Genting Casino, Leith

Genting Casino, Leith is situated in one of the most popular tourist areas of Edinburgh.  Formerly an industrial area in Edinburgh, Leith has been re-developed into a great place for sight-seeing, shopping and eating out. 

The Genting Casino in Leith, Edinburgh is close to the most popular tourist attraction in Leith, namely the Royal Yacht Britannia.  The casino is approximately 10 miles from Edinburgh Airport and 2.5 miles from Edinburgh, Waverley Train Station and the city centre. 

 

Venue Details

Address:  2 Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JB (Map)

Telephone:  0131-5537505

Website:  https://www.gentingcasino.com/casinos/casino/genting-casino-leith/

Opening hours:  Electronic Gaming and Slots 12 pm – 6 am,  All other Games:  4 pm – 6 am (7 days/week)

Entrance: 18+

Parking:  Multi-story Car Park on Ocean Drive

Dress Code:  Smart casual (smart jeans and trainers are allowed) but no football shirts, muscle tops or vest tops.

 

Casino Games

You can play  at live tables or at betting terminals at Genting Casinos.  The casino games are very similar across all Genting Casinos in the UK.  As such, if you have visited one Genting Casino, you will know what to expect.

 

Live Gaming

Live gaming means that you are physically sitting at a gaming table with other players.  At Genting Casino in Leith, you will find the following live games:

  • American Roulette

    6 tables/Stake: 50p to £100

  • Blackjack

    3 tables/Stake: £2 to £500

  • 3 - 5 Poker

    2 tables/Stake: £2 to £50

  • Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat

    1 table/Stake: £5 to £2000

 

If you are planning on visiting the casino with a party of friends who have have never played casino games, you might want to consider the option of a “Genting Night”. 

For a reasonable price, you can choose to learn for roulette, blackjack or slots, with lessons taught by a professional croupier.    There are different Genting Night packages.  If you opt for any of the Genting Night packages, they usually give you a lesson together with a welcome drink and a free play voucher.

 

Electronic Casino Games

The electronic games are similar across all Genting Casinos.  The only difference is the number of them.

 

SLOTS

Genting Casino guarantee their customers a minimum average return to player percentage of 94% at slots.  The minimum stake on some games is just £0.01/spin which means that there is something for everyone.  

You’ll find progressive jackpots that go up to £10000. 

The slot machines at Genting Casinos are powered by on state-of-the-art IGT or Novomatic software. 

On the IGT multi-game machines, you can choose from 9 different slots games.   The term “multi-game” means that you can choose between a number of slots games on a single slot machine.  Popular games include Pharaohs Fortune, Cleopatra and Lucky Larry’s Lobstermania.

Popular Novomatic Slot games include Lucky Lady’s Charm, Lord of the Ocean, Book of Ra, Monkey King and God of Thunder.

 

GENTING E-TABLES

Genting e-tables are High Definition terminals where you can play live casino games from your own private betting terminal.  As with online live casinos, you can play live dealer games on Genting e-tables.  Available games include live dealer dealt 3-5 Multi-Win Poker and Baccarat.  There is also a Velocity Roulette game, where you don’t have to wait as long between spins.

 

FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Genting Casinos offer fixed odds betting terminal games where you can play slots.  The stakes for slots at these machines are £0.25 – £2.  You can also play electronic versions of blackjack and roulette on fixed odds betting terminals.

 

Poker

Poker tables can be hired for private games.  If you are into poker tournaments and cash games, I recommend travelling a few of miles across Edinburgh to Genting Casino at Fountainpark.

 

Food and Drink

The Late Bar

If you are planning on meeting up with friends at the casino, the late bar is a good meeting place.  It’s also a nice place to go when you fancy a break from playing. 

The late bar is open from 12 pm – 5.30 am and offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails.  You can also get food in the late bar from 4 pm – 5.00 pm.

 

Restaurant

The restaurant is reasonably priced.  The meals are mainly bar-type meals.  You have a choice of bar meals and sandwiches.  The bar meals are things like burgers, curries, pasta and fish and chips.  There are hot and cold sandwiches on the sandwich menu.

If you are looking for more up-market food, you might want to venture outside the casino.  Leith is bustling with top class restaurants.  You’ll find Michelin starred restaurants in Leith, including Tom Kitchin’s restaurant and Martin Wishart’s restaurant.   You can also find some of Scotland’s finest seafood in Leith. 

 

Promotions

Genting Casinos frequently have promotions. Examples include prize draws and roulette tournaments.  To find the latest promotions, you should look under What’s On” on the menu on their website.

 

Summary

The Genting Casino in Leith offers a range of casino games and electronic casino games.  You can play American roulette, slots, baccarat and 3-5 poker.

Although you can hire a poker table, you would probably want to go over to Genting Casino branch at Fountainpark to play tournament and cash game poker.

The casino has a relaxed feeling about it.  The dress code is smart casual.  There is no need to wear a jacket and tie. 

The food is bar food which is quite nice.  However, if you want an á la carte menu, you will either have to look outside the casino or choose the Genting at Fountainpark.  The Fountainpark casino has a decent restaurant menu.  In addition, compared to the Leith casino, you will find more casino and poker action at Fountainpark.