Party like Jay-Z with Stratford Casino’s new Bling Competition
Have you ever wanted to party like Jay-Z while gambling at the same time? Well, it looks like Stratford Casino is giving you that opportunity thanks to a bar bill which stands at £2 million. The casino is giving out golden bottles of Armand de Brignac Champagne to all lucky clients, and this isn’t a joke.
Last month, over a million pounds’ worth of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold, was awarded to blackjack players. According to the Chairman of Aspers Casino, Damian Aspinall, the gambling establishment will repeat the same offering at the roulette wheels. For those who don’t know of the “bling champagne,” Armand de Brignac Champagne is owned by rapper and Tidal owner Jay-Z.
Each bottle costs £660 at the Aspers bars and is dubbed “the perfect fit for the casino.” According to Aspinall, the competition is the type of thing that simply makes the casino stand out. The 56-year old millionaire describes his wish to innovate as “a constant challenge.”
“We’re constantly trying to be inventive and creative and not to be the normal, boring, dull casino that we think our competitions are. The average attendance for a UK casinos 200 or 300 people a day. We average 4, 000 people a day,” he said.
These games are catered to by a staff of 600 full-time staff members. What makes this casino stand out is the variety in its crowd.
“The average attendance of women in casinos is about two or three percent. It’s a lot more relaxed; it’s a lot more entertaining. We work very, very hard to ensure that, and I think we’re the only casino in England that does anything like that, Mr. Aspinall said.
The champagne perks show how far the Stratford casino has come since 2014. The casino experienced some bad publicity when an assault leads to the casino’s alcohol license being temporarily revoked. However, this bad publicity is something Mr. Aspinall describes as “a problem of our success.”
“We had so many people coming and inevitably that attracted some of the wrong types, and I don’t think we were prepared at that time. We learned our lesson, and we’re much stricter now on the type of people we let in, and we have much tighter controls inside the property. I think the property’s better for it and the community is better for it,” he said.