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28th Jun, 2022

Where to go in Worcester if you fancy a flutter

Correspondent 22nd Jun, 2022

Most of us like a flutter from time to time, whether it is a couple of pounds on the horses, the spin of a reel or even a game of bingo.  All these are things that we can easily do from our laptops and smartphones these days. Doubtless there are good reasons to do so in terms of getting the best deals, taking advantage of bonuses and so on. But the downside to that is you end up foregoing the social aspects.

We are always told that it’s important to keep gambling fun. An important way of doing so is to have a flutter in interesting surroundings and good company. Worcester is ideally geared up for that, so let’s take a closer look at the options.

Worcester Racecourse 

There has been racing at Worcester Racecourse for more than 200 years. The stunning riverside location has always made it a popular venue for those who want to soak up the atmosphere of a National Hunt meet in picturesque surroundings. There are 21 race meetings every year between April and October, so it really is the home of summer jump racing. Some have truly unique themes – don’t miss the annual Pershore Plum Festival at the end of July, for example.

Merkur Casino 

When Cashumo Group committed to investing more than £200,000 in a town-centre casino last year, it raised some eyebrows, especially given the timing and all the uncertainly with lockdowns and so on. There were also concerns as to its impact on the town centre. A year on, we can confirm the misgivings were unfounded. Merkur Casino is relatively small, but you’ll find all the popular slots like Starburst and the famous Fishin Frenzy Megaways slot as well as bingo and a selection of other traditional casino games that you can play on terminals.

Cash Fall Amusements 

Tucked away at the Deansway end of Broad Street, Cash Fall Amusements might look a little down at heel, but it is another small local business that has survived the most difficult of times when others have fallen by the wayside. The focus here is on traditional slot games, and you will also find some arcade classics from bygone years. A warm welcome is always assured, and the low stakes games ensure the emphasis is on fun – well worth a visit.

Majestic Bingo 

If you thought bingo was exclusively for people of a certain age, be ready to challenge your preconceptions. Majestic is a surprisingly spacious bingo hall tucked away off Langdale Drive in the Brickfields area of the city. The first thing you notice is the wide range of players. Male and female, young and old, everyone has a good time. As well as the daily bingo tournaments, there is an arcade with a small selection of slot games plus a bar and restaurant with a reasonable range of food and drink at competitive prices. A flutter doesn’t get more fun than a night at the bingo, so give it a try.

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