‘Commercial considerations’ spell the end for Nottingham casino

The Cornerhouse

Genting Casino has permanently closed its venue at the Cornerhouse in Nottingham due to “commercial considerations”, Nottinghamshire Live reports.

As we went to press it was unclear how many jobs have been lost as a result of the closure.

Genting has confirmed that a 30-day consultation was held with staff in advance of the decision.

A spokesperson for the chain told the publication: “We have finished a consultation process with all staff at our Nottingham casino… we have explored all avenues and come to the decision that we will be closing the Nottingham casino due to current commercial considerations.

“Genting Casinos has a duty of care to all our employees and will be supporting our staff accordingly as we have done through the consultation review. Genting continues to successfully run 34 casinos across the UK, including in the nearby cities of Derby and Leicester.”

Members of the casino, which was one of the flagship tenants at the 200,000 sq ft multi-let leisure scheme, were reportedly informed on Monday (13 February) that the venue “[had] permanently closed.”

Other major tenants at the Cornerhouse include Cineworld, TGI Fridays and Wagamama.