A CASINO has unveiled a new entertainment hub after transforming a former Art Deco cinema.

The Grosvenor Casino in Grand Junction Road, Brighton, has been turned into a “vibrant leisure, entertainment and gaming destination” on the seafront.

It will be known as Pier Nine.

The £5.2 million venue is set out over three floors.

Pier Nine has been designed for “modern work, rest and play” and includes space to work and to meet friends, bars, “modern eateries”, two casinos, a variety of competitive games and a private cinema and karaoke space to hire.

Bob Bowry, general manager of Grosvenor Casino Brighton, said: “This is a major investment in a well-loved building on the seafront, creating new jobs in the local leisure and entertainment sector as well as a destination for the changing habits of those in search of memorable experiences under one roof.

“Pier Nine will be a 24/7 venue for work, rest and play and will be open to everyone who enjoys a vibrant atmosphere without the need for membership fees.

“The variety of fantastic food and drink on offer, as well as retro gaming and the excitement of traditional casino games will make Pier Nine a leisure and entertainment destination for all to enjoy.”

Pier Nine will launch on February 1.

The project will create 60 jobs with a mixture of full-time and part-time roles.

The venue is for over-18s only.