The Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is one of Melbourne’s biggest tourist attractions since it is based in the heart of the city and offers a variety of entertainment options.
Casino Introduction: Melbourne’s Crown casino is part of the Crown Resorts group, owned by Aussie billionaire James Packer. The casino had a soft launch in 1994 and officially opened to the public in 1997. The Crown Casino hosts the annual ‘Aussie Millions’ tournament which one of the biggest poker tournaments in Asia Pacific and draws some of the biggest poker players from all over the world.
Casino Promotions: The casino runs a number promotions, events and conferences on a regular basis and generally advertises them on the www.crownmelbourne.com.au website or on the casino’s Facebook page.
Casino Overview: The massive property covers a total of 510,000 square meters, out of which the gaming floor occupies a total of 220,000 square feet and the convention center takes up another 45,746 square feet. There are a total of 399 table games available at the casino along with 2,500 gaming machines and 50 poker tables. Some of the casino games available include Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Baccarat, 3 Card Poker and Rapid Baccarat.
Patrons who would like to stay at the Crown Hotels can choose between the Crown Promenade Melbourne, Crown Towers and the Crown Metropol who have a combined 1600 hotel rooms available. The room rates generally start at around $200 and can go up to $750 per night. Visitors who need a break from gambling will have a wide range of options to choose from as the Crown has 15 bars, 3 nightclubs and 2 spas where guests can party, have fun or choose to unwind from a tiring day.
Casino Restaurants & Bars: Australia has a pretty diverse population and that can be found in the number of restaurants and cuisine that is available at the Crown casino in Melbourne. There are 37 restaurants open to the public and some of the popular ones include Nobu Melbourne, Bistro Guillaume, The Waiting Room, Rockpool Bar & Grill, The Food Court, Emporio Pasta & Pizza and Tia To Vietnamese.
While it is not difficult to find seating at most of these restaurants, patrons are advised to make a reservation at the more popular ones in order to avoid disappointment.
Casino Location: Melbourne’s Crown casino is located next to the popular Yarra River and is hard to miss. The casino is opened 24/7 to the public and the official address can be found below.
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex
8 Whiteman St, Southbank
Phone: 03 9292 8888
Toll-free:1800 811 653
Fax: 03 9292 6299
Casino Rules: The casino promotes itself as being a family friendly destination and allows children below 18 into its shopping and restaurants but not onto the gambling floor. The casino follows a strict security protocol and has CCTV monitors both inside and outside the property to ensure the safety of its patrons and staff.