Nothing left to chance as restaurant and casino get ready to open doors

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Nothing left to chance as restaurant and casino get ready to open doors

A DATE has been set for the opening of a restaurant and casino at Derby’s Riverlights development which will create about 120 jobs.
Leisure and hospitality group Genting has said it will open the Genting Club on Saturday, November 19.

It will feature bars on each floor of the venue, a 60-seater restaurant called Fahrenheit and a casino.
The casino will feature blackjack and roulette tables as well as slot machines.
The Genting Club will also have a lounge, which will host live entertainment and dancing.
Tables will also be fitted with the latest touch-screen technology to host interactive quizzes.
Diane Cross, formerly a casino manager in Blackpool, will take the reins at the Genting Club as general manager.
She said: “It will not just be a casino – we are developing a complete leisure venue for Derby.
“Our aim is to provide an all-round entertainment experience for people of all ages.
“People can have a flutter if they want but there will be no obligation to gamble.”
A casino has been earmarked for the £100 million Riverlights complex since the idea was first mooted over a decade ago.
Work is currently taking place to fit out the interior of The Genting Club.
Mrs Cross said: “Every-thing is running to plan and we aim to open on November 19.
“From the moment people arrive in the club, we want them to feel at home and spend the evening with us, whether it be enjoying cocktails, the food in the restaurant or learning to play roulette or other casino games.
“This will be the first Genting Club in the UK.
“The company is investing a lot of money in Derby and no expense has been spared in terms of the finish.
“I’m really looking forward to welcoming the people of Derby to the venue.”
Genting launched a recruitment drive in July.
It has filled vacancies for hospitality managers, gaming managers, inspectors, team leaders, croupiers and kitchen and bar staff.
Mrs Cross said: “The recruitment drive was a big success and everyone has now been fully trained ready for the opening.”
John Forkin, managing director of Marketing Derby, a public/private sector organisation which aims to attract investment to the city, said that the Genting Club would be a welcome addition to Derby’s night-time economy.
He said: “We really welcome the investment by Genting in Derby. It is a major company, which has shown its commitment to the city.
“It also realises that it’s playing an important role in transforming the Riverlights area.
“The company is working hard to broaden the casino model and make it more accessible to all.
“I believe that the Genting Club, along with places such as Quad and the Cinema Deluxe, provide more reasons for people to come into the city and boost our night-time economy.”

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