Have you chosen your squad yet? The new English Premier League season is back and so is  Fantasy Football and Grosvenor Casinos are joining in. They are one of the leading UK casinos and in association with 20SHOTS have launched the new jackpot game Fantasy 5. 

It launched on Friday, August 11, the day that the 2023-24 English Premier League began. That started with defending champions Manchester City comfortably beating newly-promoted Burnley  3-0.  


The new game will be hosted by Grosvenor Casinos under their own brand. The pool that is available is different from that seen on the standard B2C 20SHOTS game. 

Tom Orton is the Director of Sports at Rank Group. That’s the parent company of Grosvenor  Casinos. Speaking about this new deal he said that the company is “delighted” to announce the partnership with 20SHOTS that sees the Fantasy 5 game integrated into their site. He added  that they had been “really impressed” by the retention and engagement figures their new  acquisition has been achieving.`` 

How does the new game work? Well, you have the option of choosing five players and you can win their fantasy point goals. Five games are available every week and there’s a great jackpot of  £10,000 up for grabs. Those who have been clever enough to choose the correct five-player combination will be in line to win all of the £10,000 or share it with other successful players. 

Co-founder and CEO of 20SHOTS Is Jacob Kalms and he believes that working with  Grosvenor Casinos is a great move to make. He believes that Grosvenor has “a great site” and  the Fantasy5 competition will “complement its other offerings very well.” The CEO sees this new deal as “another big step forward” for the company. 

Fantasy5 was launched last year and proved to be an instant hit. So much in fact that it helped secure an investment of £400,000 by Animal Capital. There’s also a link up with BoyleSports  which has its own Fantasy5 player pool 

There are a string of land-based Grosvenor Casinos in the UK. As the online side of the casino industry has grown, Grosvenor has also been successful in heading to the internet and giving players even more opportunities to play casino games. They have now become one of the top-listed UK online casinos as per CasinoGambler. When their land-based casinos aren’t open, then players can just log onto their online site and continue trying to get big wins.  

This link-up with Fantasy 5 is an extension of the impressive sportsbook that their site also possesses. That also sees players gambling on Esports which have also become popular to gamble on in recent years. 

Players don’t even need to be in front of their laptops to gamble at Grosvenor Casinos. Recent years have seen a big rise in the popularity of playing casino games on your mobile phones. Those wanting to do that with Grosvenor can download their app allowing them to be playing wherever they wish. 

There’s also the opportunity to play Live Casino games at Grosvenor. This sees top casino games being played in a setting that is as near as you can get to paying a visit to a land-based venue. There are live dealers for casino games and live hosts for game shows. 

An exciting August for Grosvenor Casinos continues with their new Managing Director taking his post. Mark Harper has been appointed to the position and replaces Debbie Husband who has left after five years in the position. 

The new CEO has been an operating partner of Pears Partnership Capital who are part of the  William Pears Group. 

He will certainly have a great deal of work ahead of him. Not only will he oversee the current operations of the company. He also has the task of ensuring the casino continues to recover from the business reorganization that has taken place since the pandemic.  

The new Managing Director believes this is “an important time for the UK casino sector.” There is also the prospect of dealing with the new regulations that may be imposed on the online gaming industry in the UK. The recent publication of the UK Government’s White Paper on gambling reform could see reduced maximum stake limits and a compulsory levy having to be paid. 

Rank CEO John O’Reilly commented that the new recruit has an “extensive track record of  success in transforming and leading businesses.”