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Collect 250 VGC Poker Points or more to qualify for the VGC Poker Cash Game Loyalty GRAND Final Tournament @ 7pm Wednesday 24th April.

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How does it work?

  1. Collect 250 VGC Poker Points to qualify for the VGC Poker Cash Game Loyalty Grand Final!
  2. Everyone with 250 VGC Poker Points or more will receive 10K starting chips. Bonus chips will be given to the top 20 players on the Grand Final leader-board. Example below.

 

  1. Points Position Starting Chips Bonus Chips Total Chips
    1st-5th 10,000 40,000 50,000
    6th-10th 10,000 20,000 30,000
    11th-15th 10,000 10,000 20,000
    16th-20th 10,000 5,000 15,000
    21st+ 10,000 0 10,000

 

  1. The Tournament stops once there’s nine players left. The chip-leader is declared the winner and receives 1st £2,000 + £225 ticket. The remaining 8 players receive £1,000 + £225 ticket.
Position Cash Prize Yorkshire VGC Poker Championships Seats
1st £2000 £225
2nd £1000 £225
3rd £1000 £225
4th £1000 £225
5th £1000 £225
6th £1000 £225
7th £1000 £225
8th £1000 £225
9th £1000 £225
10th £225

 

HOW TO COLLECT POINTS:

1 x Point is given every 25 hands played (Approx. every hour)

1 x Point is given to each player that wins a hand

 

Promotional Chips: Chips to be used to monitor points. ANYONE taking point chips from other players may be DISQAULIFIED!

 

Terms and conditions apply

Name: Lucy Crowther

Job title:  Head of Marketing

 

How long have you worked at Victoria Gate Casino?

I joined VGC as Head of Marketing in August 2018.

 

Please explain your current role at Victoria Gate Casino:

I head up the marketing team evaluating and developing marketing strategies, communicating the marketing plans to those involved, and building awareness and positioning of our casino. I oversee the brand strategy, event and customer experience, CRM and the loyalty scheme.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Due to the nature of the business and our strategic objectives, we have a varied customer base all after a different experience or motive to visit, and trying to understand that and then develop the appropriate campaigns is both challenging and rewarding.

 

What do you enjoy about working at Victoria Gate Casino?

The people. The experience you get from visiting our casino is made by the team here that work hard to deliver exceptional service. Only being here for 6 months, I already feel like part of the furniture and that has been down to how everyone from all departments work together.

 

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Determined, creative, reliable

 

Favourite quote:

Never regret a day, good days give you happiness. Bad days give you experience.

 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Amateur interior designer and house renovator in my spare time!

Name: Adele Doyle

Job title:  Team Leader

 

How long have you worked at Victoria Gate Casino?

I started at Victoria Gate Casino as a Supervisor when the venue opened in January 2016. I progressed to Team Leader after approximately 1 year.

 

Please explain your current role at Victoria Gate Casino:

As a Supervisor I was responsible for ensuring Dealers pay out correctly and deal efficiently, keep the Team Leader informed of any major win, loss and drop, monitor for cheating or suspicious activity.

As Team Leader I am responsible for supervising and running the entire gaming floor, juggling staff and reacting quickly and appropriately if situations arise.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I like that it sometimes requires quick thinking in order to resolve a problem. I also like that I’m busy from start to finish on every shift.

 

What do you enjoy about working at Victoria Gate Casino?

We have a really good team and it’s a flexible place to work.

 

Favourite quote:

Today’s loss is tomorrows win!

 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Cinema, going to restaurants, going on holiday, reading and horse racing

Name: Judith Straw

Job title:  Food & Beverage Manager

How long have you worked at Victoria Gate Casino?

Joined the team December 2016

 

Please explain your current role at Victoria Gate Casino:

Oversee the food & beverage operation at Victoria Gate Casino.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

There’s something new every day.

 

What do you enjoy about working at Victoria Gate Casino?

We have a super team both front and back of house which makes working at VGC a pleasure.

 

3 words that best describe you:

Honest, loyal, reliable

 

Favourite quote:

Elizabeth 1st – Men fight wars, women win them!

 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Fossil hunting at the beach

Name: Belinda Barrow

Job title:  Security

How long have you worked at Victoria Gate Casino?

I’ve worked at Victoria Gate Casino since the day it opened. I started working on Guest Services for the first year, and then got my SIA Licence and moved across to Security due to me being a First Dan Black belt in karate.

