Panthers World of Entertaiment Review
[Image Source: penrinthaustralia.com.au]Themed after the National Rugby League's Penrith club, the Panthers World of Entertainment is a gargantuan entertainment complex featuring gambling, world-class restaurants, a high-quality hotel, headliner events, and more.
We reviewed this suburban Sydney casino to determine if it meets our rigorous criteria, and checking it out will definitely make you want to check in to a room today. Read on to learn all the great attractions that Panthers has to offer.
Panthers offers enough gambling activities to satiate the needs of anyone looking to test themselves in a game of luck and possibly walk away with some extra spending money.
Gambling at Panthers
Address: Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750, Australia
Phone: +61 2 4720 5555
While it's not a true casino, Panthers offers enough gambling activities to satiate the needs of anyone looking to test themselves in a game of luck and possibly walk away with some extra spending money. Poker players will also enjoy knowing that every Tuesday and Sunday there are deepstack freezout and $15 buy-in tournaments (respectively) to participate in. Other betting activites can found all week all around the facility such as bingo, raffles from Wednesday-Sunday, and Keno. Spending $10 or more on Keno rewards you with a stamp on your Panthers Keno Loyalty Card, and collecting eight enters you into a draw to win 10,000 Panther Points ($100 value).
Finally, sports bettors will enjoy visiting the Platinum TAB facility which is outfitted betting terminals, 20 flat-screen TVs, and is connected to TC's Sports Bar. And as a cool promotion you likely won't find one like anywhere else, the Panthers give away $100 cash each week during the NRL season to anyone that nails all of their bets in a round and that has signed up for the contest ahead of time.
The Mercure Hotel Penrith and Event Centre
The Mercure Hotel Penrith is a 223-room hotel right next to the rugby club, perfect for Panther or those from a visiting club to stay at. Each room boasts state-of-the-art TVs with cable, Wi-Fi, and all guests have access to the Mercure's fitness facilities, outdoor swimming pool, guest lounge, and BBQ areas. Members of the Panthers Group can book these great rooms on the cheap as can anyone that decides to host their special event at Panthers.
Speaking of events, the 80-hectacre Event Centre at Panthers is the perfect setting for your wedding, corporate banquet, or other special occasion. Situated 50 minutes from downtown Sydney and another 50 from the Blue Mountains, the centre is easy to access regardless of where your guests are coming from. For those extra big events, the 800-seat purpose entertainment theatre and the 1500-seat Exhibition Marquee can accommodate even the largest of crowds.
- From Wednesday through Sunday, bingo and raffles can be enjoyed.
- Low-buy-in poker freeze outs are played on Tuesdays and Sundays.
- The Platinum TAB sports betting facility is nicely outfitted.
- This is not a true casino as there are no table games or pokies.
Restaurant & Bar Options
Offering a staggering 10 different restaurants, perhaps the worst part about Panthers World of Entertainment is having to decide which world-class eatery to dine at first. Our personal recommendation is to first try out the fresh seafood selections at Hank's Bar, Lounge, and Bistro followed by a glass of wine at the Osso steak and ribs restaurant. And for something unique that not many casino complexes can offer is Harry's Café de Wheels, an outdoor food truck-esque establishment serving up classic Australian comfort foods like tiger pies and a variety of pasties.
The bar options at Panthers are just as plentiful. If you are looking to watch some Aussie rules, cricket, or another sport, TC's broadcasts them all on their giant screens while serving up cold craft pints. And when the sun goes down on Saturday's TC's turns into TC's After Dark where DJ Paul spins current hits and timeless favourites from 10PM-2AM. If you're looking for a more relaxed environment The Terrace Bar offers an outdoor terrace overlooking a lake while serving premium spirits and cocktails.