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Casino at the Empire set to open

19 March 2007

LONDON, England – As reported by the This is London: "The largest casino in London is to open in Leicester Square's historic Empire cinema building.

"The former Empire Ballroom has been transformed into a £16 million casino and entertainment venue with capacity for 1,700 guests.

"It will open in May and offer a range of gaming rooms, two restaurants, a destination bar, ice creamery, nightclub, a dedicated poker room and VIP room.

"Called Casino At The Empire, the complex will be run by London Clubs International and offer two floors, measuring 50,000 square feet.

"The ground floor will house the main body of the casino with 30 gaming tables and a private poker room with its own bar accommodating up to 80 players, and state of the art electronic gaming machines.

"…The Empire started out as a Music Hall in 1884. It is claimed that the first moving pictures in Britain were shown there by the Lumiere Brothers…"

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