NIGHTLIFE: Why Victoria Gate Casino Is Not Just A Casino

Victoria Gate in Leeds recently won an award for the best shopping centre in England, and with the new John Lewis department store sweeping in and the big southern brands like Anthropologie, Aspinalls, and The White Company, not to mention many more, it's not difficult to see why. The legacy of the 'grim north' is slowly dying a death, now that the artsy, sophistication of Leeds city life is finally starting to become more prevalant. With an influx of new sassy bars, and now the ever-so-popular Victoria Gate; the shiny classy design of the arcade is big hit. Not only is it packed full of luxury shops and restaurants, but it is now home to Victoria Gate Casino. A couple of escalator rides up into a mini Las Vegas right in the heart of Yorkshire. Its appealing and decadent splurge of stunning interior design and home to Curve Bar and their sports bar which is breathtakingly massive, for the sports lovers of today, it has a luxury cinematic feel, and a bar right next to you for those cold alcholic beverages. It's aesthetically pleasing, and so large that it feels big enough to claim your own little spot somewhere. Perhaps on one of their balcony areas, which are private and intimate and perfect for those warm summer evenings when Prosecco is on tap.

Curve Bar
Curve Bar friendly staff 
Cocktail making
Pink Blush Cocktail
With a vast range of slot machines, roulette tables and poker tables, there is something for everyone to try their hand at. Even people who are unwilling to gamble, dummy games are available, which creates fun and enjoyment for a party of friends. Open 24 hours a day, every day, the casino does not even require membership, which is a pre-requisite for most casinos in the UK. Instead, there is a choice of membership, which entitles you to free tea or coffee and a point collection, which can be redeemed for bets or the restaurant. The Curve Bar gave us a fabulous cocktail masterclass, which included the background information on the cocktails they serve. I made a Pink Blush, a perfect tropical refresher, which felt utterly joyful on a beautiful spring evening! Their V restaurant, is the suave sophisticated place to relax with good food and drink, with food to cater to all tastes. It isn't just a casino, it's a place to socialise, and it's pure luxury.

Look out for their Red & Black Promotion, to be in with a chance to win either a BMW 1 Series Sport or a Mini One. To win, collect four entry stamps by visting the casino and then choose either the red or black box. The first winner will be chosen live on the evening of Thursday April 13th and the second winner will be drawn live on Thursday May 18th. Are you Team Red or Team Black?

Roulette tables 
For more information on the competition and the casino, click on their website here.

*Thank you to Victoria Gate Casino for inviting me as their guest. Please gamble and drink responsibly.*


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