Casinos in Reading

The town of Reading in Berkshire has a population of around 230,000. That means that it is the biggest settlement of people in the United Kingdom that is counted as a town, not a city. It is around forty miles from London and is not far from other commuter type towns, such as Basingstoke, Maidenhead and Newbury. That might well explain why there are three casinos for those 230,000 plus residents.

Map of Reading Casinos

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18 Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8PA
Queens Road, Reading, RG1 4SY
Rose Kiln Ln, Reading, RG2 0SN

Two of the three casinos are owned and operated by different chains, with Grosvenor taking up two and Genting Casinos having the remaining one. The main Grosvenor Casino is quite a large venue, located near the Oracle Shopping Centre and split over two floors. That allows for numerous different table games of more than just the regular offerings like Blackjack and roulette. You’ll also find the latest and most popular slot machines, as well as the likes of electronic roulette. You can only play Texas Hold’em here if there are enough interested parties with the Grosvenor G down the road offering most of the same facilities with the addition of tournament and cash poker games.

The Genting Casino is very much about poker, with tournaments taking place every day of the week and cash games also a regular occurrence. Unlike a lot of venues that tend to focus on Texas Hold’em, the Genting often brings in Omaha as an alternative and it’s not unheard of for them to play Dealer’s Choice games. If you’re not a poker fan, then fear not, as well as eight roulette tables there are also places to play the likes of Blackjack, three-card poker and baccarat.

The three casinos are fairly well spread out. The most central is the Grosvenor, located right by the main shopping area and not far from Reading Train Station. The Grosvenor G is to the South of the town centre, close to the Berkshire Independent Hospital, whilst the Genting is about 20-minutes walk to the North of the centre of Reading.