Casinos in Swansea

As Birmingham is to London, so Swansea is Wales’ second-city. The city is home to around 250,000 people, making it somewhere in the region of the 25th most populated place in the United Kingdom. Though it used to boast two casinos, the Aspers Casino closed down in 2012, despite being the biggest casino in Wales at that time.

Map of Swansea Casinos

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15-16 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1LF

That means that there is now just one casino to entertain the quarter of a million or so people who live in Swansea and it’s owned by the Grosvenor Casino chain. You’ll find it inside a delightful looking Victorian building and it offers all of the sorts of games that you’d expect to find in a Grosvenor. Baccarat, three-card poker and Blackjack card tables feature prominently, as do roulette tables and electronic variations of the same game.

Anyone who has been to Las Vegas will tell you that a casino doesn’t feel like a casino unless there are a few slot machines dotted around the place. That’s the feeling of the folk at Grosvenor Swansea, too, so there are about twenty of the latest slots here with jackpots that go as high as £10,000. Poker lovers will enjoy the nightly tournaments, as well as the cash games that take place in the dedicated poker room. Do bear in mind with that, though, that you’ll need to book into a cash game ahead of time.

Swansea is on the South Coast of Wales – right next to the Bristol Channel. As with lots of cities that are on the coast, there’s a lovely bay area where plenty of restaurants and other companies situate themselves. The Grosvenor Casino is about 10-15 minutes walk away from Swansea Bay, near to the Parc Tawe Retail Park. It’s just moments from Swansea Castle and is reasonably close to the middle of the city.

Closed Casino

The Aspers Casino Swansea on Wind Street closed its doors permanently back in 2012, despite chatter in 2015 that they wanted to reopen. The venue was declared "commercially unviable" by management.