Review written by Sophie Couard, on May 19, 2016.
Darwin is the capital and most populous city in the Northern Territory in Australia, but it is still a relatively small city and the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital. The city has a reputation for lightning storms and the most accidents caused by crocodiles in the world. It generates most of its income from mining and tourism.
Darwin is located near a major port, and is a beautiful and fascinating tropical city. It perfectly combines modernity and luxury with its past and historical heritage. The city also boasts beautiful sandy beaches and a tropical climate with a dry and wet season. It is warm all year round with temperatures that range between 19 and 33 degrees.
There is also a large casino that attract many visitors, and it is said casino that is the main focus of interest in this review.
Over 750 slot machines, 25 game tables and keno
The Skycity Casino in Darwin offers entertainment in a feverish and exhilarating atmosphere. The casino is available to everyone over the age of 18 years.
The slot machines
The slot machines are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, and you can find over 750 devices in the casino. Among these are for example:
- games where you get the chance to win a progressive jackpot,
- traditional mechanical slot machines,
- many modern video slot with digital reels,
- different variants of video poker,
- some video keno games,
- many multi-game devices,
- electronic roulettes electronic,
- electronic baccarat electronic.
Among these games are famous titles, such as:
- Dynamite Ca$h,
- Fortune Queen,
- 5 Dragons Legend,
- Striking Stars,
- Fine Diamonds,
- Rich Traditions,
- Wicked and Wild,
- Lightning Link,
- Lord of the Jungle.
The table games
The table games are available Sunday to Thursday from noon until 4 am, and on Friday and Saturday until 6 am. The casino features over 25 tables where you can play:
- Caribbean stud poker,
- wheel of fortune.
It is also possible to play keno in the establishment. The price for a card is $1, and there is a progressive jackpot where you can win a minimum of $250,000. That is not bad, isn't it!?!
Many services aside from gambling
The Skycity Casino in Darwin has an interesting game selection. However, the establishment does not just offer a casino to make their visitors happy. There are also many other services available, and you can stay there overnight, dine and have a drink in a bar. In the following part of the review, I will give you more details about the additional services of the resort.
The hotel is located in a tropical garden by the sea, and it is a great place to sleep during your stay in the Top End. It offers friendly service and great facilities. There are 117 rooms and suites in total, including:
- the deluxe room,
- the superior spa room,
- the one bedroom suite,
- the grand suite,
- the garden grand suite.
You can also enjoy:
- a spa (Lagoon Day Spa),
- an outdoor swimming pool.
For dining you have the choice of:
- The Vue (a contemporary bistro with a self-service buffet),
- Il Piatto (a restaurant with traditional Italian cuisine),
- EVOO (a gourmet restaurant offering superb dishes with local and seasonal produce),
- Cove (a steakhouse with an Australian design),
- Dragon Court (an Asian fusion restaurant offering many different dishes from the continent).
You can have a drink at:
- the Aces for sports fans,
- the Sandbar that has a lounge atmosphere,
- the Terrasse Bar which is located right next to the swimming pool,
- the CentCity which is located inside the casino.
In conclusion, I must say that this is not the most attractive casino in Australia. It is relatively small, and not as impressive as the extravagant competitors in Las Vegas or Macau. However, the Skycity Casino in Darwin still has a very nice hotel and great restaurants. The game selection in the casino is also very diverse and should have a game for everybody. Unfortunately, there is no poker room, but the casino hosts live keno games instead.
By car : Stuart Highway.
By bus : Line 4, 6, 8 and 15 – Stop Gilruth Ave / Casino.
By plane : International airport of Darwin.
Slot machines : 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Table games : Sunday to Thursday from noon until 4 am, and on Friday and Saturday until 6 am.