Let me tell you about our trip to the Hippodrome Casino.
My friends and I went to London for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Well, it was not really relaxing because all of us were in it for the adventure. A break from the usual routine is always nice, right?
On our first night there, we wanted to hang out and we were supposed to go clubbing. However, the club that we wanted to visit was too packed to our liking so we decided to bail and head somewhere else.
Somehow, we ended up going to a casino. And not just any casino, if I may add.
A trip to the Hippodrome Casino
The Hippodrome Casino is one of the largest and popular casinos in London. It is located on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourn Street. The name Hippodrome is actually an old term that refers to venues used to stage horse races. When I found out about that bit of information, you can bet how ecstatic I was.
As a casino, the Hippodrome has everything that you can hope for. It has three floors filled with gaming possibilities. The main gaming area has a central bar. Everything in this area is actually quite impressive – probably because of the high ceiling that is reminiscent of the days when this place was a theatre.
Before heading out to the main gaming area, my friends and I decided to hang out at the cocktail bar on the third floor for a while. We had our fill of the drinks before heading out to gamble the night away.
Betting on horses and playing casino
What I love most about the Hippodrome Casino is the off-course gambling on horses. That is why I dropped off my friends in the gaming area and headed out to the Heliot Lounge to bet on racing events. There were a couple of options to bet and I can say that I had a great time making choices.
I did win some money but it was not enough to really make me brag. After a couple of bets, I went off to find my friends.
Looking around the casino, I found a lot of table games that I knew how to play. These included Roulette and Blackjack. I am not really a fan of Poker but I could see that a lot of people were crowding around it. After a couple of rounds playing Blackjack, I shifted my attention to the Roulette table. I got tired of that and went out to look for some of my friends.
I found a couple of them playing electronic games and slots and that is where I stayed for the rest of the night. If I am honest with myself, I am happy that we ended up spending the night playing at the Hippodrome Casino. The fact that we all won that night was just an added bonus.