You Bet You Can Have a Good Time in Edinburgh!

You Bet You Can Have a Good Time in Edinburgh!

The city of Edinburgh makes for an excellent location for hen and stag parties, or even just as a day, and often just a night out when there’s no special occasion to celebrate.

The current Covid-19 pandemic has put a spanner in the works in many peoples’ plans, but once a semblance of normality is restored then visitors to Edinburgh will find a city jam-packed with bars, clubs and restaurants to suit most palates and budgets as well as theatres and cinemas.

There is something for everyone in Edinburgh regardless of whether they are looking for something sedate or offering more in the way of adrenaline and for those of a gambling persuasion there are options too from horse racing at the local racecourse to a number of Edinburgh casinos where the night can be wound down to a conclusion.

Horse Racing

Musselburgh Racecourse

There’s no greyhound racing now in Edinburgh with the Powderhall race track having closed in 1995 to make way for a housing development; but there is four-legged horse racing action just along the coast at Musselburgh which offers a number of race meetings throughout the year.

Covering both flat and National Hunt racing with their two-day Festival Trials meeting in February over the jumps just one of a number of highlights at the East Lothian track. Musselburgh racecourse is easily reachable from the city centre via public transport with a shuttle-bus running from Musselburgh railway station on race days.

Edinburgh Casinos

Genting Casino

Edinburgh has four major casinos, three of which belong to the Genting Group and are located in prime locations around the city centre which includes York Place, situated close to the main Edinburgh thoroughfare that is Princes Street.

Further Gentings casino establishments can be found at Fountainbridge where the leisure park also boasts a cinema and a number of restaurants; and in Leith close to the dockyard where the casino is situated only a few minutes’ walk from the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and cinema.

Of course, Genting also have an online website where you can bet online without having to leave your homes. This is especially appealing as new users receive free bets when registering for their site, which doesn’t happen in the real-life casino. For more information about bonuses in different online casinos, check this list of casino free spins and welcome offers at

Grosvenor Maybury Casino

The Grosvenor Maybury Casino meanwhile is situated out of the city centre and is perhaps the most well known of the city’s establishments despite it’s relatively small size compared to its city centre counterparts with only a dozen or so tables available to play.

Located on the outskirts of the city at Corstorphine, the Grosvenor Maybury casino is easily reachable by both bus and tram with the latter stopping at nearby Gyle Station where it is only a few minutes’ walk to the tables.

Of course, due to it’s more intimate size it can be hard to get a place at a table; but that shouldn’t dampen the enjoyment as the casino offers an online version so even if visitors aren’t able to test their luck at the tables you can still indulge virtually.

And the casino action doesn’t need to end there, especially if your luck is in with the opportunity to make use of casino free spins which could see players carry on their betting with any one of a number of online casinos without dipping into your hard-won gains at the tables of Edinburgh’s casinos or at the horse racing.

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