Grosvenor Casino Golden Horseshoe
Previously the Gala Casino Queensway, this casino offers purely cash games. The location is pretty central, so if you are looking for some low stakes poker and don’t feel like travelling too far to play, this place is worth trying.
Name :Grosvenor Casino Golden Horseshoe Address :79-81 Queensway, London W2 4QH, United Kingdom Other Address :79-81Queensway London W2 4QH Contact no. :0207 221 8788 Website :http//www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/golden-horseshoe
Currently there are no tournaments at this cardroom.
Cash games will typically be £1-£2 No Limit Holdem. Sometimes, when there's demand you'll also get a £2-£4 game as well. Rake taken is 5%.
Gala Casino Queensway began offering poker in September 2008. This is not a huge casino, and the atmosphere is friendly and intimate. As a result the poker is quite friendly and social, and there is a base of loyal customers who play here regularly.
You get lots of beginners playing here, and a few mid-level players as well. A lot of people who come to the casino are people that live or work in the area, but being located at Queensway means you also get tourists coming in from the various hotels situated there.
Unfortunately, there are no tournaments on offer. So if you are into tournaments, no point in coming here. But if you like friendly cash games for low stakes, this is a good place to play.
Poker starts at 4pm everyday and continues until the 6am normally, although the casino recently went 24 hours. It is not massively busy, but you will consistently find 2 tables running and on weekends up to 3 or 4.
There's also a Poker Magic section, where people can learn to play poker with their friends.
Straightforward membership here - just bring your id and you can start playing immediately.
Food & Drink
They have a decent chargrill menu as well as a Chinese menu that is reasonably priced - £7-£10 for a meal.
Most cardrooms give you loyalty points for playing in tournaments, but few do so with their cash games. Gala Casino is one of them - you get points for every session (regardless of the duration) - just make sure you give your membership card to one of the staff to swipe. You can redeem your points for food/drink as well as gaming chips.