The Top Poker Places in Edinburgh

The best facilities for poker-loving travellers going to Edinburgh

Much has been said about how Edinburgh stands out as a city brimming with artistic, architectural and natural wonders, from the Edinburgh Castle and the St. Giles’ Cathedral to the Edinburgh Zoo and the Scottish National Gallery.

But besides its rich history and heritage, the city also imbibes a cosmopolitan feel that welcomes anyone from around the world. This makes Edinburgh the centre of an emerging poker culture in this part of the UK.

Playing host to some of the finest casinos in the country as well as big time competitions like the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) and the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour, Edinburgh is a place to check out if you are poker-crazy.

Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh 

Gala Casino EdinburghFormerly known as The Gala Maybury, the Grosvenor Casino Edinburgh continues to be a favourite spot for poker-loving travellers. Housed in an original art deco building that is located just a mile away from the Edinburgh Airport, it inherits the Grosvenor brand of top-notch and high-rolling poker experience.

Aside from American roulette and blackjack, the Grosvenor Edinburgh features popular poker variants such as Texas hold’em and three-card poker. It also hosts the local leg of the prestigious Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT), participated by well-known poker professionals like partypoker World Poker Tour Venice champion David Vamplew and World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event participant Lee Taylor.

Maxims Casino Edinburgh 

While Maxims Casino Edinburgh recently rebranded itself as the Genting Casino York Place, locals continue to call this gaming centre fondly by its former name. Visitors will have an easy time blending in with the people playing at Maxims since there is no membership fee charged here, and the guests can come in comfortable and casual clothing.

Expect some intense three-card and Caribbean stud poker action in the casino, as well as in other competitive table for American roulette, blackjack and electronic touchbet.

Mint Casino

The Mint Casino, currently known as the Genting Casino Leith, is the perfect poker place for those visiting the Royal Britannia Yacht and the Ocean Terminal shopping mall in the northern part of Edinburgh. The Mint Casino offers exciting poker games like the popular Texas hold’em and no-limit hold’em, as well as three-card poker. Other games that are played here include blackjack, punto blanco (a baccarat variant) and electronic touchbet. Non-gamers can still enjoy the casino’s other amenities, such as its sports viewing room and restaurant that serves complimentary Chinese buffet at midnight.

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