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Genting opens Crockfords Cairo casino

Genting, one of the UK’s leading casino operators, has opened a magnificent new gaming venue in Egypt.

Crockfords Cairo is a luxury destination that takes its name and inspiration from Crockfords, the exclusive Mayfair casino situated in the heart of London.

The sophisticated development is the first venture for Genting in the Middle East. It will be operated by Genting Casinos Egypt Limited, a subsidiary of Genting UK, the owner of Crockfords.

Genting President and COO Paul Willcock said: “This is a tremendously exciting development for Genting as we expand our reach into Europe and the Middle East.

“We have created a luxury casino under the famous Mayfair brand of Crockfords, which will bring a unique gaming experience for our customers.”

Business travellers and wealthy tourists alike are expected to visit the casino, which will be open 24 hours a day offering a full range of gaming facilities, an extensive bar and sumptuous food service.

The 12,500 sq ft casino development was powered by an investment of GBP £2.5million and has resulted in more than 150 jobs being created for Cairo’s local workforce.

The General Manager of Crockfords Cairo, Lamberto Graglia, has been working in Cairo for nearly two decades and has a wealth of experience within the industry. He leads a hand-picked team of enthusiastic and highly trained personnel who are focused to provide the ultimate in service delivery.

The casino boasts 30 slot machines, 10 electronic roulette terminals, and 15 gaming tables. The table maximums will be commensurate with the highest level of gaming available in Egypt.

As Crockfords Cairo is situated inside the city’s world famous Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo, guests will enjoy direct access to the club from the lobby of the hotel. Crockfords Cairo also features its own dedicated frontage and drop-off point as its primary entrance.

The modern eponymous Crockfords in Mayfair has its origins in the first private members’ gaming club, established in London in 1828 by William Crockford. It was his original vision to create a club of splendour and elegance, fit for royalty, diplomats, and the aristocratic elite during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Now thousands of customers in Cairo will enjoy the benefits of the highest quality experience developed over more than a century, presented in a modern and engaging fashion while holding true to the founder’s unprecedented standards.

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Since acquiring the Stanley Leisure business in 2006, Genting UK has invested up to £1bn in the United Kingdom through acquisition, capital investment and development. It operates 40 casinos in 29 major towns and cities across the UK, each one geared specifically for its local market.

In London, Genting UK is the leading high-end casino operator with Maxims, Colony Club, Palm Beach and Crockfords, set in the heart of Mayfair and recognised as the world’s oldest private members’ gaming club.

In October 2105, Genting UK opened the £150m Resorts World Birmingham, which features a stylish 178-room hotel, as well as the Genting International Casino, offering the best in live and electronic gaming. Genting UK sponsors the Genting Arena, owned and operated by the NEC Group, which is one of the UK’s biggest indoor arenas and stages major music and entertainment shows.

Crockfords Cairo is Genting UK’s first venture in the Middle East.

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