Bournemouth’s new £50 million leisure complex, dubbed BH2, is scheduled to fully open next month, packing in a ten-screen Odeon cinema and such big-name eateries as Las Iguanas, Prezzo and Nando’s. Original plans to include a casino at the complex were rejected, with council members citing a lack of clarity, but the good news for fans of slots and spins is that Aspers’ revised proposal has now been accepted.
Set to be open 364 days a year, Aspers’ two-floor Bournemouth casino will be the firm’s fifth in the UK, joining brethren gambling venues already operating in Stratford, Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Northampton.
Speaking to members of the local press, chief operating officer Richard Noble said that the company was “very happy” with the news that local councillors had agreed for the casino to be built, saying that Aspers was “excited to be at the heart of the leisure facilities in this development”.
As well as being home to the usual smorgasbord of slots and tables, Aspers’ Bournemouth casino will also be home to a slew of gaming machines, with live jazz performances and a dedicated VIP area for super-high-rollers. This comes in the same week as an opening date was announced for the Victoria Gate Casino in Leeds, the biggest venue of its kind in the north of the UK.
Aspers’ arrival in Bournemouth will doubtlessly be a huge boon for the coastal resort, which has for decades been a popular holiday venue for visitors from both the UK and abroad.