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The best casino hotels & resorts in Australia

Whilst Australia might not be the first destination that springs to mind when you’re planning your next casino getaway, it’s fast becoming a destination for gamers, and is the perfect place to combine a sunshine getaway with a spot or two of your favourite pastime.

Nowadays, there are giant luxury resorts popping up all over the country, and many have their own private casinos to rival some of the most famous ones in Sin City. Add to that the range of high-quality facilities and top-end dining options you’d expect of a five-star hotel, and there are few better places to spend a late summer getaway.

From Sydney to Cairns, Queensland to Darwin, wherever you’re headed, there’s a lavish casino resort for you. We’ve rounded up some of the very finest places to have a flutter on your Aussie holiday – just don’t forget to get some practice in at one of the many online casinos before you go!

Astral Residences at The Star, Sydney


The recently refurbished Astral Residences offer an opulent place to stay in central Sydney. With every astute detail adding to the ease of your stay, everything about it just oozes chic – from its sleek, contemporary design and soothing colour palette to its bright pops of modern art and furniture.

Offering a range of dining options and classy bars, foodies can indulge in the tempting gourmet menus at The Century, Sokyo, Momofuko or the BLACK Bar and Grill – there’s something for everyone for when only the best will do. Casual diners are well catered for here, too, and whatever mood you’re in, you’ll find a place to suit.

The on-site spa provides the utmost in relaxation, with a range of luxurious treatments available to leave you feeling utterly refreshed for a night at the casino. Yes, that’s right – the part we’ve all been waiting for. The Astral Residences have access to the best gambling experience in Sydney, where the buzz is live and non-stop. Try your hand at blackjack, poker, baccarat or roulette, and a lucky streak could be the highlight of your stay.

Sky City, Darwin


Located just moments from Darwin CBD and set amongst beautiful tropical beachside gardens, SKYCITY Hotel and Resort provides the utmost in luxury. If you’re looking for somewhere truly impressive to stay next time you’re in Darwin, then this is it.

Boasting picturesque surroundings and extensive facilities, Sky City is a foodie’s paradise, with a whopping 10 restaurants and bars on site. Relax in the pool, unwind on the private white sand beach, or live it up by night with the resort’s 24-hour entertainment choices. The Sky City casino is one that never sleeps, and whether you’re a gaming enthusiast or are just looking for a fun night out, this is the hottest place in town. With over 600 gaming machines to choose from, you’ll find a wide selection of your favourites – and, if you’re lucky enough to win big, there are plenty of ways to spend all that extra cash.

The Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns

This unique 5-star hotel boasts a selection of luxurious rooms, and each comes complete with its own spa bath. Private balconies offer sweeping views over the city or the iconic Trinity Inlet, and highlights of the hotel include a rooftop swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre.

What’s more, the complex is also home to a multitude of dining experiences and bars, with free live entertainment in BAR36 Live Lounge, the Casino Sports Arena and the luxurious five-star Pullman Reef Hotel Casino – one of the best boutique casinos in the whole of Australia. From the traditional and classic games of Blackjack, Roulette or Mini and Midi Baccarat, through to the popular and exciting games of Sic-Bo, Reef Routine and the Money Wheel, this place has got it all covered, so if you’re a keen gamer and are heading to Cairns in the near future, then this is the resort for you.

The Darling Hotel, Sydney

Also located at The Star, every room at The Darling exudes luxury, from the bespoke, carefully selected furniture, to the hand-picked pillow menu, soft coat hangers, hand-made drinking glasses and more. This place is serious about comfort, and will cater to your every need.

The Darling Spa is one of the most opulent in all of Sydney, and features 11 treatment rooms, two exclusive couples’ suites, a Moroccan Hammam, steam room and Jacuzzi. The Darling Gym, meanwhile, comes complete with its own Kinesis wall.

Thanks to its location as part of The Star resort, it also enjoys access to the same wide selection of restaurants and glamorous casino as the Astral Residence – so you’ll never be short of competition.

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