Northern Territory casinos, located in the federal territory between Western Australia, South Australia, and Queensland, serve an area of the country that is the third-largest in size but the smallest in terms of population. As of the most recent census, NT is home to around 230,000 citizens, most of whom live in the capital city of Darwin. The territory’s two main industries are tourism and mining. International tourists flock to Darwin and the NT coastline to visit some two-dozen national parks and wildlife habitats.
The two casino properties open in Northern Territory are Skycity Darwin, recently renamed and renovated on the site of the old MGM Grand Darwin, and Lasseters Casino Alice Springs. The nation of Australia is home to the largest concentration of gamblers in the world; a BBC report on the subject shows evidence that as much as 80% of the country’s adult population participate in some form of betting. Northern Territory is home to dozens of dog and horse racing tracks, though the limited population of this federal state (and the fact that most tourists to the area are ecologically- and culturally-minded) means only two traditional gambling venues exist within state lines.