London is a city packed with attractions. So much so that even frequent travelers may find it hard to decide how to spend their time. If you only have a few hours, then our day trip guide may be able to help. But if you are going to spend days in this amazing city and feel overwhelmed by the options, we recommend that you focus on the casinos, as they tend to provide visitors with some of the best experiences, all unique and memorable. Before you go though, it might be better to consider the following.
Nobody should go to a casino expecting to make large amounts of money easily. Having said that, it doesn’t hurt to know which games offer the best house edge, that is, the advantage the casino has over the player in terms of probability. Blackjack and Pai Gow, for example, are known for having a low house edge. However, this can vary depending on the city and the casino, so it might be a good idea to ask around.
A lot of people have probably played poker using online apps, but knowing how to play poker in a casino is a little bit different. Things like keeping your stack of chips organized and clearly visible is a common unspoken rule app player may not know about. It’s also important to be ready to make your play when your turn comes, so you don’t delay the game. Last but not least, don’t forget to tip the dealer. They work hard to make games flow easily as well as clarify any doubts, so tipping them a small chip for every victory is expected.
Casinos tend to have some of the best restaurants in a city, and London is no exception. For great grilled steaks and lobsters, there’s no better place than the Heliot Steak House at the Hippodrome Casino. The Ritz London, on the other hand, offers a more luxurious alternative that will give visitors the feeling of having dinner at a palace. There you will find Michelin star-level dishes from The Ritz Restaurant. For a more varied and relaxed experience, then it might be better to consider The Dining room at The Grosvenor Victoria Casino, where you can find Arabic dishes, as well as pasta and burgers.
Regardless of their location, casinos are famous for attracting new visitors by organizing spectacular shows. Las Vegas is famous for its magician shows like Penn & Teller’s, and Macau is known for the amazing combination of water show, musical, and motorcycles that is the House of Dancing Water. The London Hippodrome has a 100-year-old music hall currently featuring a stage version of the popular Channing Tatum’s film Magic Mike. The show has some amazing music and dancing, and the staff makes a visible effort to make every attendant feel comfortable. And while there are plenty of options to choose from, it’s only available on weekends.
There might not be a better way to ensure that you have a fun time when visiting a big city than going to their casinos. Whether you are a fan of poker, enjoy live shows, or simply like a good meal, there are few other places that will provide you with a more memorable experience. And while the number of alternatives available may be intimidating, we are sure you will make the best of your trip by following our tips.