British Las Vegas is Coming!


Five UK towns and cities could emerge as Britain’s answer to Las Vegas if predicted environmental concerns lead to the creation of a future UK gambling hotspot, according to experts.

The team from have looked at UK cities and named Blackpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool and London as possible future Las Vegas rivals.

Due to the travel restrictions enforced by the pandemic, Brits have been made to gamble closer to home since 2020.

With a gambling industry worth £14.5 billion a year, a UK city could soon rival the established gambling capital of the world.

Analysts from believe Blackpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool and London could each emerge as contenders to challenge Las Vegas.

Now they have given each of these locations a neon makeover in a bid to imagine how each would stack-up as a future gambling hotspot.

Here are’s top UK reimagined gambling cities that wouldn’t look out of place on the Vegas strip.


An Interpretation of Blackpool as a Gambling Hotspot

There are many UK towns and cities that are located near the seaside, however, there aren’t many as famous as Blackpool.

There are currently three casinos in Blackpool, as well as an abundant nightlife – perfect for fun-loving Brits.

The only town on the list, Blackpool already benefits from an economy built around tourism and its famous illuminations are probably the closest thing we currently have to Las Vegas’ neon cityscape.

With a population understandably proud of the town’s nightlife already Blackpool could be well positioned to seize the challenge of becoming Britain’s very own Las Vegas on sea.


An Interpretation of Edinburgh as a Gambling Hotspot

Edinburgh has a population of nearly half a million and benefits from a great number of tourists visiting each year.

The Scottish capital is already a great spot for a night out and the casino experience can be part of it. With four casinos, it certainly doesn’t have the casino density of somewhere like Monte-Carlo, but it has a decent choice nonetheless.

Edinburgh is a beautiful city and well worth a visit. This new picture reveals what the city might look like as a Las Vegas resort with neon lights, including the famous Balmoral Hotel reimagined as a Casino.


An Interpretation of Leeds as a Gambling Hotspot

The biggest city in Yorkshire is a popular haunt for gamblers. There are 17 different casinos on offer, including two franchises of Grosvenor Casinos.

With more than 10,000 slot machines across the city, Leeds is a perfect location for gambling, whether you are an avid player or are just looking for one night of betting action.

Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Macau developed their gaming offerings over decades after starting out with relatively small casinos and investing in newer and more impressive facilities over time, so there’s no reason why Leeds can’t follow suit.


An Interpretation of Liverpool as a Gambling Hotspot

From the Beatles through to its two Premier League football Clubs, the city of Liverpool has never been short of attractions that both entertain and amuse visitors to the area.

As Liverpool is such a large city you will not be too surprised to learn that there is a very good range of casinos to visit. The city centre is based around the river and is relatively easy to walk around.

As part of ongoing Liverpool regeneration, there is a project to utilise a series of derelict docks along the Liverpool waterfront. The plans hope to bring about innovative residential, commercial and retail units.

With new investment going into the docks, this new picture shows what the docks might look like if imagined into a Las Vegas style resort.


An Interpretation of London as a Gambling Hotspot

Due to it being the capital and having the largest area and population in the UK by far, it is perhaps no surprise that London is included in this list.

There are at least 30 casinos in London including the original Grosvenor Casino and the Hippodrome casino.

Several cities around the world are famous for their huge integrated resorts where billions of dollars are wagered on casino games each year, but, have you ever wondered what the Houses of Parliament or Big Ben might look like as a Las Vegas style resort?

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