Towie stars at casino relaunch

Southend Standard: Amy Childs and James "Arg" Argent at the opening Amy Childs and James "Arg" Argent at the opening

GLITZ, glamour and gambling saw hoards of people turn out to the opening of the newly refurbished Genting Club in Southend.

People flooded through the doors at the grand opening of the new club, which is currently opening a range of new venues around the country, to enjoy the music and games on show.

Well-known Towie favourites Amy Childs, Harry Derbridge, James ‘Arg’ Argent and Gemma Collins turned out to support the re-vamped casino on Western Esplanade and former West Ham player Tony Cottee was also in attendance.

The casino, the first in the country with a wedding licence, has a new card room, live entertainment every weekend and is open 24 hours.

Stephen Powell, Head of Marketing at Genting Casinos, said he and Managing Director Simon Woodford were very excited at the club’s launch and that he expected over 1,500 through the doors on opening night.

“We want the people of Southend to come here and unwind. It is a place where people will feel comfortable and either have a flutter or enjoy a nice coffee whilst looking out to sea.

“It doesn’t need the Las Vegas ‘wow factor’ as we want people to feel they can come here no matter the occasion.”

The former Maxims casino has undergone a drastic change in the past six months, which has seen a new restaurant, new slot machines and function room open at the club. There is also a brand new Fahrenheit Grill, with the former head chef of Five star London hotel Claridge’s Paul Farr at the helm, which offers courses throughout the day and evening.

Towie favourite Amy Childs, said: “I absolutely love it. I have just got back from Las Vegas and although this is different it has a really warm feel to it which will be very popular.”

James ‘Arg’ Argent said it was great to see the reaction the Towie group got from the stars. “It is great to see the people of Essex come out to such a cracking brand-spanking new venue and I know it will do well. We love Essex and Essex will love this place.”

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7:20am Tue 20 Nov 12

Barry Bas says...

He could have dressed up a bit. I mean jeans and a jumper at what was meant to be a glitzy relaunch, would have thought he would at least worn a suit.
He could have dressed up a bit. I mean jeans and a jumper at what was meant to be a glitzy relaunch, would have thought he would at least worn a suit. Barry Bas

8:11am Tue 20 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Pie and mash night at Bingo more like - Monsoon meets the Charity Shop ( nothing wrong with a charity shop by the way!) Crickey ......
Pie and mash night at Bingo more like - Monsoon meets the Charity Shop ( nothing wrong with a charity shop by the way!) Crickey ...... Olivia2847

8:26am Tue 20 Nov 12

fletch12107 says...

Perhaps he lost all his money on roulette and could only afford a pair of jeans from the charity shop.
Perhaps he lost all his money on roulette and could only afford a pair of jeans from the charity shop. fletch12107

8:29am Tue 20 Nov 12

E4fella says...

When your as famous as that pie eater 'Arg' then you can dress how you want. He reminds me of Ricky Gervais in the office Christmas special. Turning up at clubs and nobody knows him. How much longer can his fame continue for..??
When your as famous as that pie eater 'Arg' then you can dress how you want. He reminds me of Ricky Gervais in the office Christmas special. Turning up at clubs and nobody knows him. How much longer can his fame continue for..?? E4fella

9:32am Tue 20 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

Who?
Who? Eric Whim

10:13am Tue 20 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Surely they could have done better than those 'stars' for a glitzy opening(and Tony cottee who played for West ham a few times 100 years ago i wouldn't even know what he looked like), all that money spent down there and they bag them, quite funny really, mind you The Arg bloke is probably the best of the bunch..But..Glitz and Glamour...?..Jeans and a knitted jumper.
Surely they could have done better than those 'stars' for a glitzy opening(and Tony cottee who played for West ham a few times 100 years ago i wouldn't even know what he looked like), all that money spent down there and they bag them, quite funny really, mind you The Arg bloke is probably the best of the bunch..But..Glitz and Glamour...?..Jeans and a knitted jumper. DogsMessInLeigh

10:58am Tue 20 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

moobs man
moobs man Eric Whim

11:00am Tue 20 Nov 12

alimac69 says...

That jumper does nothing for him.
That jumper does nothing for him. alimac69

11:28am Tue 20 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

he could really do with a stylist if he's supposed to be a celebrity. That whole ensemble is a pile of crap
he could really do with a stylist if he's supposed to be a celebrity. That whole ensemble is a pile of crap Eric Whim

11:53am Tue 20 Nov 12

Walt Jabsco says...

