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Don't waste your money
Member Name: lilmiss1982
Advantages: Good décor
Disadvantages: Rude staff, Not enough tablets, Roulette to fast
Alea Casino has recently opened in Leeds and I was very excited about paying a visit as this brand new complex sounded very exciting from the website "Excitement is the name of the game at Alea Leeds. Occupying more than 50,000 square feet, this vibrant entertainment venue is a feast for all the senses with opulent décor, innovative dining and, of course, all-action gaming. Alea Leeds is a fabulous new destination featuring two restaurants, several chic bars, a luxurious 312sqm event space, two state-of-the-art gaming floors, a self-contained gaming suite, private dining room and a stunning 50 seater private cinema"
I was however very disappointed with the Alea Casino. As we entered was asked if we could join and staff were quite rude in stating we'll you'll need ID. Of course we were aware of that and had come prepared. It seemed to take ages to get our membership sorted and they weren't busy.
When we finally entered it was not at all as i'd expected the ground floor has a resturant to the left which was almost empty then the gaming floor has some slot machines and small bar in the corner not very impressive at all and very empty too considering it was saturday night.
We decided to wonder upstairs and was again disappointed at how few tables there were to play and how little gaming the place had to offer. The building and decoration itself our pretty impressive with great lighting displays in different colours but thats pretty much the only decent point.
None of the staff were friendly, they were difficult to approach when we had question and didn't help explain there promotions properly. We decide to play Roulette but the pace at the table was just too fast and I felt you never got time to put your bets down properly and they seem to call last bets far too early.
We didn't win a bean which doesn't usually bother me because I usually enjoy the whole casino atmosphere but this wasn't the case here at Alea. They had a live band on which were simply too loud and quite distracting at times. The place wasn't very busy and was mainly filled with drunk young women. Over all I just did not like the feel of the place at all and i'm not surprised it wasn't busy as it doesn't have anything to offer.
Even the toilets were tiny with just 3 cubicals and you have to pay to park here too I honestly can't see myself paying another visit to Alea casino.
If you do fancy a visit follow the signs from Leeds city centre to the Royal Armouries.
Summary: Find somewhere else to throw your money away
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