There are many things to see and do in Australia. Aside from the popular cities of Sydney, Melbourne, tourists can also consider flying to the Gold Coast. This coastal city boasts more than 70 kilometres of sandy beaches, waves to catch and so many places to visit and enjoy. What more could you ask for… Well there is another experience that could be taken in, the casinos. It may not be the immediate thought of where you should visit when you contemplate heading to the Queensland coast but they may just surprise you.
When you think of a casino, you would be forgiven for immediately thinking of the bright lights of the slots or the clatter of poker chips on the tables but a trip into one of these establishments is much more than that. There is so much to offer across our Gold Coast casinos that you may not be aware of.
Glitz and glamour
For the ultimate in getting away from it all, head over to Broadbeach Island, just off the Gold Coast Highway. It’s setting, although being so close to the mainland, takes you away from the hum of the traffic and into another world the second you step through the doors of the Star Gold Coast Hotel, for example. It’s arguably the hotel to visit on the Gold Coast, according to Australia.com, and its striking appearance hits you as soon as you enter the reception, with its silver chandeliers and dramatic décor. It’s a real getaway.
The options for entertainment of course are plentiful in the casino resorts, with everything from music from Aria nominated acts such as Bombs Away to Parachute Youth. Why not sample a taste of ‘Ladies Day’ from the Melbourne Cup, get your friends together and take in the excitement of the historic racing whilst within the stunning setting of the Gold Coast. It’s a truly unique experience.
Whilst on the subject of racing it’s impossible to head to one of the Gold Coast casino hotels without taking in the experience of the gaming floor. To get the best out of your experience though, it’s better to get acclimated before you head in, there’s a lot to take in. Look at games like blackjack and craps if you hit the table games, they’re the most favourable when it comes to the odds being in your favour. But if you fancy some Texas Hold’em then make sure you get ahead of the game before you arrive. Poker.org points out that there are some rules you need to be aware of when playing at an actual casino poker table. Of course, you wouldn’t want to not have the right etiquette ahead of potentially striking it big, would you now?
The food on offer is fantastic, with every taste catered for. If you head into the many restaurants in the casinos you’ll be met with five-star food all the way to a buffet or even a quick bite if that’s more your thing. We recommend The Star Gold Coast, which boasts of a wide selection of eating establishments, including cocktail bars, buffets, and cultural cuisines. The Kiyomi Japanese Restaurant is particularly acclaimed for its modern take on Japanese seafood dishes.
After a day of excitement, gaming, good food and much more, why not wind down in one of the numerous spas. With indulgent treatments utilising some of the best professional skincare ranges to dates for two or luxury escapes that include strawberries and champagne. The spas have practically everything you could wish for.
All in all, there is so much in store at the casino resorts, it’s much more than just what goes on in the gaming areas. These places have continued to evolve and now they’re true resorts where you can enjoy the best of many things, all whilst being a stone’s throw from some of the most iconic beaches and coastline that Queensland has to offer.