Seems bizarre to promote a nice renovated venue with 'stars' from a c@@p programme that does nothing to promote the good parts of Essex at all.
Seems bizarre to promote a nice renovated venue with 'stars' from a c@@p programme that does nothing to promote the good parts of Essex at all. Walt Jabsco

12:05pm Tue 20 Nov 12

bumper says...

its a mugs game only one winner them do not give them your money
GLITZ, glamour for them only stand outside and ask people who come out if they won then you will see the odds . its a con and all they want is your money .
its a mugs game only one winner them do not give them your money GLITZ, glamour for them only stand outside and ask people who come out if they won then you will see the odds . its a con and all they want is your money . bumper

12:49pm Tue 20 Nov 12

perini says...

Who would want to go to a place frequented by TOWIE chavabees? No thanks!
Who would want to go to a place frequented by TOWIE chavabees? No thanks! perini

1:59pm Tue 20 Nov 12

dinosaur1 says...

Sorry, I am not really up to date with popular culture. Who is this Towie person that the Echo regularly refer to? Judging by the amount of times Towie is mentioned in the paper he or she must be a very talented and popular person. I hope I'm not missing out on something.
Sorry, I am not really up to date with popular culture. Who is this Towie person that the Echo regularly refer to? Judging by the amount of times Towie is mentioned in the paper he or she must be a very talented and popular person. I hope I'm not missing out on something. dinosaur1

3:14pm Tue 20 Nov 12

perini says...

dinosaur1 wrote:
Sorry, I am not really up to date with popular culture. Who is this Towie person that the Echo regularly refer to? Judging by the amount of times Towie is mentioned in the paper he or she must be a very talented and popular person. I hope I'm not missing out on something.
TOWIE - The Only Way Is Essex - A TV docusoap which personifies the orange faced, thick as sh*t culture prevelant in Essex today. Has it's own fan base of wannabee chavs. It's a program that definitely should be missed at all costs.
[quote][p][bold]dinosaur1[/bold] wrote: Sorry, I am not really up to date with popular culture. Who is this Towie person that the Echo regularly refer to? Judging by the amount of times Towie is mentioned in the paper he or she must be a very talented and popular person. I hope I'm not missing out on something.[/p][/quote]TOWIE - The Only Way Is Essex - A TV docusoap which personifies the orange faced, thick as sh*t culture prevelant in Essex today. Has it's own fan base of wannabee chavs. It's a program that definitely should be missed at all costs. perini

6:17pm Tue 20 Nov 12

maddie14 says...

Love them or loath them they pull the crowds in wherever they go.
Echo why do you get every story so wrong all the time Simon Woodford is the General Manager of the venue NOT the Company Director and Paul Farr doesn't work there.
Do you just take a picture and then make a story up or what ????
Love them or loath them they pull the crowds in wherever they go. Echo why do you get every story so wrong all the time Simon Woodford is the General Manager of the venue NOT the Company Director and Paul Farr doesn't work there. Do you just take a picture and then make a story up or what ???? maddie14

6:22pm Tue 20 Nov 12

maddie14 says...

try sending an actual reporter to these events rather than a dyslexic photographer !!!
try sending an actual reporter to these events rather than a dyslexic photographer !!! maddie14

9:47pm Tue 20 Nov 12

boom says...

Why does she have an extra little 2 legs attached to her right hip ??!!
Why does she have an extra little 2 legs attached to her right hip ??!! boom

10:14am Wed 21 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

boom wrote:
Why does she have an extra little 2 legs attached to her right hip ??!!
Its the new fashion in plastic surgery, done the face, breast, tummy etc...so extra legs are the order of the day.
[quote][p][bold]boom[/bold] wrote: Why does she have an extra little 2 legs attached to her right hip ??!![/p][/quote]Its the new fashion in plastic surgery, done the face, breast, tummy etc...so extra legs are the order of the day. DogsMessInLeigh

10:28am Wed 21 Nov 12

Gay Ray says...

I'm all in favour of anything that promotes genting.
I'm all in favour of anything that promotes genting. Gay Ray

11:13am Wed 21 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Gay Ray wrote:
I'm all in favour of anything that promotes genting.
As in varda you eek Ray?
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: I'm all in favour of anything that promotes genting.[/p][/quote]As in varda you eek Ray? Olivia2847

11:19am Wed 21 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

boom wrote:
Why does she have an extra little 2 legs attached to her right hip ??!!
those are her actual legs, she's sitting on Arg's hand....
[quote][p][bold]boom[/bold] wrote: Why does she have an extra little 2 legs attached to her right hip ??!![/p][/quote]those are her actual legs, she's sitting on Arg's hand.... Eric Whim

11:34am Wed 21 Nov 12

Gay Ray says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Gay Ray wrote:
I'm all in favour of anything that promotes genting.
As in varda you eek Ray?
Fantabulosa!, Olivia.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: I'm all in favour of anything that promotes genting.[/p][/quote]As in varda you eek Ray?[/p][/quote]Fantabulosa!, Olivia. Gay Ray

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