Interesting Facts about the Ritz Club Casino
If you are looking for an exclusive gambling club, it is worth to pay attention in particular to the Ritz Club casino in London. It is located in the famous Piccadilly Street and it is also known as the greatest hotel that has become a reference for many other hotels in Britain and other countries. In addition to this, there are lots of stories associated with it involving cinema and music stars.
The Amber chamber, one of the most popular gambling halls in the world, hosted some most famous representatives of the musical stage when Shirley Bassey released her last album in 2010. Later she made an improvised performance during the shoot of the fashion show ‘I am what I am’, simply because she was happy to be here and liked this club.
During the shooting of a film about James Bond with Roger Moore in the Amber chamber, the director had to cry ‘stop’ for 11 times because of the noise of the underground: The trains rumbled just below the chamber. They had to move the scene to the club bar to the director’s great disappointment and to the great joy of the others including Roger Moore himself.
Johnny Depp liked the Irish whiskey passing nights in the club bar talking to the Irish barman who made him know some rare kinds of malt. Since then the Ritz Club became one of the actor’s favourite places and he never misses the chance to visit it being in London.
In March of 1987, the legendary Australian magnate Kerry Packer lost 8 million pounds playing blackjack in a private hall of the club. The witnesses say that he played at two tables at a time moving from one to the other for stakes, play all seven hands at each table and bet 10 thousand pounds per hand. He wrote out cheques for 200 thousand pounds to the casino after each loss at the beginning, but finally he became tired of signatures and simply drew a cheque for one million pounds.
The renowned restaurant available to all visitors of the casino is to be mentioned especially. The restaurant as well as its first-class staff were awarded many times by international organizations such as the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, the Conde Nast Traveller magazine, the Guild of Cooks. The chef Christian Kern is capable to prepare for the guests of the hotel and the visitors of the casino a true royal banquette.
If you happen to be in London, you will easily find this splendid casino at The Ritz Club, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BS. For inquiries, call: +44 (0)20 7499 1818.