But lets bring it up to date, despite the people of Newcastle and Sunderland having some of the lowest average earnings in the country, they sure know how to party. The area was highly industrialised and since the fall in heavy industry much of the architectuarly celebrated landscape has been restored.
Bars, shops and restraunts moved in and the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland have become tourism and party destinations (particuarly with Hen and Stag Paries). As always, where you have lots of people casinos are not far behind and both cities are now furnished with their own.
One of big casino chains Aspers at the Gate lives up to its own description of being a ‘super casino’. Aspers at the Gate has a massive casino floor and Poker lounge. When its time for a break from the tables their restraunt offers both an a la carte and snack menu; something for every budget. There are also two late bars; one a cocktail bar and and the other an American-style sports bar complete with a big screen TV.
When it comes to entertainment you can forget about the cheesy tribute singers that most casino’s offer, at Aspers they’ll treat you to first class stand-up comedy (and a bit of cheese curtesy of their Karaoke Bar!)
With 25 casinos accross the UK and Gibraltar, Gala, as you would expect, know what they are doing. While Gala might not operate the most stylish or high brow of casinos, they do deliver when it comes to offering a no nonsence casino. Here you can find a large casino offering blackjack, roulette, craps and a live poker floor with a full rosta of live big money tournaments.
When its time to spend some winnings there is a quality wine bar and cocktail lounge as well as an a la carte restraunt all very reasonably priced when compared to other casino chains.