Crown Casino, Melbourne

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  • If you are into gambling...

    by grkboiler Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Building in the middle is the hotel.

    Then Crown Casino is the place for you. It is the largest casino in the southern hemisphere, and has endless rows of slot machines and gaming tables.

    Besides gambling, there are many other attractions at Crown Casino, including shopping, clubs, restaurants and bars, sports watching, a movie theatre, bowling alley & arcade, laser tag, and live shows. There is also a hotel here.

    One thing that I liked watching was the flame show outside the casino. There are towers that usually are fountains, but once in a while they shoot flames up into the air - sounds dumb but it looks cool.

    Consider what you wear before you go - they recommend neat casual.

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    aussie money waisted(Maybe

    by ombre Updated Sep 26, 2010

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    this pic was taken 24th september

    Maybe in a few years i will come back and say sorry for the stinging attack I am about to make on the new 428 million dollar federation square .
    It is a complete eye sore and a total more ugly that any girl that beer googles could help.

    I took my camera to place pics for those that have not been to melbourne since the place was started how ever I could not bring my self to waist one single film on the ugliest building since that stupid church in barcelona lol.
    When I calm down at the sheer waist of money on this crap I may make a kinder review but don't hold your breath .
    I found getting your way around the place was tough if you were in wheel chair or a parent pushing a pram .the building was never really finished as it was meant to be though.the government ran out of money and order some changes to th design to lower cost which is why there is the one stupid little building that doe not like it belongs there .
    well done to the bracks Government on making it that way
    all that said I always like to try taking a positive view and saying that .there are good things about the place .
    I like the transport Bar and if your looking to bump into Ombre you might find me here on friday or saturday night.
    The big screen Often shows live sport and many city events take place at fed Square .
    I still hate the look of the place though and if thats what the call funky well they can stick that where the sun don't shine baby lol.
    If you can't find Fed square while in melbourne your a donkey and should be working in the fields ploughing for the fruit and veg sold at the Victoria Market .
    Fed square is opp The beautifully built Flinders Street station or opp side of the road to Young and Jackson's hotel.
    Mind you most Melbourne Taxi drivers are monkeys and might not be able to find it either or so you would belive the way the rabbits drive .

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    The Melbourne kind of entertainment

    by hez28 Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    The title says it all. This place is a must-visit if you’re looking for nothing but entertainment. Let me also say that this is a “classy” way of getting yourself entertained. It’s a building that has a casino, posh restaurants, a cinema complex, nightclubs, designer outlets, etc. Please furnish yourself with lotsa $$$ before entering the place. Oh, and don’t forget your plastic!

    A little bad experience I’d like to share: I went to this nightclub called Next Blue at the Crown. They had a funny way of letting you in. Before I entered the club I paid some amount of money (don’t remember anymore, maybe 10-15bucks), but they didn’t stamp a logo or anything on my hand/wrist as a proof that I already paid. About half an hour later I went outside to answer a phone call, not knowing that once you go out, you’ll have to pay again to get in. So ta-da! They charged me twice.

    A very stupid system I must say. They really eat your money. So people, if you do go to this club, just stay there until u really want to leave!

    Other than that, it was a cool club with good music and all :-)

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    FLORAL FANTASY

    by aussiejen Written Oct 19, 2005

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    FLORAL FANTASY
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    The Crown Casino is probably best known for gambling, but it's worth a visit even if you are not a gambler.
    There is plenty to see and do without entering the gaming area. There are lots of shops and food places throughout the complex.
    Don't miss the atrium area. While I was there last week the Floral Fantasy exhibition was on. Beautiful larger-than-life flowers and exotic birds made out of 150,000 fresh blooms.

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    Money Money Money

    by kenner85 Written Oct 13, 2005

    Complex worth having a look at, if u like to put a few dollars on the black jack or you want to have a nice meal out. or even maybe you want 2 see a movie. Check it out, when in the city you can miss it!

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  • Try your luck at the Casino

    by grantravel Written Aug 11, 2005

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    Melbourne- Crown Casino

    Melbourne's Crown Casino Entertainment Complex is not just for gamblers. There is plenty of fun to be had by all.

    Apart from the casino there are state-of-the-art movie theatres, cafes and nightclubs that make this such a lively place. There are also heaps of bars, restaurants and many specialty stores.

    Along the Yarra River promenade, there are eight huge columns that overflow with water by day and shoot fireballs at night....very spectacular to see.

