As you might have just learned in our last blog post, an Australian holiday isn’t only about exploring the beautiful nature that Australia has to offer. Gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in the country. In part one of our series on the most popular casinos in Australia; we featured Adelaide SKYWAY Casino, Casino Canberra, Country Club Casino Tasmania, Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex Melbourne, and Crown Perth. Today, we have five more of the most popular casinos: Crown Sydney, The Star Gold Coast, Lasseters Hotel Casino, Sky City Darwin, and The Star City Casino. Here is a little bit about each one.

Crown Sydney

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The Crown Sydney is one of the world-class, premiere locations in Sydney. It is a combined hotel resort and casino featuring VIP gaming facilities, 350 hotel rooms and suites, luxury apartments, signature restaurants, bars, luxury retail outlets, a pool, spa, and conference rooms. It is located at Barangaroo right in Sydney Harbour.

Hiring a Car in Sydney

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It’s convenient and easy to hire a car in Sydney  at one of many convenient locations. If you flew into Sydney on holiday, you can hire a car right at the Sydney Airport. Other locations in Sydney where you can rent a car at a great price include Sydney east location in Alexandria, or the Sydney southwest location in Ravensby.  Click through any of the links to get a quick and easy rate quote for the best car rental rates in Sydney. Be sure to let your car rental agent know your travel itinerary so that they can ensure you have the best vehicle for your trip, especially if there is a possibility of snowy or icy weather conditions. Our helpful car rental agents can also assist you with local maps, holiday tips and pointers, and travel safety information. While in Sydney, in check out these other holiday ideas from our blog:

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The Star Gold Coast

The Star Gold Coast is a resort casino and entertainment complex that was formerly Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino. Gold Coast is already a happening city with so much to do. However, there is so much going on at The Star, you might not ever leave. It is a hotel with events, 8 restaurants, bars, as well as the casino. The casino features:

  • Gaming machines
  • VIP gaming
  • Private gaming rooms
  • Special promotions
  • Table games
  • Poker

Hiring a Car in Gold Coast

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The Gold Coast is located on the east coast of Australia in Queensland. Gold Coast is 69 kilometres south of Brisbane, or about an hour long trip by car. If you are up for an even longer road trip, Gold Coast is about a 9 hour road trip north of Sydney. There is also an airport located in nearby Coolangatta. You can hire a car at a number of different locations  because you will want to be able to have the freedom to travel around on your own schedule. While in Gold Coast, check out all of the family friendly things to do in Gold Coast. While you are close to Gold Coast and Surfers Paradise, you can also check out these other travel ideas from our blog:

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Lasseters Hotel Casino

Lasseters Hotel Casino is located in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Alice Springs is close to the centre of Australia and Lasseters bills itself as the centre of entertainment. This oasis of the desert features four restaurants, four bars, a sports lounge, pool side cafe, night club, and ,of course, a casino. The casino where you will find the following:

  • American Roulette
  • Blackjack
  • Slot machines
  • Table games
  • TAB
  • Keno
  • Sports betting
  • Electronic games
  • VIP Gaming

Hiring a Vehicle in Alice Springs

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If tour buses aren’t your thing, hire your own 4WD vehicle to drive yourself around the Northern Territory. With your own car rental, you can tour around at your own pace and see things at your leisure. Times and schedules don’t have to be adhered to when you have your own vehicle to go where you want, when you want. Since the Northern Territory is remote and rugged, be sure to consult with your car rental agent to find the right vehicle for you and obtain the right safety supplies, maps, and instructions. Click through the link for the best rate on car rentals in the Northern Territory. You can hire a car in Alice Springs, or rent a vehicle right at the Alice Springs Airport. Looking for other destinations to visit with exploring the Northern Territory, check out these other blog posts:

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Darwin is located in the Top End of Australia in the tropical north of the Northern Territory. The SKYCITY Hotel and Resort is located in 30 acres of tropical gardens with views of the Arafura Sea. With so much of the Northern Territory covered in desert landscapes, the five star beachfront resort is a welcome luxury. SKYCITY Darwin features:

  • Over 700 electronic gaming machines
  • More than 30 table games
  • 5 restaurants
  • 7 bars
  • 154 luxury rooms
  • VIP Super Villas with Gaming Suits
  • Day Spa
  • Conference space

Hiring a 4WD in Darwin

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You will need a four wheel drive vehicle to get around the Northern Territory and the Top End. You can hire a 4WD vehicle in Katherine, or you can hire a car in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory. There are two car rental options in Darwin. Either hire a vehicle at the Darwin Airport or rent a 4WD in Darwin City. All of this remote and rugged terrain driving means taking precautions and being prepared. Travellers should always have updated maps with you and plenty of emergency supplies, petrol, and drinking water. Let someone know where you will be, when you will return, and what your exact itinerary is. Consult with our friendly and knowledgeable representatives and they will help you find the right vehicle for your needs and offer up safety tips and local travel ideas. While travelling through Australia’s Top End, check out these other blog posts about this region:

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The Gibb River Road Part Two

The Star City Casino: Treasury Brisbane

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Located right in the heart of Brisbane is the Treasury Casino & Hotel in the historic state-owned Treasury and Land Administration Building. The casino features gaming promotions, slot machines, table games, electronic table games and VIP gaming. The hotel is a sprawling entertainment venue with 7 restaurants, 6 bars, and banquet facilities.

Hiring a Car in Brisbane, Queensland

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There are several convenient locations to rent a car in Brisbane. If you are arriving at the Brisbane airport, hiring a car there could be your first option. If you are planning on renting a car from another location within or near Brisbane, you can choose from Ipswich, Rocklea, or Logan. When you rent a vehicle in Brisbane, be sure to ask your car rental agent for details on the destinations you are planning for your holiday. They will kindly provide you with safety protocols, maps, and insider details all about the best places to go on a Brisbane holiday. Here are some other holiday ideas in and around Brisbane:

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Australian Casino Statistics

According to, as of 2015, over 80% of all adults in Australia take part in gambling. In fact, Australians have the highest gambling rate in the world. Close to 10% of all state revenues come from gambling. “Pokies” (short for the Poker Machines and also refers to slot machines and video poker consoles) are one of the most popular, but there are also lotteries, dog racing, horse racing, sports betting,a and casino gaming. Here are a list of the most popular casinos in Australia. When you plan your next Aussie holiday, perhaps you can incorporate a visit to one of them.

When you break it down into each state, there are casinos with gambling in each state and territory:

  • Victoria (18)
  • New South Wales (14)
  • Queensland (12)
  • Tasmania (4)
  • South Australia (3)
  • Western Australia (3)
  • Northern Territory (3)
  • Australian Capital Territory (2)