The top 4 hotel casinos and resorts in Australia to visit in 2019
Words by Natasha Bazika
Australia is known for its vast landscapes, breathtaking beaches, cuddly koalas and of course, the myriad of not so friendly animals lurking in the waters. But besides that, the sunburned country also has a burgeoning gaming scene with casinos popping up all over the country. Some are taking advantage of stunning waterfront views while others are thriving in a bustling city. Gaming has never been so exciting, and Australia has just what you’re looking for. The online casino Australia scene is also emerging and a great way to practice before heading to one of these top 4 hotel casinos and resorts you must visit this year.
The Reef Hotel Casino
Positioned by the Trinity Inlet and cruise liner terminal, The Pullman Reef Hotel Casino is an idyllic destination for the whole family. Each room is complete with views of Cairns city and the famous inlet from the private garden balcony. The hotel facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, sauna, and gymnasium. As for the real reason you’re here, the boutique casino offers traditional and classic games like blackjack and roulette. If you’re looking to up the stakes, head to Club Privé for premium player gaming on blackjack, roulette, and baccarat. Be sure to dress the part, as the club has a strict dress code. Remember when we said it’s great for the family? Well here’s why. The Cairns Wildlife Dome is 20-metre high glass dome on the rooftop which houses a rainforest environment with parrots, lorikeets, and other native birds. Kids love to interact with the animals and is a great experience for the whole family.
If you love coffee, you’re not going to want to miss this city. Dubbed coffee central, Melbourne is an emerging city, popular among tourists for its buzzing nightlife and amazing coffee. Crown Melbourne is the perfect place to start. It offers luxury accommodations in a contemporary style and even spoils guests with marble bathrooms and bathtubs. There are several dining options spread throughout the hotel and includes everything from premium restaurants to casual dining and quick bites. The casino is where the real magic happens. Featuring over 50 poker tables and home to Australia’s largest range of cash games and tournaments, the crown casino has a vibrant atmosphere every player will love. Their entertainment options are as vast as their machines. Catch a live comedy show, a live concert and for all sports lovers out there, the Crown Sports Hub has all your games, from AFL to NBA and UFC. You can enhance your experience with a VIP booth at The Pub, which includes a private TV, control panel and maximum seating of six.
Sydney is the epicenter of all things luxury, life and culture in Australia. As a major city, you are quite literally in the middle of it all, especially with The Darling, a prestigious 5-star boutique style hotel. The modern rooms offer breathtaking views of Pyrmont City through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. At a push of a button, you can control every aspect of your room. As for down below, The Star is Sydney’s world-class entertainment destination that captures the heart and money of all who visit. Baccarat, roulette, craps, blackjack, poker; you name it The Star has got it. The latest addition, Mai Vàng lounge, allows players an ‘off-grid’ experience to relax and play in a VIP area with Vietnamese cuisine and décor. All that gaming can make anyone hungry, and lucky for you, The Star is packed full of award-winning restaurants including, Sokyo, BLACK Bar and Grill, The Century and famous Momofuku Seiōbo.
The Ville Resort Casino
Discover a world-class destination on the edge of paradise. The Ville Resort Casino is a seaside oasis offering guests deluxe rooms and executive suites to suit every occasion. Situated on the Townsville Breakwater, the resort has views of both the marina and CBD and magnetic island. You can choose to dine at one of the many restaurants and bars on site or venture out and explore the local area, more specifically, The Strand. You can even take a 10 minute stroll to the Reef Aquarium, which is perfect for a family day out or to central Townsville. The onsite casino has over 370 gaming machines and more than 20 table games, which is sure to keep you busy for some time. When you need a break, The Ville hosts several live and free concerts all year round.