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Thursday’s just got funnier!

From Thursday June the 13th Victoria Gate Casino will host monthly Live Laugh’s! Where the best comedic talent on the circuits will perform on our Lower Live Stage. For just £10 per person you will enjoy a hour and a half of laughs along with a buffet before the show starts. In June we will see four great comedians perform on our stage.

Our fantastic MC Chris Lumb will head up the night with more strings to his comedy bow than a funny Robin hood, he’s a comedy director having award winning films played at festivals such as Raindance. As a keen impressionist Chris also appeared on ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’.

Followed by our hilarious support acts Jack Gleadow and Danny Posthill. Danny has performed all over the world, giving his view on the world as he impersonates it. Jack is an award-winning, one man-variety show and of the most unique performers on the UK comedy circuit today – a Jack of all trades, a master of fun!

The headliner is a television guest act who made it to the finals on Britain’s Got Talent and has been pegged to be the next big thing! As a Leeds local, Micky P Kerr offers a different style of comedy as a comedic musician. Commencing his tour this year, Victoria Gate Casino are excited to have him as the headline act – prepare for big belly laughs from this comedian!

Grab your tickets here

It’s “Crack the Safe” time, with plenty of £1k prizes up for grabs, we thought we’d help you along with our teams’ top recommendations for spending a grand in Leeds… just in case you need some help!

1. Victoria Gate Casino
Spend the night with us! Buy a new outfit, bring your friends and kick the night off exploring our restaurant menu. Work your way through our new cocktail list and treat yourself to dessert. Then on our slots machines, poker tables or on any of our other table games!

2. Leeds Festival
Get your tickets for three days of the best rock, indie and metal music to grace the Leeds Festival. With major bands and artists like Food Fighters, Post Malone, You Me at Six and Royal Blood. A weekend ticket is £205 – That’s you plus 5 mates for a fiver each!

3. Victoria Leeds
What is better than a shopping trip? Victoria Leeds has all of the top fashion for all your shopping needs. Shop ‘till you drop!

4. Virgin Balloon Flights at Temple Newsam House and Farm
See the beautiful and breath-taking view of Leeds from the skies in a hot air balloon. You can enjoy the city skyline, woods and farmland. So if you’re looking for things to do in Leeds, put a hot air balloon ride at the top of your list.

5. Heli-Jet Aviation
Have you always had the desire to fly a Helicopter? With Heli-Jet that dream can become reality! Book yourself a course of Heli-Jet flying lessons.

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!

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