THE GENTING Casino in Westcliff has confirmed a re-opening date of the seafront casino after Raac was discovered in the building. 

The venue was shut with immediate effect last Friday after an investigation had been launched after the discovery of crumble-risk concrete, commonly known as Raac.

But after more “in-depth investigations” and the start of remedial works this week, the firm has said the issues found are “not as extensive” as first feared, and the casino will re-open next Friday at 6pm.

A spokesman for Genting Casino Westcliff said: “We have carried out further in-depth investigations and begun remedial works this week.

“We're more than pleased to advise that the Raac issues previously found, which gave us cause for concern, are not as extensive as we first feared.

“The majority of areas are unaffected by the problem and, whilst works will still need to continue, they will only affect certain sections.

“As a result, we’re hoping to be ready and safe to re-open next Friday, November 17, at 6pm.

“By then, we expect to have our full gaming offer, restaurant and entrance bar open, and we foresee the main bar area will open later in the month.

“If you have made a booking for a Christmas party, these are all scheduled to continue as planned and, should you have any questions, our team will be happy to help.

“We thank you for your patience and kind words whilst we have sought to understand the full nature of this problem.

“We have and will continue to exercise an abundance of caution for your own, and our team’s safety and this will remain our primary concern.

“We look forward to welcoming you back from Friday, 17 at 6pm and will send out further updates in due course.”