Aspers London Casino Review
Aspers is London’s largest casino and fits into the category of a super entertainment center. It is located to the East of the city center, on the 3rd floor of the Westfield Mall in Stratford City and fits into the newer, snazzier vibe of modern casinos.
The owners of Aspers have a long history in the gambling world, as part of the casino is owned by the renowned Aspinall family together with the Australian gambling group – Crown.
In 2011, Aspers became the UKs biggest and aurguably best casino, offering casino thrills for the masses, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Aspers Casino holds a license, issued by the UK Gambling Commission. Aspers is open around the clock and every day of the week offering a bevy of gambling options plus bars, dining and entertainment options for a discerning adult audience.
Aspers Casino Games
The casino delivers well rounded and diverse gambling options with a game style and stake befitting every type of player.
They have a total of seventy Live Table Games that include; American Roulette, Double Zero Roulette Spread-Bet Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco and Baccarat. Floor stake limits range from as low as £1 on the electronic games and can max out at around £2000 on various tables. Not the highest stakes, but nevertheless a decent range for most wallets.
They play the La Partage rule on their European Roulette tables which brings the house edge down on the even money bets to around 1.3%.
The Poker area at Aspers Casino is large with its 400-seat poker room and great range of tables. The popular games are mostly Three Card Poker and Texas Holdem Poker and offering a host of Texas Holdem Tournaments. These are probably the casino’s biggest strength because they run tournaments twice a day, every day of the week. What’s more, many large Poker tournaments are also played there, including ones associated with 888 and Unibet.
A great extra feature are a host of free to play Poker tables for a newbie to find some strategy practice.
Blackjack is popular at Aspers Casino. Blackjack pays 3:2, as is common in other casinos. Versions with additional betting options were offered. The maximum stood at £1000, which allows for a proper game of Blackjack.
The casino boasts over 300 Slot machines with a great collection of Classic Slots, Video Slots and Jackpot Slots. Most games are from developers IGT, WMS and Gaminator.
Finally there are an excellent selection of 150 Electronic Roulette stations for those who prefer to play against the machine rather than other punters.
Aspers does offer a variety of player perks and boosters that include a cash game loyalty bonus, weekly sweepstake prizes and some lucrative jackpot bonanzas of up to £20k.
In addition you can join their special VIP club, The Aspire Club, which rewards consistent or high roller activity with attractive cash bonuses, free parking, complimentary drinks and even a designated host.
As a super casino entertainment center there is plenty to enjoy before and after your gaming session. The casino has a variety of upmarket bars, sports betting bars, several highly rated restaurants, live music shows plus dancing the Sky bar – which includes a great view of east London.
There is a dress code of “smart, relaxed, and stylish” attire, which is far less rigid than the older more formal UK casinos. No tux or tie required but certainly smart casuals would fit in nicely.
Aspers hit a new note in the world of the UK casino, moving away from exclusivity and small scale and onto bigger is better and accessible to all. They can certainly be considered amongst the top UK land based casino premises.
This ambience is both the positive and negative of Aspers. On one hand the reach and size of the gaming selection is expansive and you certainly do not need to be a high roller in order to enjoy the casino experience. On the other hand, there is a blurring of the lines between casino and gambling supermarket.
It really does depend on what you are looking for in a casino, but we’d say that on the whole Aspers have achieved a good balance.