The £6.4m G Casino in Reading is gearing up for a February 13 opening next year with a show bar and a restaurant with tastes of the Mediterranean among its key features.
Customers will also be entertained by live performances in Lady G’s Show Bar seven days a week. The 96-seat Gallery restaurant will offer a Mediterranean-influenced menu and there will be a bar and a games and sports lounge offering a more casual place to eat and watch sport showing on three large plasma screens.
There will also be conferencing facilities and learn-to-play sessions for novices. A 100-seat Poker Room will be used for private functions, regular cash games, private poker tuition and national poker events.
The 30,000 sq. ft. casino will have 17 gaming tables, 10 poker tables and 30 electronic gaming terminals, creating 120 jobs.
Six people recently graduated from a six-week dealer academy course to bolster a 72-strong team at the existing Grosvenor Casino, in Queen’s Road.
Chris Green, general manager of Grosvenor G Casino Reading, said: “We’re confident that our further investment in Reading with the opening of our new Grosvenor G Casino will be a valuable addition to an area already well known for its great leisure and entertainment offering. Our new-style G Casinos are a tried and tested format, which is designed to offer local people not just a great casino, but a new entertainment venue with much wider appeal than simply traditional gaming.”
The casino will be looking to better position itself to take on the competition on its doorstep. The town already boasts a recently renovated Genting Club, whilst Gaming International has been granted permission to develop a racino, a multi-faceted greyhound and speedway track and casino, near the Madejski Stadium also in Reading.