Land-based Luck Down Under: the Casinos of Oz

Casino night time in Sydney, Australia Australians sure love their pokies, and some of the best places to enjoy these reel-spinning games is at the most memorable and well-known casinos Down Under. Some of these places have existed for several decades, while others are married into resorts and hotel complexes. All the same, its a place where the folks of Oz bring their gambling game.

The first legal Australian casino

Australia's first fully legal gambling establishment was the Wrest Point Hotel, in 1939, and is located in Hobart, Tasmania. Originally placed at the site of the Wrest Point Riviera Hotel, the casino opened its doors in the 1960s,  after the hotel itself was bought by the Federal Hotels group in 1956. What makes this casino such a legendary place is because of the impact it had on Tasmanian economy. Some other interesting points include:

Crown Casino and Entertainment

Crown Casino This enormous casino complex was opened in 1997, and sits on the south-side Yarra riverbank, in Melbourne. One of the key facts about this massive gambling complex is its size; it is about 2 city block big, making it the biggest casino in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the largest land-based casinos in the world.

Burswood Entertainment Complex

This online casino complex is the only one of its kind in Western Australia, and was opened in the city of Perth on 4 October 1987. In addition to once being located at the site of a particularly large landfill, the casino complex also had initial issues with opening, which was delayed by 85 days. Despite this, it was expanded several times since its opening.

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