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Old 10-06-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Best casino in Australia for poker?

Read heaps of threads on 2+2 that point to the poster's choice for the worst casino in Australia, but which is the best?

My choice: Treasury Brisbane. Staff are poor (and delusional), games are slow, rake is a deathwish but they get something other casinos (Perth and Cairns excluded) don't. They get the fly-in fly-out cashed up single miner who just wants to drink, visit a brothel, and play poker. This factor just gives Treasury the edge.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

Travelled heaps in the last 6 weeks - in a position to provide a more detailed response.

1. Treasury, Brisbane
2. Crown, Melbourne
3. Reef, Cairns

(only 3 poker playing Oz casinos excluded are Perth { accom way too expensive, too remote}, Townsville, Launceston {both too small and remote-ish}......Lasseters Alice Springs too if they still play there, but like Darwin they may have folded their poker also).
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:25 AM   #3
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

Hey mate,

I'm from Radelaide and the games here aren't too bad
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:37 AM   #4
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

I was there around Show time vinrok, b4 it moved. Yeah it's ok, but SA money is tight. Not the casual money that others enjoy. So SkyCity Adelaide didn't make top 3 IMO
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:21 AM   #5
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

anything good running on monday night in adelaide? ive hopped over from melbourne for a couple of days, and will probably be at a loose end tomorrow night
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

How did you fare, Insomniac?
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #7
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

What is crown Melbourne like?? Ive got a friend who I'm visiting mid-2014, I mainly play PLO, do they get any games going? If so, do you have to wait for hours or are there enough regs/semi regs that there is always games going?
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:11 PM   #8
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

Have to be Melbourne, wouldn't it?
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:52 AM   #9
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

Crown Melbourne has 1/3 PLO running almost every day and it's a gold mine. People are constantly triple and quadruple straddling (often it turns into a short-stacked $50/$100 game).

As far as NLHE goes, there are usually around 30 tables running at any given time, with obviously more tables on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There are 3 major drawbacks though:
1) $5 seating charge. You must pay this everytime you transfer to a different table.
2) Rake is very high: 10% capped at $15 for most games (except 1/2 which is 10% capped at $20 and except 10/20+ which is done via time charge, usually $30/person/hr).
3) Ridiculous "turbo format" played at 1/2, 1/3 and 2/5 NLHE. You have 15 seconds to act per street, after which you must pay a 1bb time charge for an additional 30 seconds (can only be done twice per hand). So at $2/$5 when someone jams 2k on the river, you've got 15 seconds to think, or you can pay $5 per 30 seconds extra.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:02 PM   #10
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

Good points 6bet. They are losing customers; but you hear stories of guns being pulled out at home games - so maybe the numbers will return after all.
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:58 AM   #11
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Re: Best casino in Australia for poker?

i love that 15 second rule. that keeps the game moving and not being ruined by the stare you down crowd.
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:00 AM   #12
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Yes. A quick game is a good game Ray.
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