Here at Mr Gamez we always like to take a well-rounded look at the casino industry through our blogs and reviews. While our main focus is and always will be on the games themselves, we also like to provide all of our readers with a one stop shop for all of their casino entertainment needs, hence the recent addition of both online and land based casino reviews to the site. One of the most highly regarded reviews in the latter category covers Birmingham’s largest casino, the Genting Club at Star City – be sure to head on over to that review for the specifics on that particular casino. In this blog post we are going to take a look at exactly who Genting are and what they bring to the table for land based casino players in the UK and beyond.
The Genting Group came into being in 1965 in Malaysia with the goal of providing customers and visitors not only with a great land based gaming opportunity, but also integrated resorts to ensure that their casinos formed the centrepiece of a full entertainment opportunity. Following local success in the likes of Kuala Lumpur, the group started to expand internationally at a notably rapid pace and their properties can now be found in the Americas, Asia, Australia and the UK. Perhaps the most famous of all their casinos is suitably based in Malaysia. The Resorts World Genting complex is one of the largest casinos around and incorporates not only the main casino but also six hotels, nine restaurants, four bars and nightclubs and even a theme park.
Casinos of this magnitude simply do not exist in the UK – the idea of so called “super casinos” has been touted and then shut down on numerous occasions. Instead, many casinos are more modest affairs with a healthy number of games and top class service which are joined on their sites by completely independent bars and restaurants. The aforementioned Genting Club at Star City is the perfect example, as Genting provides the showpiece while completely unaffiliated companies take care of the entertainment.
At the centre of the entire Genting experience in the UK is their service and VIP opportunities. What the casinos may lack in size compared to their international cousins, they more than make up for in luxury décor and quality gaming, with players being attracted from all over the world to enjoy what Genting has to offer. Their casinos in the UK number over forty, with four in Birmingham, three in London and representation in the likes of Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham. While the casinos vary in size, they all share the same values and players can enjoy the authentic Genting experience at any casino that falls under the Circus, Electric Circus, Maxims and Mint Casino brands.
The games that players can enjoy at any Genting casino are often dictated by the local market. Their UK branches, for example, often feature a wide range of IGT games – our UK readers can see exactly what these games are all about by checking out our dedicated IGT slots section here on the site. They are also virtually always complemented by a decent selection of table games covering all of the classics and even a few niches choices where space permits, not to mention dedicated poker rooms with both tournaments and cash games available around the clock.
As noted, our Genting Club Star City review here at Mr Gamez covers one of their flagship operations in detail and you can find out where we recommend for online play in a similar manner by clicking through to that review now.