A landmark Blackpool casino is shuffling the pack with a £500,000 revamp.
The distinctive castle-like Genting Casino, on North Shore, is remaining open throughout the refurbishment which is due to end on November 15.
The listed building has been a casino for 25 years and the parent company said the work would be in keeping with its look.
The revamp is set to see a new look throughout the building and see the creation of a new bar and restaurant.
Genting regional director, Graeme Fletcher said: “Blackpool has come a long way in recent years and this investment recognises the progress the town has made as a tourist and leisure destination.
“We are confident this new investment will further enhance the facilities on offer to locals and visitors alike.
“This is an exciting development for Blackpool and we look forward to welcoming regular and new customers to celebrate our refurbishment with us.”
He said the refurbishment programme is already under way and it will touch all areas of the venue transforming it into a modern, contemporary destination while preserving the traditional period features of the building.
It will also include a new reception area and the addition of a stylish Fahrenheit bar and restaurant serving up a range of dishes, cocktails and a wide selection of drinks.
He added: “At the heart of the casino will be the gaming floor where the knowledgeable team are trained to the highest standards in order to provide first class customer service.”
All of the popular casino games are available from American Roulette, Blackjack and 3 Card Poker to Electronic Roulette and Slot machines. In addition, the casino offers Texas Hold’em Poker competitions five days a week.
For those new to gaming, the casino also offers engaging learn to play sessions which can be booked in advance for parties and can be tailored to individual requirements.
The casino will also offer weekly Poker sessions and regular live entertainment.
He added that the club, which employs more than 70 part-time and full-time staff, aims to play a key role in the local community, regularly supporting local charities including the Deaf Poker Society and Rainbows Children’s Hospice.
He said it aimed to be a responsible, professional gaming destination that works closely with GamCare and other organisations.