The Hippodrome Casino Review
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The 8-year-old Hippodrome Casino quickly climbed through the ranks and became one of the most well-known casinos in the UK.

 

One of the largest and busiest casinos in Britain, The Hippodrome features five floors of casino gaming, dining, and entertainment. It has been awarded the Best Land-based Casino award in January 2013. This was only six months after it opened to the public.

The Hippodrome Casino building used to house the Hippodrome Theatre. The building opened back in 1900 and was designed by famous architect Frank Matcham. Matcham also designed more than 200 theatres and palaces between 1890 and 1915.

One of Britain’s important landmarks, The Hippodrome went through various renovations and remodeling through the years. It is located on the corner of Cranbourn Street and Charing Cross Road in Westminster, London.

 

 

How to go to the Hippodrome Casino

 

The Hippodrome Casino is in a district in London called Westminster. The casino is close to many theatres and museums. The Cambridge Theatre and the National Gallery are within walking distance from the casino. You can find hotels near the Hippodrome Casino if you want to be near the casino during your visit to London.

If you want to stay near other tourist attractions like the Buckingham Palace, you can stay around the Mayfair area. Mayfair is an affluent district in London so you can find luxury hotels within the area. One of these hotels is the London Hilton Hotel on Park Lane. If you decide to stay at London Hilton, here are the transportation options that will take you to the Hippodrome Casino:

1. London Underground (£4): From the hotel, walk to the Hyde Park station. The tube station is near the Wellington Arch. Take the Piccadilly train line and get off at the Leicester Square station. You will need to walk for about a minute to reach the Hippodrome. Walk along Cranbourn street, towards Charing Cross road. The Hippodrome is beside a restaurant called Pizza Express.

2. Bus (£2): From London Hilton, walk towards the Hard Rock Cafe. From there, walk along Piccadilly road until you reach the Hyde Park Corner bus stop. The bus stop is in front of a bar called Cavalry and Guards Club. From the bus stop, you can take any of the following bus lines:

-Line 14

-Line 19

-Line 38

-Line N19

-Line N38

Get off at the Soho, Gerrard Place Chinatown bus stop. The bus stop is right in front of a movie theatre called Curzon Soho and another casino called Chinatown Genting Casino London. From there, cross the road and walk along Gerard Place road. Take a left turn to Newport Place road. 

The road will lead you to Little Newport street. Walk along the street and you will find Charing Cross road at the end of the street. A restaurant called Pizza Express is just at the corner of Charing Cross and Little Newport. The Hippodrome is just ahead of Pizza Express.

3. Taxi (£9): You can always opt for a taxi if you’re not familiar with London’s public transportation system and still not comfortable with the streets. Keep in mind that taxi rates differ depending on London traffic conditions.

 

Gaming at the Hippodrome Casino

 

The Hippodrome Casino is open 24/7 and entry is free of charge. You need to be 18 years and older to play in the casino. There is no official dress code at the casino. This means casual clothes like jeans and t-shirts are allowed inside the casino. The official currency used at the casino is British Pounds Sterling (£).

The Hippodrome Casino has over 100 gaming machines and more than 45 gaming tables. The casino also has a poker room that features PokerStars LIVE. 

PokerStars is the largest online poker site in the world. PokerStars LIVE is a prestigious poker tournament series hosted by PokerStars that takes place in different parts of the world. Here are all the games available at The Hippodrome Casino:

  1. Roulette
  2. Blackjack
  3. Slots
  4. Dice (Craps)
  5. Punto Banco
  6. Baccarat
  7. Mini Punto
  8. Texas Hold’em Poker
  9. Omaha Poker
  10. Three Card Poker
  11. Casino War
  12. Pai Gow

The casino’s main gaming floor is on the ground floor of the building. Most of the casino’s tables and gaming machines are found on the main gaming floor as well as the Macau lounge. The casino has other gaming areas aside from its main gaming floor. The Macau lounge is one of these gaming areas, as well as the Cranbourn Club and Lola’s Underground Casino.

