Australian casinos: Best gambling destinations down under

Whether you live in Australia or are just visiting the great land Down Under, there are plenty of casinos available for you to try your luck on the pokies, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more. We’ve provided an overview of all the land based casinos in each Australian state and territory – if you would prefer to play online, read our guide to Australian online casino sites.

Victorian casinos

Crown Casino MelbourneCrown Melbourne is Victoria’s only land based casino and is the biggest casino in the Southern Hemisphere. Owned by casino mogul James Packer, Crown Melbourne is located in Southbank on the shores of the Yarra River, offering a world-class entertainment hub for gambling, dining, bars, live performances and high-end retail. The casino caters to casual punters and high rollers, with the famous Mahogany Room available exclusively to VIP guests. Crown Melbourne is also home to the Aussie Millions, the largest poker tournament in Australasia.

  • Crown Melbourne address: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC
  • Table games: Casino games on offer at Crown Melbourne include Baccarat, Big Wheel, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Dice Duel, Craps, Mississippi Stud, Pai Gow Poker, Pokerbo, Poker War, Pontoon Pandemonium, Rapid Blackjack, Rapid Roulette, Roulette, Roulette Match Sic Bo, Three Card Poker, WSOP Texas Hold’em
  • Opening hours: 24 hours seven days a week with limited hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

New South Wales casinos

Star Sydney CasinoThere is only one casino in NSW, The Star Sydney owned by the Star Entertainment Group, which is the second biggest casino in Australia. Along with 1490 electronic gaming machines, The Star Sydney hosts a range of table games, including high-limit tables reserved exclusively for VIPs. The Star’s poker offering is most impressive, with daily and weekly tournaments on offer. A second casino in Sydney owned by the Crown Group is expected to open its doors in Barangaroo by 2020.

  • Star Sydney address: 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont, NSW
  • Table games: American Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack, Blackjack Challenge, Bingo, Caribbean Stud, Craps, French Roulette, Mahjonh, Mississippi Stud, Pontoon, Sic Bo, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Vegas Star Blackjack
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours, seven days a week with limited hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

Queensland casinos

Star Casino Gold CoastGiven its high tourism appeal, Queensland has multiple land based casinos, with more currently in the works. The biggest is The Star Gold Coast, which was formerly Jupiter’s Casino before being bought out by the Star Entertainment Group. The Star Gold Coast is undergoing some major redevelopments, with Star CEO aiming to turn the Gold Coast casino into one of the best performing resorts in Australia. The Star Gold Coast Casino is full of modern glamour, offering over 70 table games, 1600 electronic gaming machines, private gaming rooms and VIP gambling facilities, along with a wide range of entertainment and dining options.

  • Address: 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach QLD
  • Table games:Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Craps, Mini Baccarat, Pontoon, Roulette, Sic Bo, Texas Hold’em, The Wheel, Three Card Poker
  • Opening hours: 24 hours, seven days a week with limited hours on Christmas Day

The Treasury CasinoThe second biggest casino in Queensland is The Treasury which is located in a gorgeous heritage listed building in the heart of Brisbane. Owned by The Star Entertainment Group, The Treasury Casino & Hotel offers a five-star heritage hotel, six restaurants, five bars and world-class casino with a license to offer over 1,600 electronic gaming machines and a range of popular table games. The VIP gaming rooms known as The Suite and the Sovereign Room are available exclusively for high rollers with gold status or higher in the Treasury rewards program, offering the ultimate in private luxury gaming.

  • Address: 159 William Street, Brisbane, QLD
  • Table games: Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Casino War, Craps, Mini Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Pontoon, Roulette, Sic Bo, Texas Hold’em, The Wheel, Three Card Poker
  • Opening hours:24 hours, seven days a week with limited hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

The Reef Casino HotelFurther up north in the tropical beachside town of Cairns you will find The Reef Hotel Casino The Reef Casino is the number one entertainment destination in Cairns, offering over 500 electronic poker machines, a range of fully automated electronic table games and a selection of traditional table games. Club Prive is the interntional VIP gaming room, offering high stakes gaming on blackjack, roulette and baccarat in exclusive surroundings with multi-lingual hosts on standby.

