There’s something incredibly glamorous about playing poker. Perhaps it’s the image Hollywood has inspired with poker scenes or maybe it’s the luxurious locations in which we players have the chance to play the game. Either way, learn how to play poker and you open yourself up to some of the finer things in life, too. Here are 10 rooftop casino rooftop bars where you can get in on the luxury.
Search for Aspers Casino on Google and you’ll see it calls itself the best casino in London. Maybe that’s for you to decide, but there’s no denying the glamour of this casino and its stylish Rooftop Terrace and Sky Bar. When you step into the illuminated Sky Bar, which sells cocktails, premium champagnes, beers and wines, you’ll feel immediately that the trek up to the top floor of Westfield Stratford City has been worth it and whether the weather is warm or cold, you can step out onto the Rooftop Terrace and drink in the view.
The Victoria Gate Casino, in Leeds, UK, is a super casino and opened in 2017. It’s packed with places to grab a drink while you enjoy the action at the gaming tables, but if you fancy somewhere quieter, you can head out onto the rooftop terrace. The terrace looks out over the Victoria Gate and the Victoria Quarter and is so quiet hardly anyone will know you’re there. Bliss!
The rooftop terrace of the Omnia nightclub, in Las Vegas, offers a thrilling experience for gamblers. The nightclub sits in the famous Caesars Palace and allows guests to look out over the whole Las Vegas Strip while the DJ spins some laidback grooves. If ever you’re in Vegas, give it a try.
It’s back in London again and this time it’s the Empire Casino, in Leicester Square, which has a fabulous balcony bar. The Icon Balcony Bar looks out over the square and is an ideal place to enjoy a winter cocktail. If you happen to be in the bar during the week of a movie premier, you may well spot an A-list celeb sipping a tipple in the bar, so keep your eyes peeled.
The Foundation Room is a lounge, restaurant and nightclub that sits on the 65th floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Guests can enjoy seasonal cuisine and succulent dishes such as Korean fried chicken or sip speciality cocktails, including Cucumber Zen, before retiring to the lounge, to which admission is free. The casino itself offers poker, craps, blackjack and other games, as well as the use of its sports book to bet on horse racing.
Nineteen sits 19 floors above the Gold Coast and is The Star Gold Coast’s flagship restaurant and lounge — with good reason, too. Diners can sit and look over the Gold Coast while sampling some oysters, or sit out in the lounge in a private booth and indulge in some VIP treatment under the Queensland sun. As night starts to take over, the DJ assumes the spot behind the decks to lay down the grooves.
The Ocean Sun, in Panama City, Panama, is that little bit special. Casino guests can enjoy their tipple in the restaurant and lounge at the top of the casino and look out over Panama City; or they can soak in the Infinity pool and drink in the same view in the casino’s pool bar. Whichever you choose, if you’re looking for luxury, you’ll find it at the Ocean Sun.
The Grand Pasha Hotel, Casino & Spa, in north Kyrenia, Cyprus, is simply gorgeous. The casino offers slots, card games and various table games, and allows guests to slip out and spoil themselves with views of the location. The hotel’s outdoor terrace Teras Ocakbasi and Cielo lounge bar both enable guests to sit outside and bask in the rays from the Cypriot sun while savouring a glass of something smooth.
When it comes to rooftop bars, Apex Rooftop Bar and Lounge, at Palms Casino & Resort, in Las Vegas, rocks it. The bar is luxurious, spacious — 8 000 squared feet — and rewards anyone who heads up to the top with a panoramic view of Vegas. You can even book your own personal space so you can drink and enjoy the view without any disturbance from other guests.
Smokers will enjoy a drink and gamble at the Hippodrome Casino, in London. Anyone who wants to take a cigarette from the action at the tables can step out onto the casino’s two-level rooftop smoking lounge. They can ask for a house special from the cocktail list and sit back and chat with other guests, even on cold winter evenings because the casino has outdoor heating for this rooftop area.
Rooftop bars like this add to the casino experience, allowing guests thorough relaxation away from the tables. If you’re a poker fan and haven’t visited any of these bars yet, you should call in at the casinos for a game and get in on the luxury of these rooftop bars. It’s all part of the poker lifestyle!