Casinos in Manchester

Though it’s not exactly as populated with casinos as London, Manchester certainly isn’t short of options of you’re looking for somewhere to go and place a bet or two. If you’re willing to head down as far as Stockport then there are nine to choose from within the borders of Greater Manchester.

Map of Manchester Casinos

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36 St Petersgate, Stockport, SK1 1HD
Cromwell Road, Castle Irwell, Salford, M6 6DA
110 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 4RL
35/39 George Street, Manchester, M1 4HQ
Riverside, 5 Derwent Street, Salford, M5 4SW
59 Wellington Street, Stockport, SK1 3AD
Parrswood Entertainment Centre, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 5PG
Bury New Road, 2 Ramsgate Street, Manchester, M8 9SG
Great Northern, 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Manchester City Centre

Three of the Manchester casinos belong to the Grosvenor chain, so they can largely be considered together. The Soames Grosvenor is the only one of the three without a poker room, with the Grosvenor in Didsbury having one with one hundred seats and the one in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester houses the largest poker room in the North-West. If you’re looking to try your hand at cash games or tournaments of Texas Hold’em, Omaha or more then that’s the place to head. There’s also a 'Gold Room' that you can hire for private events, should that tickle your fancy.

Whilst those three casinos have a fair bit of weight behind them thanks to the Grosvenor chain, it’s worth pointing out that they’re not the only venues in the city with pedigree. Manchester 235 Casino is owned by the Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment. The place has a US feel to it, with American roulette tables complimenting slot machines and table games, such as Blackjack, three-card poker and baccarat. There’s also a poker roomful cash games and tournaments. Pretty much exactly the same things are on offer at Manchester’s Genting Club, so choice is the one thing you can’t complain about a lack of when it comes to casinos in the city.

There’s not a huge amount of distance between the Manchester 235 Casino, the Genting Club and the Manchester Soames Grosvenor Casino. The Grosvenor in Didsbury is unquestionably the furthest afield, whilst the remaining Grosvenor is also a little out of town directly to the North of the city centre.


Salford may be part of Greater Manchester but it’s also a city in its own right. It boasts a population of over 200,000, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that there are two casinos within its borders.

Both of the casinos are similar in terms of size and what they offer with the only major differentiating factor being who owns and operates them. We’ll start by looking at the Genting Casino and its six different roulette tables. There are also about twenty electronic versions of the game, as well as the same number of slot machines. If you prefer more traditional games then the tables that promise Blackjack, three-card poker and more will no doubt interest you. There is a card room where cash games and tournaments take place of varying levels of ability.

The Grosvenor Casino also offers a poker room with No Limit Texas Hold’em – the flavour of the day there. Tournaments are held on a fairly regular basis and cash games take place daily. Obviously, it is a casino and not a poker palace, so the usual fair of exciting slots, table games and roulette can be found elsewhere in the venue. If you’re a slightly high-roller, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are regular Blackjack tables that allow up to £2,000 per box to be played, as well as roulette tables with a £400 per number limit.

Neither of the casinos are actually all that close to the centre of Salford with the Grosvenor actually being closer to Manchester city centre geographically. You’ll find that casino just across the water from the Museum of Science and Industry, whilst the Genting is directly to the north and close to the Castle Irwell Student Village.


Considering its proximity to nearby Manchester and the accompanying five or so casinos, you’d think that Stockport would make do with just the one offering to entertain its residents. Not so, with two different casinos for you to choose from should you visit the area and be looking for somewhere to place a bet or two.

The casinos offer something completely different from each other, which is ideal for the visiting punter. If you like a smaller and more personalised experience, then you’ll want to head to Casino 36. It is very much a 'classic' looking casino with all wood paneling and antique furniture. Over its two floors, you’ll find all of the usual table games and some popular slots, but there’s also something a bit different about this place. Every Wednesday you can take part in an international rummy competition and you can play Mah Jong all day, every day.

That’s the unique casino experience covered, so for a more standard night out, the Grosvenor Casino has got you covered. Much like Casino 36, the Grosvenor has plenty of slot machines to keep you busy. There are also table games, such as Blackjack, baccarat and three-card poker located throughout the venue. You opt for reasonably high-stakes on both the roulette and the Blackjack, if that’s your game, or you can play on some three-card poker tables. Neither casino offers tournament poker or cash games, unfortunately, so you’ll probably have to make the trip to Manchester if you fancy that.

Stockport is a pleasantly small town, so the two casinos are within walking distance from each other. They’re both about 10-minutes or so from Stockport Train Station with Casino 36 being marginally closer to the main shopping area than the Grosvenor. It’s a close call, though.