Another Look at Yorkshire’s Super Casino
Open since January 2017, Victoria Gate Casino has become one of Leeds’ biggest entertainment venues, open 24 hours a day and drawing in the crowds to match. And it was a long time in the making.
You might be able to recall that the north of England was supposed to be getting a so-called ‘super casino’ for a number of years. Certain promises had been made, and many a time it appeared a decision had been made too, only for deals to fall through seemingly at the last minute. We definitely recall Sheffield and Manchester getting pretty excited and preparing themselves for the green light on more than one occasion.
As it happened though, Leeds was eventually chosen as the location for the North’s super casino, thanks in no small part to the impressive Victoria Gate shopping centre opening up — in which VG Casino can be found.
We paid a visit shortly after opening and were impressed with the venue itself, as well as the variety on offer. Since then, Victoria Gate has gone from strength to strength, introducing a wider offering for the diverse range of clientele it caters to.
And we’re not just talking about the usual suspects, either. They’ve got bingo, play your cards right, quiz nights, stand-up comedy, live music — the list goes on.
Of course, there’s also the classic casino features on offer as well, from roulette and blackjack to a healthy range of slots. They’ve got 120 machines in total, featuring games like Fruits of Fortune, Dolphin’s Pearl, Book of Ra, Lord of the Ocean and Lucky Lady’s Charm.
But if you prefer a more private experience from the comfort of your own home, there’s always online slots to keep you entertained. There’s a world of choice out there, with an even wider range than that of the North’s super casino!
If you’re a sports fan, you’re in for a treat too. In their Live Bar, there’s a couple of huge screens that show all the live action you can take, from Premier League football to PGA golf and the biggest boxing bouts around.
You can even grab a tasty meal there while you’re at it, with the kitchen open around the clock as well. And, as you might imagine, the bar’s stocked with a great range of beers, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks to wash your dinner down.
Truth be told, the size of the venue can be a little overwhelming, and for some people, the online experience may well be better suited to their tastes. After all, despite there being no particular dress code (aside from caps etc.) for entering VG, we doubt they’d be too happy if you turned up in your dressing gown — whereas your sofa’s always more than pleased to see you!
All in all, it’s a great place to try if the live-action experience is what you’re after. As the range of events grows all the time, VG is bound to become increasingly popular — and busy — in the years to come. We’re fortunate to have such a venue on our doorstep here in Yorkshire.