Gold Coast Casino

Jupiters Casino gold coast

Address: Gold Coast Highway and Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Phone: 1800 074 344
Opening hours: 24 hours, seven days a week , excluding Good Friday, Anzac day and Christmas day.

Jupiters Hotel and Casino Gold Coast was the first casino to open in Queensland. Situated in the Gold Coast suburb of Broadbeach on an island in the Dunlops Canal, the complex is surrounded by seven acres of tropical gardens. It is connected to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre via skywalk, and to the Oasis Shopping Centre by monorail.

For those who like to swim with the sharks, it’s only a nine minute walk from Jupiters to the beach.

History of Jupiters Casino Gold Coast

Jupiters was partially opened in November 1985, before its official completion in February 1986. Since then it has undergone both a series of renovations and a series of scandals.

The casino is owned by Echo Entertainment, which is also responsible for the Star Sydney and the Treasury Casino and Hotel Brisbane.

The first set of renovations at Jupiters began in 2006, two decades after it opened. The $53 million project saw two gaming floors merged into one and then doubled in size, while the second level was transformed into the Gold Club Room for VIP players. New restaurants and bars were all also included.

In 2008 the hotel was refurbished in a $16 million project that included new digs for the front office and the bar located in the lobby. Then, in 2012, Jupiters Theatre underwent a $20 million makeover and expansion.

Finally, it was announced in 2014 the casino would receive a $345 million upgrade focused predominantly on accommodating high rollers and international tourists, with the renovation seeing improved VIP gaming facilities and brand new two-storey luxury villas. Echo Entertainment has also stumped up for a fleet of private jets in order to offer exclusive transportation to and from Jupiters for overseas VIPs. The renovations are expected to be competed in mid-2016.

Now to the scandalous side of things, here is a list of all the incidents that saw Jupiters make headlines;

  • From 1993 to 2001, the casino was scammed out of $5.7 million due to corrupt staff creating fake food orders.
  • In 1995, Brisbane Broncos player Julian O’Neill urinated on the blackjack tables on two different occasions.
  • From 2006 to 2007, organised crime syndicates laundered money at both Jupiters and Brisbane’s Treasury Casino.
  • In 2008, security employees wore recording devices on their ears as part of a trial in incident documentation. However, this raised issues surrounding the lack of regulation.

Gaming facilities

The main gambling floor is 65,000 square feet and sees a spread of electronic gaming machines, table games, and a dedicated poker room.

VIP players can access three private gaming rooms located on the second floor: The Suite, The Sterling Suite and the Club Room. These facilities will be bigger and better than ever once renovations are completed in 2016.

Jupiters Casino VIPThe Suite

The Suite offers a private gaming lounge where Absolute Pearl members and higher can play. There are around 276 gaming machines, along with Keno facilities, as well as complimentary food and drink.

The Sterling Suite

The Sterling Suite is available for Absolute Black members and higher, with private 24-hour access and 68 gaming machines, as well as complimentary drinks.

The Club

The Club is exclusive to Absolute Black members and higher, featuring an array of gaming machines as well as high stakes blackjack, roulette and baccarat tables.

Gaming machines

Jupiters has over 1600 gaming machines, including a huge variety of pokies as well as video poker and other electronic gaming machines.

Table games

Jupiters offers over 100 gaming tables, around 70 of which are open at any one time. Popular games include:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Craps
  • Mini Baccarat
  • Sic Bo
  • Rapid Roulette
  • Texas Hold’em Poker
  • Three Card Poker
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Casino War
  • The Wheel
  • Jupiters 21 (exclusive to Jupiters casinos)

Poker

There is a dedicated poker area on the main gaming floor where you can play No Limit Texas Hold’em. You will need to sign up for Absolute Rewards via the information desk before you can register at the poker desk. You will then receive a text message once your seat is available. Minimum buy-in is set at $100, while maximum is up to $2000, though you can request higher limits.

Absolute Rewards

Absolute Rewards is Jupiters’ membership program, which you should sign up for if you are planning to spend big or regularly. It offers discounts on restaurants, hotels and, of course, casino facilities.

Simply fill out the application form at the Absolute Rewards desk and present a valid form of identification so you can start earning Absolute points for your casino betting.

Every point you earn sees you climb up the levels. The higher you are, the better the rewards, as the upper tiers – Absolute Pearl and Absolute Black, for instance – grant you access to the VIP gaming areas.

Absolute Rewards is part of an array of casinos besides Jupiters, including Sydney’s The Star and Brisbane’s Treasury Casino and Hotel. This means every time you play, stay and dine at these places, you earn points.

Entertainment at Jupiters

Jupiters offers an array of entertainment facilities, including restaurants, bars and more.

Restaurants

Cucina Vivo at Jupiters There are six restaurants at Jupiters:

  • Kiyomi
  • Zen
  • Cucina Vivo
  • Spinners
  • Food Fantasy
  • Bite

The first three restaurants are fine dining, while the latter three are more on the casual side.

Bars and clubs

There are four bars to be found around Jupiters. The Atrium Bar offers live music, The J Bar is open 24/7, The Kiyomi Bar offers an array of Japanese cocktails, and the Sports Bar features TAB facilities and the best sporting events, live on their big screens.

There isn’t a dedicated nightclub at Jupiters, but the Atrium is the closest thing in terms of atmosphere and demographic.

Jupiters Theatre

Jupiters offers a 2150 capacity theatre that hosts top-class performers from around the world. International artists who have graced the Jupiters stage include Belinda Carlisle, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Elton John and U2.

Jupiters on the Gold Coast is just one among many world-class gambling destinations in Queensland. Check out our complete list of land-based Australian casinos here or discover the top-rated online casino sites.

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