Going To A Casino For The First Time

If you’ve never been to a casino then I would suggest to give it a try.

You may be saying: ‘I’m not a gambler. Why would I want to go to a casino?’

I’ve been to a number of casinos and not bet a penny. Obviously, other times I have put my hand in my pocket. Never have I bet more than £60. In fact, I am winning money betting on roulette. You’re probably saying: ‘Are you losing a grand on the slots?’


The first casino I went was Great Yarmouth’s Grosvenor down Marine Parade, a stones throw from Caperdown. There are lots of hotels around that neck of the woods, restaurants and it’s not so far from the pleasure beach.

I do like the venue. Shadingfield Lodge is a Grade II Listed building and it really offers an atmosphere which more modern clubs don’t.

They have a splendid restaurant and a couple of bars. The gaming room is a decent size but not sprawling. Plenty of slots and roulette terminals. Two live roulette tables, three-card poker and blackjack. It is run a very professional manner and the staff are attentive. They have security staff and I have never seen any trouble.

Even if you aren’t into your gambling, I’d pop in for a meal. The menu is good and they have special offers such as a three-course Christmas dinner for £22. The room is elegant, beautiful high ceilings, a bar that sits perfectly in this Victoria setting. As I’ve said plenty of times, join the mailing list and you will get a free bet offer, match bet or discount of some kind which tempts you to give the place a try.

What I would say if you go to the casino is just take it in your stride. Don’t drink too much alcohol. Keep your wits about you and definitely bet small change. Remember, you are responsible for your own actions. Don’t blame your losses on anything other than the house edge or your lack of discipline (if you lose your shirt). It should be pleasurable and it should be.

I can’t remember of I won the first time I went to the casino but I was impressed by the location and venue. I wish my Dad had been alive to go with us as he would have loved it too.

Great Yarmouth is a good place to go fro a gamble. You have the racecourse, casino, arcade, and a lovely circus which is a treat. Plenty of class hotels such as Andover House Hotel and the Ocean Hotel on the front.

Whether a virgin bettor or pro gambler I’d say get to the casino and experience the James Bond life style. Even if you don’t win you may be able to have a brilliant night on a budget. The Grosvenor Casino at Great Yarmouth is a place I would recommend.

What a beautiful place to enjoy win or lose.

Good luck.

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