Whether you’re looking for the thrill of slots or the excitement of a table game, it’s possible to find and play casino games in Solihull. Those living in and around town have a decent number of options open to them.
However, exactly how Silhillians can find these games depends on how they want to play. You essentially have two choices:
● Play in person at a land-based casino
● Join an online casino
In this article, we’ll go through all the options – before explaining their pros and cons – to help you decide.
Visit a land-based casino near Solihull
If you want to gamble on casino games in person then the closest option for players in Solihull is the casino at Resorts World which opened in October 2015. It’s run by Genting and is a pretty big establishment – with the following games available:
● 100+ slot machines
● & more
It’s also located at the NEC, so it’s only a short distance by car from Solihull town centre. If you’re willing to venture a bit further out then there are plenty more land-based casinos in Birmingham. You can easily jump on a train and be in the city centre in less than half an hour.
Will a casino open in Solihull town centre?
It’s pretty unlikely that a physical casino will be built in the centre of Solihull town anytime soon.
The Genting option above is deemed more than enough to meet local demand currently. It also technically lies within the borough of Solihull, so it was our local council that actually approved it in the first place. We highly doubt that the council sees another one as being necessary.
You can also decide to play casino games on the internet if you’re a resident of Solihull. In fact, any registered address in Great Britain will work.
There are hundreds of different websites that are licensed to operate and can offer a range of games. The exact number of titles at each website can vary dramatically though. So you can check out this list of the current top 20 UK online casinos to find websites with a wide variety of games. Some of them have over a thousand available – ranging from slots, blackjack, roulette, live dealer tables, and more.
You must open an account and verify your details before being allowed to gamble:
1. Make sure to choose a gambling website that has a licence from the UK Gambling Commission (you can find the commission’s logo in the footer)
2. Complete the registration form using your personal details and GB address
3. You may be asked to send documents to verify your identity
4. Once verified, you can start to play the slots and games
Should I play in person or online?
It completely depends on what you want when deciding whether to go and play games in person or by joining a website.
Both of these options have their advantages and disadvantages – so we’ll explain both.
Go to a land-based casino when…
You want to interact with other players and don’t mind travelling a bit.
There’s no doubt that physical casinos offer a much more social atmosphere compared with online gaming. It’s common for people to go with friends for example, either as part of a night out or to do something fun together. There’s also the chance to speak with other players and the dealers too.
Of course, you will have to travel to get there – either by car, public transport, or other means. This might mean planning the trip in advance – but Silihillian’s are lucky that there are many physical casinos located quite close. So this shouldn’t be a big problem.
Play online when…
You want the biggest range of games and don’t mind sending in a few documents.
Online casinos can offer far more slots and games compared with physical casinos. Most websites partner with dedicated software providers who regularly develop new titles and features to keep players interested. The more providers they partner with, the more games they can provide – which is how these websites can end up offering thousands.
Of course, you need to remember that gambling online has strict rules – including a robust verification process. At some stage, you will almost certainly need to provide documents to prove your identity – such as a passport or driving licence, and maybe a few other files. This is required to make sure you are who you say you are.
If you don’t agree with sending these documents then you won’t be able to gamble online.
No matter how you gamble, it’s very important that you play responsibly at all times. Gambling should be a source of entertainment. You should only ever bet for fun and never risk more than you can afford to lose.
If you feel like you do need any support, there are resources available online. For example, Solihull Council has written about gambling addiction and other problems which can help to provide both national and local support.
Article written by Stacy Elliot.