The Grosvenor Casino, located on Osborne Road in Southsea, is reportedly closing August 9, 2015. A post on Wednesday June 24, 2015 indicated the Portsmouth casino may be shutting down. The news was confirmed on insidermedia Friday. When the casino closes 50 people will lose their jobs. These workers are encouraged to apply at other casinos the company owns, including the Gunwharf Quays location (pictured).
A Rank Group spokesman said: “We never take the decision to close a club lightly, but after careful consideration we have taken the decision to close our Osborne Road casino with effect from the 9th August.
“We will be making every effort to find alternative employment for our employees at our other casinos in the area and very much hope that customers will continue to enjoy their gaming with us at our Gunwharf casino.”
An employee spoke with a media outlet stating, “I feel let down. This casino still makes a profit but because they have another casino in town they will cut overheads and still not lose any business. We will get a week’s pay for every full year we have been with the company up to 10 years.”
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