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Crown Casino Melbourne

Crown Casino Melbourne  Introduction

Crown Casino Melbourne is located on the south bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne Australia. It initially opened in 1994 on the north bank of the river and relocated to the south side in 1997 and today is still one of the central features of the Southbank precinct. The entire complex is the size of two city blocks making it the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere. It also hosts four hotels, and it is accessible by tram routes all passing by Melbourne City Centre and Southern Cross railway station.

About Crown Casino

On the opening night, the actress Rachel Griffiths infamously ran through the casino topless in protest of the project. Crown Casino is open 24/7 except for Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day when it closes between 4 am to midday.

They have a license for 540 tables and 3500 poker machines with values ranging from one cent to one dollar. They also offer other games like craps, blackjack, poker pai gow, baccarat and Roulette. This casino was also the first to introduce an electronic version of Roulette known as Rapid Roulette. Added to their selection of games is the electronic Vegas Star Roulette and Rapid Baccarat. The slot machines at Crown Casino are by Ainsworth, Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Shuffle Master and WMS Gaming.

The Crown also hosts the Aussie Millions, currently the wealthiest Poker event in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2013 it became home to the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific, the latest expansion of the WOSP.

Incidents at the Crown Casino

In 2013 a player who had access to Crown Casinos security feeds via an accomplice cheated the casino out of $33 million. Two years later Rochelle Nolan and de facto wife of comedian Russell Gilbert committed suicide in one of the hotel rooms, and 2016 eighteen employees of Crown Casino were detained by Chinese police accused of gambling crimes.

Crown Casino has also had notable guests, including Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, One Direction, Tiger Woods and Roger.

Royal Flush

Royal Flush

Empire Casino UK

Empire Casino UK  Introduction

The Empire Casino started as a theatre when it first opened in 1884. In 1920 it became a cinema that has since grown into a two-storey Casino in London. Caesars Entertainment operates it.

Empire Casino is a spectacular Vegas Style casino in London’s Leicester Square. It’s a land-based casino offering punters poker tables, blackjack, roulette and slots. It also has a cocktail bar and an Asian Restaurant. It’s London’s biggest Casino. The Casinos’ dress code is smart casual, and they boast 24/7 service that can be enjoyed without any pricey membership.

Available Casino Games at Empire Casino

Empire Casino offers over 100 slot machines with Progressives of up to £20 000. There are also VIP machines and large state of the art screens for some of the popular games.

They have amongst the best Poker facilities in London with nine tables in total, and various buy-ins, including £1 and £2 games. Daily Tournaments are on offer and players to these tournaments receive top class service and complimentary coffee and tea.

There is an absence of Baccarat; however, they also have a good selection of Roulette options. High Rollers will find comfort in the Casinos VIP offerings, namely the Dragon Lounge which caters exclusively to high stake games, it’s their Club within a Club.

Empire Casinos Entertainment Experiences

Unlike the Vegas casinos that offer live shows, Empire Casino does not offer much in that arena. They do, on the other hand, have some excellent experience packages such as their Cocktail Masterclass. This experience is with one of their top mixologists and can be booked in groups at various price options.

Another option is the Poker Experience. Here you are paired up with one of their dealers for a couple of hours of intensive training in Poker and a chance to play your own tournament. Sports fans will love their Carlsberg Sports Bar which has over 16 screens featuring various NFL, Cricket, Football and many more popular events.

It’s an Empire in the heart of London and one well worth experiencing.