In our history of Australian gambling we gave you a rundown of how things got to be the way they are today. Even though we mentioned that online gambling is become more and more popular, the brick and mortar casinos here in Australia are in no way declining.
If you're pining for some non-virtual gambling but don't know where to go to get the experience you need, you've come to the right place. We've put together an in-depth review of Australia's five finest casinos and have even thrown in the addresses and phone numbers because we're nice like that.
So get up and get gaming in one of the following five gambling beauties:
Spanning a massive 510,000 m², Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is the biggest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.
The Crown is also a major competitive poker hub in the Asia-Pacific region. It annually hosts the Aussie Millions, currently the Southern Hemisphere's richest poker event. It's also home to the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, the latest expansion of the World Series of Poker.
8 Whiteman Street
03 9292 8888
The Star provides many traditional casino games, including Mini Baccarat, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud, Craps, Poker, Pontoon, Roulette, Rapid Roulette, Sic Bo and Three card poker.
Overlooking Darling Harbour, it features
The casino has two gaming floors a general entry floor on level one and a more intimate and exclusive floor called the Sovereign Room on level three. The Sovereign Room table bet ranges from $25 to $75,000.
Within this exclusive floor is an even more private room, the Inner Sanctum, with table bet ranges of $100 to $500,000. The Inner Sanctum pits are so restricted because they're frequently used for junket players.
80 Pyrmont St
Pyrmont NSW 2009
+61 2 9777 9000
As well as more than 70 table games and over 1,300 gaming machines, Jupiters Hotel and Casino's seven acre complex includes
Table games include traditional favourites like Blackjack, Baccarat and Roulette and newer favourites such as Texas Hold'em Poker, Sic Bo, Mini Baccarat and Jupiters 21.
Aside from the main gaming floor there's two exclusive private gaming rooms, The Suite and The Club. Admission to Jupiters Gold Coast's The Suite and The Club are by invitation only.
An International Player Program is available to any player whose normal residential address is outside Australia or New Zealand. An application form for inclusion in the International Player Program can be obtained in person from the Customer Service Desk.
Gold Coast 4218
+61 7 5592 8100
As well as several bars, function areas and restaurants, Adelaide Casino boasts:
North Terrace, Adelaide
GPO Box 1918
+61 8 8212 2811
The Reef Hotel Casino is the only casino in Cairns, Queensland and is highly regarded as being Australia's most excellent boutique casino.
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, Paradise Pontoon and the Money Wheel.
35-41 Wharf St
+11 61 7 4030 8888