 

Macau lounge was introduced in 2012 and mostly features popular table games in Asia such as Baccarat and Pai Gow. The Cranbourn Club is located on the third floor and is perfect for a relaxed and quieter gaming environment. The Cranbourn Club is close to the building’s smoking terrace as well.

 

Lola’s Underground Casino

Lola’s Underground Casino is on the lower ground floor and it combines gaming and entertainment. Lola’s features a sports lounge and table games including Craps.

 

Entertainment

The underground casino has regular night shows from Wednesday to Saturday. Double Oh Heaven takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This features James Bond films, shown from Lola’s high definition screens.

The Fly To Sin City show takes place every Friday night. This features showgirls and magic performances. A circus show also takes place every Saturday night.

Lola’s performances run from 8 PM to 12 MN. There are no tickets or reservations required to see the nightly shows. This means you can catch all the shows free-of-charge.

 

Luxury Sports Lounge

Aside from table games and live entertainment, Lola’s also has a luxury sports lounge. Here are the amenities and features of Lola’s sports lounge:

  1. 10m curved screen 
  2. Food and drinks service
  3. Exclusive 60 seated venue
  4. World-class sports fixtures, including Football and Rugby

 

Gaming Machines at the Hippodrome Casino

The Hippodrome Casino has over 100 slots and electronic machines. The minimum bet is at 25p (pence coin) per chip and the maximum bet is £100 per chip. 

 

The casino’s gaming machines have a variety of jackpots. Progressive jackpots at the casino can reach as much as £20,000. Here are the slots available at the casino:

  1. The Dark Knight - Guardian of Gotham City
  2. Temple of Fire
  3. Chicago
  4. Amazon’s Diamonds
  5. Brilliant Stars
  6. Hidden Society
  7. It’s Magic
  8. Solar Disc
  9. Tales of Darkness - Break of Dawn
  10. Tales of Darkness - Full Moon
  11. Tales of Darkness - Lunar Eclipse
  12. Wan Shi Ru Yi
  13. Wild Fury

 

Poker at the Hippodrome

The casino’s PokerStars LIVE tournaments are the UK and Ireland Poker Tour. Aside from the poker tournaments, the Hippodrome casino also has regular poker cash games.

The minimum bets for the casino’s No Limit Texas Hold’em cash games range from £50 to £5,000. Maximum wager costs go as low as £400.

Omaha Poker and other poker games have minimum bets ranging from £100 to £5,000. The lowest maximum for these games is £1,000. Like No Limit Texas Hold’em, other poker games at the casino have no maximum buy-ins.

 

The Hippodrome Online Casino

The online casino has more than 450 slots, video poker, and table games. Desktop and mobile gaming are both available at the Hippodrome Online Casino. Here are all the games featured at the online casino:

  1. Slots
  2. Video Poker
  3. Roulette (many varieties)
  4. Blackjack (many varieties)
  5. Baccarat
  6. Craps
  7. Casino Table Poker (many varieties)
  8. Pai Gow
  9. Sic Bo
  10. Red Dog
  11. Instant Win Games
  12. Live Dealer Games

The casino offers 100% Match Bonus up to £250 on first deposit. This means if you are a new player, you have extra money given by the casino in the same amount of your first deposit. The minimum amount to use the deposit match bonus is £20 while the maximum is £250. 

You also have free spins on specific slot games if you are a new player. Free spins are available during the first 7 days of signing up even if you have not made a first deposit yet.

The Hippodrome Online Casino offers 24/7 customer support service. The service is available for both desktop and mobile players. You can contact the customer support service through live chat, phone, and email.

