Did you know that Australia is the sixth-largest country on our globe? No wonder Australia has so much to see and do when there’s a lot of capita to cover. That also includes their infamous casinos.
Gambling has been a popular activity for years on end in Australia. It’s a hobby Aussies don’t frown upon as its been a part of their culture for centuries.
Aussies tend to also have a competitive nature, but don’t be fearful as they do it with the most joy.
The cities in Australia operate on a single license policy where most states only have one casino. The one and only Queensland have the most casinos in Australia as they’ve got three gorgeous casinos to enjoy for their local and foreign gamblers.
On our list, we’ve decided to talk about the 4 biggest casinos in Australia, where two of them are in Queensland itself.
Let us take a look at why these five casinos are on top of the list in the country.
In this guide, we take a look at the biggest and best casinos in the country and some of the stats behind why they are so popular.
#1 Melbourne Crown Casino
Here we’ve got the crown jewel of all the Australian casinos, The Melbourne Crown Casino. The casino also goes by the name, Crown Casino and is famous for its luxury complex. It’s also the largest casino developed in the Southern Hemisphere.
You can find the beautiful casino by the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne. The casino covers a large area of 510,00 sq. m. and finished its development back in 1997.
The building and casino feature three large luxury hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well as a mini shopping center with high-end brands and outlets.
You could basically call The Melbourne Crown Casino “mini-luxury-village” because it’s simply so big where you have several choices of shops and cuisine to choose from. Walking through the complex can really get you lost inside a regal world. And why shouldn’t you? It’s there for anyone who can afford to visit and enjoy the luxurious pleasures.
Their guests are treated as Kings and Queens so no wonder people want to come back to visit this gorgeous hotel and casino complex.
If you’re interested in a bit of shopping, the high-end brands you can indulge in include Harrods, Prada, Bvlgari, Louis Vuitton, and Hugo Boss. One of their restaurants has a British celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal and famous Japanese restaurateur, Nobu Matsuhisa.
The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix Ball and TV Week Logie Awards host some of their most prestigious functions in the complex venue that has a 2200 seat capacity ballroom.
There have been talks about extending the building even further by adding a fourth tower that will then increase the complex with an extra 1600+ rooms. If this tower is put in place, it will make it the tallest building in Australia as high as 90-stories.
The hotel and casino complex has plenty of gaming facilities where high-rollers from around the world come to gamble on their holiday or at special functions/tournaments.
The Crown Casino offers some of the best table games and tournaments where they hold a license for 2500 slot machines and another 3500 poker machines.
Did you know that poker is the biggest game at the Crown Casino? They hold the Aussie Millions tournament that tends to attract the riches gamblers on the Southern Hemisphere.
They also hold the WSOP Asia-Pacific tournaments as well as other huge casino events.
The poker games at the Crown Casino are held at special rooms in the basement of the casino to keep it extra VIP for the special high-rollers that want privacy.
The most popular form of poker games at the Crown Casino are Texas Hold’em and Three Card Poker.
The Crown Casino also has a bunch of traditional casino games such as over 500 tables that include roulette, craps, and blackjack. More modern games that the casino’s gamblers tend to play on are Dice Duel, Nutz, and S7reak.
The Crown Casino has created its own unique casino games too such as Pontoon Pandemonium, Poker War and Rapid Blackjack.
#2 Star Casino Sydney
Are you up for some views over Darling Harbour in Sydney? The Star Casino offers you one of the most gorgeous harbor views and is situated in the heart of Sydney. This casino and hotel complex also offers a life of luxury when staying here.
As a guest at the Star Casino, you’ll have luxury accommodation, gym, pool, several bars, restaurants, and nightclubs where you can dance the night away in.
Of course, you can do some shopping where you can buy yourself a nice suit or dress for the night before entering the beautiful casino complex.
The complex is open 247/ and is split across two floors. The main floor of the building has general admission and the casino floor where you can enjoy a wide selection of games.
