GROSVENOR JOINS THE UK’s SOUTHAMPTON SUPER CASINO RACE

Published on April 8, 2014 in Industry News

The UK's largest land-based casino operator Grosvenor has joined the race in an attempt to take over the £450 million super casino that's going to be constructed at Southampton Royal Pier.

There are several land-based casino operators in the running to take ownership of the proposed super casino, including Aspers (and Damian Aspinall), which were the first to join the running, which now includes Grosvenor, which runs some of the most popular UK casinos.

It's expected that other casino operators will join the running in the coming weeks. Officials believe that the bidding process for this particular UK casino license will represent one of the most competitive to date.

Southampton's super casino license allows for up to 30 poker and blackjack tables, along with up to 150 slot machines. The site will also be home to a luxurious hotel, night clubs, restaurants and a new marina.

RPW is building the Royal Pier super casino, which is said to be a joint venture between Lucent Group and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.

Notably, Grosvenor already owns a Southampton casino, the Grosvenor Casino on West Quay Road in the popular city on the UK's southern coast.

Officials say that the candidates who are interested in running this new land-based casino will submit bids to a council that will determine the finalists by fall 2014. Then, a panel of experts will conduct an analysis of the candidates. This will be followed by a formal decision and announcement that will be made by the council's licensing committee.