The History of the First Rainbow Casino

Published 03/09/2020

With four casinos and one millennium bar + casino, Rainbow Casino has come a long way since the first casino opened in Birmingham in 1962. In fact, the building itself had an interesting and unique history before it became the Rainbow Casino we know and love today.

Originally built in 1859 for a wealthy pen manufacture, Mr Gillott, the building we know as Rainbow Casino today was originally used as a Gentlemen’s Residence. Around the turn of the century large bay windows were installed onto the building as a sign of wealth and status.

A mere 30 years later, the stunning building was sold on, where it then became the Grey Friars Hotel. However, it wasn’t long after that the building was sold once again, this time to British Rail. The exact date of the sale is unknown, but it was used as a hostel for their workers to stay in, until the building fell into poor repair and was left inhabited.

1962 saw the building being bought by the Morrell Family, who refurbished the entire property and turned it into the first Rainbow Casino. Two years on and the building was extended at the rear side. This created a larger space for casino goers and forms the shell of the casino today.

Many years later, Rainbow Casino was bought by Double Diamond Gaming Ltd. The building underwent a major refurbishment in the same year, turning it into the fantastic casino that stands today.

Rainbow Casino in Birmingham has it all; friendly staff, a great bar and a delicious restaurant. Whether you’re a casino novice or an expert player, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy. We also offer free tuition for all our games to help you, even if it’s your first visit.

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