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Melbourne Crown Casino
Melbourne’s Crown Casino offers fantastic entertainment and dining in the heart of the Southbank precinct. As they say, there’s something for everyone at Crown. The dining options range from casual to upmarket, there are bars and nightclubs, live theatre, concerts and events, excellent shopping and, of course, gambling.
While there is VIP gaming for high rollers who enjoy extra service and luxury for being able to compete in high stake betting, the experience is there to be enjoyed by ‘ordinary’ folk as well. If you are aged 18 and over you can join in the fun in a sophisticated but non-threatening atmosphere. You can even learn to play Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette online on the Crown website here.
There is a huge range of electronic and table games . Popular games include The Big Wheel, Baccarat (Crown Casino has three versions of the game), Blackjack – easy to learn card game, absorbing and challenging to play (and there’s a variation called Pontoon Pandemonium), the action-packed dice game Craps, various games of Poker (e.g. regular, Caribbean Stud, Mississippi Stud, Three Card), Roulette, Sic Bo, Pai Gow, Triple Chase and more.
On the entertainment front there’s always excellent live theatre, concert and cabaret acts and an array of live sports. The signature music venue is The Palms. The sightlines and sound through this multi-layered auditorium are state of the art, with all 800 patrons enjoying uninterrupted views. Combining cabaret-style tables at stage front and tiered crescent-shaped booths and balcony tables, with a raised performance stage, the artists are almost within arm’s reach of the audience.
There’s Galactic Circus, Australia’s largest indoor interactive theme park offering free family entertainment. There are the latest video games, world-class simulators, indoor laser skirmish and all the thrills and spills of a carnival. Kingpin Bowling is a bowling experience like no other with 15 state-of-the-art bowling lanes and there are seven traditional cinemas with six fully-licensed Gold Class cinemas for the ultimate in cinema luxury.
There are 14 bars and four top nightclubs where you can dance the night away and there are restaurants to suit all tastes, budgets and occasions. On the casual dining front there are pizzas, burgers, Italian, sushi, yakitori, pasta, steak, seafood, Chinese and more. If a quick bite has your name on it, there are two food courts where you can get KFC, McDonalds, Subway, schnitzels, felafels, fish & chips, sandwiches and gelato.
At the fine dining end of the spectrum, there is a fabulous choice of restaurants along the Southbank River walk. Restaurants include Bistro Guillaume, The Oyster Bar & Grill, The Waiting Room, The Atlantic, Rockpool Bar & Grill, Silks, Spice Temple, Rosetta Ristorante, Nobu, No.8 by John Lawson, Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar, Conservatory and Koko. Great chefs, great produce and a great dining experience. Here is a link to the Crown’s Premium Restaurants.
Crown is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day when it closes from 4am and re opens 12 noon.
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