Caesars Entertainment UK has confirmed that it will permanently close Southend’s Rendezvous casino.
Located at the landmark Kursaal on Southend seafront, Caesars has confirmed it will not be re-opening the venue once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
A spokesman said: “Caesars Entertainment UK, owners of Rendezvous Casino regret to announce that the casino will not be re-opening following the recent closure during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have reluctantly taken this decision following difficult trading conditions in recent years and the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic will have on future business levels.
“We are grateful to our employees and suppliers who worked hard to deliver a great entertainment venue over the years and thank them following this difficult decision. Thank you also to our valued customers for their support of Rendezvous Southend. We hope we get the chance to welcome you at one of our other venues.”
Southend has two other casinos also on the seafront, one owned by Genting and the other in the Park Inn Hotel owned by Grosvenor.