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 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.