£8m city centre casino preparing to open next month

Opening soon - Napoleons Casino & Restaurant

The A&S Leisure Group said its new Napoleons Casino & Restaurant will open at 57 Portland Street, city centre Manchester, in September.

Situated next door to the new Hotel Brooklyn, sister venue to Hotel Gotham, Napoleons Casino & Restaurant will incorporate a casino, restaurant and bar, creating 120 jobs.

After years in the making, and an £8m investment in the venue, show-stopping interior design has been provided by Chapman Taylor’s Castlefield office, while ISG has taken the lead on the fit-out from its base in Media City.

The new 24-hour casino will present a range of gaming tables, including American roulette, blackjack, three card poker and baccarat, plus electronic roulette and state-of-the-art electronic slots.

The casino boasts a luxurious private dining room, with a stunning restaurant that overlooks the gaming area.

The striking cocktail bar will, say developers, undoubtedly be one of the venue’s main focal points.

Napoleons Manchester will also host mahjong and poker, while complementary valet parking will be provided for customers in the evening.

Mark Allen, chief executive at The A&S Leisure Group, said: “This is a very exciting time for the company and we are eager to show Manchester what Napoleons is all about.

Plans for the Portland Street site

“Our key focus for the business, first and foremost, will be on our personalised service to the customer, something that we are very proud of.

“Along with the news of us bringing Napoleons to Manchester, we’d like to announce the appointment of Debbie Phillips to general manager.

“Debbie is well-known on the Manchester casino scene and has a successful track record in the industry.

“We are confident she will drive forward our vision for the venue and help us create an unforgettable entertainment experience.”

The chain also operates in Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and Hull.