Empire Casino

Empire Casino
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5-6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA
020 3627 0807

Sometimes referred to as the Casino at the Empire, Empire Casino can be found in London’s Leicester Square. It means that visitors can enjoy some betting action in the heard of the West End, with the venue being open 24-7. Whilst the casino is obviously the part of the venue that we’re the most interested in, it promises entertainment for pretty much everyone. That is owing to the fact that there is both a restaurant and bars on offer, with live sport often being shown on big screens. Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, you can expect to experience a good night filled with all of the usual casino games.

Gaming at the Forefront

As one of the biggest casinos in London, it is fair to say that Empire Casino puts your betting and gaming needs at the forefront of what they do. Whether you’re a fan of blackjack, punto banco or three card poker, you’re going to be able to get involved in the game of your choice here. There are plenty of slot machines on offer if that’s your preference, whilst the electronic roulette means that you don’t need to wait for a space to come clear if you don’t want to. There are plenty of European and American roulette tables on offer, of course, so if you’re a fan of the feel of physical chips in your hand and watching the ball spin then you’re in the right place.

An Impressive Poker Room

Whilst the gaming floor will capture the attention of most people, there are always likely to be a few that will appreciate the welcoming nature of a well-run poker room. If that’s the category that you find yourself in then you don’t need to worry, with the poker room at Empire Casino being one of the most impressive around. You can play a number of different cash games, depending on when you get there, whilst the tournaments that take place here are scheduled in order to offer players the best chance to play the poker game of their choice. Texas Hold’em is the main variation that will be played, so make sure you head on down if you want to take on the best London has to offer.

Bars & Restaurants to Choose From

It is likely that you’re going to have your favourite games to play in a casino, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the gaming floor and try to unwind. If that’s what you fancy doing then you’re in luck at the Empire Casino. The main bar is also the sports bar, offering big screen TVs for all of your sports viewing needs. Tucked away upstairs is one of the best-kept secrets in London, which is the Balcony Bar. It overlooks Leicester Square and therefore promises is a brilliant view whilst you sup on your cocktails or other drinks. If you need something to eat the the Asian-fusion menu on offer in the Fulushou Restaurant should be just the trick.

Casino Reviews


The empire is one of the more flashy casinos in london and feels much more like vegas than some of the dingy local casinos you get in the UK. Plus there’s pretty much always something going on at the weekends and on holidays (all the chinese holidays are well represented here – not surprising as it’s so close to china town) and every now and again some dancers will show up and shake their boobs around (more of a classy showgirls kind of way than strip club – maybe that isn’t the best choice of words).

You have to join before you can enter, but membership is free and it doesn’t take too long. The food is good (they often put on free buffets for special events) and they have multipe bars. There’s a club there too apparently but I’ve never found it, but then again I’ve never really looked for it.

There’s also a balcony you can use to go for a smoke that overlooks leicester square and I’m pretty sure you can buy cigars from behind the bar (don’t quote me on this, I could be making it up).

Dealers are friendly and the general vibe is quite upbeat.

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