This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. By continuing to browse the website, you accept such cookies. For more details and to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. Close

australia casino

    • bouchapipe
      bouchapipe
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.12.2009 Posts: 97
      hey guys,

      I just finished my two months of volunteer work in Australia and i am having a 2 week holiday right now.

      So... i am going to melbourne ' The Crown' for 10 days and to sydney ' Star' casino to play some poker.

      If somebody has ever been to one of these casinos : 'any remarks?'


      thx
  • 9 replies
    • IngridN
      IngridN
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      I haven't been but enjoy your time, Australia must be so beautiful! :)

      What did you work as a volunteer if I may ask?
    • dannywratten
      dannywratten
      Bronze
      Joined: 11.05.2010 Posts: 1,462
      Hey there, i have been to the star in Syd a few times, & the crown once. The crown is by far the best!

      I didn't play poker at the crown, but at the star i played $1/$2 a couple times & the rake is pretty huge. Also they charge $5 an hour to sit at their tables. Max BI was 50bb when i was there which also sucked.

      Not sure about the games at the crown, but iv heard they dont have a time charge..
      the Crown itself is a million times nicer though. I would def spend most of my time there :)

      Games at the star were obv super soft, i'd assume it would be the same at crown
    • bouchapipe
      bouchapipe
      Bronze
      Joined: 28.12.2009 Posts: 97
      hey,

      I worked for CVA. We were trying to preserve the native environment. I don't recommend it. It was boring like hel. You had to kill non-native trees to replace them with native trees. In my eyes a tree is a tree...right?

      But now my vacation starts...so lets hope i ll have some fun.

      Yeah, i landed one day before i had to start my work in Australia, so i went to 'Star' casino. Really nice casino, soft games, a lot of tables, 24/7...what more do you want

      + i walked out with a 2.5 buy-in profit ;)

      I am really looking forward to Melbourne.
      Have been reading almost anything i could find about LLSNL on 2+2 and pokerstrategy.

      If you ve got anything thats worth reading...please post it....it would mean the world to me

      Thx
    • TeddyTaiwan
      TeddyTaiwan
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.02.2011 Posts: 160
      Hey man yea been to crown a few times games a really good Friday afternoon even throughout the weekend. but the buy ins are a bit funny. only get to buy in 100bb at 200/500 i think it is.

      1/2 doesn't have time charge at crown and max buy in is $150 so not too bad
    • BObamaJr
      BObamaJr
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2012 Posts: 232
      Both are great venues.

      In terms of entertainment and the amount of 'fun' you can have I would recommend the Crown. It has far the better collection of nightclubs/restaurants and a great cinema.

      + as we all know Victorians think less before they act = higher winrates.

      The Star has recently had a $1 billion makeover and the card room is very nice. However, the entertainment aspect is still lacking.
    • BObamaJr
      BObamaJr
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2012 Posts: 232
      If you are playing high stakes and gambling on the side I would definetly recommend the Crown. They often comp rooms that have a great view of the Yarra.
    • IngridN
      IngridN
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.03.2011 Posts: 12,162
      Originally posted by bouchapipe
      You had to kill non-native trees to replace them with native trees. In my eyes a tree is a tree...right?

      agreed.
    • BObamaJr
      BObamaJr
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2012 Posts: 232
      Many non-native trees within Australia corrupt natural habitats for hundreds of animals and destroy other tree populations. In this case, a tree is not just another tree. :D
    • AlCaTrAzzALZ
      AlCaTrAzzALZ
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.05.2008 Posts: 726
      at crown, the 2/3 tables are great value, buy in from AUD$50-$200 (unless they've changed since i was last down there)

      star has 1-2, 3-3, and 5-5, the 1-2 is incredibly soft, I've had several $1k+ cashes from those games, and seeing $1k stacks on the 2-3 at crown is fairly common too