The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) boasts a number of popular casinos and gambling establishments that offer an array of gambling opportunities, such as casinos, racetracks, sports bars, pubs with pokie machines and restaurants that serve pokie machines – catering to people of all backgrounds. Although relatively small in size, its small territory hosts more than 4,000 poker machines that draw visitors from throughout Australia; regular users contribute significantly to local revenues through regular usage. Recently the government has taken measures to reduce gambling harm including reforms that limit how much money players can lose per session – reforms which have been widely welcomed by industry stakeholders as positive steps forward.

Casino Canberra is an exceptional facility located east of the city centre on Binara Street overlooking Glebe Park. Offering smart casual dress code with hours until 4am daily and featuring an exclusive poker parlor and Lotus Room for private gaming functions – one of only few Australian casinos to not offer pokies; although some might lament its absence due to creating a more refined environment.

Even though Canberra Casino may not be known for its pokies, its selection of table-based games remains impressive. You’ll find classics like Texas Hold’em, blackjack and roulette – plus Stadium Gaming on private electronic terminals – here. Furthermore, the Canberra Casino provides an ideal setting to relax with friends or family before exploring some of Canberra’s top restaurants and bars.

Are There Poker Machines in Canberra Casino

Canberra’s only casino plans to add 200 poker machines after receiving approval from the ACT government. The move is scheduled for implementation this October and should enable it to compete with other gambling sites across Australia while increasing revenue and drawing tourists to Canberra city. Critics contend, however, that adding so many machines may have detrimental repercussions for local clubs and the wider community.

At present, the ACT boasts approximately 4,500 poker machines located across 50 clubs and licensed venues, but the new casino will compete directly for gamblers with these clubs for players. Clubs ACT CEO Gwyn Rees says it will be “sad day” when profits from this new venture diverted away from community benefit.

Rees added that the bill does not specify how the casino should contribute to the problem gambling fund or whether or not they fall under the same problem gambling levies as clubs do.

At its debut, Canberra casino was denied permission by the ACT government to install poker machines – something which caused considerable contention for Residents Rally, an opposition political party campaigning against casinos within their territory. Aquis, currently the owner of Canberra casino has however been lobbying hard to reverse this decision and install poker machines.