Genting UK will spend £2 million to refurbish its Queen Square Genting Club in Liverpool as a 24-hour operation that will create 20 new jobs.
The project will introduce a new restaurant and a new bar on a mezzanine floor above the gaming area that will include private booths, a dance floor and screens to watch live sporting events. Gaming facilities will be expanded as well, with more blackjack, roulette, baccarat and poker tables and a range of new slots and
electronic roulette machines.
“We have invested heavily in the design and creation of the new-look club to provide guests with a quality, contemporary leisure destination in the heart of the city,” said the casino’s general manager, Carole Poulson.
The project is expected to be finished by August.
In other U.K. news, Genting reported that it is moving its existing casino in the English city of Southport to a new £30 million commercial complex known as the Waterfront. The move to the new Genting Southport is reported to cost £2 million and will be completed early next year.
“We are delighted with this news,” said Steve Parry, managing director of Neptune Developments, which operates the Waterfront. “With its stunning proposals for the fit-out, Southport will be home to one of the most stylish new casinos in the country.”
The relocation is expected to result in a boost of activity in the area.
“This is fantastic news for the area and it is long overdue,” said Edna Rylands, general manager of the Waterfront’s Ramada Plaza. “It will attract people to Southport and bring lots of life to the Waterfront.”
Genting is the largest casino operator in the United Kingdom with more than 40 venues.