Aspers Casino Westfield
Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City is the largest ‘supercasino’ in Britain, and the 15-table poker has a solid tournament schedule and lots of soft cash action.
Name :Aspers Casino Westfield Address :No1 Currency Exchange London, Westfield Stratford City, Montfichet Road, London E20 1EN, United Kingdom Other Address :Westfield Stratford London E20 1EN Contact no. :020 8536 5636 Website :www.aspersstratford.co.uk
Update Jan 2018 - weekly tournament schedule no longer have registration fees. Instead, 15% of each prize pool will be transferred to the Second Chance Sunday Tournament, players are invited to participate in every Sunday at 2pm. The casino estimates a prize pool of around £5,000.
Cash games run 24/7 pretty much, with 2-3 tables running at quiet times and up to 13 at peak times (evenings and weekends). NL Holdem £1-£1 games are the most common – min £25 sitdown, max 250 (or 50% of the big stack at the table). They regularly have £1-£2 games as well. When there's demand they may have a 2-5 game, or sometimes 1-1 or 1-2 Omaha games.
Rake is 10% up to £5 on the 1-1 game, and 5% up to £10 on the 1-2 game.
Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City is the largest 'supercasino' in Britain. They opened in December 2011. The poker room now has 30 permanent tables and is open 24/7. For larger events they can fit up to 50 tables.
The competition at Aspers is very soft, and a lot of the regulars started playing poker at Aspers, so are quite new to the game. There are a lot of regulars that play at the club, but on weekend s there a whole lot of people in the cardroom who are recreational players simply in town visiting, making a weekend of it - visiting Westfield, Stratford, the Olympics site, and playing a bit of poker.
The cardroom follows the rules and guidelines set out by the Tournament Directors Association, a standardized set of rules made by Tournament Directors around the world, where ‘floor people consider the best interest of the game and fairness as top priorities in the decision-making process.’
They have a bad beat jackpot, largest one that hit was about £280K from about 5 months.
There is a an open door policy so anyone can enter the casino. You can easily start a ‘blue membership’ without an id, but there are limits to how much you can cash out. Full membership requires id.
General dress code is smart casual – similar to other casinos. Jeans and trainers are acceptable, but only if in good order and clean.
Food & Drink
There's a few bars and restaurants in the casino. You can have snacks at the poker table but not a proper meal. No free drinks.