Looking for gaming entertainment in Sydney? The Star Casino is located in Pyrmont, Sydney and overlooks the Darling Harbor. It is Australia’s second largest casino and the only casino in New South Wales that is licenced by the New South Wales Casino Control Authority. As recent as 2007, their exclusivity was renewed for another 12 years.
Originally known as the Sydney Harbor Casino, it was first opened at a temporary location in 1995 before finally opening in a permanent location in 1997. It underwent a major refurbishment in 2009 to the tune of 475 million dollars. This refurbishment project was named “Project star” and was undertaken by Tabcorp who are the owners of the casino. The refurbishment was completed in 2012.
Star Casino Facilities Overview
The Star Casino and Hotel is an integrated resort consisting of a hotel with 351 rooms, Gaming entertainment on two floors, seven restaurants, eight bars as well as 130 privately owned and serviced apartments. The 2000 seat Sydney Lyric theatre, which plays host to theatre productions, large scale musicals, opera, concerts and ballet, is also included. The Star Casino also has a multi-use event centre named the “Star Event Centre”
There are two gaming floors in the Star Casino, one for general entry (level one) and another by application only (level three). Level three consists of the Sovereign room (betting limits of $25 to $75,000) the Inner Sanctum (betting limits of $100 to $500,000) and the Vermillion room (by invitation only).
Games offered by star casino include:
Blackjack – Blackjack, blackjack challenge, pontoon, Vegas Star Blackjack
Poker Games – Texas Hold’em, Mississippi stud, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker
Roulette – Roulette, Vegas Star Roulette
Dice Games – Craps, Sic Bo
Other Casino Games – Pai Gow, Big Wheel
There are over 1490 electronic gaming machines in the Star Casino. These include: slot machines, rapid roulette, bingo, and video poker machines.
Luxury Hotel and Spa, Private Residences
The Star Casino’s hotel is named “The Darling”. It has rooms ranging from standard to penthouse, a luxury spa, pool and gym. The Astral Tower offers both serviced apartments as well as private residences.
Restaurants & Dining
The Star Casino has restaurant options ranging from fine dining to a more casual dining experience. Here are a list of dining options at the star casino:
Black By Ezard
Osteria Balla Manfredi
-Sokyo Ramen by Chase Kojima
-Adriano Zumbo Patissier
-Din Tai Fung
-Flying Fish and Chips
-Ribs and Burgers
Bars and Nightclubs
There are a number of nightlife options at the star casino, ranging from sports bars to nightclubs. Here is a list of them:
-Balla Aperitivi Bar
-24/7 Sports Bar
The Star Casino has a shopping area in the central atrium on the ground floor. Here are a list of shops:
-Calvin Klein Jeans
-Star Hair and Beauty
The Star Event Centre
This $100 million multi purpose venue has been used to host over 250 events and hosted many international acts. Its main room has a potential capacity of 2000 people.
Types of events that this venue can host include gala events, conference and meetings, special events, tradeshows and exhibitions and cocktail events.
As you can see the Star City Casino and Hotel is an integrated resort with a luxury hotel and spa, gaming entertainment, restaurants and dining, bars and nightclubs, shopping and a multi purpose event centre.