Grosvenor Casinos’ flagship London property The Victoria Casino, commonly known as “The Vic”, has announced the appointment of Peter Turpin as Venue Director. The role has been newly created and is part of Rank Group’s new corporate structure and investment programme across the city.
Under his role as Venue Director, Turpin will be in charge of the day-to-day running of the property and of “maintaining the stature” of The Vic, as well as promoting its heritage. The casino spans three floors, including its rooftop gaming terrace at its Edgware Road location.
Turpin first began working for Rank in 1989 as an assistant manager, moving later to operations director of the nightclub division. He then departed to work as COO at Metropolitan Gaming, formerly Caesars Entertainment EMEA; and also headed up Caesars’ top UK casino, The Empire Casino in London. He rejoined Rank this month.
“We are excited to welcome Peter to The Vic. Peter brings with him experience spanning 30 years in the gaming and hospitality businesses,” said Debbie Husband, Managing Director at Grosvenor Casinos. “We have an ambitious programme to reinvigorate the Grosvenor Casinos estate and having exceptional leadership in our flagship property is critical.”
Turpin added: “After many years working with other brands within the sector, it is exciting to be returning to Rank at such an exciting time for the business. The Vic is a well-loved venue in London.”
“As an avid poker player myself, it is held in high regard in the market for poker and offering a unique casino environment. I am looking forward to working with the team at Grosvenor to shape the next phase of The Vic’s history.”