Having a flutter in Scotland

Having a flutter in ScotlandAny trip away is a great excuse to try some of the things you’ve never done before. Scotland is home to several casinos and racecourses, allowing you to give it a go yourself!


There are 11 casinos in Scotland, located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. Most consider Glasgow to be the Vegas of Scotland, and with five separate casinos, including the largest in the country, it’s easy to see why.

With 60 slot machines and 21 table games, plus poker rooms, though it barely compares to larger Vegas casinos, but by British standards, Alea Casino Glasgow is impressive. Aside from gaming, the casino offers gourmet dining at the Red Leaf Restaurant plus free live shows and music. Located on the banks of the river Clyde, this stylish, Vegas themed casino is a fantastic place to try your luck on a variety of classic table games, including Blackjack, Roulette and Craps.

For something a little different, check out the Grosvenor Casino Riverboat in Glasgow. While it’s small, it’s also exceedingly charming, and offers fantastic views along the river Clyde from the gaming floor, restaurant and balconies.

Aside from the Alea in Glasgow, all the other casinos in Scotland are owned by two large chains, Genting and Grosvenor. Both chains are experienced and have quality casinos throughout the UK. Most of their sites offer a variety of slots and table games, plus poker rooms. There are of course a number of bars and restaurants located within, and the majority offer live entertainment at the weekends. As such, you can make a proper evening out of your visit to a Scottish casino.

A day at the races

If casinos aren’t really your thing, or you’re looking for a different kind of experience, Scotland is also home to five horse racecourses, each offering a local feel and a lot of excitement especially if you are looking for something unique and culturally significant.

* Ayr Racecourse
* Hamilton Park
* Kelso Racecourse
* Musselburgh Racecourse
* Perth Racecourse