London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London generates about 20 per cent of the UK’s GDP (or $446 billion in 2005); while the economy of the London metropolitan area—the largest in Europe—generates about 30 per cent of the UK’s GDP (or an estimated $669 billion in 2005). London is one of the pre-eminent financial centers of the world and vies with New York City as the most important location for international finance.
London’s Tourism and Gaming Trade
London is a popular center for tourism, one of its prime industries, employing the equivalent of 350,000 full-time workers in 2009, while annual expenditure by tourists is around £15 billion. London attracts over 16 million international visitors per year, making it Europe’s most visited city. London attracts 27 million overnight-stay visitors every year.
As such, there are plenty of casinos and entertainment hubs spread throughout the metropolitan area of London. All in all, there are currently 26 casinos in London, England wherein players and tourists can enjoy more than 265 slots and gaming machines, and 469 table games.
Basic Info about London Casinos
The largest London casino, according to gaming machines and table games put together, is The Casino at The Empire. The Casino at The Empire’s total casino square footage is 55,000 square feet. It has 127 gaming machines and 50 table games. You will also find 5 poker tables and 2 restaurants. Next to The Empire, the second largest casino in London would be Grosvenor Victoria Casino, which has 46 gaming machines / table games.
Visitors and tourists can also enjoy a wide multitude of casino games among the gaming hubs all throughout London, including, Blackjack, Roulette, Slot machines, 3 Card Poker, Casino War, Progressive Roulette, Electronic Roulette, Punto Banco, Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Mixed Games, Baccarat, Pot Limit Omaha, Mahjong, Dice Roulette, Video Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Triple Attack, Mini-Baccarat, Kalooki, and Two Way Texas Hold’em Casino Poker.