 

Please explain your current role at Victoria Gate Casino:

As Door Supervisor, I’m responsible for protecting the welfare of the customers and the staff, and general security of the building.
Liaising with managers to ensure smooth running of the day to day business.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Meeting and greeting all our customers, ensuring we exceed customer expectations.

 

What do you enjoy about working at Victoria Gate Casino?

I generally enjoy working in a casino environment, but especially for one of the largest casino operators in the country! I like that I get to constantly meet new people and make new friends. At Victoria Gate Casino I feel respected by my colleagues and my efforts are recognised.

 

Do you have any role models, either in the industry or outside?

My mother and father who always brought me up to respect others and do my best.

 

Favourite quote:

Together everyone achieves more

Brown bread dead

 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Visiting new places

Horse racing

Spending valuable time with family

Name: Deborah Roil

Job title:  Director of Development & Stakeholder Liaison

How long have you worked at Victoria Gate Casino? 

I first began working for Victoria Gate Casino back in 2012 when I was one of the original team of four people that put together the bid for the Large casino licence.  I worked on the development and launch of VGC and I have been part of the Casino’s Executive Committee since its inception, pre-opening, in 2016.

 

Please explain your current role at Victoria Gate Casino:

I am a member of the Executive Committee with particular focus on development and stakeholder liaison.  I organise the Leeds Responsible Gambling Forum and oversee adhoc projects within the casino such as the Apprenticeship Scheme.

 

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The variety – and having a strategic overview across the entire business.

 

What do you enjoy about working at Victoria Gate Casino?

I still get a buzz walking through the doors of the casino and seeing the reality that we have planned and worked on for seven years now, being delivered.  I am very proud of what we have created at VGC and of the customer experience and level of service that the VGC team provide.  Our staff are engaged and passionate and it is great to see the results of that being delivered on a daily basis.

 

Do you have any role models, either in the industry or outside?

There isn’t one single person I would point to, but it is encouraging to finally see more women holding senior positions within the casino industry, and in the public and private sectors generally.

 

3 words that best describe you:

Committed, supportive and enthusiastic

 

Favourite quote:

Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul – Niccolò Machiavelli

 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

I have a young family and my leisure time is somewhat limited! However, I have a real passion for history and when I can I enjoy watching programmes and reading books about history, as well as visiting historic places – an easy thing to do in the UK where there is so much choice!

Leeds nightlife wouldn’t be the same without sampling some of the city’s best cocktail bars. As we prepare to launch our new cocktail menu, we’re exploring some of this year’s most exciting cocktail trends – from smokey American flavours to hints of smooth vanilla.

The espresso martini has become a firm favourite among drinkers, and a regular request at Leeds’s bars and restaurants. This year though, the humble espresso martini is being adapted and upgraded. Bartenders will be adding complementary flavours to the original recipe – including honey and chocolate. Our own cocktail bar, Curve, will also feature 11 other new martinis on our drinks menu, with dark, bold flavour combinations and lighter, sweeter options for those who prefer a more delicate drink.

That leads us on to cocktails inspired by popular food pairings. Dessert is especially popular in the North, and we’ve designed our new cocktail menu with that in mind. The lemon drop martini is already stirring up interest thanks to its likeness to everyone’s favourite classic sweet, while the melon ball is a cocktail with a tropical edge – perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

Herbal flavours are also stealing the limelight on drinks menus this year, and cocktails with notes of elderflower or rose are ever-growing in popularity. Our honey and elderflower martini is shaken with Żubrówka Bison Grass, St. Germain elderflower liquor and honey to sweeten the deal.

Sparkling cocktails are on the rise in 2019, with flavoured Bellini’s and fruity, summery, prosecco cocktails taking centre stage. Angostura bitters, Chambord, mint and lemon all make an excellent addition for a variation on the classic glass of fizz.

Not forgetting the classics, drinks such as the Negroni and the Manhattan remain at the core of every cocktail bar’s menu in Leeds city centre, but with the odd twist, here and there. Bartenders will be using alternative spirits from niche brands in the masses this year to give a new taste to classic cocktail recipes. The margarita on our new menu is slightly sweeter than the average, thanks to a dash of honey, while our bramble is created using Brockman’s smooth, premium gin. Either drink makes the perfect accompaniment for taking in the view from our rooftop terrace in summer or relaxing for some after work drinks.

We’re delighted to be launching our new cocktail menu very soon, so if you’re looking for a cocktail bar in Leeds, come and be the first to sample one of our mixed-to-perfection martinis.

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