Crown Melbourne Casino Review
[Image Source: crownresorts.com.au]Calling the Crown Melbourne Casino a casino or even an entertainment complex does not even begin to do the award-winning facility justice. Spanning two city blocks, the gargantuan precinct makes it one of the largest casinos in the entire world and one of the gold standards on what a luxury casino and hotel experience should be.
In what is somewhat of an impossible feat, we attempted to explore and review all that the Crown has to offer. Read on to see what you'll experience in the way of class, casino games, cocktails, cuisine, and comfort when you book your stay at the Crown today.
The largest casino in the southern hemisphere
The Crown Casino
Crown Melbourne Casino Contact Information
Address: 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9292 8888
The largest casino in the southern hemisphere…well, really that's all you need to say. And its size does not come at a lack of personality and charm by any means. The casino's 500 table games includes all the classics like baccarat, blackjack, craps, roulette, and more, but the real highlights fall outside that main core of games. Less common ones like Blackjack Supernova, Pontoon Pandemonium (another blackjack variation), Mississippi Stud, and Triple Chase all offer a novel gaming experience you will find at only a few other places in the world. The slot machine selection is no less impressive, with its collection of 2,500 seemingly going on forever.
Poker lovers will be hard to tear away from the felt at the Crown. In addition to its WSOP Bonus Texas Hold Em game in which you play against the dealer (and features progressive jackpots), you'll find everything from regular to cash games to weekly tournaments in the Crown Poker Room. The stakes of these tournaments ranges from pocket change to high stakes, like the annual Aussie Millions Poker Championship.
The Hotel and Spa
Crown Melbourne Gambling at a Glance
Number of slots: 2,500
Table games: 500
Minimum age: 18+
As a five-star hotel in downtown Melbourne, the Crown is, well, the crown jewel of class and luxury in the reigning World's Most Livable City. From the studios to the suites, you will experience luxury and attentive customer service you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else, in or outside of Melbourne. Even the most basic room options, the Deluxe Kings and Twins, offer up stunning skyline views, double vanity bathrooms, walk-in dressing rooms, video on demand, and many other amenities you thought you might only see in a premium suite.
Speaking of, the Crown's suites are also definitely worth indulging in if you have the means. Premier suite guests enjoy all the "standard" high-class hotel luxuries, as well access to the Crystal Club Lounge and its breakfast, tea, and pre-dinner drink services. Those that can spring for one of the Tower Suites will find two spacious bedrooms, bathrooms, a technology wall panel, and of course breathtaking views of Melbourne's CBD.
- This is the largest casino in the southern hemisphere.
- Over 500 table games and 2,500 slots.
- Plenty of cash poker games as well as tournaments.
- The casino spans two city blocks, making it overwhelming to navigate.
The Restaurants & Bars
From casual to fine, the Melbourne has dining options for any mood. On the fancier end you'll have available 13 different fine dining restaurants to try and choose from. Our personal favourites are the award-winning Koko, a five-star Japanese restaurant situated right along Melbourne's Southbank Riverwalk and No. 8, which utilizes traditional cooking methods with local farm-to-table produce. On the casual end you'll have eight more eateries to choose from, including Italian at Café Baci, pub fare at Jimbo & Rex, and sushi at Gochi.
And just like you'd expect, Crown Melbourne's bar options are plentiful as well, 14 in total. If you ate at one of the fine dining options and want to keep up your evening as one of high class, you'll enjoy the over 20 kinds of champagne at the Atrium bar and lounge. 28 Skybar offers a similar vibe and libations as well, but with a stunning view of downtown Melbourne. For more casual settings, the Crown has multiple sports bars which includes the Lagerfield Sports Bar & Beer Garden and its mega-screen that shows live sports from around the world.