Adelaide casino can be described as the center of entertainment of Adelaide. The casino has the distinction of hosting most of the larger events which include live sport screenings, fashion shows, and proudly holds the New Years Eve celebrations which is the best and the biggest in Adelaide. However for its internal entertainment Adelaide casino has several bars, restaurants and function areas.
Adelaide Casino was inaugurated in 1985 and was operated by Aitco Pty Lts on behalf of the Lotteries Commission which had the license for gaming. At that time it had 89 gaming tables. Thereafter the casino was given the license to operate video gaming machines in 1991 and from 1993 it introduced the poker machines.
Skycity Entertainment Group bought the Adelaide Casino in 2000, when it became Skycity Adelaide. Thereafter interior renovation was taken up which went on for three years. And in 2009 it was again renamed as Adelaide Casino.
Adelaide Casino is the only one in the state that has the license for table gaming, thus it has a monopolistic hold over table gaming the whole of South Australia. No other license will ever be issued to any one else. There are about 1000 gaming machines on the premises that are open to play, which includes linked jackpots and games.
The staffs of Adelaide Casino are very friendly and if you are at the gaming table, they will serve you soft drink, coffee and tea as free delivery service. They will do everything to make you comfortable so that you can enjoy your game to the fullest.
Adelaide Casino is, however, famous for its Poker Zone and is considered a premier poker venue in Australia.
Numerous poker tournaments have been held at this venue and players from interstate and overseas have played. Some of the famous players who have played here are, Johnny Chan, Amarillo Slim, Joe Hachem, Lee Nelson, Doyle Brunson, Stewart Scott .. and the list could go on and on.
Adelaide is known as the home of Australian poker. The very popular game Texas Hold’em was in fact introduced to Australia more then two decades ago by Adelaide. Adelaide Casino has in recent times introduced the PokerStars.net Australian New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT), which is also a first for Australia. The tournament was first held in Adelaide and its first winner was Rennie Carnevale. The tournament started in Adelaide has been a tremendous success. In fact so success that all of Australian states have been included in the ambit of the tournament along with Queenstown in New Zealand.
Playing in the Poker Zone
Poker Zone, located on the first floor offers two ways to play poker. The two ways are tournaments and cash or ring games. A player can leave a cash game anytime they want, however in order to win prize he has to play a tournament to a conclusion.
Registration at the Action station is necessary if players want to play in a scheduled tournament. The Action station is situated on the ground floor and if players want to participate in Sit and Go tournament then they have to register through the Poker Zone.
To participate in a cash game the player has to register at the Poker Zone half an hour before the game starts. Chips are used for cash games that can be redeemed for cash.
The Marble Hall
Adelaide Casino undertook a huge renovation which resulted in the opening of the Marble Hall which is the new multi-million dollar table gaming and wide bar destination. It has become an elegant and grandeur landmark in the annals of table gaming.
The main area in the Marble Hall will be the center of attraction for table gaming. Roulette, Blackjack, Three-Card Poker and Pontoon will be the main attraction here and the players will have a thrilling experience in this grand environment. Each table will be served by dedicated croupiers which will be an experience at a level beyond imagination.
Playing in the Marble Hall will be akin to falling in love and the experience will be romantic for those who would like to play the game in style.
Adelaide Casino is the experience of a life time.