When I visited the Casino this time around I didn’t come with the intention of having a flutter but rather with the sole desire to see the Marble Hall, the first room (and main table gaming area) you encounter when you enter the Casino via its main entrance on Station Road.
Attired in shorts and a t-shirt (albeit with a collar) and having that aroma one does having walked the streets of Adelaide on a fairly hot day sightseeing for nearly six hours, I anticipated being denied entry. Having been assured by the doorman that my attire was indeed suitable I then ventured to tell him my true intent of entering, namely to have a look at and take a few photos of the Marble Hall. This I assumed would lead to my immediate ejection (as I was now in the small lobby). Pleased that I wished to admire the building and came across as knowing something about it, he indicated that I could (having his permission) take pictures, but only of the ceiling and under no circumstances was I to lower the camera to a level that I might take pictures of the tables or clientele.
Having assured you that my photographs (1 and 2) are above board, I need to tell you (and this you will already know if you have read my review on the Adelaide Railway Station) that the Casino is in, and indeed takes-up the major part of the beautiful 1928 neo-classical Railway Station building and has done so since the late 1980s.
The Marble Hall (which is in fact not built of marble) was the former grand domed waiting room of the Railway Station where interstate travellers would while away an hour or two in the days when travel by train was elegant, luxurious and fashionable, though expensive, in all but the lower classes. To be fair to what remains of Australia’s interstate rail service, it remains elegant, luxurious and fashionable, though expensive – and a great way to travel if you have the time and the money.
For film buffs, the ballroom scene in Gallipoli was filmed in the Marble Hall.
Had I been able to lower my camera, having taking picture 1, I would have been able to take a picture of the Casino’s grand new Chandelier, a 7.2m circumference, handcrafted (in Italy) specimen with over 2000 crystals. You wont miss it if you visit. Picture 3 attached is from a Casino promotional publication.
The Casino itself offers all the games you would expect including blackjack, roulette, pontoon, baccarat and three-card poker in addition to the banks of money eating gaming machines (1000).
While I have not sampled any of them, the Casino is also home to a number of restaurants and bars a. It offers valet parking and I am sure there must be a high rollers room tucked away somewhere.
Overall a stylish and glamorous place, certainly relative to Australia’s other casinos most of which I find rather tacky, so if you are going to loose your money, at least do it in style in the Adelaide Casino.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
First floor, inclusive of Poker, is open from 11am - 4am, seven days a week.
Note that various outlets keep varying hours.
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Adelaide has a Casino, just like all the other major cities anywhere in the World.
It states it prides itself on being a responsible host, and encourages you to play only at levels you can afford - What an excellent idea! So many people that really can't afford to gamble, lose nearly all or all of their money in these places, then find it very hard to live to the next pay day.
I guess if you have too much money and don't know what to do with it, you could come here, remember, you have to be over 18 years, and the Casino wins way more times than you ever do!
What I remember and love, is when it was the old Adelaide Railway Station, the central terminus of the Adelaide Metro railway system. Even back then, this building had style, it was built like no expense was spared. It opened in 1856.
Now the Casino has it, full of gaming machines and open 24hours a day, 7 days a week.
As it is located in the City centre, the majority of buses terminate on King William Street, making it a very short walk. The tram, which runs from Glenelg to the city, terminates opposite the Casino.
The Wilson car-park in Hindley street, [next street over] is the nearest car park.
Parking costs $4 - $19 from 4 -24hours, BUT ON SUNDAYS 2 hours max is $14
Skycity adelaide is a great place to spend a few hours with friends.
Its more than a casino.It offers fantastic restaurants and bars, where you can spend
time catching up and having fun.
The Pullman offers a buffet style dinner, where there is something for everyone.
The Casino Grill is a restaurant where you can sample some of South Australias best produce.
The live entertainment has something for everyone...You can party away to the lastest music, or chat with friends in a secluded little bar, with some great jazz in the background.
The Locos is open 24 hours a day..
The Balcony bar is a great place to meet up and have a drink or two..
SKYCITY Adelaide offers fun, excitement and action throughout the day and night!
The Casino includes a large range of gaming tables, a large selection of gaming machines, three bars, live entertainment, two restaurants and a cafe.
The casino (Skycity Adelaide) was built in 2001. It was once part of the railway station and has now been, I must say, tastefully restored. The building alone is worth a visit. Apart from the decor its much the same as any other casino. Gambling, restaurants and entertainment. Skycity is situated on a main rd road in the city with many good hotels in walking distance. It is also right next door to the festival theatre and park lands.
The Adelaide casino is built inside the adelaide railway station which is a lovely old building. It is not a really big casino on the scale of Melbourne, but Adelaide is a different sort of city so the casino I guess refelcts this.
We went to the SkyCity Casino for a quick flutter. I happened to be lucky enough and won on the horse race game. I haven't seen anything like this before. It's just like betting on and watching a real horse race, except on a miniature track. It was great fun!
Housed in a classic 1929 sandstone building, the Old Railway Bulding on North Terrace close to the heart of the city, Adelaide Casino provides gaming and dining facilities and nightly entertainment.
This building was once the very grand Adelaide Railway Station which was built in the 1920’s. The building was then restored to become the Adelaide Casino, still retaining its almost palatial feel.