Sydney is home to some of the wealthiest individuals and celebrities in Australia and also home to Echo Entertainment’s Star Casino, one of the most popular attractions in Sydney.
Casino Introduction: Echo Entertainment has had monopoly over Sydney’s gambling industry for a number of years as it has an exclusive license to run The Star till 2019. The casino has done incredibly well over the years in establishing itself as a premier destination in Sydney but will most likely face stiff competition after 2019 as other casino operators look to open new casinos in Sydney.
Casino Promotions: The Star Casino was recently re-named to just ‘The Star’ as Echo Entertainment has embarked on a huge promotional and marketing strategy to re-brand and upgrade its casino resorts across Australia. The company is spending over $1 billion to upgrade all of its properties and the Star – Sydney will benefit from this budget.
Towards the end of 2015, Echo Entertainment proposed to build a 200 meter hotel tower in an effort to create luxury accommodation and attract VIP gamblers from Mainland China. The proposal is yet to be approved by New South Wales legislators.
Casino Overview: The Star is spread across 104,450 square feet and has a total of 1500 slot machines and 200 table games. Some of the most popular table games available at the casino include 3 Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Sic Bo, 4 Card Poker, Blackjack, Pai Gow, Baccarat, Pontoon, Big Wheel and Roulette. There is a wide variety of slot games for players to choose from and these slot games get constantly upgraded.
Casino Hotel & Restaurants: Patrons who would like to stay overnight can book a room at ‘The Darling at The Star’, Astral Tower and Astral Residencies. Guests will have to pay anywhere between $220 to $460 per night, depending on the choice of their room.
Visitors have a wide range of dining options to choose from as there are more than 18 restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines. Restaurants such as the BLACK by ezard, Osteria Balla Manfredi, Sokyo and Momofuku Seiōbo come under signature dining and making a reservation is always advised.
There are also a number of casual dining restaurants including Antidote, Fuel, Fat Noodle, Harvest Buffet, Food Quarter, Pizzaperta and Sokyo Ramen. Those looking to grab a quick meal can visit the Café Court which has cafes like Flying Fish & Chips, Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier and Din Tai Fung.
The Star also has a number of classy bars and a premier nightclub that livens up the nightlife in Sydney. Visitors can go to the 24/7 Sports Bar, Cherry, Black Bar or the Balla Aperitivi Bar and also check out the Marquee Nightclub.
80 Pyrmont Street, Sydney,
New South Wales
Phone: 61 2 9777 9000
Casino Rules: The Star is opened 24/7 to the public and like all casinos in Australia does not allow children under the age of 18 to enter the casino floor. Casino management have recently tightened their gaming policies and security systems after an international gang was arrested towards the end of 2015 that used The Star for money-laundering activities.