While Australia does not have gambling laws that regulate online casinos, the land-based betting industry thrives. Brick-and-mortar gambling in Australia takes place at many different types of establishments, but if you want hundreds of game choices, a vibrant atmosphere, and excitement aplenty, then opting for the full-on casino experience is advised. Where to play, though? Below, you can find the top five must-visit land-based casinos for players down under.
South Australia’s One and Only Adelaide Casino
SkyCity Entertainment’s Adelaide Casino is the only brick-and-mortar venue in Southern Australia. A luxurious venue offering table games, pokies, and an exclusive poker room, it is the ideal venue for anybody in this neck of the woods. A flurry of restaurants, bars and even a casino VIP club gives Adelaide Casino the edge on smaller-scale betting establishments down south.
The Sydney Star Hosts It All
If you are based in Sydney, then The Star has everything you might need for a night (or several nights) at the tables. Whether baccarat, blackjack, poker, or roulette is your forte, there is plenty to be getting on with. Turning up at The Star with friends or family who are not gamblers is fine, too, with the resort offering its own spa, 2,000-seat music and performance arena, and no shortage of restaurants, bars and even nightclubs.
Melbourne’s Crown Casino Has Celebrity Approval
Melbourne’s Crown Casino is one of those venues that just attracts star quality. So much so, in fact, that Tiger Woods, Nicole Kidman and even Tom Cruise have seen fit to visit the city’s casino in years gone by. The most notable feature at Crown Casino is the size of the gaming floor. It is the biggest in Oz, supporting all your favourite casino classics. If you consider yourself a whale, there is a dedicated VIP experience awaiting you in the Mahogany Room. A spa, nightclubs, restaurants and bars and calendar-based live events add more gloss to this glamorous venue.
Treasure Casino Offers Over 1,000 Games
Brisbane, Queensland’s Treasure Casino, is idyllic and situated right on the corner of a busy intersection. It recently celebrated 20 years in the business and spans three floors. With a hundred table games and over a thousand pokies, there is much to do. Woven into this beast of a casino are six restaurants, four bars, and live music aplenty. You can also catch sporting events at the casino and wager on sports in-between visits to the tables.
Wrest Point Is Down in Tasmania
Tasmania’s Wrest Point is officially the oldest casino in Australia. With forty years of experience behind it, this Hobart-based casino has continually attracted crowds for its major music events and its 4.5-star hotel, alongside its casino games. Woven into the mix are a renowned health club and spa, a top-notch swimming pool and mini-golf activities. A full conference suite makes Wrest Point ideal for those “business trips” groups of workers like to take. Of course, you will find an array of casino games to boot, not least classic tables, and modern pokies.
Other Notable Aussie Casinos
If these casinos are too far away for you or do not tick your boxes, you are not short of other options down under. A total of fourteen casinos can be found in eight states. Queensland, New South Wales, but also the Northern Territory tend to have the lion’s share of these. Of course, not all of them are up to scratch compared to our top five, but if you are in the neighbourhood, they are still very much worth a punt.
Visitors to Canberra can opt to stop by the Casino Canberra on their travels, while the Reef Hotel and Casino is one of Cairns’ top places to visit. Residents of Darwin can head to the Mindil Beach Casino, while the Crown Perth only narrowly missed out on a spot on our list. Other notable casinos include Alice Springs’ Lasseters Casino and Hotel, The Ville Resort in Townsville, Broadbeach’s The Star Gold Coast, and another Tasmanian casino – The Country Club in Launceston.
Whether you live in Oz or merely fancy taking a trip down under, finding a bona fide casino to while the night away (and maybe win a few bucks to boot) is never going to be an issue.
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