How Many Casinos in Australia?

At every chance, Aussies like to wager some cash in the hope of generous rewards. We can see this from the large number of casinos in Australia. Right from the Northern Territory to South Wales, gambling venues are everywhere.

According to the latest Australian Gambling statistics, the total gambling expenditure reached $24.039 billion in 2020-2021. And per adult gaming expenditure increased from $1.067.73 in 2019-2020 to $1.200.22 in 2020-2021. It is about a 13.2 percent increase. What’s notable, according to our experience in this field, is that this figure will certainly rise again in successive years.

So, how many casinos are in Australia are there, and where are they located? Let’s find the answer together in this article.

Casinos by State

Based on the data provided by Statista, a grand total of 14 AU casinos within 8 states meet all the criteria of a standard gambling venue. These are evenly distributed across the country, but the popular ones are located mostly in New South Wales, Queensland, and the Northern Territory. 

Below, let’s look at the top gaming houses in each of these states.

New South Wales Casinos (NSW)

The Star

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  • Address: 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

The Star is Australia’s second-largest gaming venue after the Crown Casino. Initially opened in 1995 as Star City, in 2009, the casino was rebranded to The Star. It overlooks Sydney Harbour and hosts 1,500 poker machines.

Crown Sydney 

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  • Address: 1 Barangaroo Avenue Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

Located in Sydney, Crown Sydney features 65,498 square foot gaming space and covers over 17 pokie machines and 160 table games. In addition, the property also has a hotel with 350 rooms.

Victoria Casinos (VIC)

The Crown Casino

Established in 1997, The Crown Casino is the biggest gaming house not only in Australia but also in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Mostly known as Crown Melbourne, it hosts Australia’s largest events, like the poker tournament Aussie Millions, and features over 2,500 pokie machines.

Queensland Casinos (QLD)

The Star Gold Coast

Also known as Jupiters Gold Coast, The Star Gold Coast carries the title of the oldest casino in Australia, Queensland. The casino features over 1,300 gaming machines (including video poker, pokies, and other casino games), a poker room, and 70 table games.

Jupiters Casino Townsville

While Jupiters Casino might not be as large, there’s still plenty of entertainment available for Aussies, starting with more than 300 pokie machines and other games comfortably spread out over the gaming floor. Those seeking a more exclusive gaming experience can also join the VIP Gaming Room. 

Treasury Casino and Hotel

No matter how many casinos in Brisbane appear, The Treasury Casino is always at the top. It offers over 1,300 pokie machines and 80 table games in various categories, such as Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette. You will also find some unique games like Treasury 21 and Treasury Wheel.

The Reef

Established in 1996, the Reef Casino is the sole gambling house in Cairns. Although it’s a bit smaller compared to other leading casinos, it still has a lot to offer Aussies with more than 500 gaming machines. You can also join the Keno Lounge or the TAB Mega Wall to follow all your sports bets throughout the day.

South Australia Casinos (SA)

Adelaide Casino

Owned by Sky City Entertainment, Adelaide Casino was first known as Sky City Casino. It is located in the center of Adelaide and has more than 1,000 slot machines.

Western Australia (WA)

Crown Perth 

Crown Perth is located just outside of Perth City on the Swan River and is operated by Crown Limited. The complex consists of a conversion centre, two hotels, various bars and restaurants, a casino and an inside arena which can hold 20,000 people at once known as The Dome.

Tasmania Casinos (TAS)

Wrest Point

Established in 1973 as the first Australian casino ever built on picturesque grounds in Sandy Bay, Wrest Point is roughly 20,000 square feet large with over six hundred fifty gaming machines among other diverse casino games available there.

Country Club Casino

Country Club Casino is the second gaming house operated by Federal Hotels Group and is set on an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course in Launceston. Compared to other casinos, it hosts a relatively small number of games.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Casino

Also known as Casino Canberra, this gambling venue is the sole legal gaming property within the capital’s city limits. Every Thursday, it hosts weekly poker tournaments, where up to 40 players can buy in at $115 AUD. The cash prizes are given to the best five finishers.

Northern Territory


  • Address: 93 Barret Dr, Desert Springs, NT 0870

Skycity is the biggest of the two gaming venues in the Northern Territory and Darwin’s only casino. It features three gambling rooms, each set for a different type of game—the largest of the three offers 1,400-plus pokies and machine-based games. 

Lasseters Hotel Casino

Founded back in 1981, Lasseters Casino hosts over 250 pokies and other game machines such as video poker and skill games. It also features a 13,000 square betting floor with 20 total table games.