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Harry Houdini, Frank Sinatra and Julie Andrews all performed at the iconic Hippodrome on London’s Leicester Square, now home to one of the country’s largest casinos. It opened as a circus and variety theatre in 1900, and was owned by Peter Stringfellow in the 1980s. Founder and chief executive Simon Thomas, 53, leased the premises in 2009 and embarked on a £40m refurbishment. In 2012, he sold a minority stake to Pokerstars in a deal that valued the casino at £100m. It now has three gaming floors and seven bars, all of which helped boost profits in 2017 to £5.5m.

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Company details
CompanyHippodrome Casino
ActivityCasino, hospitality and theatre
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth56.46%
Latest profits £000s5,514
Latest sales £000s77,818

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