The new Casino at
The Empire opened in late spring 2007. Officially situated at 5-6 Leicester
Square London WC2H 7NA
The North side of Leicester Square has a new
attraction. Renovation work has revealed the Deco Art facade of the old
building which now is in part the new Empire Casino. It is owned by LCI, which
in turn is owned by Harrahs, Las Vegas.
Inside you'll find a lot of
glass and shiny metal, semi-vegas style. The main gaming floor has the great
benefit of very high ceilings and is quite large by British standards. Around
the room is a balcony where you'll find two restaurants, an ice-cream bar, two
bars and a night club. Downstairs there is a poker room with its own bar.A
secret passage in the entrance hall will take you up to the secluded bar with
outside tables overlooking Leicester Square.
The gaming includes
electronic Roulette, Punto Banco, Black Jack, Three Card Poker and conventional
Roulette. There are 16 roulette tables, most evenings all of them will be in
Restaurants FuLuShou serves affordable Asian
fusion cuisine in a relaxed, elegant setting where the on-show kitchen creates
a theatrical ambience. Flame, is their signature restaurant. Serving the
highest quality meat and fish, as well as lighter alternatives such as
chowders, soups and salads Flame offers a variety of fresh, flavourful cuisine.
Mocha, is a boutique ice creamery and coffee bar on the second
Poker Room The poker room is quite plush with its own
bar so you don't far to go. Tournaments are held every day and the finals of
the first ever World Series Of Poker in Europe will take place there. The
Casino at The Empire has a Player Rewards program which applies equally to
poker players! Check the
website for poker night details.
Dress code Smart jeans/trousers, shirt and tidy footwear required at all time. No
hooded tops, ripped jeans, sportswear or white sports trainers are not
Based on the vibrant feel and the many assets, I give it
8½/10. Just too difficult to get to in a car.
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square / Piccadilly
Circus 5-6 Leicester Square London WC2H 7NA View on Map Tel : (0)20 3238 1000. Fax:
(0)20 3238 1010
Car Park Details : Nearest car park sited in
Whitcome Street, reduced parking passes can be purchased at the cash desk at
the casino at The Empire. Please ask cash desk attendants for further details.
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