Country Club Casino Tasmania review

Country Club Tasmania CasinoAddress: Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale, Tasmania, 7250

Phone: 1800 635 344

Opening hours: The casino is open at various times depending on the game category – see the gaming floors section below for more information.

Located just minutes from Launceston’s CBD, the Country Club Casino Tasmania features around 300 acres of beautiful parkland that is laced with lakes. It is made up of a hotel complex, villas, and of course, a casino.

The casino complex offers a wide array of excellent gaming facilities, including gaming machines and table games, as well as a few quality membership programs. However, gambling regulations are quite strict in Tasmania, so the gaming facilities aren’t always open to play.

History of Country Club Casino Tasmania

Country Club opened in 1982 in Launceston, making it the second to open in Tasmania after it’s sister property Wrest Point opened in 1973 in Hobart, with the two the only real land-based casino venues in the State. Additionally, it was the third casino in Australia to be established and the first resort-style with casino complex in Australia, which has seen many to follow since.

The Federal Group developed the complex and have remained the sole operators since it opened over 30 years ago. The style of the Country Club was based on homes in South America at the time, with the Former Chairman, Greg Farrell Senior, matching the Georgian style with Launceston’s incredible landscapes.

Since its establishment, the surrounding suburbs have developed and grown in popularity.

Tasmania’s state regulations

Enforced by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission, gambling laws are quite strict in Tasmania, with the most interesting regulation requiring casinos to have visible clocks anywhere casino games are located.

Players cannot receive alcohol while playing a gaming machine, there must be adequate lighting for the clocks and signs to be visible to players, and there limits on how players can receive their winnings.

Tasmanian law dictates that land-based casinos must be closed at least four hours of the 24 hours in a day, meaning the casino isn’t always open to players.

Country Club Casino Tasmania gaming floors

The gaming facilities offered at Country Club Tasmania are spread across two gaming areas, with one area dedicated to table games and the other dedicated to gaming machines.

The casino floor isn’t as big as the one found in Crown Melbourne, or even the one at its sister casino in Hobart, but it still offers a substantial amount of games, bound to suit any type of player.

There is also a VIP gaming available with a package tailored specifically to your needs by a dedicated VIP team.

Table games

The table games section features around 17 standard and unique table games, including Federal Pontoon, with betting minimums starting as low as $2.50.

    Country Club Tasmania - table games

  • American Roulette
  • Rapid Roulette
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Federal Pontoon
  • Blackjack
  • Money Wheel

Opening hours

The table games are open at the following times:

  • From 2pm to 1am Sunday to Thursday
  • From 1pm to 3am Friday and Saturday

Gaming machines

Country Club Tasmania - pokie machinesThere are around 500 electronic gaming machines, including linked jackpots specific to the casino. Minimum and maximum bets per spin range from just one cent to $1.

Opening hours

In the main casino gaming area, dedicated to the pokies the opening hours are;

  • 1pm to 1am Sunday to Thursday
  • 1pm to 3am Friday and Saturday

There are also gaming machines located in the Watergarden area of the resort and are open as follows;

  • 9am to 2am Monday to Wednesday
  • 9am to 3am Thursday
  • 9am to 5am Friday and Saturday
  • 9am to 3am Sunday

Loyalty clubs

The Country Club Casino offers three different loyalty programs you can take advantage of.

The Federal Rewards Club

Sign up for the Federal Rewards club and have access to an array of benefits thanks to the joint loyalty program between the Country Club and its sister casino, Wrest Point.

Any time you play or stay you can earn points and the more you earn the more you will be rewarded with, which include gift cards, accommodation, meal vouchers and more.

You can join by either emailing [email protected] or visiting the Federal Rewards Club Desk, which can be found in the Watergarden.

The Ten Club

If you visit the casino with a group, you can still be rewarded thanks to The Ten Club. By opting in as a group you will receive a $7 rebate, per person, for your group of 10 or more, which will go towards the cost of your bus, as well as a special VIP package.

Call the Ten Club Hotline on (03) 6335 5809 anytime from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday to organise.

The PAR Club

If you plan on staying at the resort while you game, you can also be rewarded. Simply stay at least five nights to receive rewards, including dining vouchers, and other benefits. You can sign up to the PAR Club on the casino’s website.

Entertainment

If the clocks on the walls remind you that you’ve been playing for too long, you may want something else to do.

Restaurants: There are three restaurants located in the hotel complex including Terrace Restaurant, Links Restaurant, and Watergarden Dining, while there are two restaurants located in the Villa complex, including Bolsters Grill and Bolsters Pizzeria. All offer a range of dining options to suit any budget. In room dining is also available.

Nightlife: There isn’t a nightclub at this casino, however there is a bottle shop, specifically Bolsters Bottleshop located in the Villa complex that also offers a bar, as well as three bars in the Resort complex including Watergarden Cafe and Bar, Tonic Bar, and Casino Sports Bar.

Event venue: The Country Club Tasmania offers an excellent event venue, often praised as the best in Tasmania, and hosts a wide range of performances including both national and international acts.

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