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Iceni Magazine | October 20, 2017

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Are These The 3 Best Places To Gamble In Norfolk?

Are These The 3 Best Places To Gamble In Norfolk?

Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth” (CC BY 2.0) by Leigh Last

Norfolk is home to a variety of leisure attractions, especially on the broads, but when it comes to gambling where are the best places to visit? We thought we’d take a look.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Let’s begin with perhaps the most famous gambling hotspot in all of Norfolk: the Great Yarmouth Racecourse. This venue is one of sixteen racecourses owned by the Arena Racing Company (ARC), and hosts a variety of events throughout the year including races, exhibitions and live music.

Visitors looking to get in on some race action can choose from a variety of packages that vary in price depending on which amenities they would like access to. For example, if an avid racing fan wishes to dine in The Trafalgar Restaurant, relax in the Hoops Champagne Bar and watch from the Lord Nelson Grandstand an advanced online ticket costs between £19 and £23 depending on the race day. Once inside, visitors can place bets on their favourite horses for as little as £2 though the race day programme each better is provided with will have more in-depth advice on how to bet.

Needless to say, a day out at the Great Yarmouth Racecourse is fun, exciting and most importantly it won’t break the bank, especially when compared to other leading racecourse venues.

Palace Casino

For many of us, visiting a casino is usually restricted to playing online as gambling operators provide an endless amount of games on the internet. There’s no denying it, playing at online casinos is fun, accessible and safe, especially with the introduction of mobile play. These days you can play any game any time on your handheld device, and some sites like MobileWins’ Boku Casino even allow users to pay using their phone bill. If you’re interested in this option, you can click here to get more information. Still, there are some gambling fans that have a hankering for the real thing.

If Norfolk locals or tourists are looking for a great night out packed with great games, first class service and top quality dining look no further than Palace Casino. Located near the Market Gate shopping centre as you approach Great Yarmouth from Norwich, Palace Casino has been a thriving staple of Great Yarmouth nightlife since it first opened on July 7, 2005. Each day of the week there are different main poker games taking place that visitors can enter for as little as £5.

What makes Palace Casino different to other casinos – especially the online sort – is that they have an onsite restaurant where they provide three-course meals, breakfast and lunch buffets. What more could you possibly want?

Silver Slipper Amusements

Amusements” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by Lee Jordan

Located by Great Yarmouth’s glorious seafront on Marine Parade, tourists looking for a little fun will find the Silver Slipper Amusements. Not only is the staff renowned in the local area for being very helpful and friendly, but there are also plenty of games on offer. What more could visitors want from a traditional seaside arcade? Really, there are few places more family-friendly for parents and children who want to play some games together than Silver Slipper Amusements.

Games available on the premises include penny slot machines ranging from 2p to 30p, as well as the usual claw machines and other arcade games. There are even one of those death chairs where visitors can test their metal against electric currents – more people are into it than you might think. There’s not really a lot else to say about Silver Slipper Amusements, other than if you love a traditional seaside arcade, this is the place to be.

There are numerous gambling venues located all around Norfolk, but these locations seem to be the most highly regarded by locals and tourists alike. What do you think?


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