Skycity Darwin Casino Review
[Image Source: tripadvisor.com]Formerly the MGM Grand Darwin and many other names prior to that, the Skycity Entertainment Group purchased Darwin's only casino (and its hotel) in 2004. As a Northern Territory gambler's oasis and Darwin's only five star beachfront resort, visitors can both gamble, relax, and indulge in style along the white sands of the Arafura Sea.
With over 700 electronic pokies, 30 table games, 12 restaurants and bars, and over 150 luxury rooms on 30 acres of tropical gardens, Skycity has the recipe down for a vacation or weekend you won't forget. We did the "grunt" work of reviewing Skycity Darwin so you know exactly what awaits you before checking into your room.
As a Northern Territory gambler's oasis and Darwin's only five star beachfront resort, visitors can both gamble, relax, and indulge in style along the white sands of the Arafura Sea.
Skycity Darwin Contact Information
Address: Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens NT 0820, Australia
Phone: +61 8 8943 8888
Most of your standard casino games can be found at Skycity, including baccarat (mini and midi), blackjack, roulette, and rapid roulette. Also on the floor you will see the Money Wheel, a giant wheel with 47 spaces in which you can place your wager and hope that it hits any number of payout sizes, including as large as 47:1.
In place of more traditional forms of poker, Skycity offers the Caribbean Stud variant. Caribbean is similar to normal stud except that you are competing against the dealer as opposed to other players. The game operates with a progressive jackpot, which is a bet separate from the normal antes, won by having one of the top five hands in poker (regardless of what the dealer is holding).
Skycity Darwin Gambling at a Glance
Number of slots: 750
Table games: 30
Minimum age: 18
Skycity's award-winning hotel offers five different room varieties to meet your travel budget and luxury needs. No matter if you are staying in a one-bedroom suite or one of the Garden Grand rooms, inside you will find a private balcony, complementary Wi-Fi, robes and slippers, guest laundry services, a mini-bar, and multiple LCD TVs.
The Garden Grand suite offers full-length windows, a private patio with views of Mindil Beach, a marble-adorned bathroom complete with double spa baths as well as a living area separate from the king bedroom. A step "down" from the Garden Grand is only that in the literal sense, as the Superior Spa Rooms are located on the ground floor where guests can enjoy their own Japanese-inspired spa bath, private patio with garden and ocean views, and another separate corner shower.
- 30 table games, including traditional and less common ones.
- Their giant Money Wheel offers maximum payouts at 47:1.
- Caribbean Stud poker includes a progressive side bet.
- Sports betting opportunities are not provided.
When you're feeling fresh from the spa and are content with your big winnings, Skycity has four exceptional bar offerings for relaxing and celebrating in. Sandbar is a spacious lounge overlooking the ocean that has a unique cocktail menu, in addition to their famous champagne Fridays. Conversely, the Terrace Bar instead overlooks the pool but delivers a similar chic vibe. Bar8 and the ACES sports bar both offer livelier drinking experiences, with the latter including a dance floor, live music, and giant TVs devoted to sport.
And when you are hungry, there are many restaurants offering culinary creations from around the world for you to indulge in. Dragon Court serves up Asian fusion and an extensive wine list while at il Piatto you'll find traditional Italian fare and a view overlooking the Arafura. EVOO, one of the top restaurants in Northern Australia is famous for its Australian and Mediterranean fusion selections, and The Cove restaurant also takes the Australian influence but mixes Aussie steakhouse with traditional Japanese cuisine.