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    The casino

    by iandsmith Written May 15, 2005

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    The nightime happening side of the Yarra

    Situated prominently on the right of the picture, sporting a somewhat greenish tinge, is THE CASINO.
    It has all the usual ways to relieve your wallet of those weighty coloured folding items that you didn't really want anyway.
    There's blackjack, chocolate wheels, roulette, poker machines and, my favourite, Sic-Bo, a game involving any combination of three dice.
    Whatever you play the majority of the smiling faces are ever on the other side of the table (you have been warned) though, pleasingly, Rosemarie and I managed to maintain our record of never having lost at a casino. The total is now six.
    After half an hour, betting only $5 at a time, I managed to walk out with $100 profit so it turned out to be a cheap night.

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  • Crown Casino

    by picknick Written Apr 9, 2005

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    Australians loves their casinos. There's one in every city. The Crown Casino, south if the Yara River, is the place where you can bet your $ at the tables, or place bets on sports events. Planet Hollywood is also in the same some complex.

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    Crown Casino

    by Sweetberry1 Written Oct 8, 2004

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    The Crown Entertainment complex is a gathering of shops, cafes, restaurants, Accommodation courts, cinemas, live shows, music venues and a casino.
    Situated in the Southbank precinct, the Crown complex dominates the Yarra River.
    There are 17 bars, 35 restaurants and cafes and lots of speciality shops located inside the complex.
    Crown is ideally situated to enjoy the international events that Melbourne hosts every year.

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    If you're into gambling...

    by knerten Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    Crown's Casino, Melbourne

    Crown's Entertainment Complex is the place to be. Shopping arcades, food courts and lots and lots of gambling. If you're just there for watching, wait until after 9 or 10 at night, during the day or early night it's still full of families, housewives or pensioners, nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't help the ambience. At night the real gambler come out...

    At night (after 8) they light the gas fires outside (see photo). A stroll along the waterfront during this time is highly recommended.

    Also note the city freeway going straight through the building(right side of photo).

    Photo taken from Observation Deck.

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    Crown Casino

    by RedEaredPanda Written Jun 29, 2004

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    The most impressive casino complex in Australia with luxury accommodation, great shopping and 40 restaurants and cafes.
    The Casino also boasts international sport on the largest sports screens in the southern hemisphere, sophisticated bars and beautifully designed eateries that allow you to enjoy yourself in comfort and style.

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    Crown Casino

    by Kate-Me Written Apr 3, 2004

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    Crown Casino and the Yarra

    The 'new' Crown Casino is about 15 years old now, and far far more than just a huge casino with all the usual games and pokie gambling machines almost as far as the eye can see.
    It also boasts a lot of entertainment, bars, restaurants galore, also a huge shopping complex, with many exclusive specialty stores, Planet Hollywood is there, and there's always something happening.

    A hive of activity, and a great place to be, even if you're like me and don't really gamble much at all (I go for the delicious food!)

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  • not just for gambling

    by mbansagi Written Feb 28, 2004

    The Crown Casino is something you should take a look at even if you have no interest in gambling. The towers out the front that shoot huge flames into the air are a sight to see. It's right along the yarra river so in summer it is lovely to just wander along the water. There are plenty of designer shops to check out and heaps of places to eat. It has just about everything you could want entertainment wise including cinemas, arcades and cabarets.

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    Crown Casino

    by cutestmidget Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I was a food and beverage attendant in this Complex for about a year, so i believe that entitles me to say anything I like about this place. I hesitated to put it in as a recommendation, but it IS a tourist attraction, and there are brilliant restaurants there (try Breezes, Automatic Cafe, Cafe Greco, Margos, or the Conservatorium). I hate the principles (or lack thereof) behind Casinos, and I have seen so many people lose money here. I don't like the Casino itself, but the complex is great - with wonderful restaurants, clubs and shops. it's the best and biggest and most spectacular place to gamble in Melbourne, if that's what tickles your fancy. It is the fifth biggest Casino in the world. The laser and light show at the main entrance is certainly worth a look. The only place Under 18s cannot go is on the actual gaming floor.

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    Go to the Crown Casino Complex...

    by alisonr Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go to the Crown Casino Complex at South Bank.
    It is a place to be seen for yourself. It is huge! Not only is there a massive casino, but heaps of shopping, restaurants, cafes, night clubs, cinemas and entertainment! The Paladium Ballroom hosts many events like the Logies, Brownlow Medal Count and wedding reception.

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