Rank Gaming has earmarked September 18 for the opening of its Grosvenor Casino and Mecca bingo hall, which is set to open underneath the Park Inn Palace Hotel.
The £6m casino will boast a 100-seat poker room, along with slot machines, electronic gaming and a VIP room for high-stakes games. It will also have a restaurant and bar and a separate sports lounge with betting terminals, showing Premier League football, rugby, cricket, boxing and motor racing.
Tom Docherty, general manager of Grosvenor Casino Southend comments: “Southend is a popular seaside town that has a long established association with entertainment and innovation, making it the ideal location for our new casino. We’re confident that our new casino will attract both new and existing gamers into Southend with its state-of-the-art facilities and will grow further interest in the area as a key tourism destination.
“Through the opening of the casino, not only will we provide the local area with a stylish new venue where you can enjoy the thrill of gaming and live sports around the clock, but we will also support employment in the local area through the creation of over 100 jobs.
“We look forward to welcoming customers into the casino when the doors open in September bringing a new and exciting venue to Southend that’s perfect for serious gamers or those just looking for a fun, alternative night out. We’re hugely excited about our casino sports lounge and sports betting facilities as this will be only the second Grosvenor Casino in the UK to have such facilities and so the people of Southend are getting a unique Grosvenor experience.”