Crown Casino Proves Size Does Count
The Crown Casino is known for being the biggest casino in Australasia. Part of the Crown Entertainment complex, the entire resort consists of a swathe of shops and multitudes of different restaurants and bars all on one property. There are all the amenities expected of the top resorts around the world, such as cinemas, concert halls with live shows, music-specific performance areas, and the huge casino, plus, of course, the luxury accommodation in terms of hotel rooms and suites that go with all this.
Officially known as the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, the resort is Australia’s largest single site employer and is situated in Melbourne, Victoria. Crown Casino is owned by Crown Limited and is a major driver of tourism within Australia in general, but Victoria in particular.
Crown Casino Licences and Awards
Crown Casino opened in 1997, and is currently licenced by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to operate 2628 casino gaming machines and 540 table games up to and including the year 2050.
The Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex in Melbourne was quite recently awarded the 2014 Casino Integrated Resort of the Year award at London’s International Gaming Awards. In terms of size and accommodation offered at this Melbourne complex, a proposed expansion to the hotel will take the room number to more than 2000. It would then be the largest single site luxury accommodation provider not only in Victoria, but Australia too.
The Crown Casino Itself
As far as the casino itself is concerned, the primary table games on offer are Craps, Blackjack, Poker, Pai Gow, Baccarat and Roulette as well as the version of roulette that is sweeping Australia at the moment, Rapid Roulette. This is an adaption of roulette where each player has their own screen, and can place wagers individually. There are other fresh electronic games on offer at Crown Casino too, one of which is Rapid Baccarat that operates on the same principle, and Bigwheel, an electronic Vegas Star Roulette.
At Crown Casino there are more than 3500 poker machines. Known in Australia as pokies, but referred to everywhere else as slots machines, there are poker machines for every type of player as they range from one cent machines to five dollars per spin in the VIP areas. All the slot machines at Crown casino are powered by highly reputable game software.
An International Poker Venture
The Crown Casino is also Victoria’s epicentre for competitive international poker. An established venue on the Asia-Pacific regions’ professional tour, the complex provides the venue for both the Aussie Millions, and the World Series of Poker.
An attractive feature of the Crown Entertainment Complex is that it has rewards program for members. Players earn points for every dollar spent. This can be at any of the facilities within the Crown complex. In terms of amenities available to both spend and earn points there are nightclubs, an electronic games arcade, a full bowling alley and laser tag venue. Pennies have not been spared on the decor at the Crown Casino complex with fountains, sound or light shows continually happening. Crown Casino is the home to numerous branded shops and restaurants as well as international celebrity events.