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Betting in Birmingham

Published on: 08/08/2016

The major city of Birmingham is located in the West Midlands region of England. With a population of 1.1 million, it the second most populous area in the U.K. Historically, Birmingham has seen many transformations - from 6th and 7th centaury settlements to medieval market towns, later progressing forward to become the centre of 18th century industrialization. During this time, Birmingham gained worldwide recognition for its innovations in manufacturing, technology, science and economics.

Birmingham boasts a thriving recreational and entertainment scene. The city’s nightlife district can be found on Broad Street, extending into Brindley Place. There are many gambling establishments offering bingo, bookmakers and casinos. Hurst Street is the location of the Chinese Quarter as well as the new Gay Village. Digbeth is the area to go for late night Irish pubs, and the old Jewellery Quarter has an up-dated urban village - a hub for creative businesses.

A major entertainment company called Genting Casinos UK operate three of the city’s best gambling venues. Located on Norfolk Road, The Genting Casino Edgbaston opens every day from 2pm until 4pm. It provides 16 slot machines and 19 gaming tables featuring Casino Stud, Punto Banco, Blackjack, Roulette and Poker. Another venue, known as the Genting Club Star City, opens its doors at 12pm until 6pm. It has enough space to facilitate nearly 50 gaming machines and 36 poker and table games, as well as a restaurant and three bars.

The Genting Casino China Town can be found on Hurst Street. The 24/7 casino provides 20 games machines and 14 tables, featuring Mah Jong, Stud Poker, Roulette and Blackjack. Its Hou Mei Restaurant has a traditional Chinese menu. Genting Casinos are behind the creation of Resort World Birmingham which was completed in 2015. The £150 million complex designed for leisure and entertainment includes a top class casino, shopping outlet, spa, boutique hotel, cinema, conference and banquet rooms as well as many bars and restaurants.

The Grosvenor Casino is another established gambling company within the U.K. Its venue is situated in the Fiveways Leisure Complex on Broad Street, and is also open 24/7. Punters can enjoy playing Roulette and Blackjack at the 14 gaming tables in addition to 34 games machines. A bar and restaurant is also available on site.

The Gala Casino can be found on Hill Street and also offers 24/7 gambling opportunities. There are 27 slot machines and 23 games tables offering Punto Banco, Poker and Blackjack. The casino’s restaurant is called the Chargill Grille. The city’s Broadway Plaza facilitates the Broadway Casino which offers 20 games machines, 28 tables and a restaurant called the Mirage, where Chinese, Thai and Indian cuisine is served.

There are several options for those who enjoy playing bingo. The Mecca Bingo venue at Acocks Green offers 81 games machines and organizes bingo events, while the Shipleys Luxury Bingo Club at Weoley Castle can accommodate 1,200 players. The Bromford Bridge Racecourse operated in Birmingham between 1894 and 1965, and was home to the City of Birmingham Cup until the land was eventually sold for redevelopment. Today, horseracing enthusiasts travel to Wolverhampton for flat racing events or to Warwick for Jumps.

Hall Green Stadium on York Road in Birmingham provides dog racing events on its two greyhound tracks. The venue is open on Fridays from 7:35pm until 10:30 pm and Saturdays from 7:20pm until 10:30pm. There are two restaurants: the Blue Riband Suite and the Grandstand.

Dog racing enthusiasts also have an alternative choice of venue at the Perry Bar Stadium on Aldridge Road, which also has two tracks and a restaurant.