Casinos in Cardiff

With a population just shy of 360,000, Cardiff is the largest city in Wales. The capital of the country is also the eleventh largest city in all of the United Kingdom, hosting its major sporting events and being the location for its National Assembly. You might, therefore, expect it offer more than three major casinos, but three casinos is how many you’ll find if you wander the streets looking for somewhere to place a bet.

Map of Cardiff Casinos

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The Red Dragon Centre, Atlantic Wharf, Hemingway Road, Cardiff, CF10 4JY
Capital Retail Shopping Park, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8EG
UGC Cinema Complex, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff , CF10 2EN

One of them, Les Croupiers Casino, has been based in the city for forty years and will be of particular note to those of you that enjoy a game of poker or two. The largest poker room in Wales can be found here, you see, and it hosts regular games and tournaments. It’s not just Texas Hold’em that you’ll be able to play here, either, with the likes of Omaha and Stud played in rotation with other formats of the game. If you’re not a poker fan then don’t worry, Blackjack, roulette and electronic gaming machines are all available here too.

The other two casinos are members of chains, with the Grosvenor also offering poker tournaments throughout the week as well as cash games and beginner’s sessions. It’s also where the high-stake players amongst you might want to head, with roulette and Blackjack tables that take a decent amount of money. The Rainbow Casino has more acceptable lower stakes for anyone who prefers a fun game on the American roulette or Blackjack, as well as video slots and even Mah Jong. There’s no poker tournaments here, but there are a couple of Texas Hold’em tables.

Given that it’s the capital city of Wales, you won’t be all that surprised to learn that Cardiff’s quite a spread out place. The casinos follow suit with one located not far from Cardiff City Football Club, another found near to the main shopping area and the third closer to Cardiff Bay and the corresponding train station there.