Brandishing its sleek towers above the Yarra River, Crown Melbourne ranks as the Southern Hemisphere's mightiest casino resort. It's the home of the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific as well as the Australian Poker Championship (Aussie Millions). No surprise, then, that the Crown Poker Room attracts such a crowd: both high rollers and eager newbies. Then there's the whole spread of other table games--from craps to blackjack to Pai Gow--and more than 3,000 slots. The resort also hosts concerts and theatrical shows, restaurants and bars, and high-end luxury-brand shopping if you need a break from the stakes. Make sure to step outside and witness the famous "Fire Brigades" - eight monolithic towers that shoot massive plumes of fire into the evening sky.
One of the biggest and most modern sports centers in the Southern Hemisphere, this venue hosts more... Read more