Casinos in Sunderland

Sunderland is simultaneously the sort of city where you’d expect to find numerous casinos but also the kind of place where you’re not sure there’ll be any. You imagine it will be a haven for entertainment venues like casinos because of the Nissan car manufacturing plant based in the city, whilst the proximity of cities such as Newcastle, Durham and Middlesbrough mean that residents have got a choice of where to go for their casino needs.

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Prospect Leisure Complex, 6 Lambton Street, Sunderland, SR1 1TP

In the end, it is the nearby cities that win out with Sunderland having just one casino to speak of. The Grosvenor Casino was actually owned by Gala until the Rank Group bought it in 2013 and did a small amount of refurbishment to modernise it as much as possible. Accordingly, the casino features all of the table games that you’d expect to find at a Grosvenor with the likes of Blackjack, baccarat and three-card poker all present.

Texas Hold’em poker is a variation on and old game that has taken the world by storm in recent decades. No longer do people head to the casino for the 'classic' table games, such as roulette, with plenty of people going along for no reason other than to get involved with a poker game or two. If you’re one of those people then you’re in luck. The Grosvenor’s poker schedule is packed with both tournaments and cash games that you can get involved in daily.

Sunderland is on Wearside – an area that gets its name from the River Wear. Like most cities with a large river running through it, the Wear dominates the city’s set-up and the casino is not far from the water and the main bridge that runs across it. The venue is also close to the city’s Mecca Bingo, as well as an entertainment area that includes a cinema and numerous chain restaurants.