Palm Beach Casino, London Review Continued...
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Layout and outdoor areas
The casino floor instantly grabs your attention as you walk in. The decor and tables look expensive, and they are. This is both a relaxing and stylish place to gamble.
You will find the typical games across the casino floor; blackjack, roulette, three card poker, and punto banco. It’s usually relatively busy in the evenings, but there are usually a few spaces at the tables. Oddly the slot machines are dotted around the edge of the casino floor and not together in one central place. Given the high end part of London in which the casino is situated, the minimum bets are generally higher than usual which can price a few people out from wanting to get involved.
The poker room is completely separate which is preferred by most. Again we see a luxurious decor and it’s a very relaxing place to play poker. The room has six tables and can therefore hold up to sixty players. Whilst you can join cash games, unfortunately they do not hold tournaments here.
There is a small outdoor space; a covered terrace area for smokers which is close to the reception. The casino also tenders well for VIP and private customers. There is a private gaming area along with a private entrance for the higher paying clients.
Atmosphere and amenities
You could say the clientele here are slightly more reserved, and there seems less of a buzz to the casino floor than most casinos we’ve visited. Whilst there are still some loud celebrations after a big win, it all just seems a bit more laid back and muted than most.
Restaurants and bars
The bar is very modern but at the same time an informal place to relax and have a drink. The white leather chairs and expensive lighting continue the alluring theme. They have an extensive range of drinks, more so than a lot of UK casinos we’ve visited. You can buy bar snacks here, but the food really starts to become an attraction when you sit down in the main restaurant. The food has an international feel, surely to attend to the needs of the worldwide clientele. We had a steak dinner which was marvellous. Someone from our party commended the chef which meant he even came out to say hello.
The casino has a DJ in the main bar area most nights. This is complemented by themed nights that run every Sunday from 10pm.
We weren’t particularly enamoured with the gaming staff. They weren’t that welcoming and didn’t really want to chat. They were well trained and dealing routines were fine, but overall they didn’t seem too friendly.
Palm Beach Casino Summary
If you’re looking for affluence and prefer a slightly quieter casino this is definitely for you. The layout and decor definitely impresses too. However if you prefer somewhere a bit more casual with a bit more of a buzz, then there are plenty of other casinos close by in London.