Cairns The Reef Hotel Casino


The Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns, Queensland is co-owned by Casinos Austria International Limited and Accor Casino Investments (Australia) Pty. Ltd and is the only casino in Cairns. This is one of the smaller casinos in Australia but is still very popular with both the locals and tourists who stopover at Cairns.

Casino Introduction: The Queensland government had invited proposals in 1992 to open out a casino in Cairns and approval was given to the co-developers who opened out the Reef Hotel and Casino in 1996.

Casino Promotions: The casino runs a number of exciting promotions and events as part of its marketing strategy to bring in a constant stream of visitors to the casino. These promotions are advertised via the company’s social media accounts and also its official website. To find a list of the current promotions, please visit

The casino also has a Reef Rewards programs that allow patrons to accumulate reward points everytime they spend money at the hotel and casino. They can later use these points to avail discounts when they return to the Reef Hotel and Casino.

Casino & Hotel Overview: The casino is spread across 75,320 square feet and has a total of 533 slot machines and 44 table games. Some of the popular table games include Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Craps, Omaha Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker and Hold’em Poker. There are numerous slot machine games to choose from including the popular Sic Bo, Reef Routine, Money Wheel and Pontoon.

7407720The hotel is a five star rated property that has a total of 128 hotel rooms which includes executive suites, VIP suites and a presidential suite. Since the hotel is considered to be one of the best in Cairns, rooms are in high demand and guests are advised to book in advance. Room rates start from $225 per night and can go up all the way to $800 depending on the choice of your room.

There is a special ‘Club Prive’ which is a VIP gaming room that offers premium gaming and also multi-lingual table dealers who are able to speak and assist tourists who are comfortable speaking their native language.

The casino also has excellent business and conference rooms that are used to host seminars, workshops and even wedding receptions.

Casino Restaurants & Bars: There are four restaurants located on the casino premises that serve up some of the best food available in Cairns. Cafe China specialises in serving authentic Chinese cuisine, Flinders Bar & Grill offers a wide variety of local meats and is priced very reasonable, the Tamarind Restaurant is a multi-award winning restaurant that offers signature dining and a wide range of Asia cuisine and the Café China Noodle bar which dishes out food quickly.

Customers who are looking to unwind and have a few drinks can choose from the four bars on the premises. The Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Velvet Underground, Casino Sports Arena Bar and the Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome all have a good list of Australian wines, local beers and serve some fantastic cocktails.

Casino Location:

The Reef Hotel Casino

35 – 41 Wharf Street

PO Box 7320

Cairns, Queensland 4870


Phone: 61 7 4030 8888



Casino Rules: The casino only permits individuals over 18 years to access the gaming floors and bars.