Alea Casino – Glasgow Review
For a casino experience overlooking the world-famous River Clyde in Glasgow, the Alea Casino is going to be your number one choice. This Caesars-owned casino can be found on Paisley Road in Springfield Quay and offers 24/7 gaming, a superb restaurant, plenty of live entertainment and two bars.
Globally, Caesars is one of the biggest names in gambling with iconic casinos such as Caesars Palace and the Flamingo being among their best-known casinos in the USA. Known for offering a high-class casino experience, Caesars will ensure that you get exactly the same from your visit to the Alea Casino in Glasgow.
ALEA CASINO – GLASGOW GAMES
The gaming floor at the Alea Casino measures 9,000 square feet which is far from the biggest in Scotland. It does, however, manage to fit a total of 21 classic gaming tables and 60 gaming machines due to it being spread across two floors.
40 of the gaming machines are electronic roulette terminals with half of those being connected to ‘live’ roulette tables around the country. As for the remaining machines, these are slots with some being game-specific and others offering you the choice of up to nine different games to play.
CASINO GAMING OPTIONS:
- American Roulette (£1 – £200)
- Blackjack (£2 – £1000)
- Punto Banco (£10 – £2000)
- Three Card Poker (£2 – £500)
- Pai Gow
- Slot Machines (Jackpots between £4,000 and £10,000)
- Dedicated Poker Room
Cash games in the poker room start at 7 pm each night and as a rule of thumb, most are £1/£2 NLHE games with a minimum buy-in of £40. That said, higher limit games and different poker variations are available on request if there are enough players interested in playing.
As for tournaments, they have a busy schedule of tournaments each week with most days seeing a tournament of some kind. Registration usually begins at 7 pm while the tournaments normally start at 8 pm.
On the first Sunday of each month, they also host the Super Sunday tournament which has a prize pool guarantee of £5,000 and a buy-in of £50.
ALEA CASINO – GLASGOW DRESS CODE
Anyone wearing tracksuit bottoms, hoods, hats, caps and football shirts or in unclean clothes will be turned away from the Alea Casino. A smart/casual dress code is required to enter but as long as you avoid wearing what we mentioned and your clothes are clean and relatively smart-looking, you will be allowed to enter.
As you might expect, you will, of course, have to be above the age of 18 as well.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Overlooking the stunning River Clyde and thus giving you fantastic views as you dine, the Waterfront Restaurant is where you will want to go when you need something to eat in the casino.
That restaurant opens at 5 pm most of the week and at 3 pm on Sundays and will eventually close its doors at 11 pm each night. You can enjoy a fabulous menu that offers a variety of cuisine that will ensure that the taste buds of everybody will be entertained. Affordably priced and with more savings to be made with regular promotions and combo-packages, you will not find many better dining experiences in the city.
When you are feeling a little parched or just want to get the party started with some drinks, you will have the option of two lively bars in the Alea Casino. The Long Bar which is open daily from 5 pm to 5.30 am is where you will want to go if you enjoy live entertainment. Here you can dance along as the resident DJ blasts out his latest tracks or take in whatever else is on stage for the night.
The other option is the Sports Bar which turns the focus to all the major sporting action that might be playing out during your visit. Want a few beers while keeping up to date with the latest football scores or want to watch the latest boxing match? Then this is where you will want to be.
The Sports Bar is open from 12 pm to 8 am but it should be noted that it will stop serving alcohol at 6 am.
Gig nights, cabaret acts, drag acts and a resident DJ are just some of the regular entertainment that you will be able to enjoy at the Alea Casino. To find out what will be on during your planned visit, check out their website to see the full schedule of what is coming up.
The Alea Casino also offers numerous group booking packages that can provide with great value and an experience that you are unlikely to forget. Whether you are a group that wants to learn to play as part of your night, enjoy a stag or hen party, or want to enjoy a heady mix of dinner, cocktails and gaming, you will be able to find the package for you here.
ALEA CASINO – GLASGOW MEMBERSHIP INFO
The Alea Casino has an open-door policy so membership is not required to enter. With so many benefits on offer, however, you really should consider getting yourself signed up.
Signing up for a membership at the Alea Casino in Glasgow will allow you to earn Caesars Rewards whenever you play at this or any of the other six Caesar-owned casinos in the UK. All you need to do is bring a valid photo-ID such as a passport or driving license when you visit the casino.
Those points can be exchanged for food and drinks, merchandise, days out, holidays and much more. Better still, with seven different tiers of this reward scheme, the more you play, the higher you will get and thus the better your potential rewards can be.
ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORTATION
Being situated in the centre of Glasgow, you would expect that the Alea Casino has plenty of accommodation options nearby and you will find that this is definitely the case.
Just down the road, you will find a Travelodge and the Village Hotel while over the Kingston Bridge on the other side of the River Clyde, you will find other options such as the Glasgow Marriott, Alexander Thomson, Radisson Blu, Jurys Inn and the Grand Central.
As for getting to the Alea Casino in Glasgow, this can be done by car by getting on to the A8 from the M8. You can take advantage of free parking within the leisure complex that the casino shares with other entertainment options such as an Odeon cinema and the Hollywood Bowl.
Numerous bus stops can be found close to the complex too while there is also a taxi rank that will always provide you with an option to get home. Furthermore, Glasgow Central Station can be found just on the other side of the river.
Glasgow is a city renowned for its shipbuilding history with the River Clyde being the birthplace of some of the world’s most famous ships. That said, as well as admiring the river view and taking in the attractions along the riverbank, there is so much more that you can do during your stay in Glasgow.
Why not try taking a look at the following?
- Gallery of Modern Art
- Riverside Museum
- People’s Place
- Pollok Country Park
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow is blessed with four different casinos but we would have to say that in our opinion, the Alea is the best of them. Despite our opinion, you will still want to check out the others as these are all of very good quality as well.
- Grosvenor Casino Riverboat
- Grosvenor Casino Merchant City
- Genting Casino – Glasgow
Alea Casino, Glasgow - Rating
It doesn’t matter whether you just want to try and win some money or are after a more complete evening out as the Alea Casino will give you the ability to do either. This Las Vegas style casino provides you with a massive selection of games, fantastic entertainment, top quality dining and is essentially, the city’s best land-based casino right now.
- Very friendly, attentive, and professional staff
- Good atmosphere
- Good food and drinks
- Good service
- Good views over the Clyde
- Free soft drinks whilst playing on the tables
- Overcrowded sometimes
Casino Name: Alea Casino Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, UK
Address: Springfield Quay, Paisley Rd, Glasgow G5 8NP, UK
Phone: +44 141 555 6100
Opening Hours: 12pm / 8am
Table Games: Yes
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Alea Casino Glasgow Licensee: London Clubs Glasgow Limited is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (See licensee).