Southend casino hosts memorable celebration

A Southend casino hosted one of its most memorable party nights to celebrate a golden anniversary and has more big nights lined up.

Staff at Genting Club Westcliff wore fun 1960s-inspired gear and Jersey Boys tribute act The Other Guys entertained to mark 50 years of Genting. “It was a fantastic night, the atmosphere was brilliant with a mix of age groups enjoying themselves,” said General Manager Simon Woodford.

One local customer had further reason to celebrate. He won a stay at Resorts World Birmingham, the £150 million leisure development which opens later this year, in a free prize draw.

Simon added: “It was a fitting way to mark the anniversary. We’re looking forward to more big nights thanks to a programme of entertainment we have organised to appeal to a wide range of people.”

East 17, featuring Robbie Craig will take to the stage on Sunday 30 August, with tribute show The Magic of the Bee Gees returning on Saturday 5 September. On Friday 16 October ‘Frankly’ Sinatra will be live at the venue and on Saturday 28 November, Aswad will perform their reggae hits.

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Genting casinos around the UK are holding special activities as it is 50 years since Genting’s founder Tan Sri Lim was inspired to create a hill resort during a visit to Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.

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