Crown Perth Casino Review
[Image Source: dyxum.com]Formerly the Burswood Casino, Western Australia's only licensed casino opened in 1985 to great fanfare. The new casino was so popular that in its first two months it grossed $1 million AUD per day and people waited in queue for hours just to get in. Just as popular today, the complex features a 2,300-seat theatre, 16 restaurants, and two hotels with a combined 700 rooms to house resort guests. Better yet, the casino is easily accessible for Perth residents and visitors via public railway and several major roads.
Although it is the only casino in WA, thankfully the Crown Perth has not slacked off on a count of the lack of local competition. From the wide selection of casino games to the luxurious rooms and restaurants, Crown Perth is a truly a gem of a casino. Even if you've been to Vegas and Monte Carlo's finest, we know that reading our review of the Crown Perth will make you itch to book your ticket to Western Australia to see what all the noise is about.
The casino itself is extremely stylish and carries a "modern-retro" look reminiscent of 1970s action movies.
About the Crown Perth Casino
Address: Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100, Australia
General Enquiries: 1800 556 688
Hotel Reservations: +61 8 9362 8888
One thing you might notice right away upon entering the Crown Perth is that there are only video pokies, and no traditional slots with "arms" to pull. That's because the Western Australia government has had a ban on traditional reeled slots since the 1970s. However, there are still 1,500 coin-op game machines that include video poker, keno, and many others that begin as low as AUD $0.10. A large number of these machines come from the Aristocrat machine line, famous for their progressive/linked jackpots, plentiful pay lines, and other novel bonuses.
Perth has much more than just slots though, and its table game selection is nothing to yawn at. Inside you will find all the standards like blackjack, poker, baccarat, and roulette, in addition to less common games like pai gow, sic bo, and casino war. The casino itself is extremely stylish and carries a "modern-retro" look reminiscent of 1970s action movies. Note that the casino expects its clientele to match this feel by imposing a "smart casual" dress code. Definitely not a standard for Aussie casinos, the Crown also has a dedicated hall devoted to poker most hours of the week that hosts regular tournaments.
Crown Perth Casino gambling at a glance
Number of slots: 1500
Table games: 240
Minimum age: 18
The larger of the two hotels in the Crown Perth, the Crown Promenade has a large focus on business travelers as evidenced by its larger number of guest rooms, conference facilities, and meeting rooms. However, the Promenade offers plenty in the way of play too in the form of world class spas and salons. And if you prefer to stay in your room for your pampering, check out the spa studio rooms which in addition to the "normal" amenities come complete with their own spa bathtubs.
The Crown Metropol on the other hand may have fewer rooms but certainly does not offer less in the way of luxury. With its rooms facing both the Perth skyline and the Swan River, the views are impossible to beat after a long day at the casino or at the pool. The latter of which is actually three different pools: a large main one, a "relaxation" pool, and one for kids and families. And if working up a sweat instead how you like to stay wet, there is cycling (bikes available to rent at reception) and a running track along the river.
- Wide selection of table games.
- Many of the 1,500 pokies offer progressive jackpots.
- Separate poker room featuring cash games and tournaments.
- Only video pokies and no traditional one-armed bandits.
In between gambling and pool sessions you will find 16 different dining options on complex, ranging from casual to fine dining. On the higher end you can experience authentic French at Bistro Guillaume, Italian at Modo Mio, Japanese at Nobu, and much more. And if you're thinking something more quick and casual, comfort mainstays like McDonalds and Subway can be found, as can a number of grills and bars, like Carvers and The Merrywell pub.
Once you win big and want to reward yourself with something nice, the Crown lets you do that too. In addition to the standard casino gift shop, you'll also find a Linneys jewelry store and an Isika beauty products store where your significant other can let loose.