SHEFFIELD’S newest casino welcomed its first big winner on Saturday night.- when gold medal winning superstar Jessica Ennis cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Genting Club.
The club on Arundel Gate is the latest addition to the city’s thriving night scene and was packed with revellers for its grand opening.
Showing she is a good sport, Jessica took part in a game called Black v Red in which she had to catch as many balls as possible to win a cash prize while they were being blown about in a glass box.
She managed to raise £5,000 for The Children’s Hospital, of which she is patron.
Jess and her fiance Andy Hill rubbed shoulders with fellow celebrities including stars from Emmerdale Charley Webb and Lucy Pargeter and Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster.
Sheffield Wednesday and United players put their club rivalry aside to add some glitz and glamour to the proceedings.
The 35,000 square foot building which spans two floors underneath the Cheese Grater car park boasts a gaming floor with interactive areas, specialist card room and all the favourite casino games, including: American roulette, slots, blackjack, three card poker and electronic roulette.
For thirsty punters there’s the 160-seat Fahrenheit Bar, which is named after the 1,000°F Josper grill it uses to cook in ultra-fast time dishes such as lobster and Mathers Black Gold fillet of Scotch beef.
There’s also the Hou Mei Asian cafe, which offers grill dishes and small plates, curries, salads, and rice and noodle dishes.