You also have various payment methods you can use at the casino. Here are the payment options accepted by the online casino:

  1. ClickandBuy
  2. MasterCard
  3. Paysafecard
  4. EWire
  5. Visa
  6. Entropay
  7. Poli
  8. EPS
  9. Ezi

 

 

Dining

 

 

Heliot Steak House

Overlooking the casino’s main gaming floor, Heliot Steak House is a 100-seat restaurant that serves USDA prime steaks. Heliot’s steaks are aged between 4 and 6 weeks. You can choose from the restaurant’s toppings selection including roast bone marrow and truffle. 

The steak house’s menu is created by Executive Chef Ioannis Grammenos. Aside from Heliot’s steaks, fish, lamb, and chicken dishes are also served at the restaurant. Vegetarian options are also available.

You can only eat at the restaurant if you are 18 years and older. Here are the opening times of the restaurant:

 

Heliot Steak House

Schedule

Time

Lunch

Saturday & Sunday

12 NN - 2:30 PM

Dinner

Daily

5 PM



Heliot Steak House has a cocktail bar as well. It is located on the first floor of the Hippodrome building.

 

Boozy Tea Room

Boozy Team Room is the casino’s new lounge that serves tea-infused cocktails and appetizers. It is open daily from 5 PM. Appetizers are served until 12 MN. Meanwhile, the lounge’s cocktail menu features 7 exclusive cocktail drinks that cost £12 each.

 

Havana Club Terrace

Located on the third floor of the Hippodrome building, Havana Club Terrace features a two-level smoking terrace and a bar. 

Havana Club Terrace serves Cuban-inspired cocktails and appetizers. The terrace is open all year round. It has heaters so you can enjoy the view of the terrace even during winter.

 

Magic Mike Live

 

Housed in the theatre at Hippodrome Casino, Magic Mike Live is a 90-minute show that features dance and acrobatic performances based on the Magic Mike films.

The show is created and co-directed by Channing Tatum, the male lead of the Magic Mike films. Magic Mike Live has 360-degree dance routines with a diverse cast.

The theatre seats 365 people. You need to be 18 years and older to watch the show. Here is the weekly schedule of the show:

 

Schedule

Time

Tuesday to Wednesday

7:30 PM

Thursday to Sunday

7:30 PM & 10 PM

 

 

Hippodrome Rewards

 

You can enjoy a membership at the Hippodrome Casino called the Hippodrome Rewards card. One valid ID is the only requirement for registration. However, you need to be 18 years and older to register for the Hippodrome Rewards card. Membership is free of charge. You can get your own Hippodrome Rewards directly at the casino.

Cardholders can earn points by playing at the casino, dining at Heliot Steak House and other bars and lounges at the Hippodrome building. You can also earn points by watching Magic Mike Live shows. Accounts are reviewed every 6 months to see if cardholders can be upgraded to the next card tier. Here are the different card tiers and their benefits:

 

Card Tier

Card Benefits

Gold Card

10% off all food and drinks

Promotional draw tickets

Diamond Card                      

20% off all food and drinks

Promotional draw tickets

Complimentary 3-hour parking

Up to £100 Airfare credit

3 Free Nights at The D Hotel in Las Vegas

Platinum Card

25% off all food and drinks

Promotional draw tickets

Complimentary 3-hour parking

Up to £200 Airfare credit

3 Free Nights at The D Hotel in Las Vegas

Complimentary Birthday Party (£250 value)

Black Card

25% off all food and drinks for up to 4 guests

Promotional draw tickets

Complimentary 5-hour parking

Up to £300 Airfare credit

3 Free Nights at The D Hotel in Las Vegas

Complimentary Birthday Party (£500 value)

Access to Club Wembley events

Bi-annual complementary shave/haircut/treatment.spa day at Beauty and Melody or Teds Grooming Rooms, London (£150)

 

 

The Hippodrome Casino Experience

 

The Hippodrome Casino brings a very modern experience from casino gaming to in-house entertainment. Housed in a building that was built in the early 1900s, the casino has an eclectic mix of British history and contemporary entertainment. The casino’s entrance showcases the long history of the Hippodrome building and leads you to a casino that is barely eight years old.

 

 

 

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