Lying on the South East corner of Queensland, Australia, Brisbane is a city that represents the Golden State well. As the third most populated city in Australia, Brisbane benefits from the exciting hustle and bustle of city life, while also having that laid back, sun-kissed vibe that everyone dreams of when they visit the land down under.
Some of Brisbane’s top rated tourist attractions include the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary; one of the only states where you can get a picture holding a koala bear, the Botanic Gardens, Queensland Art Gallery, and Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Yet Brisbane is also home to some of the best casinos in the country too.
Below, we’ll take a look at some of Brisbane’s top-rated casinos.
1. Star Casino
Located near the iconic Brisbane River, this casino features the pick of the bunch with 25 floors of pure entertainment. It’s easy to make a night out of it when visiting this place with over 2,500 casino game machines, a number of slot machines, and two large poker tables for the poker lovers. It’s certainly a destination that attracts visitors from all over the world. With nearly 50,000 Swedish nationals visiting Australia each year, it’s no surprise to find some of them visiting this popular casino and hearing them talk about the spelautomater (their way of saying “slot machines”) while they enjoy their visit. Swedes particularly enjoy playing classic and video slots, progressive jackpot slots, and popular games like Roulette. Given that gambling is a bit more restricted in Sweden, with there being a maximum weekly deposit limit of 5000 SEK (779.54 AUD), it’s no surprise that Swedes enjoy unwinding abroad.
If you’re looking for drinks with an iconic backdrop, why not head up to the sky lounge on the 25th floor where you can enjoy a cocktail or two, with fantastic views over the city and the river. There are also a couple of nightclubs on the premises for those that fancy an extra late night.
2. Treasury Casino Brisbane
The Treasury Casino and Hotel is located on 130 Williams Street in Brisbane and sits inside an iconic and historic building. As a Historic Heritage building, the layout of this casino is slightly unusual but unique in the way that each section is divided into smaller game rooms throughout the building.
As another all-star venue, this hotel and casino provides live entertainment, four restaurants, six bars, and of course – one of the best casinos around. The extensive casino features over 80 game tables, with 8 tables dedicated to live tournament poker games. There are also a variety of the latest slot machines and a number of electronic table games to keep even the choosiest of customers amused.
3. Princess Cruises
It may sound like an exotic cruise, but we kid you not, Princess cruises is a classic casino that provides good old fashioned poker tables, bingo games and slot machines. For technophobes, this casino is ideal as it maintains a small and personal atmosphere that can be accessed 24/7.
Low deposits can be made at this casino, in addition to a number of great bonuses, including daily free spins without deposit and in-game bonuses. It’s certainly worth checking it out.
4. Albion Park Harness Racing Club
While not technically a casino, the Albion Park Racing Club offers a second to none gambling experience where visitors can make a night out of their visit. Stop by the exclusive restaurant or keep it casual at the racecourse bar, whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to have a great time.
The racecourse itself is iconic and located just a short distance from the Brisbane river. What’s more there’s a grandstand and fantastic outdoor seating area, allowing you to enjoy the races in the outdoors, while also being a family friendly environment.
Making the Most of the Slot Games
In recent years, slot games have improved significantly as advanced technologies and better software have become available. While many people think of large old machines with a lever and fruit symbols on the screen, today’s modern slot machines offer a whole range of different themes and their updated software makes for a fairer game too.
Overall, Brisbane has a huge amount to offer, from the iconic building to plenty of sporting activities along the Brisbane river, a wide variety of cultural attractions, but most of all – some of the best casinos on the gold coast.