  • Address: 35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns, QLD
  • Table games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Mini Baccarat, Money Wheel, Reef Routine, Roulette
  • Opening hours: 9AM to 5AM daily, closed Christmas Day and Good Friday and closed on Anzac Day until 1PM

South Australia casinos

SkyCity Adelaide CasinoSouth Australia’s only casino, Adelaide Casino, is owned by SkyCity Entertainment Group. Located in the heritage listed Adelaide Railway Station building on the banks of the Torrens River, the Adelaide Casino offers two impressive floors of electronic gaming machines, multiple table games, high roller gambling rooms and several bars and restaurants. In mid-2017, the SA government gave SkyCity approval to proceed with a $330 million major refurbishment which will see upgrades to the casino and VIP gaming facilities, along with the introduction of a new hotel, bars and restaurants. The upgrade is expected to be complete by 2020.

  • Address: North Terrace Railway Station, Adelaide
  • Table games: Baccarat, Big Wheel, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Free Bet Blackjack, Lucky Big Wheel, Omaha Poker, Rapid Baccarat, Rapid Roulette, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Pontoon, Party Blackjack
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours, seven days a week with limited hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

Western Australia casinos

Crown Perth CasinoCrown Perth is the second land based casino in Australia owned by the Crown Resorts Group, and it is unique in that it is the only place in Western Australia where punters can play the pokies (that’s slot machines for overseas readers). Taking advantage of this niche, Crown Perth offers over 2,000 electronic gaming machines, with hundreds of pokie variants plus electronic video poker, keno and even dominoes. There’s a designated Baccarat Room for high-stakes play, a members-only Riverside Room and the exclusive Pearl Room for VIP visitors.

  • Address:Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA
  • Table games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Blackjack Plus, Crown Stud Poker, Casino War, Hold’em Poker, Keno, Money Wheel, Pai Gow, Roulette, Crown Hold’em Poker, Vegas Star Roulette
  • Opening Hours: 24 hours, seven days a week with limited hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day

Tasmania casinos

Wrest Point Casino TasmaniaThe Wrest Point Casino in Hobart was the first ever casino in Australia and has been a thriving entertainment hub for over 40 years. Overlooking the waterfront in Sandy Bay, Wrest Point also houses a boardwalk, conference centre, 17-story hotel and revolving restaurant. State of the art electronic gaming machines offer bets from one cent to one dollar, while table games can be played for minimum bets of $10, with higher stakes allowed in the VIP gaming rooms. Major poker tournaments are held at Wrest Point Casino throughout the year.

  • Address: 410 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay, TAS
  • Table games:Blackjack, Big Wheel, Federal Pontoon, Federal Baccarat, Rapid Roulette, Roulette, Poker
  • Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday 9AM to 3AM and Friday to Saturday 9AM to 4AM

ACT casinos

Casino CanberraACT’s only casino, Casino Canberra, which is owned by Aquis Entertainment, recently underwent a $14 million upgrade to its casino facilities. In June 2017, Aquis was also given the green light to proceed with a $307 million refurbishment to expand the casino into a five-star complex, so there’s some big plans in the works for this gaming venue. Casino Canberra currently offers 30 of the world’s most popular table games and several great restaurants and bars, but don’t come looking for the pokies, as Casino Canberra is not authorised to offer electronic poker machines – these are restricted to ACT’s clubs only.

  • Address: 21 Binara Street Canberra ACT
  • Table games:Baccarat, Blackjack, Canberra Poker, Hold’em Poker, Money Wheel, Pai Gow, Pontoon, Roulette
  • Opening Hours: 12PM to 4AM daily

Northern Territory casinos

SkyCity Darwin CasinoThe biggest of Northern Territory’s two casinos is SkyCity Darwin, which is owned by the SkyCity Entertainment Group. The casino offers over 600 electronic gaming machines and a selection of the most popular table games, all within the grounds of a premium hotel set within Darwin’s tropical beachside gardens. SkyCity Darwin also offers a selection of bars and restaurants designed to suit the laid-back vibe of the Top End.

  • Address: Mindil Beach, Gilruth Avenue, Darwin City, NT
  • Table Games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Money Wheel, Poker, Rapid Roulette, Roulette
  • Opening hours:24 hours 7 days, with access to table games between midday and 6AM only

Lasseters Casino Alice SpringsThe Northern Territory’s second casino is Lasseters Casino, which is a small casino located in the remote town of Alice Springs. While the casino’s offerings are on the smaller scale, the gaming facilities are of international standards and you’ll find over 330 of the latest electronic gaming machines as well as several table games and TAB and keno facilities. Lasseters VIP gaming room the Diamond Lounge isn’t quite as opulent as other high-roller rooms in Australia, but offers the latest games complemented with exclusive promos and food and beverage service.

  • Address: 93 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, NT
  • Table games: Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Craps, Omaha, Pontoon, Roulette, Texas Hold’em
  • Opening hours:9AM to 4AM daily with table games only available from 3PM