£25 million casino opens in Glasgow

Glasgow is set to get Scotland’s biggest casino tonight with the launch of the £25 million Alea Glasgow.

The casino, situated on the city’s Springfield Quay, is owned by London Clubs International (LCI) and will be spread across two floors, covering 60,000 sq ft. It is being billed as an entertainment venue with three bars, a restaurant and a live music room.

The name Alea comes from the Latin “lacta alea est”, which means “the die is cast”.

Paul Rety, director of the venue, is sure it will be a success.

"I'm confident that Alea Glasgow is going to be a huge boost for the city, offering Glaswegians an entirely new entertainment experience,” he said.

"We offer something for everyone - from a romantic dinner for two, a night of live music or a game of poker with friends. I'm confident that Glasgow people and those visiting the city will really take to Alea and all that the venue has to offer.

"To be heading up such a major venue is an exciting challenge but I'm confident that with the great team we have working here, Alea will be a real success."

The venue will employ some 180 people, with nearly 150 of those new employees from Glasgow.

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