure offering through this project.
The casino, although worth £30 million, will cater to everyone. From the best poker players and high-roller gamblers to casual players, everyone will be taken care of. Victoria Gate Casino will strive to offer everyone a high-quality and memorable experience.
Of course, it isn’t just players and casino owners who will get something out of the deal. The new venue created more than 200 new jobs, mostly employing people from the Leeds area. Leeds residents seem to be highly supportive of the idea, as the casino received more than 5,000 CVs of those eager to be a part of this new project.
The feeling was echoed by James Lewis, the Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council. Opening hundreds of new jobs for the city residents is bound to have positive effects on the overall economy and quality of life.
Night to Remember
The gala opening was everything one would expect from a casino of this size. There were more than 1,200 VIPs among the visitors who gathered for this important moment. Everything started with the official ribbon cutting and the very first roulette spin. After the ceremonial opening, casino doors were open to the general public at 9:00 PM.
Visitors had an opportunity to experience everything Victoria Gate Casino has to offer, including the stunning Live Bar and V Restaurant, offering an excellent choice of food and beverages. Overall, it was truly a night to remember for the residents of Leeds.