The gaming floor on level one has three different areas where each area is focused on a specific bunch of casino games.
The second floor of the complex is on level three and has a private and VIP area only. This is the exclusive high-roller lounge where guests and/or gamblers who spend a few extra amounts of money get their extra special treatment.
Saying that there’s also an extra, super, uber, ultra-elite lounge called the Vermillion Room where invites only are accepted to enter the room. The special elite room only holds less than 100 elite VIP guests where the stakes on the tables are higher than you can ever imagine.
The main casino that everyone can enter has their floor covered with traditional casino games such as table games, poker, slots, blackjack, roulette, craps, Sic Bo, baccarat, Pai Gow and pontoon.
The Star Casino as mentioned holds the WSOP tournaments. They’re held quite often as they’re on weekly with big cash buy-in nights. You have a chance for a guaranteed prize pool ranging between $20,000, $30,000 and $50,000 on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday’s.
There as many as 40 poker tables where there’s a mix of Texas Hold’em, Caribbean and Mississippi, Stud and Three Card Poker. The Star Casino also holds 1500 licensed slot machines for the pokies fanatics.
Don’t worry about sports bettors, as there’s a sports bar showing the major sporting event on multiple screens where you can place your bets on your favorite athlete.
Fancy a bit of big? Oh yes, we mentioned bingo, as the Star Casino has a bingo Star Social Lounge and even lotto services.
#3 Crown Casino, Perth
Imagine gazing upon the Swan River in Perth whilst placing a bet on your favorite casino game. That’s exactly what you can do when visiting the Crown Casino in Perth. Formerly known as the Burswood Island Casino before it got refurbished into the Crown Casino Perth, another mega luxury complex.
The complex holds three hotel facilities, ballrooms, nightclubs, theatres, convention centers, thirty-two restaurants and bars to sip your favorite cocktails in.
You can also enjoy the complex spa after a long night of betting inside the stunning casino. At the moment the complex is undergoing an expansion plant were there planning to build a new 6-star luxury hotel with more casino facilities due to having grown in its popularity.
The extension will add 1.1 million sq. ft. to the existing size of the complex that it’s already holding. The added and increase casino facilities will increase the gaming tables and machines from 220 up to 350.
The Crown Casino Perth holds a license on over 2000 electronic gaming machines where the table games seem to be the most popular form of casino games just like its sister casino in Melbourne.
In the Pearl Room and Riverside Room you can enjoy 12 poker tables that have private VIP areas available. There’s also a private baccarat room for the wee boccie-players.
By the way, did we mention that their sports bar is an award-winning one? It has some of the largest screens available in a sports bar facility and took home the title ‘Best Sporting Entertainment Venue 2016’ at the Australian Hotels Association National Awards for Excellence.
#4 Star Casino, Gold Coast
In the heart of Broadbeach, Gold Coast lies The Star Casino. This was Queensland’s first-ever casino and originally went by the name Jupiter’s until the Star Entertainment Group took over and made big changes.
The casino has been around since 1986 when it was first opened to the public and has undergone many changes since then. This casino also has big changes planned where the Star Entertainment Group has planned anew 17 story tower to make the casino even bigger.
The complex covers seven acres and has a theatre, gym and luxury spa to relax your mind at. In 2006 the casino added 600 newly renovated rooms for their guests to come. They’ve also added a huge theatre stage where their guests can enjoy plays and musicals such as the popular ABBA Revival, Stomp and Dance of Desire.
The Star Casino is open 24/7 and holds a license for over 1600 electronic casino games. These games include pokies and other traditional as well as modern casino games.
The complex and casino have regular guests that are high-rollers that come and visit both business and pleasure. They’ll have luxury accommodation alongside with exceptional service that awaits them in their VIP private betting rooms at the casino.
If you just want to relax and sit back watching some of your favorite sporting events or racing events then you can enjoy that at their Sports Bar that holds 10 mega-sized widescreens where placing bets are available.