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Casino 36 M

ark Scorah is the manager of Casino 36, an operation that turns out to be named after its address on St Petersgate, rather than after the numbers on a roulette wheel. The owners of the casino have two other venues, both in the Midlands but Stockport came first, being acquired by the current owners nine years ago. The casino itself however, is celebrating its 15th birthday and the present bestowed on it has been a half million pound refurbishment. “It was looking a bit tired after 15 years but they’ve done a really good job.” says Mark. Cosmetically, the building has been given a complete face-lift - and possibly Stockport’s best smoking area - but the money hasn’t all gone on prettify-

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ing the place, “We have also installed brand new, state-of-the-art tables and machines. Technology is moving forward all the time and you need to keep up with it.” Casino 36 is spread over two floors. Downstairs is the live gaming floor - meaning the gaming tables at which the croupiers work, while upstairs is primarily slots and electronic gaming. This first floor is open for business at midday and two hours later the croupiers come on shift and a roulette and blackjack table are opened. The busiest period is between 10pm and 3am but the casino continues to operate until at 6am. The casino has two types of membership - both free - Full and Threshold. The latter caters for walkup customers, “If you look 21 you don’t have to show ID to join but you’re limited to what you can spend” explains Mark The Casino has amassed 30,000 members to date and according to Mark, they’re a good bunch. “I’ve been in the industry since 1982 and of all the casinos I’ve worked in, this is probably the most relaxed.” In the live gaming area there are four American Roulette tables, two blackjack tables and a three card poker table, but Mark continues to stress that you don’t need to gamble to enjoy a night out here, “You can just come in for a drink. We get a lot of people who work until late at night, in pubs, restaurants, takeaways - a lot of them will pop in for a drink because there’s nowhere else open at that time.” They could also pop in for a bite to eat because Casino 36 has a good range of bar snacks too, offering food such as burgers, salads and wraps. Recently launched is the Sunday Slots Club, which runs between 3pm-5pm and offers a free buffet and a prize draw. The Casino also run a £1000 prize draw event - members are given a ticket on each visit and winning tickets are drawn out at special event, again with a free buffet on offer!

COMING SOON The Angel Inn

Hoping to open at the end of October (unfortunately after we went to press) and returning to Stockport is the Angel Inn. Currently undergoing drastic restoration, the Angel Inn is returning to the historic Market Place as a public house. Proud of Stockport’s psychedelic history, the new owner’s first known opening of the Angel at the former Seven Miles Out spans as far back as the 1600’s when Angel Yard was a

part of Stockport’s red-light district. While the new Angel Inn is contemporary in its décor, it is also sympathetic to the history of the building, retaining the original 16th century beams within the snug area and music room where live performances will be a regular feature. The bar will be unique in its offering of German beers exclusive to The Angel from Furstenburg to Weihenstephan to ABK. A range of 6 various and rotating cask ales and

an extensive range of wines, gins and other spirits is certain to keep their customers coming back for more. A Beer Garden and outdoor seating area is accessed from the French windows.

Print Room Café

Another little gem is opening on Underbank next to SK1 Records and we can’t wait to visit!

Totally Stockport Magazine Issue 7 Christmas Special  

Everything that's great in Stockport Town Centre including, Events, News, Openings, Food and Drink

Totally Stockport Magazine Issue 7 Christmas Special  

Everything that's great in Stockport Town Centre including, Events, News, Openings, Food and Drink

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