Casinos in Glasgow

Though Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, it’s Glasgow that has the most people living in it. A population of nearly 600,000, to say nothing of those living in the surrounding suburbs and so on, needs to be entertained, which is where the city’s six casinos come in handy.

Map of Glasgow Casinos

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Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow, G5 8NP
506/516 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LW
Merchant City, 16-18 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UL
528 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LW
61 Broomielaw, Glasgow, G1 4RJ
191 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DA

The city is a poker lover’s haven, with the Alea Casino hosting cash games and poker tournaments every night, as well as a number of poker festivals each year. They can do that without worrying about losing any space, with the table games, slot machines and electronic roulette tables all sitting over two floors in the biggest casino in Scotland. There are also tournaments and cash games to play in at the Grosvenor Casino in Merchant City, though it’s the HD electronic roulette machines and the slots that will really impress there. Three-card poker and Texas Hold’em table games are also in attendance.

There’s another Grosvenor Casino on Sauchiehall Street and this is the one to head to if you believe that variety is the spice of life. There are numerous different table games for your enjoyment, including Punto Banco, table poker and Mah Jong. The latter is of particular interest for the local Chinese community who are kept entertained with free Chinese tea, newspapers and more. On the banks of the River Clyde, you’ll find the city’s third Grosvenor Casino, the Riverboat. There’s no cash or tournament poker here, but you will be able to play table variations of three-card poker and Texas Hold’em. Slots, electronic roulette and baccarat are also available. You can play cash and tournament poker at the Genting Casino on Sauchiehall Street, however.

Despite Glasgow’s relative size and sprawling nature, the casinos are relatively well grouped. The Riverboat and Genting are on opposite sides of the River Clyde, separated by a bridge, whilst the two on Sauchiehall Street are virtually neighbours. The outlier is the Merchant City Grosvenor, which is on its own but not far from Argyle Street Train Station.

Closed Casino

The Corinthian Club, located on 191 Ingram St in Merchant City, stopped operating as a casino in September 2014 following a number of restrictions being placed on its license due to concerns about disorder. The venue is still open as a late night bar and night club, however, it no longer offers any casino games.