Portsmouth Casino Guide
Portsmouth is the only island city in the UK. It is a port city in Hampshire, England, mainly built on Portsea Island, a flat low-lying island that is 23 square kilometers in size. The city has been nicknamed Pompey and is the only city whose population density is greater than that of London; it’s population is 207,100.
The nightlife on the island city of Portsmouth have never been exciting since the establishment of two casinos in the area. One is a pure slot machine casino at the Commercial Road, the Genting Electric Casino Portsmouth, which offers around 33 gaming machines, including 15 Roulette terminals, for guests who are looking for the virtual experience when it comes to gambling. The enticing jackpots that can be won for as low as a couple of cents invite residents and tourists to flock to the venue.
Yet, there is more to Portsmouth than slot machines found 1.3 miles away at Gunwharf Road. Grosvenor Casino Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays, the largest casino in the city, provide the island city with 18 tables games including Bucket Dice, Roulette, Blackjack, as well as 20 gaming machines. The gaming venue also has 10 Poker tables and a restaurant within its 23,000 square footage casino area.
The two casinos are only 5 minutes apart through a cab, and only 12 minutes through the South Western Railway. Before going, please note that the legal gambling age in Portsmouth is 18 years old and above.
More so, Portsmouth is a vibrant city with tons of great reasons to visit. Its maritime heritage shaped by dynamic and beautiful waterfronts lead their must-see festivals, historical museums and galleries. It has always been the UK’s ideal vacation spot for a short break by the sea.
Aside from this, Portsmouth is a paradise for shoppers, packed with wonderful stores, markets, and boutiques. There are plenty of designer goods at fantastic prices in the stores at Gunwharf Quays. At the city centre, the Commercial Road and the Cascades Commercial Centre gives access to high street brands as well as cafes and bars. Cascades is Portsmouth’s original shopping centre and it’s just a couple of yards away from Portsmouth Guildhall and the New Theatre Royal, which are also places to behold.
Portsmouth does not come short when it comes to places to eat and drink. Restaurant 27 and Montparnasse are the most famous spots for fine dining. Porters, the Wine Vaults, and the Fat Fox, straddling along Albert Road also offer great delicacies none the very formal approach. If tourists and locals fancy sea views and sun traps, Café Rouge, Carluccios, Zizzi, Brasserie Blanc, Cozy Club and Wagamama are just by Gunwharf Quays.
As Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, it receives more sunshine than most of the British Isles for its mild oceanic climate. And that’s another reason to visit this charming island city of UK.