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.
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