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Australian Casinos

Australia has a long and lively love affair with casinos.  From the mid 1990s with the deregulation of the gambling industry in Australia many huge entertainment casino complexes popped up around the major capital cities and provided outlets to play table games like roulette and blackjack.  However Aussies love their pokie machines (pokies) and these popped up in their thousands throughout Australia, no only in the casinos mentioned below but many local RSL clubs, pubs, hotels and sporting clubs.  Australian casinos now provide a central and leading gambling destination for locals, overseas tourists to play pokies and table games. Betting is a popular pastime in Australia raking in millions for the local communities and government.  All casinos in Australia are closely regulated by local gambling authorities.

Australian Casinos

The following are a list of leading Australian casinos and a summary of the amount of pokies that can be found at each.

Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex

Crown Casino in Melbourne, Victoria boasts an incredible 2,500 pokies throughout the building with pokie machines ranging from 1 cent to dollar machines.  All types of major Australian pokie machine manufacturers can be found at crown casino including Aristocrat, WMS Games, AGT, IGT and Konami.  Some of the most popular casino games found at Crown Casino include Queen of the Nile and Indian Dreaming.  Crown is one of the leading operators in Australia also hosting world leading poker tournaments (World Series of Poker).  Crown Casino also has a signature club whereby players earn points for each dollar spent at the casino which can be redeemed for food and beverage, entertainment and shopping throughout the casino complex.

Crown Perth

In 2011 Crown took over the management of what was formerly called Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth, Western Australia and renamed the casino to Crown Perth.  Similar to it’s sister casino Crown Casino Melbourne, Crown Perth offers over 1,500 coin-operated pokies, Keno and Video Poker.  There are many Jackpots on offer as well throughout.    Other table games including poker, baccarat and Texas Holdem are also available to play.  In 2012 Crown Perth submitted plans to massively expand the casino, so look forward to more exciting things to come from this Australian casino.

Jupiters Hotel and Casino

Jupiters Casino is located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast in Queensland featuring a massive casino hall, restaurants, theater and ballroom.  Jupiters Hotel and Casino is owned and operated by Echo Entertainment Group and proves to be very popular with Asian tourists.  Jupiters Casino contains hundreds of pokie machines, however is not anywhere near the same size as Crown Casino Melbourne.  In 2006 Jupiters Casino underwent a $56 million renovation effectively doubling  the casino gaming floors and level 2 became a Gold Club room for high rollers.

The Star (casino) – Formerly Star City Casino in Sydney

Star City or The Star as it is now referred to is located in Sydney NSW and is now one of the largest Australian casinos.  The casino features two gaming floors, the first being the main gaming floor on level one for general entry and the second is the Sovereign Room on level three for high rollers with table bets ranging from $25 to $75,00. On the same level you will also find the Inner Sanctum, with table bet ranges of $100 to $500,000 for extreme high rollers. For all other mere mortals the casino contains pokies, bingo, rapid roulette and the Rapid Big Wheel. The Star is limited through government regulation a maximum of 1500 pokies on the gaming floor.  The Star is also a leading entertainment zone with a huge range of restaurants and fine dining.

Adelaide Casino

Adelaide Casino is located in South Australia and is one of the smaller Australian casinos with approx 90 gaming tables and 950 pokie machines, the casino employs 1,100 staff and Adelaide Casino also holds this Australian State’s only table gaming license.  So if you are in Adelaide and want to gamble this is a must visit destination.

Instead of playing with real money notes, many of the big Australian casinos have incorporated an electronic voucher/ticket system whereby when you cash out instead of piling a cup with dollar coins you receive an electronic ticket with barcode that can either be inserted into another pokie machine or cashed out with real money notes at a machine or cashier.

Barangaroo Casino

In 2013 it was announced that James Packer (crown casino) has been given the green light to move ahead and build Sydney’s second muli-billion dollar casino at Barangaroo.  This is going to be a luxury multi story crown sydney casino with thousands of pokie machines and table games.

Overall Australian Casinos are some of the worlds leading casinos providing not only gambling and pokies, but an entertainment hub with cinemas, restaurants, nightlife and theater.  While the casinos are huge, so too are the overheads so you may find when playing casino pokies their payouts might not be as high as when playing online pokies at the following Australian casinos online..

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