Crown Perth casino

Australian Perth Casino

Address: Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, Western Australia 6100

Phone: 1800 556 688

Opening hours: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day.

Crown Perth, the little sister to Crown Melbourne, is the only land-based casino in Western Australia. It is located in the state’s capital city on the banks of Swan River in Burswood.

The venue offers an array of gaming facilities, including more than 2500 gaming machines; however, it does not offer slots that feature pull-down levers, as these type of gaming machines are illegal in WA.

You will also find the only two-up ring in Australia that is legal every day of the year (not just ANZAC day) at Crown Perth.

History of Crown Perth

The Crown Perth casino has a rich history beginning in the 1980s, when an entertainment complex was proposed to be built on Swan River by Perth businessman Dallas Dempster. The proposal faced a number of obstacles, including environmental factors due to the site’s original purpose as a landfill, but construction went ahead with a budget of $200 million for a 135-table casino as well as a hotel, convention centre, amphitheatre, golf course and many other amenities.

The complex, which was completed ahead of schedule, officially opened as the Burswood Island Casino on December 30, 1985. At the time, it was considered to be the largest casino in Australia.

In 1990, the casino saw plans for an expansion with an improved high roller area, which wasn’t opened until 1995.

A $96 million renovation was proposed in 2000 that saw a bar, the Champion’s Bar (no longer open), and a nightclub, the Ruby Room (now known as Eve nightclub), open over the following two years.

Kerry Packer, as the principal shareholder of Publishing and Broadcasting, took control of the casino in 2004 and renamed it the Burswood Entertainment Complex, which launched in 2005.

A new VIP room was opened in 2006, followed by another high stakes gambling hall a year later. Also in 2007, the Carbon Sports Bar (now the Crown Sports Bar) was opened and then in 2008 a poker room was added.

In 2011, James Packer (Kerry Packer’s son and the heir to the casino after he passed) proposed the rebranding of the Burswood Entertainment Complex, which was relaunched as Crown Perth in 2012.

The Crown Perth gaming floors

The Crown Casino Perth gaming space totals around 60,000 square feet, with sections dedicated to each category of gaming.

There are two rooms allocated for high rollers: the Pearl Room and the Riviera Room. The Pearl Room is more exclusive and features private bars with 180-degree city views. To gain access players must earn 300 Crowns, each of which is worth 300 member points. Additionally, you must earn at least one Crown in one day for it to count. Once granted access, members can invite guests to play at the Pearl Room.

The Riviera Room has higher stakes table games, but with no Crown points or exclusive invites required. Featuring high limit blackjack, roulette and baccarat tables, as well as Crown Hold’em and Vegas Star Roulette, it is open to anyone who can meet the minimum table limits.

Electronic Gaming

The floor at Crown PerthPull-the-lever slot fans won’t be able to find their favourite gaming machines here, as these are banned in Western Australia. However, there are over 2500 gaming machines available, including electronic keno and a wide variety of video pokies.

There are also 400 gaming machines exclusive to members only, located in the Meridian Room.

Table Games

Perth Crown Casino boasts 240 gaming table, around 120 of which are in operation at any given time. Popular casino table games include:

  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Blackjack Plus
  • Roulette
  • Rapid Roulette
  • Vegas Star Roulette
  • Crown Stud Poker
  • Casino War
  • Crown Hold’em Poker
  • Money Wheel

Head to the Riviera Room for high limit versions of these table games.

Crown Poker

While the best place to play live poker in Australia is Crown Melbourne, the Perth chapter also offers a dedicated poker room for tournaments and cash games. These operate 24 hours a day on the weekend and 18 hours a day during weekdays.

Additionally, Crown Perth plays host to the Aussie Millions Qualifying Series for the Aussie Millions Main Event, which is held in Melbourne.

Two-Up Ring

This is what sets this casino apart from all the other land-based casinos in Australia. The Crown Perth two-up rung operates all year round, making it the only venue in the country that can legally operate every day of the year – not just on ANZAC day.

Crown Club membership

If you want access to the Pearl Room, or if you just want to reap the rewards for playing at Crown Perth, then sign up for the Crown Club.

Register for Crown Club points at an information desk and start playing to receive special offers, discounted parking, discounted food and accommodation, and a special bonus on your birthday.

Entertainment

Crown Perth also offers an array of entertainment options to keep you busy when you aren’t gaming.

Restaurants: There are 16 restaurants that range from fine dining, such as the premium Japanese cuisine at Nobo, to casual eats, such as the meals at The Merrywell, which also offers a beer garden. Other eating options include the Atrium and Carvers buffets, 88 Noodle Bar, Junction Grill, Silks, Bistro Guillaume, Modo Mio and Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar and Grill.

Nightlife: Crown Perth offers 12 diverse drinking spots. Enjoy big screens and TAB betting facilities at the Crown Sports Bar, chill out by the water at the Poolside Bar and Grill, or get a little bit sophisticated at upscale watering holes like Fusion and La Vie Champagne Lounge. There are also two nightclubs: Eve, one of Perth’s hottest reveller destinations; and Minq, a late-night lounge bar for those wanting a more relaxed atmosphere.

Live Theatre: Crown’s 2300-seat theatre has hosted some of the biggest stage acts from around the world, from ballet to musicals and everything in between. Top international productions to grace the Crown Perth live theatre include the Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Matilda: The Musical and many more.

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