Grosvenor Casino in Leeds to close its doors

The Grosvenor Casino will close next month after the building’s landlord decided not to renew the lease.

UK.- The Grosvenor Casino opposite the Merrion Centre on Merrion Way in Leeds, will shut for good next month after the building’s landlord decided not to renew the lease.

Rank Group, which owns the casino, announced it wanted to concentrate all of its efforts into the other casino it owns on Westgate, which is currently being refurbished. There was no immediate figure on job cuts although it has transpired that whilst some staff will be redeployed, there will be some job losses.

Rank Group said in a statement: “We can confirm that we will be closing one of our casinos in Leeds, Grosvenor Casino Leeds Arena. The club is due to close in September. The reason for the closure is that the landlord has decided not to renew our lease. Our team members are going through a consultation process and will have the opportunity to seek alternative positions throughout the Rank Group, including within our Grosvenor Casinos throughout the UK, as well as our sister brand, Mecca. We have a second casino in Leeds, Grosvenor Casino Westgate and we will be refurbishing that site over the coming months to ensure we provide an even more exciting casino experience for the people of Leeds.”

A spokesman for Leeds City Council said: “We hope through the consultation process all the staff affected are able to secure alternative employment within the Rank Group. Should this process result in any redundancies, we will work with partner agencies in the city to offer all the support we can in order to identify new potential employment opportunities.”