Star Casino in Sydney
The Star Casino in Sydney, Australia is a relatively new casino and hotel, and the second largest in the country. The resort is situated overlooking Darling Harbour, and has a whopping 2 gaming floors, eight bars, seven restaurants, 351 hotel rooms and 130 serviced and privately owned apartments. The complex also includes the 2000 seat Sydney Theatre, which is a world renowned landmark. Star Casino in Sydney is the only legal casino in the whole of New South Wales.
The casino began in 1994 when Leighton Properties and Showboat went into business together and were granted the first casino licence in New South Wales. A temporary casino was opened at the harbour in 1995, and held the candle for two years until the Star finally opened in 1997. Star Casino in Sydney was one of the biggest building projects ever commissioned and carried out in the whole of Australia.
The Star Casino in Sydney got a major overhaul in 2009, when $475 million was spent on refurbishment and expansion. A new, much larger and more impressive entrance was installed, as well as a new area on the harbour side for guests to arrive by ship. The entire program ended up costing over $1 billion.
Casino at The Star
The casino at the Star Casino in Sydney is spread over two gaming floors. The main gaming floor is on level one, and is for the general populace. The Sovereign Room on the third level is the high limit area where table bets range from $25 to $75 000. Within the Sovereign room is another, even more exclusive room called the Inner Sanctum where bets go for anything from $100 to $500 000. These two rooms are only available to international guests and high rollers who have applied for an application and have been reviewed by The Stars highest management.
The main gaming floor has separate areas for Table Games, Electronic Games and Poker. The number of poker tables alone on the main floor now stands at 30. The rest of the table games are a line up of the usual suspects, with Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow among others. Electronic gaming is offered in the way of a huge variety of slots, as well as bingo, rapid Roulette and video poker.
The hotel itself has 351 fully serviced luxury rooms. For those that wish a longer stay there are a number of entire apartments that can be rented too. The complex has eight restaurants and seven bars. A large number of the restaurants are fine dining, with world class chefs and cuisines that range from Asian Noodle, to Japanese to Italian. The Harvest Buffet is well known for its all you can eat and sea food buffets on the weekends. The large number of bars at the Star Casino in Sydney provides a night life that is available seven days a week. Live acts such as comedians and singers can be found at a number of venues, as can dance floors and DJ’s.
The Darling Spa is a part of the hotel complex, and has a large number of world class treatments as well as hydro treatments such as whirlpool baths and sauna’s. Pool side treatments are available for hotel guests.
The Sydney Lyric Theatre is an international icon and holds 2000 seats. Concerts and other events are held quite regularly. Smaller venues also offer entertainment in the form of international bands, or can be hired out to host your own event.